Vienna has several railway stations for international railway services. The Austrian railroad network is operated by the Austiran Federal Railway (ÖBB).
Hauptbahnhof (Vienna Main Station):
The starting shot for Europe’s biggest building project – the construction of Vienna Main Station – was fired in 2009. Five years later, the modern transport hub was officially opened, together with the adjacent Bahnhof City with its shops, information counters, ticket machines and staffed counters.
The new station offers significantly improved international connectivity, with many long-distance services including night trains to Berlin, Bucharest, Düsseldorf, Florence, Hamburg, Hanover, Köln, Kraków, Milan, München, Rome, Venice, Verona and Zürich.
Public transport: D, O, 18, 69A, 13A, suburban railway
Bahnhof Wien-Meidling (Vienna Meidling Station):
This modernised and extended station lies in Vienna’s 12th district, at the end of Meidlinger Hauptstrasse. Regional as well as long-distance trains stop here. Ideal connections to the city center transport network are guaranteed by subway line 6 – Philadelphiabrücke station, tram line 62, various bus lines, express trains and the local Vienna-Baden railway.
The direct airport bus operated by Vienna AirportLines stops at Vienna-Meidling station, in Dörflerstrasse.
Public transport: U6, 62, 7A, 7B, 8A, 9A, 15A, 59A, 62A, “Badner Bahn”, suburban railway, Vienna Airport Lines
Vienna’s Westbahnhof, which has also been called BahnhofCity since the general refurbishment and expansion (2008-2011), is the Viennese terminus for trains arriving from Western Europe and Western Austria.
A larger shopping mall, a diverse dining experience and, of course, all the services of Austrian Railways are now available at Vienna’s Westbahnhof. The excellent reception of the remodeling amongst passengers is reflected in first place in this year’s station test carried out by the Verkehrsclub Österreich (VCÖ). The airport bus operated by Vienna AirportLines continues to stop on Europaplatz, in front of the station building.
Public transport: U3, U6, 5, 6, 9, 18, 52, 58, suburban railway, Vienna Airport Lines
Wien Mitte Station:
The extremely busy station (approx. 650 trains and 268,000 passengers per day) near the city center is one of the most important transport hubs in the city. Wien Mitte is the intersection for two subway lines (U3 and U4), five express train lines, including the airport express train S7, tram line O and bus line 74A, which enable rapid onward journeys. In addition to check-in counters for numerous airlines, the station also houses the terminal for the airport express train City Airport Train CAT. The modern station also offers plenty of shopping options with “The Mall”.
Public transport: U3, U4, O, 74A, suburban railway
Other railway stations:
- Station Vienna Praterstern
- Franz Josefs Bahnhof