Luckily for tourists, Vienna is a city whose main landmarks are easily accessed by speedy, safe and economical public transport network. Despite this, there is always the chance that taking a taxi might be the more comfortable option.
Getting a taxi
There are a few different ways to find a taxi in Vienna:
- Pre-book by phone: your hotel and most tourist information centres will provide you with phone numbers for taxi companies, and may even call them for you.
- Use a taxi app: there are several free mobile phone applications available that allow you to book a taxi in Vienna, see how long it will take and how much it will cost, and give the option to pay by card too.
- Find a taxi stand: Vienna has many Taxistandplatzes throughout the city, where you can hop in a taxi.
The average cost of a short taxi journey in the city centre is usually between 7 and 12 euros, while a journey to the airport can cost anywhere from 35 to 55 euros.
Tariffs are usually higher on Sundays and public holidays, and also between 11 pm and 6 am, so the night bus might be a better option for those looking to save money. Some taxi companies may charge more for extra passengers or for luggage.
All taxis in Vienna are fitted with a meter, but we recommend confirming an approximate price for your journey with your driver before you get in.
Not all taxis take card payments, although the various taxi applications available on mobile phones usually allow you to pay by card via the app.