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What’s on in Vienna?
There’s no better time for foodies to book airfares to Vienna than during the annual Genuss Festival. Almost 200 food stalls are set up in Stadtpark in central Vienna and showcase cuisines from the many different regions of Austria. Try authentic Austrian dishes such as apfelstrudel (apple strudel), knödel (boiled dumplings), and käsespätzle (a cheesy pasta). You can also taste beer and wine from around the country and buy packaged versions of some local delicacies that you can take home as souvenirs. Plan your flights to Vienna to arrive in mid-May to attend the Genuss Festival.
Book tickets to Vienna between late October and early November to attend Viennale. This is the city’s international film festival, screening new movies from both Austrian and international filmmakers. There are about 300 films shown at the event, with a variety of genres represented, including documentaries, drama, short-films, and horror - so there is a movie for just about everyone! Some of the films are in German, but there are also many English-language movies that you can watch as part of Viennale.
Vienna Christmas Markets
The Christmas season is a magical time to visit Vienna. The city comes to life with decorations and six major Christmas markets. Browse hundreds of traditional stalls to shop for Christmas presents and indulge in Austrian Christmas specialties, such as wiener schnitzel and bratkartoffeln (roasted potatoes). Order a glühwein (mulled wine) to keep you warm while you explore the festive markets. Some of Vienna’s largest and most popular Christmas markets are held outside City Hall and Belvedere Palace. Get into the Christmas spirit and visit the Vienna Christmas Markets by booking your flights to Vienna today to arrive between mid-November and Christmas Eve.
What is the cost of visiting Vienna?
Webjet will help you find the best deal on several aspects of your trip, including your airfares to Vienna and hotel or accommodation. A room in the centre of Vienna typically costs between $150 and $250 NZD per night. There are also budget options starting from about $95 NZD per night, available to reserve after booking cheap flights to Vienna.
There are two different trains that connect Vienna International Airport (VIE) to the city centre. The City Airport Train (CAT) zips between the airport and Wien Mitte train station for a fare of €12 ($21.45 NZD). The OBB Railjet train is another transport option when wanting to travel from the airport to the city. It doesn’t run as often as the CAT, but is a cheap €4.50 ($8 NZD) fare. Public transport is the best way to get from one attraction to the next in between return flights to Vienna. Public transport fares cost €2.40 ($4.30 NZD).
There are dozens of fun attractions to budget for when you book tickets to Vienna. Visit the Schönbrunn Palace for €32.50 ($58.10 NZD) and Belvedere Palace for €16 ($28.60 NZD). Entrance to the Hofburg costs €15 ($26.80 NZD), and a guided tour of the Vienna Opera House will set you back €9 ($16.10 NZD).
What is the best way to get around Vienna?
Catch the CAT train or the OBB Railjet to make your way into the city after arriving on flights to Vienna. Each of these options travels between Vienna International Airport (VIE) and Wien Mitte train station.
The U-Bahn and the tram are the best transport options for tourists holidaying on return flights to Vienna. The U-Bahn is a metro and consists of five lines that travel between the city and the outer suburbs. The tram is made up of 30 lines and offers extensive service around the city centre and inner suburbs.
The S-Bahn is an overground commuter train that connects central Vienna to the outer suburbs. It travels across 10 lines and is a great option if you’d like to visit more residential neighbourhoods or off-the-beaten-path attractions while visiting Austria on flights to Vienna.
OBB Railjet is a high-speed train that operates across Austria and neighbouring countries including the Czech Republic, Germany, and Slovakia. Catch the OBB Railjet for day trips out of the city when you book cheap flights to Vienna. The train connects Vienna to other popular cities like Salzburg, Bratislava, and Budapest.
When is the cheapest time to fly to Vienna?
If you’re on the hunt for cheap flights to Vienna, January is typically the cheapest time to fly to the city. This marks the halfway point of winter in Vienna, with fewer tourists making their way to the city at this time.
Which airlines fly direct to Vienna?
There are currently no direct flights available between New Zealand and Vienna, Austria. Non-direct flights are serviced by leading airlines such as Air New Zealand, Singapore Airlines, Lufthansa and SWISS.