Vienna Airport Transfer Procedures

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Transferring in Vienna

The advantage of Vienna International Airport compared to some other airports is relatively short distance between gates. Therefore, a transfer should not take much longer than 30 minutes if necessary. Thanks to the airline alliances, the flights often match perfectly and there is not much excess time. After leaving the aircraft, follow the yellow guidance system and check the monitors for the gate number of your next flight.

Shopping during transfer

If you have time, you can use it for shopping in the Transfer area shops. There are more than 50 of them at Vienna Airport. You may also visit one of the convenient restaurants. Note that if you are departing from gates A1 to A19 (to non-Schengen countries), there are only few shops beyond the passport control point, so don’t be too early, as it takes less than 5 minutes to go from the passport control point to the gate.

Quick trip to the city

If you have enough time (more than 2 hours at least) between your flights, you may take a short trip to the city centre for a quick Vienna sightseeing. The airport is not far from the centre and one way can take as little as 10 minutes. Most of the major attractions are located in a relatively small area in close proximity to metro and train stations. But don’t forget to plan it carefully and check your time. Read about the options of getting from the airport to Vienna city centre either by train or by bus or taxi.