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Travel to Austria
Travelling within the landlocked country of Austria is really a spectacular experience and easily accessible by both train and bus. With attractions that range from exploring quaint villages, hiking in the magnificent alpine mountain range, spectacular cities littered with the baroque architecture that characterises the entire country and, of course, skiing. Austria is often being cited as the winter sport capital of Europe.
Below, you can find some information which might come in handy while you visit Austria.
Useful Tips when travelling in Austria
Best time to go
Activity dependant, but to avoid crowds, steer clear of July & August
How much to tip
Round up to the nearest 10
Vienna, Salzburg, Innsbruck
Popular Austrian Travel Destinations
Allow yourself to be charmed by the sheer variety and breadth that the beautiful cities of Austria have to offer. From culinary innovations to classic 16th-century architecture; these cities are the perfect starting point to explore the 9 distinct Austrian federations.
Book your train tickets in advance: Due to the extensive Austrian rail network, travelling in the country is convenient and cost effective. Booking your train tickets in advance will ensure they're cheaper and will take a load off your mind. If multiple destinations are on your Austrian itinerary, it may be worth your while to purchase an Interrail pass for Austria!
Tourist Passes: For larger cities in Austria such as Vienna and Salzburg, public transport passes are available. Not only do they give travellers unlimited access to the cities transport network, but also offer a range of additional discounts for museums and cafés to name a few.
Cheap food: Austria can be cheap if you want it to be; not eating at touristy spots is a good place to start. Many hotels and hostels offer breakfast included in the total price, often times providing a continental buffet which, if you take full advantage, can leave you satisfied for a large proportion of the day. Additionally, many restaurants offer midday special meals (usually 3 courses) of extremely high quality.