Cheap Flights to Austria

Austria overview

Austria has much to entice a tourist. Its cities, such as Vienna and Salzburg, are rich with history, its people have a passion for food and drink and the ski resorts in the mountains are world class. Travellers booking flights to Austria will be greeted with a huge choice of how to spend their vacation.

The small country is situated in the middle of Western Europe, surrounded by Germany, Slovakia, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovenia, Switzerland, Liechtenstein and Italy. This location means that a flight to Austria can be the perfect starting point from which to explore Europe.

Regardless of season there is much to do. In the winter, explore the coffee shops and culture of Vienna or Salzburg. The museums here are superb and Austria's tradition as a musical hub (home to Mozart, Strauss and Schubert among others) means there are always concerts to attend. In the mountains, ski resorts such as Saalbach and St Anton attract the highest-class of European skier. During the summer months the cities are busier, but the surrounding countryside is in bloom.

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Austria climate

Austria has four distinct seasons, averaging 20 C in the summer and 0 C in the winter. Hiking and walking can be enjoyed from April to October, or you can hit the slopes from December to March.

When to fly to Austria

Peak Season:
Vienna is a year-round city, though tourism is most popular in the main holidays: Easter, Christmas and summertime. In the Alps, winter is obviously peak season for skiing, though the summer is popular with walkers, hikers and bikers.

Off Season:
The winter months, with the exception of Christmas time, is the least popular time to visit the cities, because of the weather.

Getting around Austria

Domestic Austria flights are available from Austrian Airlines and Tyrolean Airways.

The train service is extremely efficient and the network is extensive. All trains are comfortable and fast and it is unlikely that you will not be able to find a service to your destination. In some parts of the Alps old steam trains are available for transport between resorts. This is a slower way of travelling, but the views are spectacular.

For short trips take the bus, called the Bundesbus.

In the Alps, travel up the mountains is by cable cars, gondolas and ski lifts. Many stay open in the summer for hikers.

Austria insider information

  • Salzburg is a beautiful old, elegant city. Many music enthusiasts arrive to visit the buildings associated with Mozart who was born and lived here. The yellow house at number nine, Geitregasse street is his birthplace and is now preserved as a museum.
  • The country’s capital is also its cultural center and the most popular city for tourists who arrive from flights to Austria. Vienna has many museums, art galleries, churches, theatres, cafés, restaurants and hotels. The tourist board offers an organized sightseeing tour which will give an overview of the many attractions.. There are a number of tours on offer: guided walking tours, sightseeing tours by bus, boat, or bicycle and, more unusually, tours by “Segway”, a motorized scooter on which you can stand.
  • The Austria tourist website is a good place to start if you want to head off-the-beaten-track. For example, an interactive map shows you the locations of all the lakes in the country in which people can swim.
  • .Zell-am-See, located on a lake, has been inhabited since Roman times. During the winter it is a popular ski resort, but in the summer visitors can really see the beauty of the town's location high in the mountains.

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How much do things cost in Austria?

Local draught beer (0.5 litre)
C$ 5.62
C$ 4.87
Imported beer (0.33 litre)
C$ 5.77
Loaf of white bread
C$ 2.76
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 litre)
C$ 3.48
Taxi - fixed fee
C$ 6.08
Cheap meal
C$ 14.04
1 hour taxi waiting fee
C$ 39.00
Cheap meal
C$ 15.60
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 litre)
C$ 3.87
Large bottle of water
C$ 1.14
3 course meal for 2
C$ 93.61
Bottle of local beer (0.5 litre)
C$ 1.48
1 km taxi journey
C$ 2.34
Large bottle of water
C$ 1.48
One-way ticket (local transport)
C$ 3.90

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