Vienna Travel Guide: Vienna Hotels | Food | Local Transport
Vienna Travel Guide:
In this, to the point, Vienna travel guide, we dive into the city vibe (how does it feel to be in Vienna for the first time) and explore cost of Vienna hotels, food and local transport.
The City Vibe:
Overall city vibe is sophisticated, easy going and chilled out.
Architecture is unbelievably beautiful. Palaces, opera houses, museums, heritage sites or parks everything looks very artistic and majestic.
Opera houses in Vienna are keeping Mozart’s legacy alive and have a special place in the city.
Vienna is a super clean and safe city with excellent transport system and a relaxed atmosphere all around, however, on a negative side; service at the restaurants are not very attentive and city kind of shut down very early. Stores start to close by 6–7 pm. Also, Vienna is not up in the chart for night life in comparison with London or Paris.
Overall, an absolute must visit.
The average Vienna hotel prices as follows:
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Average hostel dorm bed prices can be around $40.
Alternatively, one can also explore other bed and breakfast and apartment/room share options available in the city.
Plenty of food choices all around Vienna with an easy access. Vienna could be second after Paris for its Coffee culture. Coffee variety combined with pastries is just divine and inexpensive, in comparison with other European cities. Morning to night, coffee rounds are always on.
Plenty of places all over the city and specially around touristic areas for wide variety of food choices.
A combo meal at McDonalds would cost around $7 and a meal at an inexpensive restaurant wound be around $10. A 3 course meal at mid-range restaurant can be around $40. A regular Cappuccino, a bottle of water and Coke, all cost around $2 to 4.
Comparing to other European cities, I found Vienna more affordable.
Mode of local transport are plenty and public transport is affordable, however, taxis are little bit on expensive sid. Minimum taxi fare starts at $4.35 for first kilometer then $1.70 for every additional kilometer. Night fares are slightly higher. A ride from airport to city center can be around $37.
In and around the center of the city can be best explored on foot.
Wiener Linien operates the public transport system in Vienna. It has a well-developed public transport network. Buses, trains, trams and underground lines will take you almost anywhere in the city in no time at all.
Approximate cost of transport:
- Single way journey $2.50
- 1 day unlimited pass $9
- 2 days unlimited pass $22
- 3 days unlimited pass $26
Taxis are generally considered expensive.