Airport location, terminals and transportation
Vienna International Airport (also known as Flughafen Wien-Schwechat) is located 20 km from the center of the capital of Austria. It is the largest airport in the country. Vienna Airport was built in the late 40s of the last century and was used as a military airfield in the period of the Second World War. Over the years of its existence, its terminal was rebuilt, its main air-strip was widened, and the second air-strip was built. The infrastructure of the airport lets accommodate wide-body airplanes. The airport serves not only most of the European flights, but also scheduled flights to Asia, America, and Africa. The annual passenger turnover of the airport is 27 million people. Besides 4 passenger terminals (1, 2, 3, 1A), there is a VIP terminal, a general terminal, and a TV tower at the airport.
From the airport, you can travel to Vienna by several types of transport: electric train, City train (to the city center or the railway station), bus, taxi, or limo. You can also rent a car or use car-sharing services. You can reach the railway station through the passenger terminal. Buses from Vienna Airport go to the capital and other cities of Austria, as well as to Slovakia, Hungary, the Czech Republic, and Romania. The taxi rank is located at the exit from the terminal, by the side of the arrival concourse. To find it, you can also use the “City transfer” services at the airport.
Rental offices, how to find them, where to return car
At Wien-Schwechat, you can also rent a car. At VIE, car rental services are provided by 13 companies: National, Flizzr, Avis, Alamo, Budget, Enterprise rent a car, Buchbinder rent-a-car, Europcar, Megadrive, Hertz, Payless, Sixt, Thrifty. Car rental points are located in the Car Rental Center. The Center is situated at the ground level of the garage P4. The Center is linked with the terminal by the crossing. To get to the Car Rental Center, you need to go out of the baggage claim area, go to the exit from the terminal, and use the underground crossing that leads to the garage P4 (to the Car Rental Center).
You can get a car in the garage P4. Cars are returned to the special parking lot for rented cars. This parking lot is located near the garage P4.
In addition to the companies specified, you can also use the services provided by the U-save Company. Its office is located in the lot for rented cars. All the companies provide an opportunity to book the car you need in advance. If you do this, companies can guarantee that you will get the car you have chosen.
Long-term and short-term parking, hotels nearby
At Vienna Airport, there are three types of parking lots: garages P3 and P4 near the terminal, a long-term parking lot PC (behind Office Park 1 and Office park 2, within walking distance from the terminal), short-term lots PK1, PK3, PK4). You can also use the Easy Park services (valet parking) on the PC lot. In the territory of the airport, there are such hotels, as: NH Vienna Airport (near the garage P4), Moxy Vienna Airport (near the parking lot PC).