Vienna Westbahnof is located in the city’s 15th district, Rudolfsheim-Fünfhaus. To get to the city centre, simply walk straight down Mariahilfer Street. Alternatively, public transport is on hand if you’ve got a lot of luggage.
The city centre is just a short walk from the station down Mariahilfer Street. It takes just 20 minutes to get from one side of the centre to the other, making Vienna perfect for exploring on foot.
Buses run from the station regularly until about midnight. After that, half-hourly night buses run to most destinations in the city.
You’ll find a taxi rank just outside the station.
Vienna’s tram service, the Strassenbahn, also runs from the station to stops across the city.
Vienna’s underground, the U-Bahn, also stops at the station between 05:00 and 00:00.
The city centre’s small size also makes it perfect for seeing by bike. CityBikes are available for hire at locations throughout the city. You can sign up at any CityBike station. The first hour is free, the second costs €1 and it is €1 to register.
Vienna Westbahnhof was designed by the architect Moritz Löhr and opened in 1858.
The station was rebuilt in 1952 and now houses eleven tracks. A large central hall on two levels is the building’s centrepiece. High windows create a light and airy atmosphere. While the station’s wooden roof is a protected monument.