Vienna prices
BACKPACKER INDEX: US$79.58   
1 EUR = 1.39 USD
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Vienna hotel prices

Hotel type
Price(USD)
Hostel bed
11.11 - 29.17
star
36.11 - 76.39
starstar
61.11 - 111.11
starstarstar
76.39 - 201.39
starstarstarstar
97.22 - 291.67
starstarstarstarstar
208.33 - 694.44


hotel seasons

Hotels in Vienna stay fairly crowded all year long, except for mid January through March, when some pretty good deals are available. Generally the high season for Vienna hotels lasts from April through October, but also includes all major holiday periods. Hostels typically don’t vary their rates much at all through the year.


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A case could be made that Vienna is one of Europe’s great cities, but unfortunately it’s also one of the more expensive cities on the continent. The cultural and historical opportunities here are rivaled by few others, and things are quite tidy and organized too, so be prepared to spend some money to really enjoy it all.

Most of the most famous attractions in the city are cheaper than they are in, say, Paris or Rome, but those who want to hit all the main highlights will still find it fairly expensive. Fortunately the public transportation is efficient and reasonably priced, and there are plenty of interesting things to see and do that don’t cost anything.

Hotels in Vienna are rather expensive at the mid and upper ranges of things, but some bargains do exist in the lower reaches. You’re likely to be staying outside of the main ring road area, so you’ll sacrifice some time going back and forth, though it does keep your budget more intact. Vienna hostels can be good bargains, however, as can private rooms at those hostels.

For food and drink this is a typically expensive European capital, with sit-down meals costing quite a bit, and cheaper offerings often being hard to find. The exception is the sausage stands, where a filling meal can be fast and fairly cheap.

Vienna attraction prices

Location Description Type Price(USD)
Schloss Schönbrunn Vienna's most famous attraction is this castle on the edge of the city. Price includes audio guide. The Grand Tour costs a bit more. adults 15.97
ages 6-18 11.81
Hofburg Palace This huge and ornate palace is another must-see Vienna sight. Price includes audio guide. adults 15.97
ages 6-18 9.72
Museum of Fine Arts This enormous museum is Austria's answer to the Louvre. Price includes audio guide. adults 19.44
under 19 0.00
Giant Ferris wheel in Prater Park Another of Vienna's most popular attractions. adults 12.50
child 5.56

Vienna Transportation prices

  Price range
(USD)
Taxi from airport to city center 34.72 - 48.61
Commuter train from airport to city center 5.83
Express train from airport to city center 16.67
3km taxi ride in Vienna 9.72 - 13.89
Public transport ride in Vienna 2.92 - 3.06
All-day public transport card 9.86

Vienna food and drink prices

Food type   Price
(USD)
Budget breakfast Many hotels will include breakfast. If not, sandwiches and sausages are good budget options. 5.56 - 9.72
Budget lunch There's a wide variety of casual and fast-food places to choose from, usually serving local specialties. 8.33 - 13.89
Budget dinner Dining at proper restaurants in Vienna is rarely cheap, but portions are usually large and filling, at least. 11.11 - 20.83
Beer (.5l glass) Very good local lager is served most places. 4.17 - 5.56
Table wine (bottle) Decent quality table wine can be affordable in many restaurants, and even cheaper in markets. 5.56 - 12.50
McDonalds Big Mac Vienna is actually one of the cheaper McDonald's cities in Europe. 4.10

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Vienna facts

Population 1,600,000
Metro area 2,300,000
Time zone UTC+1
Currency Euro
Airports Vienna International Airport (VIE)

Avg temps & precip

english
metric
Hi F Lo F Precip Inch
Jan 37 28 1.5
Feb 41 30 1.6
Mar 51 36 1.8
Apr 59 42 2.0
May 69 51 2.4
Jun 74 56 2.8
Jul 78 60 2.7
Aug 78 60 2.3
Sep 69 53 2.1
Oct 58 45 1.6
Nov 46 36 2.0
Dec 39 31 1.7

Weather Advice

Vienna has a pleasant climate through most of the year, and summer is definitely the busiest season. Days are warm and humid, but rarely so hot that it becomes problematic. Spring and fall are usually quite mild, with low rainfall in general. Winters can get cold, but accumulations of snow are rare so as long as you are dressed properly you should be fine.

Sunrise and sunset

  Sunrise Sunset
21 Mar 5:56am 6:08pm
21 Jun 4:54am 8:59pm
21 Sep 6:39am 6:55pm
21 Dec 7:42am 4:03pm