Vienna Prices & Travel Costs

Last Updated: Dec 2023

One of Europe’s most important capitals, Vienna is known for its focus on high culture. The historic center is dense, but it’s also lovely and filled with amazing architecture including some famous palaces.

Is Vienna Expensive or Cheap?

Vienna is one of Europe’s great cities and definitely the grandest city in the German-speaking world, but all of that gorgeous architecture and culture doesn’t come cheap. 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.

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Travel Costs to Vienna

Population 1,600,000
Area 2,300,000
Timezone UTC+1
Currency Euro
Airports Vienna International Airport (VIE)
BACKPACKER INDEX: US$92.83
1 USD = 0.9200 EUR
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Accommodation Costs in Vienna

Vienna Hotel Seasons

Vienna Hotel Prices

Rating Price(USD)
starstarstarstarstar27.17 - 56.52
starstarstarstarstar34.78 - 63.04
starstarstarstarstar43.48 - 70.65
starstarstarstarstar73.91 - 166.30
starstarstarstarstar234.78 - 320.65

Vienna Hostels Prices

Type Price(USD)
Hostel Bed13.04 - 30.43

Vienna Attractions Prices

Best tours in Vienna

Location Description Type Price(USD)
Schloss SchönbrunnVienna'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
ages 6-18
31.52
22.83
Hofburg PalaceThis huge and ornate palace is another must-see Vienna sight. Price includes audio guide.
adults
ages 6-18
18.48
11.96
Museum of Fine ArtsThis enormous museum is Austria's answer to the Louvre. Price includes audio guide.
adults
under 19
22.83
0.00
Giant Ferris wheel in Prater ParkAnother of Vienna's most popular attractions.
adults
child
13.04
5.43

Vienna Food and Drink Prices

Food Type Description Price(USD)
Budget breakfastMany hotels will include breakfast. If not, sandwiches and sausages are good budget options.5.43 - 8.70
Budget lunchThere's a wide variety of casual and fast-food places to choose from, usually serving local specialties.7.61 - 11.96
Budget dinnerDining at proper restaurants in Vienna is rarely cheap, but portions are usually large and filling, at least.11.96 - 20.65
Beer (.5l glass)Very good local lager is served most places.3.26 - 6.52
Table wine (bottle)Decent quality table wine can be affordable in many restaurants, and even cheaper in markets.5.43 - 10.87
Bratwurst There are little sausage kiosks all over town, with relatively cheap beer as well. 3.26 - 5.43

Vienna Transport Prices

Type Price(USD)
Taxi from airport to city center32.61 - 35.87
Commuter train from airport to city center4.35
Express train from airport to city center11.96
3km taxi ride in Vienna7.61 - 13.04
Public transport ride in Vienna2.17
All-day public transport card8.70

Getting to Vienna

Getting around Vienna

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When to visit Vienna

Temperature and rainfall

Month High F Low F Precip (inches)
January37281.5
February41301.6
March51361.8
April59422.0
May69512.4
June74562.8
July78602.7
August78602.3
September69532.1
October58451.6
November46362.0
December39311.7

Vienna Weather advice

Sunrise and sunset

21 Mar5:56am6:08pm
21 Jun4:54am8:59pm
21 Sep6:39am6:55pm
21 Dec7:42am4:03pm

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