City Airport Train CAT
City Airport Train CAT
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5:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Monday
5:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
5:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
5:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
5:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Friday
5:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
5:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Sunday
5:00 AM - 12:00 AM
About
With a journey time of only 16 minutes from Vienna Airport to the city center, the City Airport Train is the fastest way to travel – without stress and traffic jams and in an environmentally friendly way. The CAT commutes between Vienna International Airport and Wien-Mitte station every thirty minutes non-stop, from early morning to late at night, 365 days a year. Passengers can already check in their baggage at the City Air Terminal at the railway station Wien-Mitte and get their boarding passes. The City Air Terminal offers all the services of an international airport terminal with both manned check-in desks and self service check-in kiosks.
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Sarah C
Ashtead, UK1,292 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
This is a fantastic service from airport to city centre. we had pre-bought our e-tickets on the Vienna City Card app (they were inspected on each journey). The train is modern, light and airy, plenty of room for luggage, clean, overall a delight and great first impression of the city
Written August 14, 2023
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Doughnut00
Glasgow, UK301 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
Fast as anything to get you from the city centre to the airport. Clean, efficient trains every 15 minutes. Puts other cities transport to shame.

One thing. It claims you can check in your bags in Vienna, so you can travel hassle free. This is true but only for certain airlines. We travelled with BA and were stuck with our bags for hours.
Written March 3, 2023
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Huseyin S
Istanbul, Türkiye146 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Family
This is the fastest way to reach directly to the city center from Vienna airport. It can be a bit costy but it is fast and comfortable and the scenery is great. When you get off the train, you literally in the middle of the downtown area. Recommended
Written June 22, 2022
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Luke
Bournemouth, UK121 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
We used the CAT to return to the airport and it was a great experience. Makes you jealous how nice and efficient these trains are compared to back home. The seats were immaculate, clean and you can tell things are well looked after.
Written July 4, 2022
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RobertCostea
Barcelona, Spain80 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Solo
Every half hour there is an OBB RailJet train (very modern and clean) to Vienna Hbf (main station) and further (to Salzburg or Graz). It departs from Platform 2.
The price for CAT is € 11 single or € 19 return - very expensive!!!
But the price for normal train is only € 3.90 and you can use that ticket from Hbf anywhere in Vienna (by metro, trams, buses or regional trains). It takes only 15 mins from Airport to Hbf (main station).
And if you have 24-hours / 48-hours / 72 hours or week ticket in Vienna, you need to buy only the additional ticket from Airport to Schwechat (only € 1.70)
Written June 25, 2017
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jonquille63
Nashua, NH68 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Family
If you arrive, jet lagged and excited, and choose the slower train from the airport to downtown to save money - BE ADVISED - each ticket must be "validated" using machines near the tracks which are orange and about 12"x6"x6". It is very easy, given the German text to completely miss this step.

When you do, as we did, train police will take your non-validated tickets at no credit, and charge 100 Euro CASH each for a ride from the main station to the airport. They will also take your passports, and surround you like criminals, with extra officials, as though you are going to run away without your passports, and require you to withdraw 100 Euro per person. They will say "I don't make the law, I just enforce it" with a smile.

Unlike modern train systems which process electronic tickets, this paper system is set up to trap you. Pay 3 times as much, and take the express train, where a young person cheerfully will guide you thru the ticketing and boarding process.

It has been more than a month, and we remain thoroughly disgusted at our treatment by this organization. 100 Euro for a 3.90 Euro ticket not being validated.

Like Charon, the boatman on the River Styx, these people are stuck in their jobs, and take pride in discomfiting unwary travelers.

There is no rebate or credit for having bought the ticket in good faith.

There are many great and wonderful people to meet in Vienna and Austria. There are also uncaring bureaucrats stuck in mindless jobs extorting incredible charges for a mistake.

Be advised, avoid, and enjoy your travels.
Written June 10, 2017
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ttt
Austria31 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017 • Business
The CAT is a complete scam! Take the OBB RailJet instead to Vienna Central Station every 30 min from VIE airport, buy the ticket at the OBB vending machines at the platform, it's EUR 3,90 one way and takes you to the city in 15 mins, compared to the CAT one way for EUR 11,- taking 16 mins.
Written January 31, 2017
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travelcriticdurham
Durham City, England101 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015 • Couples
The CAT is a fast (16 min) non-stop ride into town , in about 16 minutes but costs 16 euro's per person. The normal train stops at about 6 stations, takes about 30 minutes but costs just 2.20 euro's, per person. You decide which is best for you!
Written August 14, 2015
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liucy752
Taipei, Taiwan1,547 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Family
Clean, comfortable, fast and safe. Just 16 minutes from the airport to the City center. Near by the Hotel Hilton Vienna at the Northern end of the City Park. An excellent rapid transit line.

Unfortunately, it just goes very 30 minutes. If the frequency of the train can be increased (for example, every 20 minutes), it will be perfect!!!
Written December 23, 2017
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Squirrel522
Melbourne, Australia20 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2016 • Business
Before you leave home, download Vienna offline on TripAdvisor AND on Google maps - if you don't know what I mean, please learn!-you don't want to make your phone company more wealthy by getting frustrated when lost & using data roaming!! Also learn how to save favourite places to Google maps! Seriously worth your while. Otherwise, get a standalone GPS device. Really!

City Airport Train not worth the $ or minimal time saving. If not worried about $ then may as well get taxi!
Use the Metropolitan railroad (S-Bahn)-blue line on maps. Airport = Flughafen station (right in the airport). Place to buy tickets is in airport-big red sign. Weekly pass (€16.20) starts on a Monday (Mon-Fri), so if outside that get perhaps 24hr pass (€7.60). Get a map from this ticket place. Chap there spoke English. Supermarket right there-maybe get something first! Then down the big ramp (that looks like you are only going to the City Airport Train, but it's for all trains). Go to platform 1 to get S7 into town. About 20mins into town-choose your stop. Taxis very reasonable (similar to Australia), so if too confusing once out of train, just jump in taxi to hotel etc! Uber also available. Taxi drivers seem to speak enough English to make it all fine and they are all very gracious about it!
Week pass (Mon-Fri) or 24hr one etc work on all public transport.
Written March 1, 2016
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