Which station in Vienna?  Vienna Hauptbahnhof, Meidling or Westbahnhof?

On this page...

  Vienna Hbf

  Vienna Westbahnhof

  ÖBB first class lounges

 

On other pages....

  Train travel from Vienna to other European cities

  Train travel from other European cities to Vienna

  General information for European train travel

Station locations...

Vienna Hauptbahnhof See panorama tour of station.

Vienna Hbf is a through station (not a terminus), on an east-west route through the city.  The main concourse is at ground level beneath the tracks with an entrance either side of the station.  Escalators and/or lifts lead up to each platform.  The station opened fully on 13 December 2015.

Platforms at Vienna Hauptbahnhof   Outside Vienna Hauptbahnhof

Vienna's new Hauptbahnhof, open for business...  Unlike Vienna Westbahnhof which is  a terminus, the new Hauptbahnhof is a through station.  See panorama tour of station

ÖBB first class lounge...

If you have a first class ticket or any sort of sleeping-car ticket, or a first class InterRail or Eurail pass, you can use the first class lounge before or after your journey.  The lounge at Vienna Hauptbahnhof is open 06:00-23:30 every day of the week.  It offers free WiFi, tea, coffee and snacks, also (after 18:00) red & white wine, beer.  You'll find similar lounges at Vienna Meidling, Vienna Westbahnhof, Linz, Salzburg, Innsbruck, Graz & Klagenfurt, full details of opening hours and entry requirements can be found on www.oebb.at.

Exterior of the OBB lounge, Vienna Hauptbahnhof   Inside the OBB lounge in Vienna Hauptbahnhof

This is the ÖBB lounge at Vienna Hauptbahnhof.  Courtesy of DiscoverbyRail.com.

Left luggage...

There are left luggage lockers available if you need to leave your bags, see the luggage lockers page for details.

Local transportWalking, taxis & metro...

Vienna Westbahnhof...

You'll find plenty of shops, cafes, restaurants & ATMs inside the Westbahnhof.  Left luggage lockers are available, see here for prices.  However, from 13 December 2015 virtually all international trains will use Vienna Hbf and will no longer serve Vienna Westbahnhof.  Only regional trains and the Westbahn trains to/from Salzburg will use the Westbahnhof.

Vienna Westbahnhof, exterior   Inside Vienna Westbahnhof

Vienna Westbahnhof on a rainy day...

 

Inside the Westbahnhof...


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