with updated prices from May 2015
Commuting in Vienna with public transport is pretty simple and much cheaper than in other leading cities.
My favorite ticket for public transportation is the multi-ride 8-day-Climate Ticket for 38,40. Why? Each strip of the ticket pass is valid 25 hours from Midnight until 1 A.M. of the following day.The pass is good for unlimited riding on the day of validation in Vienna (Zone 100) and it is not limited to one person.
Which means, if you travel as a couple, you will have 4 days of transportation for a total of € 38,40 = 19,20 per Person for 4 days with unlimited rides around the clock. Isn’t that a real bargain and much better than the Vienna Card for € 21,90 valid 72 hours (3 days)?
The ticket is also perfect for people, who go by car most of the time, but desire a shopping day with late dinner ending in the city from time to time without having to think of parking lots, parking fees or the alcohol limit, because you don’t have to use the ticket in a row, but can choose single days whenever you wish to. All that for a price of € 4,80 a day instead of 2,20 for a single ride.
Where to buy? In the Vienna Transport Authority´s ticket offices, tobacconists and even ticket machines.
The 8-day Climate Ticket is valid for any eight days, not necessarily eight consecutive days. It is a rover ticket, which means you can travel all around Vienna. You can also use the ticket for several people travelling together. Simply punch one strip for each person in the group and don’t think about tickets the rest of the day and enjoy the city.
PLS note: Tickets bought in advance must be punched in a blue ticket cancelling machine in the tram or bus or at the barrier before you board the underground train.
8-day Climate Ticket
Valid for any eight days, not necessarily eight consecutive days. It is a rover ticket, which means you can travel all around Vienna. You can also use the ticket for several people travelling together. Simply punch one strip for each person in the group. € 38,40 in the Vienna Transport Authority´s ticket offices, tabacconists, ticket machines