Discovering Vienna by bicycle

Discovering Vienna on a bicycle is certainly an option. It's a big city. We however recommend this only to folk who is acquainted with cycling on the right-hand side of the cycle path or road. You may

  • take a guided city tour by bicycle,
  • discover the numerous sights of Vienna on your own, or
  • simply enjoy the Prater (a large park in the east of the city) on a bicycle.

Bike rental: CityBikeWien is the local bike share scheme, providing low priced bicycles suitable for shorter distances. You find the link in our list of bike rentals in Vienna.

To discover Vienna on foot, the ‘usual suspects’ are at your fingertips: hop-on-hop-off busses, bus-based day-tours to the nearby palaces as well as guided walks that are organized by the tourist info. And there are the famous Fiaker, the horse-drawn carriages, which you are able to hire for a spin.

Bicycles on public transport

You are not allowed to take your bicycle on trams and busses in Vienna (except you got a folding bicycle).

Subway [U lines]: Feel free to take your bicycle (and e-bike) along and free of charge from 9 am to 3 pm and after 6.30 pm. (On weekends and public holidays: any time.) Enter the carriage where there is a blue bicycle pictogram. [Not allowed though: Tandem bicycles]

Commuter trains [S lines]: These trains take you to places outside Vienna. A so-called 'ÖBB-Radticket' ticket is needed. Get it at the train station from either the vending machines or over the counter. A reservation for your bicycle is not required/is unavailable.

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