Flights to Austria: practical information
Cheap airlines to Austria
Austria has six international airports but most visitors will arrive to the country through Vienna. Other major airports include Salzburg, Innsbruck, Graz, Linz and Klagenfurt. Low cost airlines like Ryanair are most likely to fly to smaller regional airports over Vienna.
When to book flights to Austria
Whether you're planning a ski holiday in Austria or a summer break to yodel in the mountains and through the towns, there's no bad time to visit Austria. Low season hits in spring and autumn so plan to book flights to then if you want a good deal. Otherwise, 3-6 months in advance is also good.
- Peak season: Summer and winter.
- Low season: Shoulder seasons offer the best value.
Direct flights to Austria take 2 hours and 20 minutes from London.
Experience Austria: what to see, what to do
Austria's mountains attract visitors from around the world in summer and winter. More than half of the country is above 500m altitude so there's no ignoring the beautiful peaks and lush green valleys in this country.
Essentials in Austria
Medieval and Baroque Austria: Austria was once a great power in Europe and has the palaces, castles and cathedrals to prove it. Schönbrunn Palace is home to an impressive 1441 rooms and is spectacular in every way. The palace zoo, Tiergarten Schönbrunn is the oldest zoo in the world.
Innsbruck: For winter sports, Innsbruck is the best destination. It has hosted the winter Olympic Games twice and is at the heart of Tyrol. From here, it's a quick trip up to the mountains for some of the best skiing and snowboarding in the world.
Salzburg: For culture, Salzburg certainly delivers. It's the birth city of the famous and great Mozart and has a gorgeously preserved town centre. Set in a valley with the mountains as backdrop, the city is a stunner.
Find more information on Austria.info.
Accommodations in Austria
Hotels in Austria tend to be more expensive than in other countries in Europe. Cheaper hotels and hostels are generally more found in Vienna and other bigger cities. In the countryside, charming inns and Bed and Breakfast-style places are most common and very popular.