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Flight Birmingham - Vienna


Austria’s capital, Vienna, is a city brimming with culture, history, and fine baroque and imperial architecture. But even if you’re not a culture vulture, you’re sure to find attractions and activities to your tastes here – from cosy coffeehouses to hip bars and restaurants. Vienna is large and lively enough to ensure you’ll never be at a loss for something interesting to do. However, with its abundance of spacious parks dotted around the city, there’s also ample opportunity to withdraw from the hustle and bustle for a while.

Why not exchange Birmingham’s canals for Vienna’s culture over a long weekend? Catch a flight from Birmingham to Vienna and discover the irresistible charms of this beautiful city for yourself!

Your flight from Birmingham to Vienna

  • When is the best time of year to visit the Austrian capital? The Austrian capital makes for a lovely city break in any season, and thankfully, Vienna typically enjoys fewer rainy days than Birmingham! In the summer months, you can take advantage of the consistently warm weather by swimming in the Danube or relaxing in one of many great parks. Winter, on the other hand, is ideal for revelling in the festive atmosphere of the Christmas markets, or settling down in a coffeehouse with a delicious slice of apple strudel. Meanwhile, the milder temperatures and lower number of tourists during spring and autumn are perfect for sightseeing and museums.
  • How do I get from Vienna airport to the city centre? By far the quickest way is the City Airport Train (CAT), which runs between the airport and Wien Mitte train station. The service runs 365 days a year, every half hour, and the journey takes just 16 minutes. There are also other rail connections, such as the Schnellbahn S7, which takes around 25 minutes. Alternatively, there are 3 different bus routes as well as a taxi rank operating from Vienna Airport.

Key details about Vienna

Vienna is the capital of Austria, as well as its biggest city with almost 1.9 million inhabitants and an area of approximately 414 km2 (160 sq. miles). Steeped in culture and history – not least because of its connections with the Habsburg dynasty, Mozart and Gustav Klimt, among others – the city is a hotspot for tourists from around the globe.

After your flight from Birmingham to Vienna, it’s well worth sinking your teeth into the cultural delights of the capital. The Vienna State Opera is one of the leading opera houses in the world, delivering performances of the highest quality. Opened in 1869, it is also an architecturally stunning venue. St. Stephen’s Cathedral on Stephansplatz is also not to be missed. This 12th-century cathedral is considered the symbol of Vienna and boasts beautifully intricate Gothic features.

The Prater Amusement Park is ideal for those looking for more thrills. Every year from March to October, the Prater hosts an array of rides and rollercoasters to keep you entertained, including the famous Giant Ferris Wheel.

The culinary delights of the Austrian capital

Vienna is highly renowned for its coffeehouses for good reason: they not only offer a sumptuous array of coffee and pastry delicacies, but also a pleasantly cosy atmosphere to enjoy them in. Indulging in the Viennese coffeehouse culture is a superb way to blend in with the locals. Another tip, if you’re peckish from sightseeing then you must visit the Naschmarkt (located between Karlsplatz and Kettenbrückengasse). This vibrant market is packed full of stalls selling Austrian specialities such as wines and cheese, as well as an array of quality international cuisine.

Long haul

Why not fly to some faraway place? Austrian Airlines offers direct flights from Vienna to some of the world's most popular long-haul destinations, including Bangkok, New York, Beijing, Shanghai, Toronto, Male, Mauritius and Washington.

Top Questions

How big/heavy is the carry-on baggage allowed to be?
How can I check-in online with Austrian Airlines?
You can use the web check-in online via Austrian.com or the Austrian Airlines App. You need your last name in combination with the booking code, an e-ticket number or a frequent flyer program number.
How can I make a seat reservation?
You can make a seat reservation during the booking process or up to 48 hours before the planned departure time under “My Bookings”. You may also contact the Austrian Airlines Service Center and selected travel agencies.
How can I reverse a ticket?
Whether your ticket can be rebooked or reimbursed is dependent on the tariff you booked and its tariff provisions. You will get more information during tariff selection in your online booking and on your booking confirmation. You can reverse your ticket by phone with our Guest Service Team: Mo-Su: + 43 5 1766 1001 (in Austria) 08:00-20:00, or by using the contact form. Cancelling your ticket online is not possible.

Where to eat in Vienna

Where to eat in Vienna
Bar Puff
Matthias Euler-Rolle was the youngest radio host in Austria and grew to fame through the channel Ö3. Today he is programme director of the soul radio station Superfly.fm. And owner of a bar. At the end of November 2012 he opened his own bar called Puff in the Girardigasse in the sixth Viennese district. Everything happened quietly, almost secretly. It's a cool joint, used to be known under the name Girardi Club where easy girls welcomed their guests. Today this is different. The bar was designed by the Viennese Walking-Chair design studio and you sit under light objects made of PET bottles and sip cocktails that do not know frippery and affectations. The bar has the first Gimlet machine in the city which stands directly on the counter.
Das Palmenhaus
Schnitzel XXXL

What to see in Vienna

What to see in Vienna
If you haven't been to the theatre in Vienna you've missed something. The most elegant is located at the ring road, directly opposite to the City Hall. The Burgtheater has a long tradition, yet it is known as one of the most modern stages in the German-speaking world. The repertoire includes international classics and contemporary works, much of it from the rich tradition of Austrian plays. On the small stage, the Kasino, it even gets a bit more zeitgeisty and progressive: Young, courageous directors and playwrights have a platform that is no less professional than Mother Burg. Although some in the theatre city like to pretend that theatre is a pleasure for high society only, it's not at all the case: The audience is a colourful mix, and an unofficial dress code is at place - if at all - in the boxes. Tip: Going to the cinema is probably more expensive than a visit to the Burgtheater, since one hour before the start the remaining tickets are sold for half the price. Works most of the time.
Museum District

Where to shop in Vienna

Where to shop in Vienna
Shanti Yoga Store
Of course, this is not all about yoga mats, yoga bags and cushions. It's interesting for all who look for relaxation everywhere, enjoying cool and comfortable fashion. This doesn't have to be hidden in your gym bag, but can be worn on the streets, too. The manager Birgit Kohl sells beautiful pieces by labels from the American scene, for example colourful shirts with brilliantly coloured Buddha and Chakra appliqués by Lily Lotus. Her advice is great, and you can touch, try and compare everything.
Mano Design
Disaster Clothing

Where to stay in Vienna

Where to stay in Vienna
Hotel Sacher
Sharon Stone, John Malkovich and similar bigwigs have spent the night here. No wonder: The Sacher continues to be one of the most elegant hotels in Vienna. Its namesake is the dark-black, world famous Sacher tort. Lady Anna Sacher, who took over the traditional house in 1880, is just as legendary as the cake. She knew how to enjoy herself, loved thick cigars, indulgent luxury and small dogs. The suites aren`t exactly cheap, yet the hotel offers the best service, a lot of style and much space. The rooms are named after operas, singers or famous hotel guests.
Hollmann Beletage