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Flight Boston - Vienna


It might be difficult to tear yourself away from Boston, Massachusetts’ capital. After all, this beautiful city is the home to Fenway Park, exquisite seafood, and the bar from “Cheers”. However, if you’re looking for a change of scenery, Vienna could be just the city for you. Its numerous palaces, cathedrals and museums, and picturesque countryside are bound to impress. Known as “the City of Music,” as well as the “City of Dreams” in honor of the psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud, you’re sure to leave awestruck.

Why not exchange Boston, one of the oldest cities in the US, for Vienna and its culture for a few days? Catch a flight and discover for yourself what this beautiful European city has to offer!

Useful information for your flight from Boston to Vienna

  • When is the best time of year to visit Vienna?The Austrian capital makes for a lovely city trip all year round. Luckily, Vienna doesn’t experience half as many rainy days as Boston does, meaning you’ll be able to explore while staying dry! In the summer, the weather stays quite warm so feel free to take a dip in the river Danube, or chill in Donau Park or one of the many other stunning recreational areas. In winter, you can take advantage of the Christmas markets, which are considered some of the best in Europe. With copious amounts of mulled wine, baked goods, and handcrafted souvenirs, everyone is catered to. If you prefer to visit when the city’s less busy, spring and fall are the best months.
  • How do I get from Vienna airport to the city center? The City Airport Train (CAT) runs between the airport and the Wien Mitte train station and is the quickest way to the center. Running 365 days a year, every 30 minutes, the journey takes around 15 minutes. Other rail connections include the Schnellbahn S7, which takes around 25 minutes. If you prefer to take the bus, there are 3 routes to choose from as well as a taxi service available from Vienna Airport.
  • How long does the flight take? The total journey time can vary depending on the route you select, but tends to take between 12 and 14 hours, including layover time. The journey normally includes a stopover in either New York – New York International (EWR) or Washington (IAD), or occasionally Montreal (YUL). Bear in mind that Vienna is 6 hours ahead of Boston, so don’t forget to adjust your watch when you arrive!

Key details about Vienna

Vienna is Austria’s capital and its biggest city with almost 1.9 million inhabitants, and covers an area of approximately 160 sq. miles. Packed full of culture and history – thanks to the Habsburg dynasty, Mozart, and Gustav Klimt, among others – the city is a popular vacation option for tourists from all over the globe.

Top attractions in Vienna

  • Vienna State Opera
  • Schönbrunn Palace and Gardens
  • Prater Park

After your flight from Boston to Vienna, it’s well worth sinking your teeth into the cultural delights of the capital. The city is full of culture, history, and amazing architecture, which explains why it attracts 6.8 million tourists each year.

Begin your cultural tour with a trip to the Vienna State Opera, one of the leading opera houses in the world, and home of the Vienna State Ballet. The architecturally stunning venue seats over 1,700 guests. Next, have a look at the beautiful 18th century Schönbrunn Palace, a Baroque manor, containing over 1,440 rooms, which visitors can take a tour through. The gardens of this UNESCO World Heritage Site are most certainly worth a visit, but make sure you don’t get lost in the maze!

The Prater Amusement Park is ideal for those looking for more thrills. It covers an area of 3,200 acres and boasts an array of old-fashioned theme park rides. Be sure to ride the Giant Ferris Wheel that has offered guests breath-taking views of the city since 1896.

Even if historical tours and culture aren’t your thing, you’ll never be at a loss for something to do in the city. The numerous coffee shops and bars are great places for relaxing after a hard day’s sightseeing. Make sure you try a piece of Sachertorte!


Austrian Airlines offers the perfect connections between all of Austria’s regional airports and the rest of the world. And at our home airport it takes no more than 25 minutes to change planes.

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