Vienna’s metro system
Finding your way through Vienna, especially if you don’t want to explore everything just by foot, can be confusing. Hence why we are very proud of Vienna’s metro system.
One of the key features of Vienna’s metro system is its integration with other forms of public transportation. The U-Bahn connects seamlessly with trams, buses, and regional trains, making it easy for passengers to travel throughout the city and surrounding areas. Additionally, most U-Bahn stations are equipped with elevators and escalators, making them easily accessible. The U-Bahn also runs on Sundays and holidays, making it accessible seven days a week.
In terms of coverage, the U-Bahn covers most of the city center and extends to the suburbs. Some of the major tourist destinations can be easily accessed by the U-Bahn. Let it be the Vienna State Opera, the Stephansplatz, and the Schönbrunn Palace. The system also makes it easy to get to the city’s major transportation hubs, such as the Vienna International Airport and the Vienna Central Station.
The construction of our modern metro system – which we call U-Bahn – began in 1969, today we have 5 metro lines, with a sixth line soon following. If you want to explore the most important spots of our city, focus on the U1, U3 and U4. The U1 (red line) travels between Leopoldau and Reumannplatz, with stops at the Stephansdom, the Prater and the central train station. The U3 (orange) travels between Ottakring and Simmering, with stops at the Herrengasse, at the Landstraße and at the Neubaugasse. The U4 (green line) travels between Heiligenstadt and Hütteldorf, with spots at the Schwedenplatz, at the Karlsplatz and at Schönbrunn.
If you don’t want to explore Vienna’s inner city on your own, check out our private tours here.