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Which pass is best?

Hello Everyone

Just wanting some advice on the best pass for our visit in Vienna.

We will be in Vienna for 4 nights, 5 days. We will be sightseeing the city and all the attractions.

Just wondering if the hop on off will be the best option or if we should look at other passes for transport etc

Thanks in advance for your help

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1. Re: Which pass is best?

In my opinion the Hop on / Hop off bus is not the best option and costly for what you get.

They have several different routes and less than convenient schedules for the visitor.

Relatively costly too.

Vienna has a superb public transport system . Using this you can go when you want , where you want and have little waiting time for the next bus, streetcar UBahn .

Various ticket offers available and you can find the best for you-

24- 48- 72 hour tickets - an 8 day combi and more . daily tickets -

The transport system takes you easily and quickly all over the city and close to all sightseeing.

for info

and tickets , maps, prices

www.wienerlinien.at

for good sightseeing advice

www.wien.info

If you stay in the city center , you may find that you can walk to many sightsd and may not even ned a ticket for 1 or 2 days .

If not in city center - a public transport ticket is most probably essential and your purchase is even more economical and useful.

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2. Re: Which pass is best?

You can also get a weekly pass which is great value BUT only runs Monday to Sunday so it depends what day of the week you're there. As Vertical says where you are staying can affect how many days you use the system. How many of you are there? The 8 day pass can also be used by two people for 4 days which may fit your needs.

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3. Re: Which pass is best?

hello, how abt the 28 euros climate ticket? we are a couple. we will be in vienna for 8 days. is one climate ticket valid fr both of us for 8 days?

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4. Re: Which pass is best?

Tickets are basically valid for one person unless otherwise stated. The "Umweltticket" can be used for more than one person if you validate the correct number of fields. One field (of eight in total) allows 1 person to use public transport for one day, hence it is a 8-day ticket for a single. If eight persons traveled together, it could be used as a day pass for the entire group. Moreover, a weekly pass could be cheaper under the assumption that someone travels during a calendary week (Mon - Sun)

Edited: 13 April 2010, 10:17
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5. Re: Which pass is best?

thanks for replying. We intend to spend 4 days sightseeing in Vienna and 1 day each in budapest,Zell am See, salzburg and wachau. On the days of travel to budapest, Zell am See and salzburg, we would need to travel from our hotel to the central station for which we would make use of U-bahns. Could you kindly suggest the ideal pass for us in such a case?

i'm 29 and my partner is 24

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6. Re: Which pass is best?

Please let us know the exact dates (or weekdays) when you arrive in Vienna and when you leave and which days you'll bedoing the day trips! As mentioned above, a weekly ticket can be the best option but is only valid from Monday until the following Sunday. The price of the Umweltticket (=8 single day tickets on one piece of paper) divided by eight equals the price of two single ride tickets, so using up one stripe for a day when you're doing a trip and just need to get to the station in the morning and back in the evening wouldn't be a waste either.

i guess in your case best will be either 8-day ticket or weekly (maybe plus one or two additional days), depending on the exact weekdays of your stay.

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7. Re: Which pass is best?

arrive in vienna: thursday 6 AM, local sightseeing planned

friday: local

sat:local

sun: budapest

mon: local

tue: salzburg

wed:zell am see

thu: local

fri: start for airport

What would you suggest?

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8. Re: Which pass is best?

Does that mean you're staying in Salzburg Tuesday night? Presume you're not returning all the way to Vienna then back out to Zell am See the next day!

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9. Re: Which pass is best?

no, since we have assured accomodation at vienna ,we would be returning to vienna from salzburg. I have modified our plans just a bit now. We would visit salzburg on tue and zell am see on friday.

Change of plans below. Pls suggest

arrive in vienna: thursday 6 AM, local sightseeing planned

friday: local

sat:local

sun: budapest

mon: local

tue: salzburg

wed: local

thu: zell am see

fri: start for airport

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10. Re: Which pass is best?

I still think it may be better to stay over in Salzburg and leave your room in Vienna unoccupied.

The journey you plan has a lead price of €95 each return to Salzburg and €100 each return to Zell. To go Vienna-Salzburg, Salzburg-Zell then Zell-Vienna would cost €117 each. For two of you that's a saving of €156 which would get you a decent double room in Salzburg.

So even paying for a room in Vienna that you didn't use the costs would be equal. However, you'd spend 9 hours in total sitting on trains instead of 15 hours for two separarte journeys, giving you at least three hours longer at both Salzburg and Zell. Much less tiring and rushed.

A day trip to Zell would be a pretty long day taking 4½ to 5 hours EACH way. If you don't do what I recommended then I'd personally drop Zell.