If you are visiting Linz from abroad you can either travel to Linz Airport by plane or Linz Main Station by railway. Linz is well connected to international air traffic as well as the Austrian railway system of the ÖBB (Austrian Federal Railways). In the map below you can see the Blue Danube Airport and the Linz Central Station as well as the SCHÄXPIR Festival Centre.
Arrival by plane
Blue Danube Airport Linz is located a few miles outside the city. You can reach the airport by train, bus or taxi. All informations are available in English on the website of Linz Airport under Approach and Parking. You can also fly to Vienna Airport and take the train to Linz Main Station (see below).
Arrival by train
Linz Central Station (German: “Hauptbahnhof” or short “HBF”) is located right in the centre of Linz. Trains from all parts of Austria and Europe make a stop in Linz. Linz has hourly Intercity and Eurocity connections to Salzburg and Vienna, and from there to all important European capitals and major cities. Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) has online timetables and offers various ticketing options. The cheapest option from/to Vienna or Salzburg is the private Railway Westbahn with free WiFi on board. You might also decide to fly to Vienna and travel to Linz by train (bus from Vienna Airport to Vienna Westbahnhof: 50min, train from Vienna Central Station (Westbahnhof) to Linz Central Station: 1,20 hours). Either way, you can take a look at connections and buy your tickets at the website of ÖBB (Austrian Federal Railways).
Arrival by car
Linz is connected with Vienna, Salzburg, and Munich via the A1 Autobahn/motorway; the Muehlviertel A7 Autobahn, and the south of Austria (Graz, Klagenfurt) via the A9 Autobahn. It is also connected to Germany via Passau. Attention: Before driving on an Austrian highway make sure to buy a vignette and pay for the road toll. You can get informations by visiting the website below. There are many possibilities for parking in Linz. Over a couple of days it might become expensive tough.
The conventional visa is a travel or tourist visa. It can be issued for durations of stay up to 90 days (in total) within a period of 180 days and entitles the visa holder to enter into and stay in the territory of the Schengen states. If you are not sure if you need a visa please check your country’s Foreign Ministry’s website. If you need help or need an official letter of invitation please feel free to contact us.