austria in central europe

A beloved destination for ski lovers, Austria is a country located in Central Europe made out of nine federal states. Around 32% of Austria finds itself at altitudes under 500 meters, the rest of the terrain being highly mountainous, thanks to the Alps. The main cities travelers love to visit in Austria are Vienna (the capital), Salzburg, Innsbruck, and Graz. Have a look below to discover Austria travel costs in these popular travel destinations.


graz in austria, central europe

Graz

This medieval old town is the capital city of Styria, a province located in the south of Austria. In Graz, one can take a funicular to Schlossberg (or the town hill) and visit an old clock tower, the Uhrturm. Despite the historical setting, across the River Mur, travelers can feast their eyes with contemporary art at the Kunsthaus Graz.

How much does it cost to visit Graz?

A budget traveler will spend around € 39 daily while they visit Graz. This doesn’t include any accommodation costs, however. For more detailed Graz travel costs, take a look at the tables below.


Graz accommodation costs

Hotel or hostel for one person€ 24 – 101
Typical double room€ 47 – 202

Graz food and drinks costs

Meal in an inexpensive restaurant€ 8.50 – 15
Meal in a mid-range restaurant€ 17 – 23
Local beer (0.5 liter, draught)€ 3 – 3.80
Water (0.33 liter, bottle)
Tap water is safe to drink in Graz, however.
€ 1.50 – 2

Graz fares and public transport

One-way public transportation ticket€ 2.40
Taxi (price per kilometer)€ 1.50 – 2
Gasoline (1 liter)€ 1.17 – 1.30

Graz visiting costs – Top attractions in Graz

Schlossberg with the funicular€ 1.70
Graz Old TownFree
Schloss Eggenberg€ 15
Uhrturm with the elevator€ 7
Landeszeughaus€ 9.50

innsbruck in austria, central europe

Innsbruck

Innsbruck is an Austrian city located in the Alps. It is also the capital of Tyrol, an Austrian province located in the West. A favorite travel destination for those who love winter sports, Innsbruck is also visited for its Imperial and Modern Architecture.

How much does it cost to visit Innsbruck?

On a budget trip, a visit to Innsbruck will cost around € 38 daily, without accommodation. For more information related to Innsbruck travel cost, just keep reading.


Innsbruck accommodation costs

Hotel or hostel for one person€ 22 – 97
Typical double room€ 44 – 194

Innsbruck food and drinks costs

Meal in an inexpensive restaurant€ 10 – 15
Meal in a mid-range restaurant€ 27 – 35
Local beer (0.5 liter, draught)€ 3.30 – 4
Water (0.33 liter, bottle)
Tap water is safe to drink in Innsbruck, however.
€ 2 – 2.50

Innsbruck fares and public transport

One-way public transportation ticket€ 2.85
Taxi (price per kilometer)€ 2
Gasoline (1 liter)€ 1.20 – 1.34

Innsbruck visiting costs – Top attractions in Innsbruck

Nordkette Cable Car roundtrip€ 36.50
Innsbruck Old TownFree
Hungerburg Funicular roundtrip € 9.50
Bergisel Ski Jump€ 10
Ambras Castle€ 12

Innsbruck Card

24h Innsbruck Card€ 43
48h Innsbruck Card€ 50

The Innsbruck Card offers discounted access to tens of popular tourist attractions, plus public transport, tours, lifts, and cable cars. In addition, it offers discounts to partner activities, like those offered by casinos and fitness clubs.


salzburg in austria, central europe, at night

Salzburg

The birthplace of the famous Mozart and the story from The Sound of Music, Salzburg is a city located at Austria’s border with Germany. Crossed by the Salzach River, Salzburg is divided by it in two: the Old City (Altstadt) on the left bank, and the New City (Neustadt) on the right one.

How much does it cost to visit Salzburg?

If you’re planning to visit Salzburg on a budget, you should plan to spend around € 40 per day. This, however, is without any accommodation for the night. More detailed Salzburg travel costs can be found below.


Salzburg accommodation costs

Hotel or hostel for one person€ 25 – 140
Typical double room€ 51 – 281

Salzburg budget travel tip
There aren’t a lot of hostels in Salzburg, so book ahead if you want to spend less.

Salzburg food and drinks costs

Meal in an inexpensive restaurant€ 8 – 15
Meal in a mid-range restaurant€ 15 – 30
Local beer (0.5 liter, draught)€ 3 – 4
Water (0.33 liter, bottle)
Tap water is safe to drink in Salzburg, however.
€ 1 – 2.50

Salzburg fares and public transport

One-way public transportation ticket€ 2
Taxi (price per kilometer)€ 1.05 – 2
Gasoline (1 liter)€ 1.15 – 1.30

Salzburg visiting costs – Top attractions in Salzburg

Salzburg Old TownFree
Fortress Hohensalzburg€ 12.90
Untersberg PeakFree
Red Bull Hangar-7Free
Schloss Hellbrunn€ 12.50

Salzburg Card

24h Salzburg Card€ 26
48h Salzburg Card€ 34

The Salzburg Card includes access to all of the cities museums and attractions, plus public transport. It also offers discounts for buying tickets to cultural events and concerts.


vienna, the capital of austria, in central europe

Vienna

Named the most liveable city in the world, Vienna is Austria’s capital city. And just by mentioning these two aspects, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that Vienna’s travel costs are higher. However, with a bit of planning, you could find a budget hostel and affordable restaurants. The attractions are kind of expensive, but there’s plenty of cheap beer to drown your sorrow if you have any regrets.

How much does it cost to visit Vienna?

To visit Vienna on a budget, set aside € 42 for each day. Please note that this amount doesn’t also include accommodation. For better planning, read on to see the detailed Vienna travel costs.


Vienna accommodation costs

Hotel or hostel for one person€ 27 – 250
Typical double room€ 53 – 501

Vienna food and drinks costs

Meal in an inexpensive restaurant€ 8 – 14
Meal in a mid-range restaurant€ 15 – 30
Local beer (0.5 liter, draught)€ 3.50 – 4.50
Water (0.33 liter, bottle)
Tap water is safe to drink in Vienna, however.
€ 1 – 3

Vienna fares and public transport

One-way public transportation ticket€ 2.40
Taxi (price per kilometer)€ 1.40
Gasoline (1 liter)€ 1.20 – 1.30

Vienna visiting costs – Top attractions in Vienna

Schonbrunn Palace€ 16
Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna€ 16
Historic Center of ViennaFree
Tiergarten Schoenbrunn – Zoo Vienna€ 20
Belvedere Museum€ 25

Vienna Pass

24h Vienna Pass€ 70
48h Vienna Pass€ 85.50

The Vienna Pass offers access to over 60 museums and attractions in Austria’s capital, plus hop-on-hop-off bus tours and a pocket guide. There is also the Vienna Card, but, in my opinion, it offers fewer perks.


Austria travel costs sources

  • Accommodation costs via Budgetyourtrip.com
  • Food, drinks, and transportation costs via Numbeo.com
  • Tap water safety researched separately via Google answers for each city in Belgium. Tap water seems to be safe to drink all over Belgium, though.
  • Top attractions selected using TripAdvisor. Each attraction name is a link to the official website page of that attraction, if available
  • Ticket costs / free access information via the official websites of the attractions. I mentioned the cost of a regular adult ticket, for permanent exhibitions. Discounts and temporary exhibition prices are available on their official websites.
  • City pass information about prices and what each includes is from the official website for each travel pass. A link is available for each pass in order to easily find more information and/or to purchase a pass.

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