There is hardly another city in the world where you will find more green areas than in Vienna.
Parks and gardens enrich the city, encouraging to take long walks, hiking and bike tours or simply to enjoy a relaxing time in the nearby Prater, Vienna Woods and Lobau leisure areas. The same is true for the beaches and river banks of Old Danube, the Danube Island or the Danube Canal.
The City of Vienna aims to maintain and enhance these qualities. Please follow this link and read more about the activities and actions implemented.
The Austrian aviation enterprises set activities for environmental and climate protection. The needed kerosene is pumped via a pipeline to the Vienna Airport instead of being delivered with fuelling vehicles. This contributes to a relief of the heavy traffic on the road. Since 2008 the Vienna Airport also operates natural gas vehicles.
The nearby refinery Schwechat supplies the Vienna Airport with district heating by the surplus of their process heat which therefore does not need to be cooled down with additional energy and thus brings a double positive environmental effect.
The drinking water and the water for industrial purposes derive from four own groundwater wells.
Waste separation not only takes place on the ground but also already in the air. Austrian Airlines and the Vienna Airport have developed a disposal logistics which now has validity for all airlines arriving at Vienna.
In addition Austrian Airlines works on measurements like reduction of kerosene consumption, CO2 emissions reduction, cleaning without chemicals and reduction of residual waste. In addition, they offer their passengers the possibility to neutralize the negative impact on the environment for the booked flight with a certain voluntary amount that is donated to Climate Austria.
Please follow this link to read more about the Vienna actions and activities in the area Green Meetings & CSR.
With more than 80% coverage of all mobility needs of the Viennese population, the Wiener Linien (Vienna Transport Authority) network ranks among the best developed in the world.
Wiener Linien have committed themselves to act according the propositions supply security, environmental sustainability, economical and social responsibility and have been awarded in 2001 from the Climate Alliance Austria for their achievements.
Measures like the operation of the motorbus fleet with liquid gas, the partial energy recovery in the electric circuit as well as the use of solar energy for the water heating and support of the heating of some underground stations contribute substantially to the climate protection. Furthermore car washing facilities have been changed to water reprocessing and vehicles running with diesel were partly substituted with battery operated vehicles.
To guarantee smooth arrival and departure at mega events such as concerts, the operation of vehicles and the amount of employees on duty is increased. More and more tickets include the reference "valid as ticket in Vienna" and hence can be used on all public transportation 2 hours before and up to 6 hours after the start of the event.
The bicycle has reached an important place in the metropolitan area and therefore contributes substantially to climate protection in Vienna. The goal of the city of Vienna is to increase the traffic share of bicycles to 8% of the entire traffic volume until 2015. Currently the bicycle traffic network covers more than 1,000 kilometres.
Besides various bike rental outlets, the Citybikes have been introduced in 2003. At 60 bike stations bicycles can be rent and also returned. Within the first hour, the use is free of charge. The only condition is a one-time registration via Cash Card, Citybike-Card or Credit Card.
For a particularly environmental friendly transfer within Vienna, there is the so called FAXI available - the bicycle taxi.
Non-stop in 16 minutes to the city center (Landstrasse/Wien-Mitte).
Check-in for flights at the CAT terminal in the city center.
Online booking at www.cityairporttrain.com possible.
Wien-Mitte/Landstrasse - Airport: 05.36 a.m. - 11.06 p.m.
Airport - Wien-Mitte/Landstrasse: 06.06 a.m. - 11.36 p.m.
Time interval: every 30 minutes
Transfer time: 16 minutes, non-stop
Fare: single ticket EUR 12,-, return ticket EUR 19,-
Vienna International Airport --> Vienna Morzinplatz / Schwedenplatz (city center)
Vienna International Airport --> Vienna Meidling --> Vienna Westbahnhof
Vienna International Airport --> Kaisermühlen-Kagran
Operation time: round the clock
Time intervals: every 30-60 minutes in the daytime
Transfer time: 20-45 minutes
Fare: single ticket EUR 8,-, return ticket EUR 13,-
Vienna International Airport --> Vienna International Busterminal Erdberg
Operation time: approx. 05.00 a.m. - 00.30 a.m.
Time intervals: every 30-90 minutes
Transfer time: 15 minutes
Fare: single ticket EUR 5,-
S7 train to the city center (Wien-Mitte / Landstrasse, Rennweg)
Wien-Mitte/Landstrasse - Airport: 04.31 a.m. - 11.46 p.m.
Airport - Wien-Mitte/Landstrasse: 04.54 a.m. - 00.18 a.m.
Time interval: variies, during the daytime every 30 minutes
Transfer time: 25 minutes to Wien-Mitte / Landstrasse
Fare: single ticket EUR 4.20
Transfer time: 20-45 minutes to the city center
Fare: approx. EUR 36,-
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