Flying to Austria from Ireland & UK airports

Flying to Austria from regional airports.

Flying to Austria. These flights go to the Austrian cities of Innsbruck, Salzburg, Linz, ViennaGraz & Klagenfurt.

You can also fly to Austria via Munich in Germany, Bratislava in Slovakia and Prague in Czech Republic.

For more information about the airports click on the text links.

Flying to Austria and Airlines

Flying to Austria: Many Clients enquire about flights to Austria, and although most scheduled flights are from the Major UK airports, particularly London and also Dublin in Ireland. You will find that most regional airports also fly to Austria…even if only once a week as a charter flight. It is worthwhile to check with your local airport in the UK or Ireland.

We have put on our Flights page the operators and links so you can get as much information as possible on getting to Austria from an airport near you. Remember that regional flights operate at only certain times of year, such as the winter ski season and can have more choice of flights than summer.

This is when you might need to consider flying from London airports.There are quite a few choices and we hope that there is an option to help you get the flight, at the price you like, to Austria. Whichever you choose, we hope that you enjoy a stay in Austria..we feel it is well worth the travelling to get here.

It can sometimes be worth considering flying to Munich in Germany, this has direct train and motorway routes to Salzburg and Innsbruck. Also prices can be a little better and maybe choice of date or flight days may suit your own needs better. The train station is directly at the airport….you go down the escalator at the airport and there it is!!  There are regular trains to Salzburg, Innsbruck and Vienna.

 


Austrian Airlines fly from London Heathrow and Manchester to: Vienna and other Austrian airports

Austria’s National airline is a very good service, they fly to every city in Austria using Vienna as a hub. They have around 5/6 flights per day to Vienna.

Austrian’s Red Ticket offers include: Free on board Catering and Free Baggage!!

Aer Lingus fly from Dublin to:  Vienna and Munich

Ireland’s National airline, good service and fair prices.

British Airways fly from London to: Innsbruck, Salzburg and Vienna

Based at London, the UK’s National airline and very good service and value. It can be quite an eye opener to discover that some of their flights (with better baggage allowance and a meal) work out cheaper than the ‘No Frills’ airlines

BMI fly from Aberdeen, Bristol, East Midlands, Newcastle, Norwich to: Munich

Flybe are based in Devon, and fly from many UK airports, such as Belfast. Bristol, London and northern airports.

Jet 2, fly from Edinburgh, East Midlands, Leeds, Manchester to:  Salzburg

They also fly from Belfast, Edinburgh, Leeds Bradford, Manchester and Newcastle to: Vienna

Jet2 are a great option if you live in the north of England or Scotland.

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Easy Jet fly from London airports, Bristol and Manchester to: Vienna & Innsbruck. Also they fly London Edinburgh & Manchester to Munich which is only a few hours by train or car to Austria.

Easy Jet fly from Bristol, Liverpool and London Gatwick to:  Salzburg & Innsbruck

Easy Jet are a good schedule service and pretty keen on price. We liked the fact that they fly from Bristol, particularly as our UK office is in Devon!

German Wings fly from Edinburgh, Heathrow, Stansted and Manchester to: Klagenfurt

They fly from Birmingham, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Heathrow, Stansted, Manchester and Newcastle to: Vienna

And they fly from Edinburgh, Heathrow and Stansted to: Salzburg

Lufthansa fly from London to:  Graz, Innsbruck, Klagenfurt, Linz, Salzburg and Vienna.

Lufthansa is Germany’s National airline and with good connections to Austria from many UK airports using Frankfurt and Munich as hubs .

Ryanair fly from Stansted to: Salzburg and Linz

They also fly from Dublin to Bratislava, Venice and : Salzburg

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Flying to Austria. It is good to have information on your destination airport.

We have put the links to the various airports in Austria, then you can check out the facilities before you arrive.

Innsbruck airport  –  Salzburg airport  –  Vienna airport  –  Graz airport  –  Klagenfurt airport  –  Linz airport



Airports

Flying to Austria: Some airports – including Bristol, Liverpool and Luton – charge for the privilege of using the ‘fast track’ security lane.

Many also make a tidy sum out of selling resealable, transparent plastic bags to put liquids in to carry through security –

WHAT TO DO: Get to the airport in good time, and buy the bags from your supermarket, where they’ll cost about a quarter of the price.

Hotels

Being charged extra at hotels for breakfast, and for VAT and other taxes, can get me worked up.

But what makes my blood boil more than anything else is paying through the nose for internet access.

From my experience, the more you’ve paid for your room, the more likely it is that you’ll have to pay extra to go online.

I’ve just checked internet rates at a couple of five-star hotels in London, and 24 hours’ access will cost me more than my monthly connection at home.

WHAT TO DO: Check what is and isn’t included when you book – and if you’re threatened with an extra charge for wi-fi, march off to a nearby cafe, where the chances are it will be free.

Car hire

Rental firms often try to persuade you when you pick up the car to upgrade to more comprehensive insurance that reduces the ‘excess’ (the amount you have to pay if there’s damage to the vehicle) to zero.

Excesses on car rentals are often hundreds of pounds. But you can pay as much as £10 a day for the additional cover.

My other big bugbear is petrol. Many firms insist you pay for a full tank, and expect you to return it empty (which is impossible), or charge up to 40% more than pump prices if you’re supposed to return with a full tank and don’t.

WHAT TO DO: Buy in advance a much better-value stand-alone excess waiver policy.

If given a choice, opt to be allowed to return the car with a full tank of petrol uncharged – and before setting off, establish where the nearest petrol station is to the rental depot to refuel at the end of your trip.

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