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.
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!!
Ireland’s National airline, good service and fair prices.
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
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!
They fly from Birmingham, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Heathrow, Stansted, Manchester and Newcastle to: Vienna
And they fly from Edinburgh, Heathrow and Stansted to: Salzburg
They also fly from Dublin to Bratislava, Venice and : Salzburg
We have put the links to the various airports in Austria, then you can check out the facilities before you arrive.
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.
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.
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.