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About Linz Airport

Blue Danube Airport is also known as Linz Airport and is an international airport located near Linz which is Austria's third largest city. Blue Danube Airport is frequently used by those who want to travel to Europe for a holiday and was built in 1925. After 1938, the airport was moved to Horsching and today, continues to service in the Linz region. The airport is used by more than 200 thousand passengers every year and a new terminal is planned to be completed in 2022.

Getting to the City Center from Linz Airport

Linz, third largest and one of the most modern cities of Austria, is also a major transport hub. The public transport in Linz is quite developed and modern. The vast majority of public transportation is provided by trams and buses. Trains serve in the city; they can also be used for excursions outside the city. Taxi and car rental services are also popular in the city, because as long as it is affordable, many local and foreign tourists prefer a faster transportation option.

If you come from another country or from another city in Austria, there is also access to the city of Linz via the Danube River. There is a system called Linz Card which can be used on buses and trams, and thanks to this card you get free access to many museums. The fee you need to pay to use Linz Card for one day is 18 Euros and 30 euros for 3 days use as of today.

If the passengers are between the ages of 6-14, these charges are 15 Euros and 25 Euros respectively. At the same time, all students up to the age of 26 can benefit from these discounts. The Linz City Express service offers very convenient options for touring the city. There are also locals and many foreign tourists who prefer cycling in Linz, because urban roads are very convenient, modern and well-maintained. It is possible to get to the center From Linz Airport quickly by train, tram and bus. Apart from that, you can benefit from taxi and car rental services as well as private and free shuttle buses and airport transfer service.

For more information about airport transfer service, please visit www.flughofentransfer.net. This service provides transportation with cars with a 8-10 passenger capacity or regular taxi cars. If you wish you can make a reservation for a single taxi car for an individual journey, or for a minibus if you are a crowded group. Another name for Linz Airport shuttle services is the Airport Shuttle service. As it is a service offered by Blue Danube (Linz) Airport, you automatically get a 15% discount when you use this service.

Train

Linz's main railway station is located in the Hauptbahnhof district. Linz Airport's free shuttle buses operate between the airport and this train station. There is a walkable distance between the railway station and Linz city center. So if you take this shuttle bus from the airport, you can go to the train stations and take a train that go to the nearby cities, and reach the city center free of charge.

Bus

The bus from the Linz Airport to the city center is the most popular and economical option. Although not as fast as taxis, the buses, which are quite inexpensive, provide transportation service to many points of the city. Shuttleceskykrumlov.com offers services from Linz-Salzburg / Hallstaff / Vienna / Cesky Krumlov via a private car or minibus. The distance between Linz and Cesky Krumlov is 420 kilometers and it costs 19 Euros, according to the most updated data. There are also private shuttle buses leaving the Linz Airport terminal immediately. These buses are free of charge and provide transportation between the airport and Linz Train Station.

Since the train station is also very close to the city center, it is quite practical to reach the city center after walking a short distance after getting off the shuttle bus. As far as city buses are concerned, bus number 601 is only operating between Linz city center and the airport. This journey lasts for an average of 19 minutes and the fare for a one-way ticket is about 3.10 Euros, according to the most recent data. If you want to buy a daily card you need to pay 6.20 Euros.

Tram

Another public transportation vehicle that is as popular as buses is the red-colored Linz tram. The line 1 of the tram, which has 4 different routes in total, is running between Auwiesen and University; Line 2 is running between Solarcity-University and Line 3 provides transportation between the Main Station and Bergbahnhof Urfahr. There is a tourist information office in this area which is called Main Square, the center of the city. You can step into this office and obtain a map showing the routes of means of public transportation in the city, thus facilitate your transportation around the city. You can also have the most up-to-date information about tickets and other transportation related issues.

There are trams to and from Linz Airport and Hauptplatz, a central district of Linz, that take off every 30 minutes.

All trams are operating from 06.00 to 22.00 on weekdays, and between 07.30 and 22.00 during weekends. Only the tram signs at the Hauptbahnhof are underground. Others stand in places where you can see easily. So you can easily find your way as long as you follow the tram signs.

Trams 1 and 2 go directly to Hauptplatz. It is possible to get your tickets from the vending machines. You can also see bus routes on a map where tram routes are clearly visible. Since these two main means of transportation are interconnected, you can go quickly and comfortably to any point in the city with up to two transfers.

Taxi

Another quick option to get to the city center from Linz Airport is the taxi, which is quite reasonable as long as you can bargain. You can reach AST Anruf Sammel Taxi which is one of the most affordable taxi companies in Linz at +43 737 661 266. Some of the most affordable taxi companies that provide transportation from the Linz Airport to the city center and other places are Willy's Reisen (0732341095), Taxi Vondrak (07221731410), Taxi Pöstinger (06643558999), Taxi Zitta (0722970100), Taxi Jakober (0722970100) and Taxi Haas (072269296). The cost of a taxi journey from Linz Airport to Linz train station is approximately 29 Euros; and the cost of a taxi journey between Linz airport and Linz city center is about 35 Euros. It costs about 48 Euros to go to the famous city of Wels, very close to Linz, by taxi from Linz Airport.

Car Rental

All you have to do to come to Linz with a car from Vienna, Salzburg and Munich is to use the A1 motorway. To go to the south of Austria, for example, you need to use the Grez (Styria) and Klagenfurt (Carinthia) A9 motorway. You can rent your car at a much more affordable price if you search the internet for car rental companies located at the arrival terminal of the airport and make your pre-reservation. From Linz Airport it is possible to get to the city center in about 15-20 minutes by car.

Last Updated: 28 Jun 2017
Getting to Linz Airport from the City Center

It is quite comfortable to reach the Linz Airport by bus or trams from the city. In many parts of the city you are likely to encounter taxi and car rental services. Therefore, if you are concerned about the urgency of your transportation, using these services will save you more time. Trams and buses, basic means of public transport in the city, are the most preferred means of transport to the airport.

Train

In Linz, which has a central railway station from where Austria's main railway lines pass through, trains are very popular and affordable. Linz is directly connected to the cities of Vienna and Salzburg thanks to the train station. There are also daily connections to other major European countries' capitals.

Ticket prices that you pay for transport by train are rather low. The simplest example is to go from Linz to Hörsching by train; it costs only 2.30 Euros. Apart from that, there are direct train services from Vienna Airport to Linz.

Bus

There are buses that run between Linz Airport and Linz city center. Buses are not working on Sundays. Apart from that, your journey lasts about 20 minutes on average and the fare is only 2.70 Euros as of 2015. It is also very convenient to reach the airport from Linz city center by using the tram and transferring to bus.

Tram

The tram, which is operated by Linz Municipality, meets a great need for transportation in the city of Linz. This tram system, which has been in operation since 1880, is perhaps one of the oldest tram systems in the world. There are 4 basic lines in total and the routes are connected with city buses. You are likely to go every point of the city of Linz in a short time and for fair prices by trams and buses making one or two transfers.

The main stops of tram line 1, the first of the 4 major tram lines are Universitat, Rudalfstraße, Hauptplatz, Hauptbahnhof, Simonystraße and Auwiesen. Stops of the tram line 2 are Universitat, Rudalfstraße, Hauptplatz, Hauptbahnhof, Simonystraße, Edelsberg and SolarCity. Stops of the tram line 3 are Landgutstraße, Rudolfstraße, Hauptplatz, Hauptbahnhof and Poblerholz. The main stops of line 50, the last line are Pöstlingberg, Landgutstraße, Rudolfstraße and Hauptplatz.

Taxi

It is possible to come across many taxis in Linz city center. Many of these taxis are actually affiliated to a company. Some of them provide personal transportation services. If you prefer a taxi service that works for a company, you will not be surprised by the fares. You can contact the following companies if you prefer to arrange a taxi to get to the airport from the center of Linz: Taxi 6969 (+437326969), Taxi 2244 (+437322244), Erwin Mayr KEG (+437323344) and Gelbes Funktaxi Linz (+437323344).

Car Rental

Most of the city transportation is provided with buses, trams and trains, so car rental companies are often not needed. However, we recommend that local and foreign tourists who prefer to rent a car make reservations in advance. By renting a car you might travel at a more affordable price with a planned travel.

Airport Information

Another known name for Linz International Airport is "Blue Danube". The airport is located in the Hörsching Municipality and about 14 kilometers southwest of Linz city center. Located outside Linz city, Blue Danube Airport is 14 kilometers from Linz, 20 kilometers from Wels, 40 kilometers from Steyr, 60 kilometers from Gmunden, 81 kilometers from Pussau, 85 kilometers from Cesky Krumlov and 114 kilometers from Budweis.

Heinemann Duty Free Shop, tourist information office, car parks, car rental companies, travel agencies (Fair Travel, Holiday Last Minute, Reisebörse Sab Tours, Tuana Air), free internet access, smoking area, eating and drinking areas (restaurants, cafes and bars), Allgemeine Sparkasse Bank (open between 09.00-12.00 and 14.00-16.30 working hours on weekdays) can be found at the airport. The name of the most famous restaurant at the airport is Sky Gourmet (1st floor). The passenger information desk at the airport is open between 5 am and 11 pm.

Last Updated: 28 Jun 2017

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