Location and directions

Hofburg Palace in Vienna, Austria Hofburg Palace, Vienna, Austria. (Photo: Marcus Rahm/Flickr)

How to reach the Hofburg Palace

Vienna's Imperial Palace, the Hofburg, lies at the centre of Vienna and can best be reached by underground or other public transport.

Public transportation

Public transport lines which take you directly to the Hofburg are:

  • Underground: U3 (orange line), alight at Herrengasse.
  • Trams: 1, 2, D and 71, alight at Burgring.
  • Bus: 1A and 2A, alight at Hofburg.
  • City Airport Train (CAT), the best means of transportation from Vienna Airport to the centre of Vienna.
  • Austrian Federal Railways (German: Österreichische Bundesbahnen (ÖBB)), from Vienna Airport to the city center.

Arriving by train

  • From the Westbahnhof: (Western railway terminal), journey time approximately 15 minutes. Take the eastbound U3 (orange) underground line and alight at Herrengasse.
  • From Meidling: Journey time approximately 25 minutes. Take the U6 (brown) underground line and alight Westbahnhof and change to the eastbound U3 (orange) underground line and alight at Herrengasse.

Arriving by air

Journey time is approximately 60 minutes from the Vienna International Airport by public transport.

  • By metropolitan railway ("Schnellbahn"): Take the S7 line to Wien Mitte, then change to the westbound U3 (orange) underground line and alight at Herrengasse.
  • By airport bus: At the Wien Westbahnhof terminal change to the westbound U3 (orange) underground line and alight at Herrengasse.

Arriving by car

On leaving the Vienna International Airport: Take the A4 motorway heading towards Vienna city centre, then follow signs for the Ring, which takes you directly to the Hofburg.

  • Arriving from the south on the A2 motorway: Head for Vienna city centre until you get to the Opera, then turn onto the Ring which takes you directly to the Hofburg.
  • Arriving from the west on the A1 motorway: Head for Vienna city centre until you get to the Opera, then turn onto the Ring which takes you directly to the Hofburg.

    Taxi, limousine and special transport services

    In case it is not possible to use public transportation, please visit the Taxis in Vienna website for more information.

    Address

    Imperial Palace (Hofburg)
    Heldenplatz
    1010 Vienna, Austria

    Tel. [+43] (1) 587 36 66
    Email: vienna@hofburg.com
    Website: www.hofburg.com/en

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