Location and directions

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

How to reach the Hofburg Palace

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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 (650m from destination).
  • Trams: 1, 2, D and 71, alight at Burgring (600m from destination).
  • Bus: 1A (450m from destination) and 2A (650m from destination), 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.

You can plan your journey by using the Planning Your Journey tool from Wiener Linien.

Arriving by train

  • Vienna Hauptbahnhof has excellent and most frequent train schedules from all European destinations.
  • 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 City Airport Train (CAT): In only 16 minutes from the airport to "Wien Mitte" (Vienna Centre).
  • 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.

Information for participants with disabilities

Please note that the Hofburg is accessible for disabled guests. Read more (in German) →


Imperial Palace (Hofburg)
1010 Vienna, Austria

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


Related information

✜ Hofburg House Rules

Hofburg Palace Plan