Book your Vienna Pass before you travel and save sightseeing time when you’re out and about in the Austrian capital. With a range of durations from one to six days, the pass gives you entry to some 60 attractions within your chosen time scale. Select your pass online, then plan out your visit to include sights such as the Giant Ferris Wheel and Schönbrunn Palace. Even better: You can use an included hop-on hop-off bus to get around town.
Choose from a range of durations to suit your Vienna sightseeing schedule
Learn about Vienna as you explore with audio-guided hop-on hop-off transport
Save time at admission desks with prebooked entry to 60 attractions in Vienna
Make use of an included guidebook to plan your visit to the Austrian capital
I purchased this for our honeymoon so we could visit the entire city of Vienna in the short timeframe that we were there. The idea that we could skip the lines (or at least be expedited toward the front) was very appealing, even it is costed a little more money than we typically would be able to pay. Unfortunately, this was not the case. The most important thing that we wanted to see was the Schonbrunn Palace, not just the outside, but the tour. We started the day making the 20 minute trip to the Palace only to find out that the passes themselves had to be picked up in a completely different place 15 minutes away. By the time we made our way down to pick up the passes and then back to the Schonbrunn Palace (11:00 in the morning), the tours of the Palace itself had all been booked for the day. While there were very long lines of people without the Vienna Pass, we were under the impression that we would be able to skip the lines (as advertised), but this was NOT the case. After asking several employees what could be done, every one of them stated there was nothing they could do. Not a single person even attempted to help us, but instead only said that we could come back in the morning and try to schedule a tour for the next day. Unfortunately, we did not have another day in Vienna to do this. While this was the main issue that we had during this adventure, the buses were very inconsistent with the schedules posted. I understand that each route is different and issues can come up, at one point, we waited 40 minutes for a bus to pick us up on the yellow route, all-the-while having 4-5 buses on the red line passed the same route. While I typically have positive things to say about these types of attractions, I, unfortunately, did not have a positive experience with this particular one.
I bought the 2 day pass. You need to plan which attractions you’ll visit ahead. Getting from one stop to another takes up quite some time on different lines. Make sure you’re in time to return to your stop before the last bus.
I've done the hop-on hop-off ticket twice now, and am still not convinced that it is worth it. You cannot possibly see everything in Vienna in 4 days. We took the two day ticket, thinking that we'd go back on our final day to see something we glossed over quickly. I think you need to be very organized to make these tickets make value-sense. Otherwise, you are better off just picking the sites you want to see and pay for them at the door
The ticket pick up process is not really flexible. We were already running short of time for 48 hours...when we arrived the palace stop the next morning, the tour guider insisted that we would need to go back to the subway station to exchange the ticket even though we had the print out and all documents. We lost the full morning sun. There should be an easy ticket pick up at the spot every bus stop. Also there were no ferries Wheel or Danube tower due to renovation.
The price is well worth the costs of the places you could get into. The only problem is time to do all the things.
Please note that you have to print the voucher but if you didn’t, the tellers in the pick-up counter are very helpful so you could email them the vouchers for them to check.
Very good value and if planned properly it's possible to see virtually all of the sights Vienna has to offer. We took a 2-day ticket and had free entry to almost every place except the Opera House. Highly recommended.