See the capital of Austria by open-top double decker bus. Big Bus Vienna lets you explore 2 routes for 1 to 3 days.

• Visit Schönbrunn Palace, Donauturm and more.

• Choose a Classic, Premium or Deluxe ticket.

• Present your ticket to the driver at any bus stop.

• Use it on any day 6 months from date of purchase.

Details

About The Big Bus Vienna Tour:

Sink through the layers of Vienna's long and cultured history aboard the Big Bus sightseeing tour. Come and go as much as you please between 20+ hop-on hop-off stops ranging from Schönbrunn Palace with its Habsburg opulence to the modernist summit of Donauturm.

Big Bus Vienna tickets come in three varieties: Classic, Premium and Deluxe. See what's included on each in the box to the right. Riders can also enjoy recorded commentary in 12 languages, a free reward booklet, and a complimentary tour map.

Details regarding the tour itinerary, cruises, walking tours and night tour are listed further down.


Season:

  • All Year Round, Daily.

Commentary:

  • Digital Audio: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese, Polish, Hungarian, Japanese, Hindi and Russian.

Tour Times / Frequency:

  • Red Route | Summer: 09:30 to 18:00, every 15-20 minutes.
  • Red Route | Winter: 09:30 to 16:30, every 20-30 minutes.
  • Blue Route | Summer: 10:00 to 17:00, every 20-30 minutes.
  • Blue Route | Winter: 09:30 to 16:30, every 30 minutes.

Departure Points:

Duration:

  • Red Route: 1 Hour 40 Minutes.
  • Blue Route: 1 Hour 25 Minutes.

Tour Facilities:

  • Wheelchair Accessible Buses.
  • Free On-Board Wi-Fi.
  • Complimentary Guide Map.
  • Free Mobile App (Downloadable On Bus).

Tour Itinerary:

Big Bus Vienna offer visitors to the Austrian capital unlimited hop-on hop-off travel during operational hours. There's two routes to explore, a blue one that runs west of the city centre towards Schönbrunn Palace, and a red one that crosses the Danube River on its way to Danube Island.

Blue Route:

The blue sightseeing route is the one to take if you're fascinated by Vienna's Habsburg heritage and its finest Baroque palaces.

In addition to Schönbrunn Palace and Gardens (stop 5) you can also hop-off at the Arsenal (stop 7), a former military complex that is now the site of Vienna's Museum of Military History and Schweizergarten.

Continue a short distance further up the route to find Belvedere Palace, a former summer residence built for Prince Eugene of Savoy. Today it houses the Belvedere Museum, an institution currently displaying the largest collection of medieval and modern Austrian art. Right next to palace you'll also find the Botanical Garden of the University of Vienna.

| 8 Stops:

  • 1) Museums / Hofburg (Burgring 7).
  • 2) House of Music / Haus der Musik (Schwarzenbergstraße 9).
  • 3) Haus des Meeres / Aqua Terra Zoo (Gumpendorferstraße 36-38).
  • 4) Mariahilfer Strasse / Ibis Hotel (Mariahilfer Gürtel 22-24).
  • 5) Schönbrunn Palace / Schloss Schönbrunn (Schönbrunner Schloss Straße 52).
  • 6) Hauptbahnhof / Main Train Station (Am Hauptbahnhof 1).
  • 7) Arsenal (Arsenal Objekt 1).
  • 8) Belvedere (Prinz Eugen Straße 27).
  • 1) Museums / Hofburg (Burgring 7).

Red Route:

The red sightseeing route has its initial departure point just outside the Vienna State Opera House. From here it does a north-easterly circuit around the city centre, encountering attractions such as the Natural History and Sigmund Freud Museums as it goes, before crossing the Danube toward Danube Tower. Spend some time savouring the view from the tower's 252 meter high observation deck before rolling back into the city centre.

| 17 Stops:

  • 1) Opera / Oper (Walfischgasse 2).
  • 2) House of Music / Haus der Musik (Schwarzenbergstraße 6).
  • 3) Museums Quartier / Mariahilfer Strasse (Babenbergerstraße 9).
  • 4) Museums / Hofburg (Burgring 7).
  • 5) Rathaus / City Hall (Rathausplatz 5).
  • 6) Votive church / Votivkirche (Straße des achten Mai).
  • 7) Karmeliter Market (Leopoldgasse 49).
  • 8) Augarten (Obere Augarten Straße 5).
  • 9) Prater (Ausstellungsstraße 4).
  • 10) Blue Danube / Cruises* (Handelskai 265).
  • 11) Danube Tower / Donauturm (Donauturmstraße 9).
  • 12) Old Danube / Alte Donau (Arbeiterstrandbadstraße 130).
  • 13) UNO City / DC Tower (Wagramer Straße 5-9).
  • 14) Danube Island / Donau Insel* (Reichsbrücke).
  • 15) Praterstern - Train Station* (Praterstern 5).
  • 16) Schwedenplatz / Danube Canal - River Cruise (Taborstraße 1-3).
  • 17) Stadtpark (Parkring 12A).
  • 1) Opera / Oper (Walfischgasse 2).

*Out of service during winter season - until end of March 2018.


City Walking Tour:

This special walking tour is also available to all general ticket holders. Departing from the State Opera at 11:30* you'll be taken around some of the finest landmarks associated with the House of Habsburg.

Visit Hofburg Imperial Palace, the spectacular Spanish Riding School, Heldenplatz and Capuchin’s Crypt (burial place of its principle members). Along the way your guide will mix in a bit of Vienna's musical legacy, pointing out monuments and recounting the history of renowned composers from Mozart to Strauss. This tour lasts around 1 to 1.5 Hours.

*This tour features additional German language departures at 13:30 every Friday, Saturday and Sunday.


Night Bus Tour:

Holders of Premium and Deluxe tickets can take part in a guided night bus tour that departs every day from stop 1 at 18:00. It lasts approximately 1 hour and includes a radial circuit of the city centre, Prater and the Blue Danube.


Danube River Cruise:

Deluxe Big Bus Vienna tickets include a free river Danube sightseeing cruise. These cruises last between 1.5 to 2 hours. Before boarding be sure to exchange your deluxe ticket voucher with the Big Bus staff at any stop. You should then take their ticket to the DDSG River Cruise Office, where you will receive a river cruise pass.

Cruises depart from from Schwedenplatz (stop 16) at 11:00, 12:30, 14:30 and 16:00.

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Helpful ticket usage instructions are listed below.

Important Information & Usage instructions

Print off the ticket voucher you receive from this site and present it to a member of the Big Bus Vienna tour staff at any stop (see map in Downloads Tab).

Your tickets are usable on any day 6 months from date of purchase.

NOTE:

• Adult tickets aged 16+ years.

• Child tickets aged 5-15 years | Those aged 4 years and under travel free.