Unsurprisingly, Vienna airport is not located next door to the winter palace, alongside the inner city ring road. It’s about 20 km outside.
If you’re worried about waking bleary-eyed for an early trip to the airport, here are your two main options for nearby accommodation.
1. Anywhere in Vienna
I’m not being facetious: you can get to the airport quite quickly from many hotels in the city itself.
For example, outside of peak traffic times, you may be just 20+ minutes away by taxi. And the CAT express train from Vienna takes about 16 minutes.
For tips and more detailed information on getting to the airport from the city, see this article.
2. Walking distance
As far as I know there is only one hotel within walking distance of the airport.
The NH Wien Airport* is a 4-star hotel and part of the international NH hotel chain, which has another four properties in the city. (If you’re wondering, “Wien” is German for “Vienna”).
What’s great, of course, is it’s slap bang in the middle of the airport grounds – just around 200 meters outside arrivals – so very convenient.
3. Other nearby hotels
OK, a third option.
There are some places to stay nearer the airport and outside the city, though I’m not sure how much time they actually save given the speed of transit links between the two locations.
These hotels, etc. are perhaps more of interest if you want to visit Vienna, but avoid “big city prices”. Booking.com has a list* (sort by “distance from airport”).
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