Before we brave the roads of Vienna, it’s worth mentioning that the public transport system here is cheap, fast, efficient, reliable and regular. So once you’re in Vienna it often makes sense to switch to trams, buses and subways.
As a driver in a strange and foreign city, you’ll want to familiarise yourself with local safety regulations, driving rules etc. The Austrian government provides a lot of this information in English, and below are selected tips – with explanatory photos – from an experienced local driver:
Learn about local speed limits (which aren’t always displayed on signs) and how people coming from German autobahns are helping fight the Austrian national debt.
Discover how the motorway toll system works – most city roads are free to use, naturally, but there’s a motorway/freeway toll in Vienna (and Austria).
Get ten bonus tips to help make driving around Vienna a little pleasanter.