Vienna: Ticket Price Hike

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We can’t imagine an inefficient Viennese transportation system. Not only do buses, trains, and trams arrive and depart more or less at the expected time, passengers can also map out their itinerary using suggested routes and means of transport via Wiener Linien online.

Recently, the government of Vienna announced that they will increase the prices of tickets along with the parking ticket charges, much to the anger of the opposing political parties and people on the street.

According to Verkehrsverbund Ost Region, the company that manages transportation in eastern and southern parts of Austria, increased ticket prices only make sense. For the last five years ticket prices have remained more or less stable, while vast investments in security and quality have been made. Case in point: last year the U1 metro line was extended five stations, to Leopoldau.

On June 1, the new tariffs will take effect. The price of a single journey purchased in advance will increase from €1.50 to €1.70. A complete list of fare hikes can be seen here.

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  • Geoff Moore says:

    I have to congratulate Wiener Linien for being very fair with a refund.

    As a fairly regular visitor to Vienna we normally buy the 8 day tickets which we can then both use stamping two tickets every day for unlimited travel around the whole city.

    Having found some tickets from the previous year with some unused sections we asked at their Praterstern office if we could still use them.

    They said sorry but they could refund the outstanding amounts on the unused tickets and then use it to help purchase new tickets which we did.

    Very impressed with that, well done…Wiener Linien!

    Geoff Moore
    Editor http://www.thetraveltrunk.net

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