Austria travel advice, temperature, rainfall, SIM cards, ATM and road rules

Austria 🇦🇹

Austria is part of Europe with main city at Vienna. Its Developed country with a population of 9M people. The main currency is Euro. The languages spoken are German. the Republic of Austria is the formal name of Austria It is adviced to Exercise normal safety precautions Get useful information like travel advice, temperatures, rainfall, socket plugs, languages spoken, SIM cards, ATM, currencies, road rules and emergency numbers.
👍 Developed   🌤️ ~7.32 °C   🌧 ~83.99 mm  👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 9M people

Advice

⚠️ Travel advice

Exercise normal safety precautions

We've reviewed our travel advice for Austria.  We haven't changed the level – exercise normal safety precautions in Austria.

issued date: November 29, 2018

Weather

🌤️ Temperature

🌧 Rainfall

General

🔌 Sockets

Austria uses 230V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type C and Type F.

🌐 Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are German

Money

💱 Currencies Used

Austria uses the euro (symbol: €), code EUR.Banknotes come in denominations of 500, 200, 100, 50, 20, 10 and 5 euros. Euro is subdivided into 100 cents. Coins come in denominations of 2 and 1 euros and 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 cents.

💳 Cards

Widely accepted Credit cards are widely accepted within Austria (at hotels, shops, and restaurants, travel agencies, car-rental agencies etc.). Visa, MasterCard and Maestro are the most widely accepted. American Express is less common. Diners Club is pretty rare. Discover, JCB, UnionPay and RuPay are unknown.

🏧 ATMs

Automatic teller machines are very common in Austria. You can find them in both large & small cities, tourist areas etc.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.

💁‍♂️ Tipping

Expected to tip Tipping is quite common in Austria and it's good etiquette to leave one. How much money you leave depends on the service and how happy you were with it. Receipts usually include a service charge.

Calling

📡 Internet

Internet speed in Austria is on average 12.3 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Austria is very high. Most hotels, hostels, cafes, restaurants and bars have it.

📱 Phones

You can buy a SIM card for about €5.64, which includes 1 GB of data plan. You can choose from 3 telecoms: 3 (Drei), A1 or T-Mobile. Austria uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900 and GSM 1800. If you don't want to buy SIM card in Austria upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

📞 Calling

To call Austria, dial +, then 43 (the country code for Austria), then the area code (without the initial 0) and the local number. For local calls within Austria, start with the area code (with the initial 0). In the case above area code is 1 .

Driving

🛣️ Road rules

In Austria you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick). Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 100 km/h (62 mph) on undivided highways, 100 km/h (62 mph) on expressways, 130 km/h (80 mph) on motorways, 30 km/h (18 mph) in residential areas and 50 km/h (31 mph) in all built-up areas. Right turn on red lights is strictly forbidden unless an additional green semaphore arrow allows it. It is illegal to drive with blood alcohol content higher than 0.05%.

🚦 On the road

Road assistance is available at 120 (ÖAMTC) or 123 (ARBÖ). For general news on Austria's traffic use Asfinag, Traffic and Radar Hotline or OAMTC. For news on Austria’s motorways and tolls use Asfinag. Most popular petrol stations in Austria are Eni, Shell, Aral, Total, Jet, OMV, Esso and BP. Petrol (unleaded) gas options are called SuperPlus (98), benziner or EuroSuper (95). Petrol costs about €1.12 per liter.Diesel option is called diesel.

🆘 Emergency

Police

100

Ambulance

911

Fire department

911

Last updated: October 8, 2019