Austria international travel guide in 2023
Austria is part of Europe with main city at Vienna. It's usually 🌤️ 5.71 °C in Austria with a rainfall of 🌧 89.68 mm. Tipping is quite common in Austria and it's good etiquette to leave one. Internet speed in Austria is on average 12.3 Mbps. In Austria you drive on the right side. Its Developed country with a population of 9M people. The main currency is Euro. The languages spoken are German. Automatic teller machines are very common in Austria. Current travel safety advice is Exercise normal safety precautions. Get other useful information like socket plugs, SIM cards and emergency numbers.
👍 Developed 🌤️ ~5.71 °C 🌧 ~89.68 mm 👨👩👦👦 9M people
🛡️ Travel safety
Exercise normal safety precautions
We've removed advice about a heightened threat of terrorist attack against places of worship in Vienna. We continue to advise to exercise normal safety precautions in Austria and be alert to your surroundings. See 'Safety'. We advise: Exercise normal safety precautions in Austria.
Austria uses 230V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type C and Type F.
The languages that are typically spoken are German
💱 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 .
🛣️ 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.
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