Austria is part of Europe with capital at Vienna. Official language is German. Austria uses metric system (kilograms, centimeters, °C). Time zone is UTC+01:00 with daylight saving time. Find travel information like languages spoken, calling, sim cards, ATM, cards used, currencies used etc.
💱 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.
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.
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 €5.74, 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 .
Austria uses 230V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type C and Type F.
🛣️ 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.