Austria destination information

All you need to know before visiting Austria

Austria summary

Austria is a small country with around 9M Austrian. Official language is German. Austria uses metric system (kilograms, centimeters, °C). Time zone is UTC+01:00 with daylight saving time. Currency used in Austria is Euro (EUR).

🎫 Border Rank #️⃣ 86
🗺️ Passport Rank #️⃣ 31

ATMs in Austria are Very common. Internet speed in Austria is on average 12.3 Mbps. In Austria you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick).

🏙️ Vienna
🗣️ German
👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 9M ☀️ ~6 °C 🌧 ~95 mm 👍 Developed 🚩 84k km2 (32k mi²)
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Socket 🔌

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

Languages 🗣️

  • German


Currency 💱

1 EUR = 1.1 USD

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.

ATM 🏧🏦

Very common

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.

Card 💳

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.


Mobile Phone 📱

Austria uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900 and GSM 1800.

Roaming 🌐

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.

Emergency Calls 🚨

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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 .

international: + 43 1 1234567
calling local: 01 1234567

Internet connection

Internet Speed 💯

Internet speed in Austria is on average 12.3 Mbps.

Wifi 📡

WiFi coverage in Austria is very high. Most hotels, hostels, cafes, restaurants and bars have it.

SIM Card #️⃣

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.


Rules 🚗

In Austria you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick).

Limits 🚦

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.


Temperature 🌡️

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