Aer Lingus offers service between Chicago and Vienna. Fly from Chicago to Vienna with Aer Lingus and look forward to an Irish welcome on board.
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The total flight time from Chicago to Vienna is approximately 10 hours and 55 minutes. The total distance is 4682 miles/7536 km.
Vienna is Austria's capital, largest city, and one of the country's nine states. Vienna provides a charming mix of imperial traditions, music, and charm. The plethora of Baroque structures that characterise Vienna's cityscape were predominantly built during the reigns of Empress Maria Theresia (1740-1780) and Franz Joseph (1848-1916), who was significantly responsible for the city's monumental architecture. There are plenty of things to see and try. Our top sites are listed below:
Hofburg:: For more than six centuries, the Habsburg was the formal house of every Austrian ruler since 1275. It is undoubtedly the most historically significant of Vienna's palaces. This complex has multiple structures from various periods, featuring architectural flourishes from the Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, and Rococo traditions. The oldest part of the complex, the Royal Chapel (Burgkapelle) dates from the 13th century. It is the official residence of the Austrian President. There are locations inside Hofburg like Franz Joseph Apartments, Empress Elisabeth Apartments & Sisi Museum that are worth paying the visit.
St. Stephen's Cathedral: St. Stephen's Cathedral is the most popular attraction in Vienna. With its 137-metre-high spire and richly decorated roof, it's the city's most important Gothic edifice and represents eight centuries of architectural history. When you enter the cathedral you will observe a romanesque giant's door constructed in 1443. Bishop's Gate & Singer Gate dates back to the early 14th century. The St. Stephen's Cathedral is worth the visit, and a variety of English language guided tours of St. Stephen's Cathedral are available.
Vienna Zoo: The Schönbrunn Zoo was established during Emperor Francis I's time. Founded in 1752 it's the oldest continually operating zoo in the world. The zoo hosts more than 750 species which includes giant pandas. Schönbrunn Zoo is worth paying your visit.
Vienna International airport (VIE) is located around 18km from the city centre. It takes anything between 15 min to 20 min to get to the city centre. There are many choices available to you:
Taxi: Taxis are available at the airport. It's the most convenient way to reach the city centre. The journey is about 18kms and takes 20 minutes to reach downtown area, and the fare will be approximately €36
Bus: There are buses available at the Vienna International airport to take you to Schwedenplatz bus station. The service runs every 30 minutes, every day of the week. The journey to the city centre takes approximately 22 minutes and will cost you only €3.
Trains: This is an easy and fast way of getting to the city centre. The train station of the city centre is called Wien Mitte. Two different trains head there from the airport. The public train i.e. Schnellbahn S7 takes around 25 minutes and costs you around €3.9. City Airport Train (CAT) is a direct line to Wien Mitte station. It takes around 16 min and costs €12.
U.S. Citizens don't need to obtain an Austrian visa when travelling to Austria for up to 90 days for tourism and business purposes. However, US nationals are required to hold a US passport, which should be valid for at least 3 months beyond the period of their stay in Austria. For more information please visit Aer Lingus Passport and Visas.
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