Flights to Vienna: Flights from UK to Austria
Flights to Vienna from which airports in the UK?
Austria's historic capital has been attracting British tourists for years, though the number of passengers being welcomed by its international airport has greatly increased since the emergence of low-cost flights across the continent.
At present, it is possible to fly directly to Vienna from a number of UK airports, thereby allowing passengers to benefit from both convenience and competitive airline ticket prices.
Travellers wishing to head to the Austrian capital from its British counterpart can take a direct flight from one of London Heathrow, Luton or Stansted airports.
At the same time, direct flights to Vienna are also available from Manchester.
Airlines flying to Vienna from the UK
Vienna International serves as the operational hub for the country's national carrier, Austrian Airlines.
Among the numerous national and international flights offered by the carrier, it operates regular services to London.
This route is also offered by its UK counterpart, British Airways, while the competitiveness of airline ticket prices between the two capitals is further helped by low-cost airlines easyJet and Air Sylhet, both of which fly out of London.
Austria-based Air Sylhet also operates direct cheap flights to Vienna from Manchester Airport.
Where is Vienna in Austria?
Austria's capital and largest city is located in the far east of the country – indeed it is more easterly than Prague.
Also serving as the country's financial and political centre, Vienna is one of Europe's top tourist destinations, while it also ranks highly in regular surveys polling the quality of life offered by global cities.
With flight times between the UK and Vienna lasting just over two hours, stop-overs are not offered by any of the airlines.
Some travellers may wish, however, to use Vienna as a jumping-off point to explore the rest of central Europe, with many flying home from Prague or Budapest.
Things to see and do in Vienna
Designated a World Heritage Site, Vienna is a veritable treasure trove for history lovers, culture vultures or any traveller looking for a fascinating and affordable city break.
Highlights within the historic centre include acclaimed museums such as the Leopold, Belvedere and Albertina, all of which are located within walking distance of most of the best hotels.
Aside from the architectural wonders, visitors may want to take in a performance at the Burgtheatre – though tickets for the world-famous Vienna Boys Choir or for some of the Mozart-themed concerts can often be hard to get hold of – or else watch the marching Lipizzaner horses at the Hofreitschule.
Other attractions include the massive Tiergarten zoo and the numerous chic bars and restaurants dotted in between hotels catering for all budgets, while just a short distance from the city centre, the imperial palaces of Hofburg and Schonbrunn give a fascinating insight into the glory days of the Austrian Empire.