Using the Flixbus is probably the cheapest option. They offer free Wi-fi, an entertainment portal, restrooms, power outlets and space for your luggage for a budget. You can easily book online or use the Flixbus App.
The international airport Graz Thalerhof (GRZ) is only 12 kilometers away from the city center. You can easily get to the city by bus or train. The bus station is located right in front of the airport, right next to the departure area. The train station is 300 meters away from the terminal and can be easily reached on foot. If you prefer taking a taxi, you’ll find the taxi rank right outside the terminal, next to the arrival area. The airport also offers shuttle transportation service, for more info click the link below.
Quick tip: sometimes it’s better to fly to Vienna airport and take the Flixbus to Graz (Read the section “by bus” for more info).
Bus: Airport -> City Center : Bus 630/631, direction “Graz Zentrum Jakominiplatz”
Train: Airport -> Main Station: S5, direction “Graz Hauptbahnhof Hbf”
Shuttle Service: http://www.flughafentransfer.at
You can book a train ticket to Graz at your point of departure or buy one from the Austrian Federal Railways – ÖBB: www.oebb.at/en
Graz main railway station is close to the city centre, which can be easily reached by tram lines 1, 3, 6 and 7 in just a couple of minutes. There are also a few buses that can take you to the centre, the university district or outskirts. Please feel free to contact us for travel recommendations; we will gladly show you how to get to your hotel/apartment using public transport: firstname.lastname@example.org
Getting to Graz by car is easy and comfortable when you use Austria’s motorways. The country is well connected to its neighbouring states and there are plenty of motorway restaurants and filling stations. The city of Graz can be easily reached via the A2 and A9 motorways and there are several P&R options for you to consider. In general, Austrian traffic regulations and traffic signs are similar to those in other European countries and the maximum speed limit is 130km/h for motorways and 50km/h for Graz – unless stated otherwise.
However, there are a few things you need to keep in mind when travelling to Graz by car:
- Motorway tolls
- Parking in Graz
You need to buy a toll sticker when you want to use motorways and expressways in Austria. This sticker is called a “Vignette” and must be displayed properly on your vehicle. The Vignette is mandatory for cars, motorcycles and light camper-vans. You can buy a 10-day Vignette, which costs:
- Vehicles with max weight of 3.500 kg (Cars, light campers): 9,20€
- Motorcycles: 5,30€
Visit this website for more information about the Vignette: https://www.asfinag.at/toll/vignette
Parking in Graz
The easiest thing to do is to book a hotel or apartment that offers free parking spaces. If that isn’t possible, we recommend using Park & Ride Webling. It’s free and located right next to the motorway access. There is a bus stop (Trattfelderstraße) only 500 metres away: Bus line 32, direction Jakominiplatz, which takes you right to the city centre.
There are several other P&Rs and multistorey car parks scattered throughout the city, but please keep in mind that car parks in Graz are pretty expensive! Some hotels and apartments offer free parking space, so take a look at our recommendations.
Please visit the websites listed below for more information about P&R, multistorey car parks and short-stay parking:
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