VISITAIR Centre - the visitor centre

How the airport works

Have you always wondered how an international airport operates? Vienna Airport offers you a glimpse behind the scenes with its VISITOR's Terrace, the VISITAIR Centre and a tour of the apron, the VISITAIR tour.



The VISITAIR Centre provides information about the different operations and also offers a history of Vienna Airport. One of the highlights is the “transparent airport” and its importance for the region. The exhibition is divided into numerous sections and gives an interesting insight into the complex procedures involved:
  • “Airport under the microscope” - facts, figures and unusual jobs
  • “Neighbours” - the dialogue forum, its functions and tasks
  • “Interactive media table” - take a journey into the past and the future
  • “Sound station” - find out about the technical background and listen to examples of aircraft, traffic and everyday noise 
Souvenir, Souvenir there is also a small shop where you can purchase souvenirs of your visit to the airport.

VISITAIR Tour (only in german language available)

A bus journey among the aircraft

We kindly ask you to arrive at the  VISITAIR Centre 30 minutes in advance.
The tour starts at the VISITAIR Centre and travels around the airport, visiting the freight area, hangars, aircraft handling and fire brigade. You will see at firsthand how aircraft are made ready for take-off on the apron and also learn to recognise the different types of aircraft.
Children`s tours and special tours on request!

Security regulations

Because of the heightened security regulations, all participants in the tour must go through a security control. Please do not bring any liquids, scissors, knives or sharp objects with you.

Opening hours of the VISITAIR Centre


24.12. 08.30 - 13.00 Uhr
25.12. 09.00 - 15.00 Uhr
26.12. 09.00 - 16.00 Uhr
31.12. 08.30 - 16.00 Uhr
01.01. 10.00 - 15.00 Uhr

Monday to Saturday (including public holidays) from 8.30 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. Closed on Sunday.
For the VISITAIR Tour a reservation is required! - tickets available in the VISITAIR Centre
VISITAIR Tours take place between 9.00 a.m. and 5.00 p.m. Duration of the VISITAIR Tour: approx. 50 minutes
Tel:      +43-1-7007-22150
Fax:     +43-1-7007-22170


Admission to the VISITAIR Centre exhibition is free of charge.


€ 9.90
Children aged 5 to 16 *)
€ 5.90
Senior citizens, Students
€ 8.90
Family ticket (max. 2 adults + 2 children)
€ 24.90
Follow Me Tour - children’s tour (on request)
Adults€ 9.90
Children aged 1 to 16€ 5.90
Groups (groups of 20 and over)
€ 8.90
Children aged 5 to 16 *)
€ 4.90
Senior citizens, Students
€ 7.90

*) Minimum 5 years of age

Further information can be found in the pdf-icon  VISITAIR Centre brochure.



Opening hours

28 February to 15 November (extended to 15 December)
Daily from 10.00 to 20.00 hours
Admission up to 15 minutes before closing


Access via Terminal 3


An amazing panorama

With a length of 250 metres and approx. 1,350 mē surface area, the Vienna Airport observation terrace offers a wonderful view of the apron. At a lofty height, 21 metres above the ground, watch take-offs and landings from above and gain new impressions. Check detailed information on the airport and aviation on displays and get to know a few airport-related jobs, among others. You will find figures, data and facts on the most common types of aircraft on site. Come take a look at the airport!



Adults                           EUR 4.-

Children (2-16 years)     EUR 2.-


Season ticket (obtainable in the VISAITAIR Center)
Adults                          EUR 85.00
Children (2-16 years)    EUR 42.5


Combined ticket Terrace + Tour:

Adults have a EUR 2.00 reduction on the VISITAIR tour on presentation of a terrace ticket in the VISITAIR Center


The ticket is valid for a single entry.

Safety notice

  • Admittance requires a security check, similarly to air travel.
  • The transportation of weapons, explosives and knives over a blade length of 8 cm and similar sharp objects is forbidden.
  • The terrace may be closed at short notice in case of a storm or thunderstorm warning or for safety reasons.
  • Luggage, with the exception of general handbags, must not be taken onto the terrace.
  • Dogs are not permitted on the visitor’s terrace.
  • Smoking is strictly forbidden in the buildings and on the terrace.
  • Skateboards, roller-skates and inline-skates and balls of any kind are not permitted on the visitors terrace for safety reasons.