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The transfer via VIENNA is faster, more comfortable and easier than at many other airports. The minimum connecting time of 25 minutes (within Star Alliance flights) is one of the fastest in Europe. Well-coordinated flights, especially to and from Eastern and Western Europe or for intercontinental flights, allow a quick transfer to any destination. Distances between your arrival and departure gates are short. If there is time, take advantage of our shops and restaurants.

Change at Vienna Airport

In this case, your airline will allow sufficient time for a smooth transfer. If you have any questions about minimum connecting times, please contact your airline directly.

In most cases, the check-in formalities are carried out in one operation, before your first flight:

  • your baggage is checked through to your final destination and is automatically loaded onto your connecting flight.
  • You will also receive your boarding pass for the onward flight on your first flight.
  • You do not yet have a boarding pass for the onward flight? You will receive one at your departure gate or at a transfer desk.

Please check the departure time and gate on the flight information monitors or on our website in good time. Your gate will be displayed at least 70 minutes before departure.

In this case, your baggage will not be transferred to your onward flight and you will have to check in again in Vienna for your onward flight.

If you have booked two separate flights, it is your responsibility to ensure that you have enough time to change flights.

You should allow enough time for all check-in procedures and possible delays of your arriving flight. In addition, there may be waiting times at baggage claim as well as baggage recheck.

You must also not disregard the entry regulations for Austria!

If you are travelling without checked baggage

If you already have a boarding pass for your onward flight, all you need to do is go to your new departure gate.

You do not yet have a boarding pass for the onward flight? Depending on the airline, you can obtain boarding passes either at a transfer counter or directly at the departure gate. For more information, please contact your airline directly.

If you are travelling with checked baggage

If your baggage is not checked through, you must leave the transit area to check in, enter Austria, collect your baggage from the baggage carousel and check in again with your baggage in due time.

Change with passport control

You may have to go through passport control during the transfer process. This depends on whether your departure or destination airport is inside or outside the Schengen area.

  • Both departure and destination airports are in the Schengen area.
  • As a rule, no passport control is required.
  • Airport of departure and destination both outside the Schengen area.
  • As a rule, no passport control is required, provided you do not leave the transit area.
  • Airport of departure in the Schengen area but airport of destination outside the Schengen area Passport control is required.
  • Airport of departure outside the Schengen area but airport of destination inside the Schengen area Passport control is required.

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Denmark
  • Germany
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Greece
  • Iceland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Czech Republic
  • Hungary

Transfer with renewed security check

Please allow sufficient time when transferring and follow the instructions of the security check.

Upon arrival in Vienna, you will be informed of the gate number of your onward flight via the monitors. Simply follow the signs to the appropriate gate.

If you need to change terminals between gates F/G and B/C, you can use our free shuttle bus.


A transfer shuttle is available to passengers at Vienna Airport, which operates between the B/C piers and F/G piers.

The shuttle bus serves these routes several times an hour from 5:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., depending on the number of passengers.  

The departure to the B/C gates is located in Terminal 3 at the F gates, near security control, one floor below the Heinemann shop.

The departure from B/C to the F piers is located near the security checkpoint at the B piers.

Do you still have enough time until your onward flight?

Make the most of it and indulge yourself with our culinary delights - from Austrian cuisine to international classics. Let the time fly by and stroll through luxury boutiques, souvenir shops and duty free shops. Discover culinary delights, shopping and comfort from gate to gate!

Despite our tempting offers, please note that you must be at the departure gate on time according to your boarding pass!