Accessible Graz

Travel without limits in the Capital of Delight

Graz is for everyone! That’s why the Capital of Delight aims to offer accessible holidays for everyone – including accessible travel options, museums and restaurants.

© Graz Tourismus - Harry Schiffer

Getting there

Whether it’s by car, plane, bus or train – there are many options for people with disabilities to get to Graz.

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Free parking with disabled ID

Disabled parking in Graz can be used at any time and free of charge for holders of a parking card for people with disabilities in accordance with § 29b StVO. This also applies to inner-city parking zones.
Good to know: Disabled parking can also be used by people with disabilities who have a permanent residence in an EU country other than Austria and own a respective parking card there.
Have a look at our overview map to see disabled parking and accessible toilets in Graz.

More information on parking in Graz
Airfield | © Flughafen Graz

Graz Airport – easy to reach

Graz Airport is situated within the central tariff zone (101) of Grazer Linien public transport, meaning that all tickets for this zone are valid. S-Bahn train S5 from Graz Hauptbahnhof stops 400 metres from the airport. The covered walkway to the passenger terminal can be reached without any steps or kerbs. In addition, accessible bus line 630 goes from Graz Puntigam Bahnhof directly to the airport’s main terminal building.

Services for people with restricted mobility at Graz Airport
Graz Central Station | © Graz Tourismus - Harry Schiffer

Graz main station

Graz main station can be reached with mostly accessible tram lines 1, 4, 6 and 7. Since renovation works were completed in 2020, Graz main station is 100 per cent accessible. The new pedestrian tunnel to the water tower at Waagner-Biro-Straße now also gives direct access to the station when coming from Eggenberg.

Find out more about accessible travel with the Austrian Railways
barrier free through Graz | © Graz Tourismus - Harry Schiffer

Public transport

Travelling with disability – by bus and tram

All buses in Graz are low-floor buses. Seventy-five trams out of 85, i.e. around 90% are barrier-free. In addition, there are also 17 articulated buses with the orientation and information system (TYFLOSET) in use for the improved orientation of blind people and people with visual impairments
Discounted tickets for Graz Linien zone 101: Holders of an Austrian Disability Identity Card get 50 per cent discount on hourly tickets and 24-hour tickets. The degree of disability entered in the disability pass must be at least 70%. One accompanying person and assistance dogs go free. Public transport: Travelling with disability – by bus and tram.

Buy tickets for Graz Linien

By the way:

Schlossbergbahn funicular and the Schlossberg lift are accessible, too!

All tickets for tariff zone 101 are valid for the Schlossbergbahn funicular. For the Schlossberg lift there are separate tickets. Since mid-January 2020, holders of a “Euro key” can use the Schlossberg lift for free. Find out more about Schlossbergbahn funicular (.pdf) and Schlossberg lift (.pdf).

Schlossberg | © Graz Tourismus - Harry Schiffer

Experience Graz without barriers

Accessible Old Town

Exploring the Old Town of Graz and Schlossberg hill is also possible for people with restricted mobility. For instance, the Schlossberg lift and Schlossbergbahn funicular offer a quick and easy way to ride up to the city’s landmark hill.
Due to the growth of the city in former times cobble stone pavings and steep streets could impact your discovery tour through the historic city center. We try to improve your experience by beleved pavements, an extensive blind guidance system, many acoustic traffic lights and handicapped parking space.

Accessible sights in Graz

Useful information for people with visual impairment

Useful information for wheelchair users

City routes for wheelchair users: On weekdays, wheelchair users will generally find it easier to navigate the city routes after 11.00 when streets are less crowded by delivery traffic.

Good to know: There are special wheelchair routes to reach the “Grazer Stadtkrone” (Graz city crown) with the cathedral, the mausoleum and Graz castle. These routes avoid steep and cobbled streets. Please note that these routes are only general recommendations – always plan your visit to the Old Town in accordance with your individual needs and abilities!

NB: To use the city’s public toilets, you need a “Euro key”. This universal key is available for rent at the Tourist Information Region Graz

Guided city tours for wheelchair users:

Services and links

The following links are designed to make visits to the Capital of Delight more pleasurable for people with restricted mobility or disabilities:

Good to know: You can rent mobility aids such as wheelchairs and walkers at the following locations:

  • Heilbehelfe Georg Egger, Kapellenstraße 105, 8053 Graz, T +43/316/715168
  • Rotes Kreuz, Münzgrabenstraße 151, 8010 Graz, T +43/501/44516411
  • Tourist Information Graz Region, free wheelchair rental, free Euro key rental

If you need assistance, don’t hesitate to contact the team of Graz Tourism!

Errors and omissions excepted.
Graz Tourism in collaboration with Behindertenselbsthilfegruppe Hartberg and Cedos.