Getting to Graz is easy

How to travel to and around Graz

Many roads lead to Austria’s second biggest city – and there are almost as many ways to get there. For instance, Graz can conveniently be reached by train, bus, car or plane.

Graz Central Station | © Graz Tourismus - Harry Schiffer

Getting to Graz by train

Graz Hauptbahnhof is one of Austria’s major railway stations. It is located near the city centre, which can be reached in only a few minutes by public transport. There are direct trains and buses from Vienna, Salzburg, Linz, Innsbruck, Klagenfurt, Munich, Stuttgart and Frankfurt.

ÖBB Ticket Shop

Graz central station

Graz central station offers:

Bus parking in Graz | © Graz Tourismus - Harry Schiffer

Getting to Graz by bus

Long-distance coaches are a popular and cost-efficient way of travelling to Graz. There are connections to and from many cities in Austria, Germany, Italy, Slovenia and Croatia.
The following bus service providers offer connections to Graz:

Parking garage Kunsthaus | © Graz Tourismus - Harry Schiffer

Getting to the Capital of Delight by car

Useful information for driving to Graz

Many roads lead to Graz. From the north and south, the city can be reached via the A9 motorway. Coming from the west, you can take the A2 motorway. Once you have reached Graz, you can either take exit Graz-Nord, Graz-West or Graz-Ost.
Good to know: Tolls are payable when using Austrian motorways and expressways. All vehicles with a maximum weight of up to 3.5 tons – cars, motorcycles and light caravans – need a toll sticker. The “Vignette” is available at service stations, for instance near border crossings.

Find out more about Austrian motorway toll and toll sticker tariffs!

In addition to the toll sticker for motorways and expressways, there is an additional section toll for certain segments. This toll applies to various heavily frequented alpine passes. Section toll can either be paid at the respective toll stations or via digital section toll. On section toll segments, you don’t need a general toll sticker.

Useful links for driving to and around Austria:

Once you have arrived in Graz, you might have one of the following questions: Where can I park? How much does it cost? Are there any park-and-ride sites?

Travelling in a group? There are great travel planning tips and special coach parking spaces for groups travelling to Graz by bus.

Reisemobil-Stellplatz Graz  | © Alfred Chyba

Camper van holidays in Graz

Useful information on spots for campers vans

Pack your bags, hit the road and simply stop wherever you like. Camper van holidays give you maximum freedom. What’s more, getting to Graz by caravan is easy. In general, you can park your camper van anywhere in the Styrian capital where parking is allowed.

Camper van holidays in Graz
Graz Airport | © Graz Tourismus - Harry Schiffer

Getting to Graz by plane

In the past years, small yet modern Graz Airport has become a popular air traffic hub, not least thanks to its proximity to the City of Graz and its excellent transport connections. Find out about the current flight plan and all connections to and from Graz.

Graz Airport

The following airlines offer direct flights to Graz:

The following airlines offer direct flights to Graz:

Flight schedule summer
Flight schedule winter

Thanks to numerous connecting flights via “Star Alliance“ and “oneworld” airport hubs, Graz can also be reached from many international destinations.

The flight network is constantly being expanded, so it’s always a good idea to read up on the current flight schedule on the airport’s website.  

To get from the airport to the city centre, you can use one of the following means of transport

Sightseeing in Graz | © Graz Tourismus

Inner-city mobility

Public transport in Graz

If your feet are tired from walking around the city, it’s a good idea to switch to public transport – whether it’s the bus, the tram or the Old Town Tram.

Public transport in Graz

Schlossbergbahn funicular & Schlossberg lift

One of the city’s most popular sights can also easily be reached by public transport, with the Schlossberg lift and Schlossbergbahn funicular taking you up Schlossberg hill in no time at all. At the top, new adventures await at Herbersteingarten or the Clock Tower.

The way up Schlossberg hill is a highlight in itself, with Schlossbergbahn funicular offering panoramic views of the UNESCO world heritage Old Town. Alternatively, Schlossberg lift offers you fascinating views of the inside of the mountain.

Our Tipp: Graz Card

Lots of culture and lots of connections

Simply purchase the Graz Card and enjoy free travel on public transport and free visits to many museums and sights in Graz. The ideal companion for a sightseeing tour with your family.

© Graz Tourismus

Explore Graz

Arrive and discover the city

Once you have arrived in Graz, there’s nothing keeping you from exploring the city. Thanks to the airport’s and railway station’s proximity to the city centre, you can reach the Old Town in a short time. The time you saved can be spent on visiting the city’s top-10 sights or on leisure activities like running, hiking and cycling or a visit to the public swimming pool. Alternatively, you can visit one of the many attractions located in the city’s surroundings. The Region of Graz is only a ten-minute drive from the city, boasting highlights such as the Austrian Sculpture Park or beautiful themed hiking trails.

Discover the Region of Graz

Discover Graz

in 24 or 48 hours

If you’re pressed for time, there are plenty of ideas to make the most of the city in only 24 or 48 hours respectively. Have a look at our city tours and make the most of your stay in Graz! They include the most important tourist hotspots as well as plenty of time to relax in the city’s picturesque parks and gardens.