In this article I will talk about prices in Austria, so that everyone can plan their budget for a vacation or travel in this country. We will mainly talk about Tyrol, prices in cities such as Salzburg and Vienna may differ slightly from those indicated in the article.
In Austria we visited the village of Hallstatt , the beautiful towns of Alpbach and Kitzbühel , as well as Innsbruck with the Swarovski Museum . Therefore, prices for cafes, excursions, hotels will be based on prices in these places.
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Ticket Prices for Austria
If talking about flight prices, Austria is a fairly budget direction, even from Russia.
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Visa to Austria
Since Austria is included in the Schengen zone, a Schengen visa is required for the trip, any one, for example, Italian , is suitable .
If you do not have an open multi-visa, then you need to apply for an Austrian Schengen visa. All details about obtaining a visa on the website of the visa center www.vfsglobal.com . The consular fee for obtaining a visa will be 35 euros, the service fee 19.47 euros (for 2017). These prices are relevant for citizens of the Russian Federation, Georgia, Ukraine, Armenia, Azerbaijan, as well as Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Macedonia, Albania, Moldova. For citizens of other countries, prices are respectively 60 euros and 19.47 euros.
Both for obtaining a visa and for entering the Schengen area, medical insurance is required.
Prices for hotels in Austria.
I turn to hotel prices. Hotels in cities are cheaper than in the mountains and ski resorts (especially in winter).
For example, in Innsbruck a good 4 * hotel will cost from 100 €. In the mountains and resorts, hotels (usually guesthouses) will cost from 90 €, in winter – from 120 €.
We had 2 nights in Austria:
- Pension in Gosau (near the village of Hallstatt) – 94 € / night – Gasthof Brandwirt. For some reason, it’s now impossible to book on reservation sites, therefore, I give a link to the official site
This is a fairly large hotel with a huge restaurant.
In September, it was filled to capacity, all parking lots were filled. The room is quite simple, but here is the view from the window! See for yourself:
Plus a very good breakfast
- Pension Ranger , near the village of Alpbach and Innsbruck – 90 EUR / night
This is a guest house where the owners themselves live. It is classified as 1 *, but everything is so perfect here that you never get tired of being surprised. Nice meeting, huge room, large bathroom.
Huge restaurant (breakfast is included in the price), although we were alone at breakfast.
Breakfast from the hosts is very hearty: pastries, and slices, yogurts, juices. The sweetest is a soft-boiled egg, hot, just carefully cooked by the owner)))
I booked all hotels through booking.
Car rental prices in Austria
Car rental prices are average across Europe, starting at 140 € per week (about 20 € per day).
I recommend an article about car rental on travel.
For example, an Opel Astra on a machine, with insurance (winter tires and an additional driver are included in the price) – 350 € per week (50 € per day).
Gasoline in Austria is cheaper than in Italy and Switzerland. We refuel at prices 1.179-1.419 (an average of 1.2-1.3 €). If you plan to travel to the above countries, refuel in Austria a full tank.
Autobahns in Austria are paid. Payment is made by purchasing a vignette (a small green sticker on the windshield). For 10 days, a vignette costs about 8 €. If you rent a car directly in Austria, then the sticker should already be included in the rental price.
Starting January 1, 2018, electronic vignette is introduced as an alternative to regular paper vignette. I did not understand this issue, so you can read in details in internet.
Parking in Austria is also paid. From 1.4 € per hour in Innsbruck, from 2 € per hour in Vienna. In Hallstatt parking from 1-2 hours: 6 €, 2-3 hours: 8 euros, 3-12 hours: 9 euros.
Prices for excursions in Austria
Prices for excursions start from 20 € per person. For such a price, you can purchase a group sightseeing tour, which takes place daily in many tourist cities in Europe, including, for example, in Vienna . Private excursions start from 100 euros. There are both in Vienna and Salzburg, and in Innsbruck.
Food prices in Austria, prices in cafes and restaurants in Austria
In this section I will list the prices of the most popular products. Photographed prices in the supermarket Spar, all prices are in euros.
- Sandwiches – 1.95
- Viennese waffles – 0.49 (1 pc.)
- Cheeses – 3 per piece (10-18 euros per 1 kg)
- Sausage slices – 1.45 per package (about 10 euros per 1 kg)
- Ready-made salads – 2
- Activation Yogurts – 1.99 (4 pcs)
- Yoghurts – 0.39-0.49
- Beer – from 0.75 euros for 0.5 liters.
- Juice – 2 (per 1l)
- Melon / Watermelon – 2 / 2.5 Euro (1kg)
- Cherry Tomatoes – 4 (1kg)
- Carrots – 2.40 (1kg)
- Cucumber – 0.79 for 1 pc.
- Fresh berries – 2 euros (for 125-250 gr)
- Instant coffee – from 8 euros per can
- Meat – from 6 euros (1 kg)
If you can’t have dinner at the restaurant, you can buy food and eat at the hotel. Here is a set of products cost 19.40 €.
Dinner at the restaurant will cost 20-25 euros per person:
- Snacks, salads – from 7 euros
- Soups – from 4,5 euros
- Second courses, specialties – 11-20 euros (Vienna schnitzel from 15 euros)
- Pasta – from 9 euros
- Desserts – from 7 euros
In coffee houses:
- Coffee – 2-4 euros
- Tea – 2 Euro
- Desserts – from 3.50 euros (strudel, Sacher, etc.)
Pizza in a cafe – from 8 euros
Fast food – 3-6 euros.
This concludes the story about prices in Austria, in my blog you can also read about prices in Germany and prices in Switzerland . If you have additions, leave comments. Useful article? Help in the promotion – make a repost on social networks 🙂