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For getting to the capital, see our Vienna page. Travellers to western Austria can fly into Innsbruck, Salzburg and Klagenfurt in Carinthia. The German cities of Munich in Bavaria or Friedrichshafen in Baden-Württemberg, and Zürich in Switzerland, can be handy airports for western Austria. Low-cost airlines are active in the area.

As a guide to driving distances if you come by or hire a car, Vienna is nearly 500km (5–6 hours) from Innsbruck in the Tirol by road.

Daytime and overnight trains from the UK to Austria take various routes; see seat61.com for up-to-date info.