Linz Airport is a very small airport near the city of Linz, in northern Austria, midway between the cities of Vienna and Salzburg, and close to the borders with Germany and the Czech Republic. The city has received an influx of British visors in recent years thanks to direct flights from London Stansted with Ryanair. Linz offers an attractive mix of historical buildings and futuristic modern architecture, as well as a busy programme of cultural events and festivals. The city is particularly romantic during the Christmas period.
Many British visitors fly to Linz in order to cruise on the River Danube. In fact Linz Airport is often advertised and promoted as Blue Danube Airport. Linz is a quiet airport used by less than a dozen airlines. Arriving and departing is a very relaxed experience. Getting from the airport to the city centre is fast and hassle free. Ryanair have been by far the cheapest option from the UK in recent years. Direct flights from London Stansted are a very economical way into the region.
Flughafenstraße 1, A-4063 Hörsching, Austria. Tel: 43 (0)7221 6 00-0
Linz Airport is 15 km from the city centre. The airport bus (601) runs approximately every hour from 05:00 to 19:00. It takes 20 minutes to reach the main Linz Kärntnerstrasse Station. Tickets cost €2.70. A free shuttle bus connects Linz Airport with Hörsching train station from where trains run every hour to Linz central station. Journey time is 11 minutes. Metered taxis are available outside the airport. The journey takes about 20 minutes and costs approximately €28.00
Low-cost airline Ryanair flies direct to Linz from London Stansted
Indirect flights are available with airlines like Lufthansa and British Airways. These are likely to be quite a bit more expensive than Ryanair. Departure points typically include Manchester (MAN) Newcastle (NCL) Aberdeen (ABZ) Birmingham (BHX) London Gatwick (GTW) London City (LCY) Edinburgh (EDI)