Schönbrunner Christkindlmarkt, Abendstimmung mit Gästen

Tourist buses during Advent

The Advent 2016 bus entry ticket

Vienna Christmas markets

International bus companies can purchase the day ticket online starting on 27 October 2016. The Advent 2016 bus entry ticket costs €17.57 and must be paid for in advance by credit card.

Information required in the electronic form:

  • License number
  • Selected day of validity (26 November, 3, 10 or 17 December 2016)
  • Selected time period for collecting the guests

The Advent 2016 bus entry ticket will then by sent as a PDF file by email, together with information about the allocated parking space. The ticket must be printed out and mounted in a clearly visible place on the inside of the bus windscreen.

This ensures that the bus can enter the zone and that passengers and be picked up and set down without presenting an obstacle to private transport. A maximum of 300 buses can make use of the central picking up and setting down point on Museumsplatz on each Saturday in Advent. Free parking spaces are available for these 300 buses. It is not possible to enter the bus zone on Saturdays without an Advent 2016 bus entry ticket.

If you have not received an Advent 2016 bus entry ticket:

  • Picking up and setting down point at Praterstern U1 and U2
  • Bus park at Prater Messe (U2) / entry on Perspektivstrasse (parking charges apply)
  • Bus park at Ernst-Happel-Stadion (U2) / Pierre de Coubertin-Platz
  • Arbeiterstrandbadstrasse, setting down point at the U1 station (Alte Donau)

Guests who purchase the Vienna Shopping Card can use public transport from 8.00 am to 8.00 pm daily, while those who purchase the Advent Visitor Network Card can use public transport 24 hour a day.

Austrian bus companies need their own bus entry ticket which is not limited to individual days but valid for one calendar year. The ticket authorizes entry into the bus zone, but does not include the use of the Advent picking up/setting down point on Museumsplatz or the associated free parking spaces. This arrangement is reserved exclusively for buses with the Advent 2016 bus entry ticket. Further information

Note: Since 2014, new arrangements have applied to buses wishing to enter the central zone of Vienna's Old City: journeys within the area bounded by the Ringstrasse boulevard and Franz-Josefs-Kai are now prohibited all year round. Exception: Transfer journeys with an entry ticket – Further information

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