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Travel Information

Travelling to Graz

Make sure you are well prepared for the mobility and take all necessary documents and contacts with you on your journey.

Travel documents

NON EU/EAA citizens, who also have an EU/EEA citizenship and valid passport of the EU/EEA country, use their EU/EEA-passport when travelling to Graz as well as when registering with the City of Graz after arrival. In addition, those students also register with the Province of Styria as EU/EEA citizens after arrival (information available during welcome events). In this case, no visa application for the NON EU/EEA nationality is necessary, since the trip to Graz and the stay are based on the EU/EEA nationality.

Many roads lead to Graz, Austria’s second biggest city – fast, comfortable, cheap or eco-friendly.

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By car

Do you prefer to travel independently? Like to remain flexible? Then your best option is to come by car. Graz is located on the A2 and easy to get to: about 2 hours from Vienna, 4 ½ hours from Munich and 3 hours from Udine.

There is a charge for using Austrian motorways and expressways. A ‘vignette’ toll sticker must be bought for all vehicles of up to 3.5 tons maximum permitted total weight – cars, motorbikes and light campervans are required to display a vignette.

Motorway toll | Vignette rates in Austria

Apart from the general compulsory vignette on motorways and expressways, in Austria there are also “special toll routes”. This applies to mountain crossings that are cost-intensive to build and maintain. The special toll can either be paid on the spot or by buying a video toll ticket in advance. The general compulsory vignette is not required on these special toll routes.

Special Toll Routes

Automobile Association ÖAMTC | T +43/316/504-0 (German only)

Automobile Association ARBÖ | T +43/316/271600 (German only)

Parking in Graz

By train

The main railway station in Graz is one of the most important stations in Austria and is not far from the Graz city centre, which can be reached by tramlines 1, 3, 6 and 7 in a few minutes. There are direct train and coach connections for example from Vienna, Salzburg, Linz, Innsbruck, Klagenfurt, Munich, Stuttgart and Frankfurt. You’ll find many other day and night connections and also special price offers on www.oebb.at or www.bahn.de.

Services at the station

ÖBB Customer Service 24x7, T +43/(0)5/1717

Journey Planner
Train Tickets
ÖBB Plus offer (train ticket & 24h pass to the Joanneum)
Westbus
Eurolines

Flixbus

By plane

You can currently fly direct to Graz from Frankfurt, Düsseldorf, Berlin, Stuttgart, Vienna, Palma de Mallorca and Zurich.

In recent years the modern airport of Graz has become a major transport hub. About a million passengers fly into Graz every year. Visitors to Graz particularly appreciate the airport’s very close proximity to the city centre with good transport connections.

The quickest connections to Graz:

Austrian Airlines - Frankfurt,  Dusseldorf, Vienna, Stuttgart
Lufthansa - Munich
Swiss Air - Zurich
KLM - Amsterdam
Turkish Airlines - Istanbul
Skywork - Berlin
Easy Jet - Berlin
Laudamotion - Palma de Mallorca

However, the list of flights on offer is constantly growing, so please check the Website Graz Airport.

Public transport within Graz

Once you’ve arrived in Graz, be sure to make use of the great special offers available on public transport including:

Some more information about Graz, Austria: https://www.graztourismus.at/en