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Travelling to Graz
Make sure you are well prepared for the mobility and take all necessary documents and contacts with you on your journey.
- Ticket and travel information
- Passport [in case of dual nationality – both passports], Identity Card [citizens of EU/EEA countries as an alternative to the passport]
- Visa [in case it is needed for the stay depending on nationality and duration of stay]
- Insurance card / proof of insurance
- Your address in Graz incl. information on how to get to the dorm after arrival in Graz
- Cash to cover bus/train/taxi costs after arrival depending on how you intend to travel to your address in Graz
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.
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.
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.
Automobile Association ÖAMTC | T +43/316/504-0 (German only)
Automobile Association ARBÖ | T +43/316/271600 (German only)
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.
ÖBB Customer Service 24x7, T +43/(0)5/1717
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