City Airport Train

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City Airport Train
City Airport Train Logo.svg
CAT in Mannswörth.JPG
Locale Vienna, Austria
Termini Vienna Airport
Wien Mitte
Opening 1974
Owner City Air Terminal Betriebsgesellschaft m.b.H
Line length 19 kilometers (12 mi)
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge

The City Airport Train (CAT) connects Vienna International Airport directly to Wien Mitte railway station, close to Vienna city centre, daily from 05:36 to 23:36.

Basic facts[edit]

Interior of the train

The City Airport Train runs on the same rails as the S-Bahn S7 stopping service, but takes only 16 minutes from the Airport to Wien Mitte station, compared to 25 minutes for the S7. A single CAT ticket costs €12 and a Return tickets costs €19 when purchased from ticket machines, while S7 tickets only cost €4.20. The CAT and S7 run twice an hour during the day.

Passengers can check in up to 75 minutes prior to departure for a number of airlines directly at Wien Mitte station. Airlines that offer check in include Air Berlin, Austrian, Fly Niki, German Wings, Lufthansa, Swissair, and Tyrolean.

In 2008, nearly 1.1 million passengers were carried.[1]

Corporate structure and leadership[edit]

City Air Terminal Betriebsgesellschaft m.b.H., owned 50.1% by Vienna Airport and 49.9% by Austrian Federal Railways, was founded to operate the service. First registered in 1974, the company became operative in 2002.


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