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Everything You Need To Know About Getting To Vienna Ferris Wheel

Where is Vienna Ferris Wheel?

Address: Gaudeegasse 1, 1020 Wien, Austria

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The giant Ferris wheel known as the Wiener Riesenrad, or simply Riesenrad, is located near the Prater amusement park's entrance in Leopoldstadt, Vienna's second district.

Closest Landmark: Prater park

Getting to Vienna Ferris Wheel by Public Transportation

By Metro/Train
By Tram
By Bus
Vienna Ferris Wheel by Public Transportation
  • By Metro
    Closest station: Praterstern (750 m)
    You can take subway lines U1 or U2 from the city centre to the subway station at Praterstern, which is less than a kilometre away from the Vienna Ferris Wheel.
  • By Train
    Closest station: Praterstern (500 m)
    Depending on your location you can take train lines S1-S3, S4, S7, and S15 Wien Nord (Vienna North) to reach the Vienna Ferris Wheel.
Vienna Ferris Wheel by Public Transportation

Closest stop: Wien Praterstern (400 m)
Vienna boasts one of the largest tram networks in the world, making it the best option to reach the Giant Ferris Wheel. Take tramway O, for instance, for a neighbourhood journey from Belvedere Palace to Prater. Get on tramway 5 and deboard at the Wien Praterstern tram stop if you're coming from the 7th or 8th district. 

Vienna Ferris Wheel by Public Transportation

Closest stop: Venediger Au (450 m)
Bus 175 will take you less than 10 minutes to get to Wiener Riesenrad (stop at Wien Praterstern Bf Ostseite). Board buses 80A and 5B to Praterstern S+U, about 7 minutes' walk from the Giant Ferris Wheel. Hop off at Venediger Au, about 3 mins walk from Vienna Ferris Wheel or deboard N25 or N81 at the Praterstern bus stop.

Vienna Ferris Wheel in Vienna By Car

Getting To Vienna Ferris Wheel in Vienna By Car

  • The shortest route from Schonbrunn Palace is through B1 and B8 to Ausstellungsstraße.
  • Take Donauuferautobahn A22 to exit Reichsbrücke if you are coming from the north. Then turn left into Vorgartenstraße at the first set of traffic lights after you cross the bridge, and follow it until it intersects with Exhibitionsstraße. 
  • From the west, take the Autobahn A1 west to the intersection of Steinhäusl and Außenring, then take the Autobahn A21 to the junction of Vösendorf and the Südosttangente A23 to the Prag/Brünn exit at Handelskai/Messezentrum. 
  • To reach Prag/Brünn from the east, take the Südosttangente A23 exit at Handelskai/Messezentrum. 
  • To reach Prag/Brünn from the south, take the Südosttangente A23 off of the Autobahn A2 at the Handelskai/Messezentrum exit.
  • Parking facilities: There are a few paid and free parking facilities available near the Vienna Ferris Wheel.
    Stuwer- Garage (1.9 km)
    Prater Parking Garage (1.5 km)
    Messe Parkhaus D (3 km)
Walking To Vienna Ferris Wheel in Vienna

Walking To Vienna Ferris Wheel in Vienna

Travel time: 44 minutes

If you have got time on your hands, exploring Vienna on foot is the best way to experience the city. 

  • Consider starting from the Kunsthistorisches Museum, head northeast, then take a right turn at Burgring,take a slight left into Burgring, take a right towards Heldenplatz.
  • Halt at The Hofburg, and then continue towards In Der Burg. Stop at Sisi Museum and the Imperial Treasury on the way. Turn right at Michaelerplatz, another right at Kohlmarkt (shop at this historic street) and continue towards Tuchlauben.
  • Take a right turn onto Burndstatte, then a left onto Rotentrmstraße. Take another right at Schwedenplatz, turn left to Laurenzerberg and continue onto Schwedenbrűcke and then a right onto B227.
  • Turn left onto B8 and then take a right onto Vivariumstraße. From there take the left turn towards Hauptallee, a slight right and then left again. Turn right onto Antifaschismusplatz, and you will find the Vienna Ferris Wheel on your left.

What Are The Best Ways To Get To Vienna Ferris Wheel?

Budget-friendly: Taking the tram, bus, S-bahn or subway is a good option if you are on budget. Buy the Vienna City Card which allows you to hop on or off at any destination at any time.

Fastest: The metro is the quickest way to go from one place to another.

For sightseeing: The best way to sightsee is on foot. However, if you are on a time crunch you can take the tram to the Vienna Ferris Wheel.




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Frequently Asked Questions About Vienna Ferris Wheel Getting There

Q. Where is Vienna Ferris Wheel located?

A. The Vienna Ferris Wheel is located near the entrance of the Prater park in Leopoldstadt, Vienna.

Q. What is the Vienna Ferris Wheel address?

A. The address for the Vienna Ferris Wheel is: Viennese Giant Ferris Wheel, Gaudeegasse 1, 1020 Wien, Austria

Q. How do I get to the Vienna Ferris Wheel?

A. You can visit the Vienna Ferris Wheel on foot, by bus, by tram, by metro, by local train or by car.

Q. What is the fastest way to get to the Vienna Ferris Wheel?

A. The fastest way to get to the Vienna Ferris Wheel is by metro.

Q. What is the cheapest way to get to the Vienna Ferris Wheel?

A. The cheapest way to get to the Vienna Ferris Wheel is to walk.

Q. Which is the closest bus stop to the Vienna Ferris Wheel?

A. Venediger Au is the closest bus stop to the Vienna Ferris Wheel.

Q. Which is the closest metro station to Vienna Ferris Wheel?

A. The Praterstern subway (metro) station is the closest to Vienna Ferris Wheel.

Q. Which is the closest tram station to the Vienna Ferris Wheel?

A. Wien Praterstern tram stop is the closest tram station to the Vienna Ferris Wheel.

Q. Can I park at the Vienna Ferris Wheel?

A. No, you cannot park at the Vienna Ferris Wheel.

Q. Is there parking for disabled persons at the Vienna Ferris Wheel?

A. No, there is no parking for disabled people at the Vienna Ferris Wheel. But you can park nearby.

Q. Can I walk to the Vienna Ferris Wheel?

A. Yes, you can walk to the Vienna Ferris Wheel.