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  the interims Süd/Ostbahnhof in Vienna
by globetrott
 
 

When you come to Vienna by train from Germany or Switzerland you will not be affected by this problem, but all trains going to or arriving from Italy, Hungary or Slovakia dont have a steady train-station, BUT each and every train might start from different stations and this is why I call it the SÜD-Bahnhof / OST-Bahnhof - desaster !
Vienna is building a new MAIN-trainstation now - and it will not be finished before end of 2012 - and they thought it would be a clever idea, to destroy the old Südbahnhof first !
And now we dont have the SÜD-Bahnhof anymore in Vienna but only a small part of it in a distance of several hundred meters from the former SÜD-Bahnhof and getting there takes an extra 10-15 minutes jumping from one side of the road, where you are leaving the bus or tram to the other side that has the only sidewalk taking you to OST-Bahnhof, that actually looks much more like an ugly supermarket that a trainstation.
So the logical way does not have a pavewalk, but you might run with your suitcases between the cartrafic, or you change to the other side first and change then back again to the side where you had left the bus or tram and where the station is, but in quite some distance without a trottoir !
Once that you are there, you have only 3 automatic ticket-machines and some overhead screens with the departuretimes and number of tracks where to find the trains.

All of this hassle and stress certainly needs
some extra 15-20 minutes that you should calculate
when your train is leaving from OST-Bahnhof !
this applies for SOME trains to Budapest, Bratislava etc.
Some of these trains might also leave / arrive at Wien Meidling
some will do that in Wien Westbahnhof !
Always take a 2nd look on the oebb.at - webpage !!!

Website: http://www.oebb.at

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  • Updated Oct 8, 2011
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