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Mobility and Transport

On the move in Graz! That means: discounted semester tickets for students using public transport and free use of the Old Town Tram in Graz’ city centre ... but you’ll get around in Graz much quicker

Source: Lunghammer – TU Graz

What you Need to Know

  • Austria drives on the right-hand side of the road.
  • Graz has tram, bus and night bus services. Getting caught without a valid ticket is called "schwarzfahren". You will be fined.
  • The so-called "Altstadtbim" (Old Town Tram) is free of charge
  • A large network of cycle paths ensures safe cycling across the city
  • Parking is subject to charge in Graz city centre (short-stay or “blue” zones)
  • Maximum speed within the Graz area on minor roads is 30 km/h, and 50 km/h on major roads.
  • Graz has an airport and railway stations, the biggest one being the "Hauptbahnhof" (main train station).
  • There are taxi ranks at the airport, main station and in the city centre.
  • A taxi ride from the city centre to Graz airport takes about 20 minutes.
  • Distances: Graz to Vienna: 200 km, Graz to Trieste: 300 km

TU Graz Services

  • Several self-service bike stations (with pumps and most tools) on TU Graz campus
  • Over 900 roofed-over cycle stands on TU Graz campus
  • Electric car charging points

City of Graz Services

Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB)

Up to 50 % discount on train rides throughout Austria with the ÖBB Vorteilscard.

Please Note

  • Buses and trams in Graz (zone 101) operate between 4:30 am and 11:30 pm. On Fridays, Saturdays and prior to holidays, the Graz Nightline operates additionally from 0:30 am to 2:30 am.
  • You can purchase tickets from the ticket machine (accepts coins or a cash dispenser /credit card only) in the vehicle, via mobile phone, at shops selling Graz Linien tickets (such as tobacco shops) or at Graz Linien Mobility Centre. Don’t forget to validate your ticket!  
  • Parking is charged for throughout Graz city centre – there is a blue and green zone.

Using Public Transport Services

Websites in German:

Travelling by Bicycle

Travelling by Car

Airport Graz

Information and Advice

  • Holding Graz Linien – hotline for transport services, diversions, replacement services, tariffs, etc
    Phone: +43 316 887-4224
  • Mobil Zentral – Timetables and tariff information, by bus or train throughout Styria and Europe
    Phone: +43 50 678910
  • Austrian Federal Railways Customer Service – for all your queries concerning Austrian Federal Railways Travel Services
    Phone: +43 5 1717