On the move in Graz! As a bicycle-friendly city, Graz offers you an extensive and dense network of cycle paths. You may also get to your destination quickly by using our reliable public transport services, aka Öffis. Should you prefer to travel by car, the very well developed road network in and around Graz will convince you. Find out here how to best get from A to B in Graz and how you can travel the world from 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
Free bike check at the start of the cycling season in spring
Several self-service bike stations (with pumps and most tools) on TU Graz campus
Over 900 roofed-over cycle stands on TU Graz Campus
Discounted bikes in TU Graz design or a contribution to cost of yearly or half-yearly public transport ticket offered by Holding Graz Linien (at a minimum distance from home to work place).
Lower premiums for car insurance
Permission to park on University grounds, if there are any vacant lots available
Up to 50 % discount on train rides throughout Austria with the ÖBB Vorteilscard.
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.