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Free Lionesses Guide to Vienna (Austria)

The Lionesses’ first game since winning the Euros sees them taking a trip to Vienna for their opening World Cup 2023 qualifier. Kick-off is 4.30pm (BST) on Saturday 3rd September and the FSA’s Free Lionesses team has pulled together a guide to Vienna for any travelling fans.

Travel: Getting there & getting around

Please note that UK Government advice indicates that FFP2 facemasks are compulsory on public transport in Vienna.

There is one main airport in Vienna – Vienna International Airport (VIE). From the airport there a number of ways to get to the stadium. By car it’s a 45-minute drive while the train takes roughly 90 minutes to just under two hours dependent upon the service used. It should cost around £15 or less. You can buy tickets for the train via ÖBB (

The bus is timetabled to take roughly an hour and ten minutes (including a 14 minute walk). Take bus 1155 and the ticket cost should be around £10. Taxis can be costly and will probably be upwards of £80 one way.

The match takes place at the Stadion Wiener Neustadt:


You should always check the latest travel information for your destination – the UK Government website has a helpful Travel abroad COVID-19 checklist while further information relating specifically to travel and Austria is available here.

Once again, it’s worth noting that UK Government advice indicates that FFP2 facemasks are compulsory on public transport in Vienna, so remember to take one with you.


The Emergency Services number is 112 and the British Embassy in Vienna can be contacted on +43 1 716130. This line is for those who need urgent help – if you’ve been attacked, arrested or someone has died. You can also contact them online.

Eating & drinking

“Vienna from Riesenrad” by Enrico Strocchi (CC license)

Vienna is a vibrant capital city and has a whole host of cafes, wine bars and restaurants to try out. There are things to watch out for including tip culture (see Visiting Vienna’s tipping guide) and how to say “cheers” – always an important phrase! If you are a vegetarian here is a handy guide for the city – Visiting Vienna as a vegetarian and if you are coeliac then check out this helpful guide to Austria by Coeliac UK.

Things to see and do

Depending on how long you plan to stay, there’s plenty to see and do. A number of trips can be made to the Alps, local vineyards and there is a hop on-and-off bus tour that is accessible in the city.

We have been given a hot tip by a supporter to go and see the Spanish Riding School morning practice for fraction of show price. You can find more out about this here. More general tour tips and prices can be found at Vienna: Tours and Tickets – Tripadvisor.


Ahead of the Euros we created an England songbook, rounding up some fan favourites, to help matchgoers get behind the Lionesses and create a great atmosphere – you can read the Lionesses Songbook here.

Fans back home

The Lionesses’ World Cup qualifier against Austria will be broadcast on ITV (and the ITV Player) with coverage starting at 4pm.

About the Free Lionesses

  • If you have any further questions or concerns please contact: [email protected]
  • The FSA’s Free Lionesses team is by football fans like you, for football fans like you. We ran on-the-ground Fans’ Embassy services, helping supporters pre-match, at the Women’s World Cup in 2019 (France) and the recent Euros.

Thanks to Enrico Strocchi for Vienna from Riesenrad used under CC license.

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