World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Transport in Austria

Article Id: WHEBN0000067637
Reproduction Date:

Title: Transport in Austria  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Transport in Europe, Transport in Slovenia, Transport in Serbia, Austria, Transport in Ireland
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia

Transport in Austria

This article provides an overview of the transportation infrastructure in the country of Austria.


total: 6,123 km (3,523 km electrified)

standard gauge: 5,639 km 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) gauge (3,429 km electrified).

narrow gauge: 507 km (23 km 1,000 mm (3 ft 3 38 in) gauge, 13 km 600 mm (1 ft 11 58 in) gauge, 468 km 760 mm (2 ft 5 1516 in) gauge - 94 km electrified, and 3 km 600 mm (1 ft 11 58 in) gauge).

The national railway system of Austria is the Österreichische Bundesbahnen, or ÖBB.

See also




total: 200,000 km (100% paved, including 1700 km of expressways)

  • A1 (Westautobahn)
  • A2 (Südautobahn)
  • A3 (Südostautobahn)
  • A4 (Ostautobahn)
  • A5 (Nordautobahn, planned)
  • A6 (Nordostautobahn)
  • A7 (Mühlkreisautobahn)
  • A8 (Innkreisautobahn)
  • A9 (Pyhrnautobahn)
  • A10 (Tauernautobahn)
  • A11 (Karawankenautobahn)
  • A12 (Inntalautobahn)
  • A13 (Brennerautobahn)
  • A14 (Rheintalautobahn)
  • A21 (Wiener Außenringautobahn)
  • A22 (Donauuferautobahn)
  • A23 (Südosttangente)
  • A24 (Verbindungsspange Rothneusiedel, planned)
  • A25 (Welser Autobahn)
  • A26 (Linzerautobahn, planned)


358 km


  • crude oil: 663 km (208)
  • gas: 2,721 km
  • refined products: 157 km

Ports and harbours

All ports access the Danube.

Merchant marine


Austria has 55 airports and two heliport. Most airports in the country have short, unpaved runways and only one airport has paved runways longer than 10,000 feet.

Numbers of airports having runways of particular lengths (2008)
Length (meters) Length (feet) Total No. Airports Paved (No. Airports) Unpaved (No. Airports)
over 3,043 over 10,000 1 1 0
2,438 to 3,043 8,000 to 10,000 5 5 0
1,524 to 2,438 5,000 to 8,000 2 1 1
914 to 1,524 3,000 to 5,000 6 3 3
under 914 under 3,000 41 15 26
totals totals 55 25 30


 This article incorporates public domain material from the CIA World Factbook document "2000 edition".

This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.