Austria lies at the heart of Europe, bordered by seven countries. Excellent transport connections make it an easy stop-off on either a north–south or east–west route through Europe. Vienna has a major international airport, and you can also fly to Salzburg, Innsbruck, Graz and Linz or to the Slovak capital Bratislava, only a 75- minute bus journey from Vienna. Vienna is also one of central Europe’s major rail-hubs, with connections including Budapest, Bratislava and Prague. Trains from Croatia and Slovenia stop in Graz, before also terminating here. Arriving in Vienna from northern Italy, it’s likely you’ll route via Venice and Klagenfurt. Innsbruck, has good rail connections with both Italy and Munich, as does Salzburg.