CostsDaily budget Basic €60 /occasional treat €80. Drink Beer (0.5l €4), wine or coffee €3. Food Schnitzel €10 Hostel/budget hotel €22/€65 Travel Train: Graz–Vienna €37.30; Vienna–Salzburg €25.50
EmergenciesAustria is law-abiding and reasonably safe. Dial 059133 for the nearest police station (Polizei). Pharmacies (Apotheke) follow shopping hours; a rota covers night-time and weekend opening, with details posted in pharmacy windows.
Emergency numbers include: police 133; ambulance 144; fire 122.
InformationTourist offices (usually Information, Tourismusverband, Verkehrsamt or Fremdenverkehrsverein) are plentiful, often hand out free maps and almost always book accommodation.
InternetInternet access is widespread (€2–5/hr) and many hostels and hotels have wi-fi.
www.austria.info Austrian Tourist Board website.
www.oebb.at Train website; including excellent English-language journey planner.
www.tiscover.com Detailed information on all regions of the country.
www.wienerzeitung.at Website of the official Vienna city authorities’ newspaper.
For unlimited Wi-Fi on the go whilst travelling Austria, buy a Skyroam Solis, which works in 130+ countries at one flat daily rate, paid for on a pay-as-you-go basis. You can connect up to five devices at once. Prices start from as little as €5 a day.