Wiener Linien is Vienna’s public transport operator and is responsible for some 180 underground, tram and bus lines. Our underground network extends to 83 kilometers, our tram network comprises around 220 kilometers, which makes it the sixth-largest in the world, and our bus lines travel a network of 850 kilometers.
On average, 2.6 million passengers per day use the Wiener Linien network, for which our public transport vehicles cover a daily distance of 214,000 kilometers – roughly the same distance as orbiting the earth 5 times. In total, some 961 million passengers used the Wiener Linien network in 2019. For the fourth time in a row, the number of Wiener Linien annual pass holders (852,000) surpassed the number of registered vehicles in Vienna (by 143,000 in 2019).
Wiener Linien is committed to providing the best possible services and steadily increasing the public transport share of city traffic. The Viennese appreciate this effort: With 38% of all passenger trips in Vienna made using public transport, our lines annually carry a substantially higher share of the city’s passenger traffic than do automobiles. Walking (28%) is in second place and has replaced driving by car (27%).