Local public transport

Most of our venues in Graz are located centrally and can be reached on foot from the center in a few minutes or, more conveniently, by bus or tram. You can explore the historic city center of Graz free of charge by tram.

By car

By car you can reach Graz via Highway A9 (from the north: Salzburg/Linz/Germany; from the south: Slovenia/Croatia) and via Highway A2 (from the east: Vienna/Hungary/Poland/Czech Republic; from the south (Klagenfurt/Italy).

Driving time from Vienna is about 2 hours, from Ljubljana about 2 hours as well, from Linz and Zagreb about 3 hours, from Salzburg about 4 hours, and from Munich about 5 hours.

Hertz car rental

There are 20 pick-up locations in Austria, 6 at international airports.

By plane

There are flexible, almost daily connections between Graz airport and other major European airports like Vienna, Berlin, Frankfurt, Munich, and Zürich. Connections to flights to other countries abroad can be made easily.

Vienna's international airport offers regular connections to major airports both inside and outside of Europe. For travel directly to Graz from Vienna airport, we recommend taking the bus.

By train

Train connections within Austria are available between Graz and Vienna, as well as Innsbruck, Klagenfurt, Linz, and Salzburg, and within Europe between Graz and Budapest, Düsseldorf, Munich, Frankfurt, Ljubljana, Milan, Munich, Paris, Rome, Zagreb, and Zürich.

By bus

Travel to Graz by bus is possible from cities such as Ljubljana, Munich, Zagreb and others. Bus service from Vienna to Graz is frequent and fast.

By taxi

Transfering from Graz airport to the city center by taxi takes about half an hour. Taxis are always available at the airport as well as at Graz's main train station.

Taxis can also be ordered via phone: +43 316 878 and/or +43 316 889.


For the Volksfronten program curated by Ekaterina Degot, featuring exhibitions, performances, theater, music, etc., we are offering a festival pass that grants entrance to all designated Volksfronten programs from 21 September to 14 October.

Festival pass holders can also book seats for selected programs in advance, subject to availability. The festival pass will be available online here and at all oeticket outlets from July 2018.

For advance bookings or group bookings, please contact

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steirischer herbst education

The “Büro der Offenen Fragen” is a hub for everyone who wants to enjoy the festival program in greater depth. This is where you come to book guided tours, submit any questions, or just get information.

We also hold workshops for students in the seventh grade or older that combine the festival topics with the curriculum of specific subjects. And steirischer herbst also leaves Graz: the Styrian Diesel movie theaters are exclusively screening a selection of our festival films in hosted special teams.