Tram driver

As a tram driver, you bring our passengers safely to their destination. Does that sound like a cool challenge to you? Then we are looking for you! Even if you don't have any experience as a tram driver, we look forward to receiving your application! You will get a comprehensive paid training with us, and you can work full-time or part-time.

Your tasks as a tram driver:

As a tram driver you move the city.

  • As a tram driver you move the city.
  • As a driver you have an important role: you move the city.
  • You bring our passengers reliably to their destination and give them the feeling that they are travelling safely.
  • You answer our customers' questions.
  • You react quickly in emergency situations and ensure safety.
  • And last but not least: You are our business card.

This is what you need to join us as a tram driver:

  • Minimum age: 21 years
  • Health fitness (a company medical examination is required as part of the selection process. Requirements include a minimum height of 1.60 metres and colour vision).
  • No medication or forms of therapy that impair roadworthiness
  • Very good knowledge of German as a basis for dealing with the training content
  • Willingness to work nights, weekends and public holidays on a regular basis
  • No outstanding military service

Also advantageous are...

  • Class B driving licence with a lot of driving experience
  • Very good local knowledge of Vienna
  • You know your way around in traffic very well.
  • Knowledge of our tram transport system
  • Experience in shift work

This is what Wiener Linien offers you:

We move the city - 365 days a year.

  • A secure and meaningful job with a 37.5-hour week
  • A salary of about 2,800 euros gross per month including bonuses.
  • You will receive comprehensive training.
  • We already pay a salary during the training.
  • You get a permanent employment contract after positive completion of the training.
  • The annual ticket for the core zone 100 in the VOR (Vienna) as well as 365 € discount for the climate ticket Austria.
  • A wide range of our company health care: from running training to vaccination campaigns to nutrition and sleep counselling.
  • A wide range of opportunities to move up or down within the company

Working conditions as a tram driver

We want to be honest: We demand a lot. But we also offer a lot. Our drivers take on a very responsible job that entails some special features.

  • Irregular working hours: Your shifts will be scheduled on a rotating basis. There are also shifts that can be divided by a break of 2.5 to 4 hours ("interruption shifts").
  • Early start: As a driver, you often have to be at work before the start of the regular transport service. Having your own vehicle is an advantage, but not a must.
  • Duty at weekends, on public holidays and at night: We move the city every day. That's why the working week stretches over five days, followed by two days off. There are also regular duties during the night hours as well as duties on weekends and public holidays. Please note:  After the training, you will work on Saturdays and Sundays for a longer period of time.
  • Changing duty station and always on the road: In principle, your duty station can be located anywhere in the city and can also change. The reason for this is that we have to allocate services according to demand. When assigning duties, we pay as much attention as possible to where you live. However, it is unfortunately not always possible to take wishes into account.

Our tram service stations:

  • Favoriten: Gudrunstraße 153, 1100 Vienna; Simmeringer Hauptstraße 156, 1110 Vienna.
  • Rudolfsheim: Schwendergasse 51, 1150 Vienna; Speisinger Straße 188, 1120 Vienna; Joachimsthalerplatz 1, 1160 Vienna
  • Hernals: Hernalser Hauptstraße 138, 1170 Vienna; Währinger Gürtel 131, 1180 Vienna
  • Floridsdorf: Gerichtsgasse 5, 1210 Vienna; Attemsgasse 1, 1220 Vienna; Wexstraße 15, 1200 Vienna
  • Break relief points in the entire city area

Your training as a tram driver

We prepare you thoroughly for your assignment.

You don't know how to drive a tram yet? No problem. At the beginning of your employment you will receive comprehensive training - until you obtain your driving licence. In this way, you will be optimally prepared for your work in the driving service.

Key training data:

  • Duration: approx. three months
  • Salary already during the training
  • Course times: usually Monday to Friday 07:00-15:00 (deviations possible)
  • Attention: training drives also take place during regular shift work, i.e. also during the night hours.
  • Contents of the training:
  • Tickets and time cards (ticketing) with examination
  • Operating and signalling regulations
  • Network and route knowledge
  • Vehicle technology and types
  • De-escalation training and customer service training
  • First aid and safety at work

Completion: Theoretical and practical examinations

  • Your level of knowledge will be continuously checked during the training by means of intermediate tests and oral repetitions. 
  • Please note: You will also have to learn a lot of theory during the training. Experience shows that a special ambition and a certain willingness to learn will also be necessary in your free time in order to successfully complete the training.
  • If you do not complete the training with a positive result, you will unfortunately not be able to start working for Wiener Linien as a driver. The employment relationship will then be terminated.

Your way into the transport service: application and selection procedure

We are looking forward to your application!

You would like to become a tram driver at Wiener Linien? Please apply for one of the advertised positions directly at the job advertisement. 

Go to the job portal to apply.

If you convince us with your application, we will invite you to a test on your general knowledge and to a computer-based aptitude test. Both tests take place on the same day. If you pass both tests, the next two stages are the company medical examination and a personal interview.

If you and we are convinced that you are the right person for the driving service, then it's time for you to get on board: Please get on board as a new employee of the Wiener Linien transport service!

Wiener Linien HR Center