About Wiener Linien
2.6 million passengers per day use Austria's biggest transport network
Wiener Linien is Vienna’s public transport operator and is responsible for some 179 underground, tram and bus lines. Our underground network extends to 78,5 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.
Wiener Linien GmbH & Co KG is a subsidiary of Wiener Stadtwerke Holding AG, with ownership held by the City of Vienna.
Public transport is the preferred way to move around Vienna
Wiener Linien is committed to providing the best possible service, and to thereby steadily increasing the public transport share of city traffic. The Viennese appreciate this effort: With 39% percent of all passenger trips in Vienna made using public transport, our lines annually carry a higher share of the city’s passenger traffic than do automobiles (27%; see graph).
In 2016, Wiener Linien ridership stood at 954 million passengers. On average, some 2.6 million passengers per day use the Wiener Linien network, for which our public transport vehicles cover a distance of 212,000 kilometers – roughly the same distance as orbiting the earth 5 times.
More public-transport annual-pass holders than registered vehicles
At the end of 2015 the number of holders of a Wiener Linien annual pass (700,000) surpassed the number of registered vehicles (685,000) for the first time. Since then it has steadily been rising, reaching the record number of 733,000 at the beginning of 2017.
More than 260,000 passengers can ride our 1,000 vehicles at a time – more than the number of inhabitants of Austria's second-biggest city, Graz. In 2016, our 450 buses, 500 trams and 150 undergrounds trains traveled a total of over 77 million kilometres.
More than 8,700 employees work to ensure the best service for our passengers
Wiener Linien highly values the welfare of its employees – as befitting one of the largest employers in Vienna. Some 8,700 Wiener Linien employees work 24/7 year round to provide reliable and timely transportation for our passengers. Staffers work in a wide range of professions, and our HR department processes some 15,000 applications per year.