Between tickets purchased online and tickets purchased in the vending machine, there is a significant difference. During the purchase of the ticket through the Internet you will need to specify exactly the day when you will go from the airport and back, tickets will be valid only on this day. A ticket from the machine will work only on the day of purchase when traveling "there", and back you can drive on any of the days within 30 days from the date of purchase.
Children under 15 years old can take the CAT train for free, and the website states that they are children up to 14.99 years. It looks ridiculous, and it's not entirely clear why they wrote it. For children, you need to buy a separate ticket, although it is free, but it should be.
We do not know what the controller will say when checking, if there is not, we did not encounter such a situation. By the way, about the controllers. The Vienna railway company provides a unique "ticket with delivery" service, that is, it is not necessary to buy a ticket, you can board a train and pay the ticket for the ticket and for this service. It is worth the extra two euros.
You will find the train schedule for CAT on the right. Trains depart every 6th and 36th minute of every hour. Very convenient and understandable schedule, which fits perfectly into the concept of "comfort expensive."
Another very convenient service when traveling to CAT is the registration at the Wien-Mitte station. You can register right after buying a train ticket where there are no queues. Registration opens 24 hours before the departure time and ends 75 minutes before departure, ideally if you are late. But, this service is available only upon presenting a ticket for the CAT train.
Registration at the station is not valid for all airlines. There is a list of air carriers that are connected to the system, and there is no Russian carrier in it (at the time of writing the article). Austiran Airlines is the only company that is on this list and flies to Russia from Vienna.
Full list of airlines that support this service: Adria Airways, Air Berlin, Air Canada, Air China, Air New Zealand Limited, All Nippon Airways, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Continental Airlines, Inc., Croatia Airlines, Egyptair, LOT - Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Luxair, NIKI, SWISS, TAP - Air Portugal, Tyrolean Airways.
And the latest information about CAT, which we can share, but which of all the above will be the least valuable for tourists. On the train you can buy an annual subscription, which costs 680 euros.
Find the platform with which the CAT is sent is not difficult, everywhere there are green signs with a picture of the train. You will arrive at the station, and from there you can take the metro to Landstrasse (crossing 3 and 4 branches of Vienna metro). If you have a small luggage, you can immediately see some of the sights. St. Stephen's Cathedral , Belvedere Palace and Hofburg Palace and the Habsburg Treasury are nearby.