Vienna Hotels near River Cruise Port (Danube)

Hotels near Vienna River Cruise Port Terminal in Austria

Belvedere castle in Vienna

Vienna (Wien), Austria

When looking for high quality accommodation in the river port area of Vienna
(Wiener Hafen – Reichsbrücke terminal), it pays to consider several factors,
but hotels tend to be the most popular option with tourists. Looking for
rooms in Austria is fairly straightforward as the country prides
itself on its long-standing, old-fashioned hospitability and comfort.

The river port of the beautiful Viennese capital is a popular terminal for
cruises on the Danube, and one of the most vibrant and busiest
passenger terminal in the country.


Look for the Best Deals

For early morning departures it pays to look for local hotel deals and to be located near or in the port area of Vienna, Austria. This part of the Austrian capital has its charms and attractions. The proximity to the city’s river cruise terminals (piers) is certainly one of the predominant reasons why travellers might look for deals on a bed for the night here.

There is an ample choice of hotels near the Danube river cruise terminal of Reichsbrücke, and good deals can be had by determining several factors. The snapping up on one-night deals on rooms, for instance, depends on how far in advance a traveller is prepared to book their accommodation in local establishments.

markerProperties in Vienna (Wien) Austria near Port
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Vienna city aerial view
BW Premier Kaiserhof Wien
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First class 4 star Best Western hotel within easy reach of many sights and attractions.

Old street in central Vienna
Hotel Stefanie
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Oldest hotel in Vienna offering great value rates. Situated in City Centre.

Vienna Hofburg Palace
Steigenberger Herrenhof
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Luxury 5 star hotel built in 1913, located near the Hofburg Imperial Palace.

Vienna or Wien River Cruise Port in Austria

The cruise docking places are located along Danube River Handelskai, which is near the Reichsbrucke bridge

  • River Cruise Docks

    River cruise ships dock at mainly at the Reichsbrücke terminal (Schiffahrtszentrum Wien), located on Handelskai. The pier is situated near the Reichsbrücke bridge, very close to the Donauinsel station. From here it’s a five to ten minutes ride by U-Bahn line 1 (underground railway) into the city centre of Vienna Austria.

    Frequent departures from the Vienna river terminal cater for tourists looking for the Danube’s many scenic routes in Austria and beyond, but cruises to the port of Budapest, Hungary are particularly in demand.

    Major cruise lines departing from the port are Avalon Waterways, Scenic Tours and Uniworld Boutique River Cruises.

    Some ships dock at Nussdorf, a village located to the north of Vienna. Nussdorf is less convenient. Most larger companies will dock at the Reichsbrücke pier.

    You are able to find the best options for passengers wishing to spend one or more nights in accommodation in and around the river cruise terminal of Vienna.

    Visitors to the city may do well to look for online cruise and hotel deals before they reach the terminal, in order to ensure the biggest savings and to take advantage of the widest availability of rooms and suites in local hotels.

  • Looking for a cheap deal ?

    When looking for a cheap deal for a hotel room in the Vienna river port area, it is important to stick to a budget to ensure the whole of one’s holiday goes smoothly.

    This is especially true if the rest of the holiday break continues on a cruise ship along the river Danube to another destination.

    There are several properties in the river port area of Vienna and most will be happy to accommodate guests just in from cruises or departing early in the morning for their explorations of the Danube.

    Therefore many large chains and smaller establishments vie for tourist attention. It also pays to remember that, for large chain hotels, a river view room is going to be far more expensive than a room without a picturesque vista over the Danube below.

    When booked in advance, there may be a substantial saving on room rates and extras such as meals and in house perks such as use of a spa or gym. So it pays to do one’s research early to avoid expensive rates and disappointment at busy times of year (the summer months).

  • Handelskai Pier

    Operated by : Wiener Donauraum Länden & Ufer Betriebs- & Entwicklungsgesellschaft

    address : Handelskai 265, A-1020 Vienna – Austria

    web :

    Voyages from Vienna or Wien sail to various European destinations such as Passau, Nuremberg in Germany and the river port of Basel in Switzerland.

  • Arriving by plane

    Nearest Airport

    Vienna International Airport (IATA : VIE) is the main international airport, called Flughafen Wien-Schwechat in German. The airport is situated just less than 20km or 11mi from the downtown area hotels.

    You can easily travel to Vienna city center by the City Airport Train/CAT. The CAT takes just 16 minutes nonstop to get from central Vienna hotels to the airport and vice versa. You can also travel by suburban railway (S-Bahn). Taxi’s and regional buses are also available.

    web : Vienna Airport

  • Some Cruise Facts


    There is a direct connection by high-speed hydrofoil between Vienna in Austria and Bratislava in Slovakia.


    The Euro (EUR) is the official currency in Austria. You will find plenty of banks and ATM’s.


    German is the official spoken language in the country. Many people speaks English in the tourist areas.

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