Opening Hours and Services


You can open a bank account at almost any bank. You’ll need to open a current account to receive your salary. A valid ID card, driving license, or passport is required as identification when opening a bank account.

Bank Opening Hours: Monday – Wednesday, Friday 8:00am–12:30pm, 1:30–3:00pm, Thursday 8:00am–12:30pm, 1:30–5:30pm

Some banks may have extended opening hours, operate without noon-hour breaks, or be open on Saturdays.

Foreign Currency Exchange

Most bank branches offer currency exchange services. Currency can also be exchanged at the main railway stations and at the airport every day (Vienna West: 7:00am–10:00pm; Vienna airport 6:30am–11:00pm), and from Monday to Saturday in travel agencies.

Post Office Opening Hours

Most post offices are openMonday – Friday. Many post offices are open on Saturdays, 8:00am–12:00 noon. Some post offices have self-service areas that are open 24/7. Post offices at major railway stations and in the city center have extended opening hours.

Shop Opening Hours

Generally, stores are open Monday to Friday from 8:00am until 6:00 or 7:00pm. Most supermarkets are open from 7:30am to 7:00 or 7:30pm. On Saturdays most shops are open until 6:00pm, but some still close at 1:00pm. Shopping centers and shopping streets may have extended opening hours. Supermarkets located at train stations have extended opening hours in the evenings and on weekends, e.g. at the railway stations Westbahnhof, Hauptbahnhof, Praterstern/Wien Nord, Franz-Josefs-Bahnhof, and Landstraße/Wien-Mitte.

Lost and Found

Lost & Found (Fundamt): online search service provided by the city of Vienna (in German)

Embassies and Foreign Representations

Austrian Foreign Ministry

Foreign representations in Austria

Austrian representations in your country