Crossable rest areas in Austria

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In Austria many Rest area's on motorways have been designed a bit differently as in most European countries. There are service stations serving only one direction of the motorway and service stations opposite of eachother. However, most service stations are situated on one side of the motorway, yet accessible for traffic going in both directions of the motorway.

Less common are service stations located just outside a motorway exit. Although several maps will show them as service stations, they resemble the German Autohof.

Service stations serving two directions but situated on one side have specific advantages and disadvantages. On those it is easier to change the direction (+), but waiting for a ride or asking around less traffic will go the right way (-). A few "motorway service stations" outside (!) of motorway exits exist as well. These have similar advantages and disadvantages. They have an additional disadvantage: also local traffic uses these stations.

This is a rather complete overview of all service stations on Austria's motorways.

Autobahn A1

  • Auhof, both directions, situated eastbound
  • Großram, both directions, situated westbound
  • St. Pölten, both directions, situated eastbound
  • Kemmelbach / Ybbs, walk 30 minutes, not exactly opposite
  • Voralpenkreuz, in junction A8/A9 x A1, serving four directions (!), situated northbound (A8)
  • Lindach, walk 20 minutes on eastbound side
  • Mondsee, both directions, situated eastbound
  • Walserberg, walk 20 minutes on eastbound side

Autobahn A2

  • Guntramsdorf, both directions, situated southbound
  • Bad Fischau / Föhrenberg, walk 40 minutes, not exactly opposite
  • Zöbern, both directions, situated southbound
  • Loipersdorf, both directions, situated southbound
  • Arnwiesen, both directions, situated eastbound
  • Kaiserwald, both directions, situated eastbound
  • Pack, both directions, situated westbound
  • Völkermarkt, both directions, situated westbound
  • Wörther See, both directions, situated eastbound
  • Kaiserwald, both directions, situated eastbound
  • Pack, both directions, situated westbound
  • Dreiländerecke, walk 10 minutes on eastbound side (the road is illegal to walk)

Autobahn A4

  • Göttlesbrunn Arbesthal, both directions, situated eastbound
  • Nickelsdorf, walk 40 minutes, walk 10 minutes on westbound side

Autobahn A5

  • Hochleithen, both directions, situated northbound

Autobahn A6

  • Potzneusiedl, both directions, situated westbound

Autobahn A8

  • Voralpenkreuz, in junction A8/A9 x A1, serving four directions (!), situated northbound (A8)
  • Aistersheim, both directions, situated northwestbound
  • Suben, walk 20 minutes, not exactly opposite. The northwestbound station is situated off the motorway (Autohof style).

Autobahn A9

  • Voralpenkreuz, in junction A8/A9 x A1, serving four directions (!), situated northbound (A8)
  • St. Pankraz, both directions, situated northbound off the motorway (Autohof style)
  • Trieben, both directions, situated southbound off the motorway (Autohof style)
  • Kammern, both directions, situated southbound
  • Deutschfeistritz, both directions, situated southbound
  • Gralla, walk 20 minutes on southbound side

Autobahn A10

  • Golling, walk 5 minutes on southbound side
  • Gasthofgut-Eben, walk 5 minutes on northbound side
  • Tauernalm, both directions, situated southbound
  • Eisentratten, both directions, situated northbound
  • Feistritz an der Drau, both directions, situated southbound

Autobahn A12

  • Angath, walk 10 minutes on southbound side (the road is illegal to walk)
  • Weer, walk 10 minutes on northbound side. The northbound counterpart is a parking area only.
  • Raststation Pettnau, both directions, situated eastbound
  • Eisentratten, both directions, situated northbound
  • Feistritz an der Drau, both directions, situated southbound

Autobahn A13

  • Europabrücke, both directions, situated southbound
  • Matrei, walk 10 minutes on southbound side (the road is illegal to walk)
  • Gries, walk 5 minutes, not exactly opposite

Autobahn A14

  • Hohenems, both directions, situated northbound

Autobahn A21

  • Alland, both directions, situated westbound off the motorway (Autohof style)

Autobahn A22

  • Korneuburg, walk 10 minutes on southeastbound side

Autobahn A25

  • Wels, direct foottunnel