Travel to / in Vienna


From the railway stations

Vienna is well connected to the international rail network. International trains arrive either at Wien Hauptbahnhof or Wien Westbahnhof. From there you can take the underground, buses and/or trams. Train schedule


Wien Hauptbahnhof to University of Vienna

Take underground U1, direction Leopoldau. At stop Karlsplatz change to underground U2, direction Seestadt. Get off at stop Schottentor-Universitaet (University main building) (approximately 15 minutes). Alternatively you can take the tram D, direction Nußdorf. Get off at stop Schottentor (University main building). This route will take you around the Ringstraße (approximately 30 minutes).


Wien Westbahnhof to University of Vienna

Take underground U3, direction Simmering. At stop Volkstheater change to underground U2, direction Seestadt. Get off at stop Schottentor-Universitaet (University main building). (approximately 15 minutes).


Wien Mitte/Landstraße to University of Vienna

Take the underground U4, direction Heiligenstadt. At stop Schottenring change to underground U2, direction Karlsplatz. Get off at stop Schottentor-Universitaet (University main building) (approximately 10 minutes).


From Vienna International Airport

Vienna International Airport is about 20 km from the city centre of Vienna, which can easily be reached by Airport Bus Shuttle, CAT (City Airport Train), train (S-Bahn) or taxi.


Airport Bus Shuttle

There are regular buses from the airport to
 
•    Wien Morzinplatz/Schwedenplatz (with connection to undergrounds U1 and U4)
•    Wien Dörfelstrasse/Meidling (with connection to underground U6)
•    Wien Westbahnhof (with connection to undergrounds U3 and U6)
 
The bus station is directly in front of the airport arrival hall. Buses leave every 20 to 30 minutes. It takes around 30 minutes to get to Vienna. Tickets (6 Euro) can be bought on the bus or from the ticket machine. Tickets are only valid for the shuttle bus, not for public transport in Vienna!

Participants who want to go directly to the conference venue from the airport are advised to take the airport bus to Wien Morzinplatz/Schwedenplatz. Then take tram 1, direction Stefan-Fadinger-Platz, and get off at stop Schottentor.
Bus schedule (German only)


City Airport Train (CAT)

The CAT takes you to Vienna city center (Wien-Mitte/Landstrasse, undergrounds U3 and U4) non-stop in 16 minutes. Trains leave the airport every half hour from 6:09 am to 11:39 pm and the City Air Terminal at Wien Mitte from 5:36 am to 11:06 pm. Several airlines offer check-in services at the City Air Terminal.

Online tickets: Single ticket 11 Euro / Return ticket 17 Euro
At ticket vending machines: Single ticket 12 Euro / Return ticket 19 Euro
On board: € 2 extra charge for each ticket - single ticket € 14, return ticket € 21

(Tickets are only valid for the CAT, not for public transport in Vienna! Combined tickets however are available at the vending machines and online.)
CAT schedule


Train

To get to the airport train, follow the sign “S-Bahn” in the airport arrival hall. Take line S7, travel time: around 25 minutes. At stop Wien Mitte/Landstrasse, change to underground U3, direction Ottakring. At stop Volkstheater change to underground U2, direction Stadion. Get off at stop Schottentor-Universitaet (University main building). You can buy the ticket (for two zones!) at the ticket machine in the train station (4.20 Euro incl. public transport in Vienna).


Taxi

The taxi stand at the airport is in front of the arrival hall. It takes about half an hour to get to the city centre (approx. 35 - 40 Euro).
To go from the city to the airport, either ask your hotel to book an airport taxi or call one of the following taxi companies (all of them offer special fares to the airport): 31300, 40100, 60160, 81400 or 1716.


Airport Taxi: Airportdriver

http://www.airportdriver.at
Mo. - Su. from 0 - 24h
Phone: +43 1 22 8 22
Fax: +43 1 22 8 22 8
E-Mail: office@airportdriver.at


Moving around in Vienna

Vienna has an efficient public transportation system.

You can easily purchase tickets at the ticket machines in Vienna or online.

The 72-h Vienna ticket (EURO 16.50) is an economic way of moving around in Vienna.

For those who plan to do some sightseeing while they are in Vienna, the Vienna Card (EURO 21.90) might be the right choice. It is also valid for 72 hours and entitles you to reduced rates when visiting museums, exhibitions, etc. You can buy the Vienna Card at the airport, in most hotels or order it online.

For general information on public transport and the different kinds of tickets please see Wiener Linien.

Other useful links:
•    Map of Vienna


By bike / by foot

Vienna offers a wide range bicycle paths and is beautify to be discovered by foot.

Click here to see the possibilities


Travelling by car

© Hans Sterzinger e.U.

Parking is very restricted in Vienna, in particular in the area of the city centre. You have to use pre-paid tickets called "Parkschein" (see Picture), which exist in five colours:

•    purple = 15 min., free (your only allowed to use this parking ticket once)
•    red = ½ hour, 1.05 €
•    blue = 1 h, 2.10 € 
•    green =  1½ h, 3.15 €
   yellow = 2 h, 4.20€

These tickets can be purchased at any newspaper kiosk ("Trafik"). The next one from the venue is directly located at Schottentor, next to the tram station of 43, 44, D, 71. Parking with these tickets is limited to a maximum 2 hours. These parking tickets are only available in German.

If you want to park for longer you have to use one of the car parks. The next one is the "WIPARK Votivpark-Garage" in the Universitätsstrasse (24 hours open, 4.30 € per hour).

The most inexpensive way to park in Vienna would be to use the park & ride stations for 3.60 € per day (you are recommended to be there at 06:00 am to get a parking space). For further Details on parking in Vienna please click on this Link.