GETTING TO VIENNA
Arrival by Plane
Airport (VIE) is located southeast of the city and is served by
all major airlines. On the airport’s web site, you can find
flight information, a map of the airport, as well as information about
transportation into the city center.
of Bratislava in Slovakia is within 1-2 hours' distance from Vienna,
and might thus be an alternative for arrival. Both buses and trains
connect Bratislava and Vienna.
Bus connections to Vienna:
* ÖBB Bus: Bratislava Airport - Vienna Südtiroler Platz
* SkyShuttle can only be booked together with a flight
* Airport Services Slovakia: phone: +43 1 7007 35003,
Arrival by Train
For train connections to Vienna, consult the timetable of the federal railway company (ÖBB). There are direct
services to and from many central European cities.
GETTING AROUND VIENNA
From Vienna Airport to Conference Location
Airport (VIE) is located approximately 15 km (south)east of
Vienna. The simplest, but most expensive, way of getting to the
conference hotel is taking a taxi. This will probably cost you around
EUR 30 or more.
CAT is a
new train service linking the airport to "Wien Mitte", where you can
change to U4, continue to “Karlsplatz” to the conference
location. The unique feature of this service is that you can check in
at "Wien Mitte" for certain flights when departing from Vienna. The
cost is EUR 9 for a single trip and EUR 16 for a return trip. Note
that tickets for the underground and buses are not included in this
Vienna Airport Lines offers buses to Schwedenplatz
(connection to U1 and U4), Westbahnhof (westbound train station,
connection to U3), and Südbahnhof (southbound train station). Find
here the timetable and more information in German. Ticket is EUR 6
(single) or EUR 11 (return). Underground tickets have to be bought
extra. If you end up at Südbahnhof, the easiest connection is going to
“Südtirolerplatz” by tram 18 (direction
"Burggasse-Stadthalle") and change to U1 (direction
“Kagran”) and deboard at “Karlsplatz”)
The cheapest way is going by Schnellbahn S7 (train) - it costs EUR 3
one-way (including underground and bus in Vienna). Be sure to buy "2
zones" from the vending machine. If you buy a separate ticket for
Vienna, you need only "1 zone" (EUR 1.50). Have a look at the
timetable and more information in German.
Some companies, such as C&K offer taxis, limos or shuttles for a flat
rate starting from EUR 25.
From Railway Stations to Conference Location
By train, you will arrive either at Westbahnhof (westbound station;
coming from Germany and Switzerland, but also trains from Hungary
often stop there) or at Südbahnhof (southbound station; coming from
Italy, Slovenia, Slovakia, Czech Republic, also some trains from
From Westbahnhof, take the underground U3 to
“Stephansplatz” (direction “Simmering”) and
then the U1 to “Karlsplatz”. Of course, taxis are also
available (probably costs around EUR 10-15).
From Südbahnhof, the best way is taking tram 18 (direction
"Burggasse-Stadthalle") to “Südtirlolerplatz” and then
change to the U1 to “Karlsplatz” (direction
“Kagran”). An alternative would be to walk (some 10
minutes) to U1, take U1 (direction "Kagran") and deboard at
“Karlsplatz”. Of course, taxis are available also from
Südbahnhof (will cost around EUR 5-10).
Local Transportation within Vienna
Public transport is very efficient and has a searchable timetable (you
can search for a connection between stops, addresses, and even
landmarks - the latter unfortunately only in German). Be sure to enter
"Wien" as Town, "Vienna" will give strange results (see sample
The conference venue, the Technical University of
Vienna, is served by a bus line 4A, by tram lines J, 62 and 65 and
by the underground system U1, U2 and U4 which run clockwise and
counterclockwise, respectively, on the same route.
When arriving by the underground system at “Karlsplatz”,
take the exit “Resselpark” and cross the park – the
University is opposite the exit of the underground system (there are
flagpoles in front of the building).
When arriving by the tram lines 62 or 65 at “Resselgasse”
walk to “Resselpark”. Karlsplatz 13 is to right hand.
When arriving by the tram line J at “Bösendorfer
Strasse” or the bus line 4A at “Karlsplatz” cross
the “Lothringerstrasse” and the “Resselpark” -
the University is opposite the exit of the underground system (there
are flagpoles in front of the building).
Tickets are available from vending machines in underground stations,
in the buses and trams. A one-way ticket (from anywhere in Vienna to
anywhere else in Vienna on a direct route) is EUR 1.50. Alternatively,
there is a 24h ticket for EUR 5.00 and a 72h ticket for EUR
12.00. More information on the VOR and Wiener Linien (see "Tourist Information") webpages.
Railway Network System in Vienna