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Accommodation in Vienna
Hotel recommendations near the venue
Travel in / to Vienna
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 (8 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!
City Airport Train (CAT)
The CAT takes you to Vienna city center (Wien-Mitte/Landstrasse, undergrounds U3 and U4) non-stop in 16 minutes. Several airlines offer check-in services at the City Air Terminal.
(Tickets are only valid for the CAT, not for public transport in Vienna! Combined tickets however are available at the vending machines and online.)
Because of the pandemic, the CAT is closed until spring 2022.
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 you can change to the underground.
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
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 Van Swieten Saal
Take underground U1, direction Leopoldau. At stop Karlsplatz change to tram 1, 71, D or UZ2. 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). From there it is either a 13 minutes walk or you take tram 40 or 42 and get off at Schwarzspanierstrasse.
Wien Westbahnhof to Van Swieten Saal
Take underground U3, direction Simmering. At stop Volkstheater change to tram 1, 71, D or UZ2. Get off at stop Schottentor-Universitaet. From there it is either a 13 minutes walk or you take tram 40 or 42 and get off at Schwarzspanierstrasse.
Wien Mitte/Landstraße to Van Swieten Saal
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 there it is either a 13 minutes walk or you take tram 40 or 42 and get off at Schwarzspanierstrasse.
Public Transport 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 17.10) 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 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 (button for English language is in the upper right corner).
Within the city limits, tickets for public transport are valid for buses, trams and undergrounds. For more information on how to purchase tickets online and how to get around in Vienna, see Wiener Linien.
By bike / by foot
Vienna offers a wide range bicycle paths and is beautify to be discovered by foot.