LOCAL TRAIN: S-Bahn to station Wien-Mitte/Landstrasse (takes 24 minutes).
The Local Trains “S-Bahn” to Wien-Mitte/Landstraße depart every 30 minutes from the airport. Tickets available at vending machines directly at the station (4.20 Euros) and are valid for connections in Vienna as well (urban railways, underground, tram and bus). From there take the underground U4 to Karlsplatz, then walk to the venue, passing St. Charles’s church.
TAXI from the airport to the conference venue (about 45 Euros)
ÖBB-TRAIN: Railjet to station Wien Hauptbahnhof (central station) (takes 15 to 18 minutes).
Departure from the airport about every 30 minutes. Tickets available at vending machines directly at the station (4.20 Euros) are valid for connections in Vienna as well (urban railways, underground, tram and bus).
> EI7 (seating capacity: 434) – plenary and parallel sessions
> EI8 (seating capacity: 139) – parallel sessions
> EI9 (seating capacity: 181) – parallel sessions
All rooms are located on the ground floor. EI7 and EI8 are located next to the registration desk, while EI9 is to the right after entering the building.
> from the South and East: Südautobahn (A2) – Südosttangente (A23) – Exit Gürtel – Südtirolerplatz – Favoritenstrasse – Gusshausstrasse
> from the West: Westautobahn (A1) – Hietzinger Kai – Schönbrunner Straße – Rechte Wienzeile – Schleifmühlgasse – Paulanergasse – Gusshausstrasse
> from the North: Donauuferautobahn (A22) – Südosttangente (A23) – Exit Gürtel – Südtirolerplatz – Favoritenstrasse – Gusshausstrasse
Please bear in mind that you have to buy the official highway toll label („Vignette“) before using any motorway in Austria (more information at website asfinag).
Please also note that public parking is not free of charge in the inner districts of Vienna. For more information, consult the parking management website of the City of Vienna. There are also underground car parks close to the venue, but they are rather costly.
Luckily, all means of public transportation within the city limits can be used with the same ticket:
> Underground („U-Bahn“)
> Urban Railways („S-Bahn“)
> Tramway („Straßenbahn“)
When starting your journey, you must validate your ticket. This is accomplished by inserting it into the blue or orange punching machine (see photo) which is located at the entrance of subway and S-Bahn stations or inside buses and trams. Underground stations have gates (with punching machines) at every entrance, and you must have a valid ticket in order to advance beyond the gate.
If you use a multi-strip ticket, first fold it such that the correct strip is at the edge. In case of a ticket valid for a day or more, you only have to punch it when you commence your first trip.
It seems quite easy to ride for free without a ticket. In principle yes, but naturally there are random inspections and if you are caught without a valid ticket, you have to pay a fine of 105 Euros (plus 2.40 Euros for the ticket).
> from Wien Hauptbahnhof (central station): Underground U1 to „Taubstummengasse“
> from Wien Regionalbahnhof (terminal railway station Wien West): Underground U3 to „Stephansplatz“, change there to U1 and exit at stop „Taubstummengasse“
> from Franz-Josefs-Bahnhof (terminal railway station North-West): Tram line D (direction „Hauptbahnhof Ost“ oder „Alfred-Adler-Strasse“) to stop „Gusshausstrasse“
> from Wien-Nord / Praterstern (railway station North):
Underground U1 to „Taubstummengasse“
Various types of tickets are sold at tobacconists („Trafik“), at vending machines in underground and S-Bahn stations and in some hotels. Even though there are also other options, it is highly recommended that you buy the ticket before you enter the means of transportation.
There are several types of tickets:
> Single ticket: (2.40 Euros)
> Weekly pass: valid Mo 0:00 a.m. – Mo 9:00 a.m.; transferable (17.10 Euros)
> Various tickets valid for a day or more. Ticket overview.
> Half-price tickets are required for children and dogs (aged 6-15)
Please refer to the public transportation website (Wiener Linien) for details on those kind of tickets.