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The Vienna International Airport (VIE) in Wien-Schwechat is situated about 20 km south-east of Vienna. On the airport’s web site you find flight information as well as transportations into the city center:

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.

CITY AIRPORT TRAIN (CAT) to terminal station Wien-Mitte/Landstrasse (takes 16 minutes).

Departure from the airport every 30 minutes (single ticket online 11 Euro / at the vending machine 12 Euros). Then take the underground U4 to Karlsplatz (extra ticket required, 2.40 Euros)

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TAXI from the airport to the conference venue (about 45 Euros)


> Wien Hauptbahnhof: every 30 minutes; (Travel time 25 minutes)
> Wien Schwedenplatz: every 30 minutes; (Travel time 20 minutes)
Single ticket 8 Euros.

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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).

We have reserved 3 lecture halls for our conference:

> 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.

Coming by car is generally not recommended, as the car will rather be a burden in the city, while public transportation coverage is excellent. If you still want to come by car, here are some general directions. Please use a route planner (such as Google Maps) for more details.

> 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.

We will provide personalized WLAN access for all participants. Eduroam is also available. Moreover, we will have a couple of desktop computers with internet access that can be used by the participants.

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“)
> Bus

Even a single ticket allows (multiple) connections, but no return trips.

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).

If you prefer travelling by train you will find all the necessary information at the Austrian Federal Railways website or via phone +43-5-1717.

How to reach the venue from railway stations:

> 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.

Buy and print your ticket online here!

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.

Further information abuot public transportation in Vienna can be found at:

> Official Wiener Linien Webpage Operating all lines in Vienna metropolitan area (with Online-Shop for ticket purchase)
> Official VOR Webpage Operating all lines in greater Vienna (German only)