Vienna can easily be reached by train from many destinations in Europe. We would like to encourage participants to use this mode of transport if possible.
Vienna International Airport is located 19 km from Vienna with excellent connections to many locations across Europe. Note that flying to Bratislava airport (based in Slovakia) might be an option as there are good bus connections to Vienna. Some airlines offer dedicated onward transport by bus to Vienna which can be booked together with your ticket.
There are also several international bus lines for instance to Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia or Romania.
You can also reach Vienna by boat from Bratislava. The Twin City Liner – a catamaran built specially for the Danube – runs four times a day during the warmer months between Schwedenplatz in Vienna city centre and Bratislava.
There are several options to get from the airport to the city centre.
- Schnellbahn S7:
When arriving follow the signs for the Schnellbahn (blue sign with a white circle and a white zig zag). You need line S7 towards ‘Wien – Floridsdorf’. Trains run every 30 minutes. If you get off at ‘Wien Mitte’ the journey takes about 25 minutes.
You can buy your ticket directly in the airport arrival hall (turn right when you get out), there is a ticket machine and usually a manned booth. Alternatively, you can buy it just before the escalators leading onto the train platforms. You will need a ticket before you board the train.
Costs for a ticket from the airport to any place in Vienna is less than 5 euro.
- CAT (City Airport Train):
This is a dedicated airport train which runs non-stop between the airport and ‘Wien Mitte’ and takes 16 minutes. The price for a one-way ticket is 12 euro and a return ticket 21 euro if bought at the ticket machine, you save 1 euro each way when buying online. The CAT gives more comfort and allows you on your return journey to check in your luggage directly at ‘Wien Mitte’.
- Vienna Airport Lines (Shuttle bus):
There is also a shuttle bus service from the Airport Bus Terminal directly to Vienna’s main train stations (~30 minutes). Prices for a single ticket are 8 euro and for a return ticket 13 euro. Tickets can be bought at the ticket machine at the airport or from the bus driver.
The venue is easily accessible by public transport via bus lines 40A, 10A and 37A. It takes about 30 min from city centre to the venue.
You will need to get off at ‘Dänenstraße’. If travelling by 40A you can choose if you want to get off at ‘Dänenstraße’ or ‘Borkowskigasse’. For details regarding the exact location of the venue please have a look at the sitemap under Symposium venue.
Public transport is reasonably priced and very reliable.
The Quando app by the Vienna Transport Authority (Wiener Linien) can be downloaded for free and will help you find the best connections to your destination.
Alternatively, check the website of Wiener Linien.
All of Vienna is one zone called zone 100. A ticket allows you to make one journey, no matter how long and you can change as often as you want/need to. You can buy single tickets or if you plan some additional trips e.g. a 72-hour ticket could make sense. Any ticket is valid on all types of transport, i.e. bus, underground and tram.
Note: As the airport is located outside Vienna you need an additional ticket for your trip from and to the airport.