By plane

Vienna international airport is located about 16 km south-east of Vienna. The journey time to Vienna is approx. 15 – 30 min. depending on the means of transport (train, bus or taxi). Keep in mind that the actual jouney time may also depend on the traffic conditions, if you are going by bus or taxi.

When you have arrived in Vienna you can use the public transport of Vienna for your continuation. 

By train

In Vienna there are 4 major train stations – Central train station (Hauptbahnhof), Bahnhof Wien Meidling, train station west (Westbahnhof), Bahnhof Wien Mitte. 

You can book your train ticket online or contact the Mobility Centre of ÖBB by phone: +43 5 17 17

From all train stations you have access to public transportation to the city center.

By public transport

All participants registered for the main programme and all exhibitors (except visitors exhibit) will have a logo of the Wiener Linien on their badge enabling them to make unlimited use of all means of public transport in Vienna (Kernzone Wien) for the duration of the conference, i.e. from Monday 24 to Wednesday 26 June.
The “Kernzone Wien” includes all lines within Vienna (train, Badner Bahn, bus, tram, metro, most regional bus lines). Exempted are airport buses, the Westbahn and the City Airport Train (CAT).

Vienna has a dense and extensive public transport network. It consists of underground (called “U-Bahn”), tramways (typical Viennese call it “Bim”) and buses operated by the Vienna Transport Authority (Wiener Linien).
Additionally there is a metro railway network (called “S-Bahn”) run by the Austrian Federal Railways ÖBB, which reaches out to the vicinity of Vienna. 

By taxi

The fare is shown on officially calibrated taximeters. The starting rate during the day is 3.80 € *; at night (11:00 p.m. – 6:00 a.m.) and on Sundays and public holidays 4.30 € *, surcharge for radio taxis: 2,80- € *. For rides from and to the airport, which is located outside of the city limits: surcharge 10.– € *. Therefore you should inquire about special airport rates. Taxi companies: 31 300, 40 100, 60 160. 

Taxi drivers in Vienna are reluctant to accept credit cards or may not accept credit cards at all. It is best to check with the driver whether he/she accepts cards or not. It is therefore also advisable to take some cash to Vienna. The currency in Austria is Euro.

* Rates 2017/2018, subject to change

By car

When travelling to Vienna by car, please take note of the rules for short-term parking zones in Vienna:

  • Districts 1 to 9 and 20: Monday to Friday, except public holidays, 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m., max. stay 2 hours
  • Districts 10, 12 and 14 to 18: Monday to Friday, except public holidays, 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., max. stay 3 hours
  • Special scheme near the Stadthalle: Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.; Saturday, Sunday and public holidays 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., max. stay 2 hours

Short-term parking zones are only posted at the entrance to the respective district. Different short-term parking rules may apply in the shopping streets of Vienna and are posted separately in such places. In all short-term parking zones, you must have a parking ticket from the first minute of parking onward, even for short stops to unload luggage. 15-minute free parking tickets are available and can be obtained from your hotel. The 15-minute parking tickets may not be combined with other parking tickets. In the city center you will rarely find parking spaces. Alternatively we would recommend to park your car in one of the several public garages.