Photo: Dome of the Secession Building


Vienna University of Technology (Floorplan)
Karlsplatz 13 (Google Map)
1040 Vienna

The conference site is optimally located regarding all forms of public transport. Here are some options:

  • Subway lines U1, U2, or U4 to Karlsplatz.
    Take exit Karlsplatz and cross the park (Resselpark).
  • Tram lines 1 and 62 to Karlsplatz (Resselgasse).
  • Tram line 2 to Karlsplatz (Bösendorferstraße). Walk south on Akademiestraße to get to Karlsplatz and then cross the park (Resselpark) to get to the main building.


The following hotels that are located very close (less than 5 minutes walk) to the conference site:

If you are on a tight budget, you might want to consider staying at the recently opened city hostel Wombats. They offer single rooms for about €30, and shared rooms are even cheaper. Make sure to select "THE NASCHMARKT", the other hostels are located farther away.

Otherwise you can look yourself for hotels at As long as the hotel is close to an underground station it should be easy to commute to the conference venue.


Visitors should be aware about Visa requirements, and should plan travel well in advance (processing of a visa request can take up to 6 weeks). Austria is a Schengen Country. For further information on obtaining a Visa, please refer to the Ministry for European and International Affairs. Should a letter of invitation be required as part of a Visa application, please contact us including the following data:

  • Full name (as written in the passport)
  • Affiliation: organization/company name
  • Mailing address and fax number
  • Birth date and place of birth
  • Passport number and passport expiration date
  • Whether you need an original copy of the letter, a scan, or if the letter has to be faxed directly to the responsible embassy (depends on your country’s regulations)

Arrival by plane

  • Vienna International Airport (VIE)
    Vienna Airport (VIE) is located south-east of the city and is served by all major airlines. For flight information, an airport map, as well as information of transportation into the city center visit the airport’s website. See below how to get to the city center.
  • Arrival from Bratislava Airport (BTS), Slovakia
    Bratislava Airport (BTS) in Slovakia is within 1-2 hours distance to Vienna. Both buses and trains connect Bratislava and Vienna, e.g. the airport bus Bratislava.

From Vienna Airport to the city center

  • The City Airport Train (CAT) links the airport to subway station Wien Mitte where you can change to subway lines U3 and U4, as well as to tram and buses (see below for information on the public transport in Vienna). When using the CAT service you can already check in at the train station Wien Mitte for certain flights when departing from Vienna. It costs €12 for a one-way and €19 for a return trip. Have a look at the timetable. Note that tickets for underground, trams, or local buses are not included in this price.
  • A standard train connection (Schnellbahn S7) between the airport and Wien Mitte is also available (tickets €4 one-way, including underground and bus in Vienna). Be sure to buy “2 zones” from the vending machine. If you buy a separate ticket for Vienna, you need only “1 zone” (€2). Have a look at the timetable.
  • Vienna AirportLines offer buses to Schwedenplatz (subway lines U1 and U4) and Westbahnhof (westbound train station, connection to U3) and Wien Meidling (southbound train station). Tickets cost €8 (single) to €13 (return). Tickets for underground, trams, or local buses are not included in this price.
  • A taxi to the city center costs between €30 and €40. Some companies like C&K offer taxis, limos or shuttles for a flat rate starting from €32.

Arrival by train

For train connections to Vienna, consult the time table of the Austrian federal railway company (ÖBB). There are direct services to many central European cities.

Vienna public transport

A public transport ticket is valid for any subway, tram, or bus operated by Wiener Linien and trains operated by ÖBB and WLB inside Vienna (Zone 100 or Kernzone).

There are several kinds of tickets: A ticket for a single trip costs €2 and can be used for any single trip within Vienna. You may change lines, but you may not interrupt your journey. Season tickets for one or several days may be more convenient. More information: timetable, tickets, metro and train map (PDF), and public transport city center (PDF).

Tourist Information

An extensive account of travel information for Vienna can be found on the official webpage of the a Vienna Tourist Board. The webpage of the city of Vienna offers all sorts of informations on Vienna (including tourist information). Some of the main sights in Vienna include: Stephansdom (St. Stephen’s Cathedral), Schloss Schönbrunn, the National Library, the Austrian Parliament, the Wiener Prater with the famous Giant Ferris Wheel, Museumsquartier, several museums are located here or nearby, for instance Kunsthistorisches Museum. Sights near the venue include Belvedere, Karlskirche, Secession, Musikverein, Vienna State Opera, Albertina, and Naschmarkt.
We also recommend this Travel article on how to spend 36 hours in Vienna.