Getting from the Airport to Vienna’s City center

The fastest way to get from the airport to the city center is the City Airport Train (CAT) which reaches the central station “Wien Mitte – Landstraße” within 16 minutes. Tickets are EUR 12 for a single journey and EUR 21 for an open return ticket. Tickets can be bought online (CAT Infopage), or on-site at ticket vending machines, or at the tourist info point at the airport.

Our recommended option is to take the suburban train (“S-Bahn”) line S7, which takes approx. 10 minutes longer than the CAT. A one-way ticket costs only EUR 4.20 and can be bought at the vending machines on-site. A further advantage of this train is that it connects the airport directly to the train station “Praterstern”, which is close to the conference venue.

You can also to get to the city by taxi. Taxis can be found at the airport exit. Fares vary according to the time of day, traffic volume, etc. ATS Taxi has a taxi stand at the airport where they offer fixed prices. A cheaper option (EUR 25–30) is to order a taxi in advance – for example, at CoolCab Taxi (+43 660 30 23 673), where they also offer taxi rides for a fixed price. A ride to the city center takes around 30 minutes.

Public Transport in Vienna

Public transportation in Vienna is plentiful and very well organized. Tickets are common to all modes of transportation (Train “S-Bahn”, Underground “U-Bahn”, Tramway “Straßenbahn/Bim”, Bus) and can be purchased at any train-, tramway-, or underground station and online. It is mandatory to purchase your ticket before boarding. Single ticket: 2,40€ (1,50€ for seniors) // 24h ticket: 8€ // weekly ticket (same as 72h ticket): 17,10€

Important Public Transport Stops

The Conference Venue is located on the main campus of the WU – Vienna University of Economics and Business (Welthandelsplatz 1, 1020 Vienna). The campus is located between the U2 underground stops “Messe-Prater” and “Krieau”.

Our Pre-conference Heuriger will take place at Martin-Sepp in Grinzing (Cobenzlgasse 34, 1190 Vienna). To reach the venue, participants need to move to the U2 underground stop “Schottentor”, changing there to the tramway “38” towards the final stop “Grinzing”.

The Gala Dinner takes places in the Marble Hall of the Vienna State Opera “Wiener Staatsoper” (Opernring 2, 1010 Vienna) and can be reached via underground lines U1 or U4 at station “Karlsplatz”.

Getting to the Conference Venue

The conference will take place at the campus of WU – Vienna University of Economics and Business, in the buildings LC (Learning Center) and TC (Teaching Center). The Registration and Conference Opening takes place in the LC-building, where Paper-, Poster- and Panel Sessions will mostly take place in the TC building. The conference venue can be reached via U2 underground stops “Krieau” or “Messe-Prater”. Maps of the campus and conference venue are available here.

Vienna City Card

If you would like to enjoy Vienna and its attractions to the fullest, we would recommend to purchase the Vienna City Card. Whether you go sightseeing and visit museums, take part in a guided city walk, buy souvenirs from Vienna for your loved ones at home, take a break to enjoy a coffee with cakes and pastries or get to know the world capital of music live in the evening – the Vienna City Card a great companion for all occasions. You can travel comfortably on public transport in the city for up to 72 hours – prizes range from 17€ (24h) to 29€ (72h) for the card.