By air

The Vienna International Airport connects Vienna to more than 160 locations worldwide. The airport is located just outside the city but is well connected to the city center via public transport.

  • 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 (, or on-site at ticket vending machines, or at the tourist info point at the airport.
  • Another 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.
By train
  • Vienna main station – Wien Hauptbahnhof – is an important transport hub for Austria and the rest of Europe. Apart from connecting the regional capitals of Austria, the train station offers international train connections to Germany, Slovenia, Hungary, Slovakia, Italy, Poland, and many other countries.
    Additionally, “Wien Hauptbahnhof” is well embedded into the Vienna public transport network. From here, the city center can be easily reached via metro U1 (red line) and the conference venue [WU Vienna] by railway.
  • Another important train station in Vienna is Westbahnhof, which is the main hub for trains to Western Europe: most international trains arrive here. However, because of its central location and connection to various train, metro and tram lines, “Westbahnhof” also remains an important hub in the local Vienna transport network.
  • Getting to the CHER Conference venue at the WU Vienna campus, Praterstern is the closest railway station.
    From here, it is either a 15 minutes walk to the campus (through the Prater park) or a short ride with metro U2 (purple line) to “Messe-Prater” (East entrance of the campus) or to “Krieau” (West entrance of the campus).