The conference will take place at the University of Vienna
in two different locations
Department of Science and Technology Studies (STS)
Staircase II/6th floor (NIG)
Aula am Campus
Both venues are wheelchair-accessible.
If you have any other accessibility requirements (e.g. sign language interpreting), please
Both venues are located in the city centre of Vienna and can be easily reached via metro and tram.
To reach the Aula at the Campus you can get off at ‘Lange Gasse’ (lines 5, 33, 43, 44).
To reach the Department of Science and Technology Studies you can either get off at ‘Schottentor’ (lines U2, 1, 37, 38, 40, 41, 42, D) or ‘Landesgerichtsstraße’ (lines 43, 44).
You can look up the route most convenient for you at Wiener Linien. We have also compiled further information about public transport in Vienna below the map.
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Transport within Vienna
Unless you have money to spare for taxis – or are a fast and hardy walker – you will need to use public transport to get around Vienna. The Vienna public transport authority is called ‘Wiener Linien’ and encompasses underground trains (‘U-Bahn’), overground rail (‘S-Bahn’), trams (‘Straßenbahn’) and buses (‘Bus’) within the limits of the city of Vienna.
You can buy tickets either at ticket machines (available at every underground/S-Bahn station; multiple language options; cash or card payments accepted) or prior to your visit online. The Wiener Linien shop lists the various ticket and pass options. Single trips cost EUR 2.20; if you stay for the duration of the conference, the most convenient option is a 72-hour pass (EUR 16.50), but please consult the above site to find the most suitable option for you.
Watch out: You need to carry a valid ticket on your person at all times when using public transport. You generally validate your ticket by sticking it into the blue or orange boxes at the platform entrances or in buses or trams until you hear a satisfying ‘ping’ noise and receive a timestamp on your ticket.
Watch out: There are no ticket machines at tram or bus stops. If for any reason you need to take a tram or bus and do not have a ticket, you will need to buy it directly on the tram (at coin-operated machines) or the bus (from the driver). Tickets bought in such situations will only be valid for single journeys and will cost EUR 2.30 instead of 2.20.
Mapping out your journey
You can map out your journey using the journey planner offered by Wiener Linien.
Note: This also works for departures to and from the airport!
Note also: Public transport schedules change quite significantly at night. While Vienna’s underground trains operate on Friday and Saturday night, you will need to get night buses on week days after approximately 0.30 AM.
You can find various maps of the public transport system on the website of Wiener Linien.
Finally, there is an official app for Vienna’s public transport system that’s available for both iPhone and iPad and Android devices. You can also use the mobile web version or the unofficial Windows Phone app.
Are you arriving at Vienna International Airport?
The nearest airport is Vienna International (VIE), which is located outside the city of Vienna. There are several options to reach the city as well as the conference locations:
S-Bahn S7 (rail):
This is our recommended option to reach the city of Vienna as it is the cheapest and fairly quick. It is operated by ÖBB (Austrian national rail). At the airport, follow the grey or red railway signs down to the platform.
The ‘S7’ trains (destination ‘Wien Floridsdorf’) will take you directly into the city at departure intervals of 20 to 30 minutes. It will take you around 25 to 30 minutes to get to the city.
Tickets for the S-Bahn can be bought at machines on/near the platforms (at the airport as well as elsewhere). One-way ticket prices range from EUR 4.10 to EUR 4.70 depending on which destination in Vienna you choose. If you already have a public transport pass for Vienna (bought online or at a ticket machine), choose destination ‘Wien Stadtgrenze’ (Vienna city limits) – this means your S-Bahn ticket will cover the journey from the airport to the city boundary, and your Vienna public transport ticket will cover any journey within Vienna from the city limits inwards.
In case you want to go directly to the conference venue, buy an S-Bahn ticket to ‘Wien Praterstern’ where you can change onto the U2 line (underground, destination ‘Karlsplatz’) and get off at ‘Schottentor’. From there, you can either walk to the conference venue or change to tram lines 43 (destination ‘Neuwaldegg’) or 44 (destination ‘Dornbach’) and get off at ‘Lange Gasse’.
Vienna Airport Lines (coach):
Another easy way to get to the city is by coach. From 04:50 am to 00:20 am, they depart every 30 minutes (hourly from 00:20 am to 04:50 am) and take you to the city within 22 minutes. Tickets can be bought on the coach itself, a one-way ticket costs EUR 8.00, a return ticket EUR 13.00.
The coach will arrive in Vienna at ‘Wien Morzinplatz/Schwedenplatz’ station, where you can change to city public transport to get to the conference venue. There are two options:
a) From ‘Schwedenplatz’, take the underground line U4 (destination ‘Heiligenstadt’). At ‘Schottenring’ station, change to underground line U2 (destination ‘Karlsplatz’) and get off at ‘Schottentor’. From there, you can either walk to the conference venue or change to tram lines 43 (destination ‘Neuwaldegg’) or 44 (destination ‘Dornbach’) and get off at ‘Lange Gasse’.
b) Take tram line 1 (destination ‘Stefan-Fadinger-Platz’) and get off at ‘Schottentor’. From there, you can either walk to the conference venue or change to tram lines 43 (destination ‘Neuwaldegg’) or 44 (destination ‘Dornbach’) and get off at ‘Lange Gasse’.
Note that AT NIGHT, public transport options within Vienna are more limited than during the day. If you arrive during the night, check the journey planner (see above) to make sure you have connections available.
CAT (City Airport Train):
The City Airport Train (CAT) is a slightly faster, but expensive option. It departs every 30 minutes and takes 16 minutes to get to the city (‘Wien Mitte’). A one-way ticket costs EUR 12.00 (return: EUR 19.00). Tickets can be bought at machines directly at the airport (follow the green/white/black ‘CAT’ signs).
To get to the conference venue from ‘Wien Mitte’, take underground line U4 towards ‘Heiligenstadt’. At ‘Schottenring’, change onto a U2 line train (destination ‘Karlsplatz’) and get off at ‘Schottentor’. From there, you can either walk to the conference venue or change to tram lines 43 (destination ‘Neuwaldegg’) or 44 (destination ‘Dornbach’) and get off at ‘Lange Gasse’.
Probably the most expensive way to get from the airport to the city is by taxi. Fares vary depending on company and exact destination, but start at approximately EUR 33.00. Taxis depart in front of the airport.
Are you arriving by train at Wien Westbahnhof?
This train station is located very close to the city center. To get to the conference venue, take tram line 5 (destination ‘Praterstern’) and get off at ‘Lange Gasse’. As for all journeys within Vienna, you will need public transport (Wiener Linien) tickets for this journey (see ‘Transport within Vienna’ above).
Are you arriving by train at Wien Meidling?
The easiest way to get to the conference venue is to take underground line U6 (destination ‘Floridsdorf’) to ‘Alser Straße’. From there, take tram lines 43 (destination ‘Schottentor’) or 44 (destination ‘Schottentor) and get off at ‘Lange Gasse’. As for all journeys within Vienna, you will need public transport (Wiener Linien) tickets for this journey (see ’Transport within Vienna’ above).