Arriving in Vienna


The Airport Wien-Schwechat (VIE) is located 30 minutes away from the city centre and Colloquium venue: The Messe Wien Exhibition & Congress Center.

You can travel to and from the airport with:

  • The City Airport Train (CAT) (goes directly to Underground Station Landstrasse: U3, U4)
  • The regional trains (e.g., S7 train to Landstrasse U3, U4; Praterstern U1, U2)
  • The airport buses (directly to Westbahnhof: U3, U6; or Schwedenplatz: U1, U4, which is the most central location for those staying in the inner city)
  • Many companies offer a private transfer service from the airport to your hotel.  You can organise this in advance online or the offices are located at the entrance hall of the airport and are generally open long hours. The cost is around €45.

Vienna City Airport Train

Public transport in Vienna

Vienna has a well-developed public transport network, see map of underground and regional trains here.

Buses, trains, trams and underground lines will take you almost anywhere in the city. The Messe Congress center is on the U2 underground line, station: "Messe-Prater".

For further information on public transport in Vienna refer to

One ticket allows you to use all the trains (underground and regional), trams, and buses in Vienna. The tickets are available for 24 hours, 48 hours, 72 hours, or weekly (Monday to Sunday), or for 8 days. Here is a link to ticket overview and prices.

You can also purchase a "Vienna Card" that gives you public transport travel plus entry into specific museums, etc for 48 or 72 hours.

Tram in Vienna