Arrival by plane
Vienna International Airport (VIE) is located 20 km south-east of the city center and is served by all major airlines. Travel time to downtown Vienna is between 15 and 30 minutes. More information on how to get to the city centre is available below.
Public trains to the city
- RJ/IC operates nonstop twice an hour and connects the airport with the train station Wien Hauptbahnhof and subway station Südtiroler Platz–Hauptbahnhof () in 17 minutes.
- Suburban commuter train S7 operates twice an hour and connects the airport with the station Wien Mitte and subway station Landstraße ( and ) in 25 minutes. Alternatively, at Wien Rennweg, you can transfer from S7 you to other suburban trains to Wien Praterstern ( and ) or to Wien Handelskai ().
You can check the schedules for both S7 and RJ/IC here.
Tickets for either RJ/IC or S7 are €4.40 one-way and include subway, trams, and buses in Vienna. Make sure to buy a ticket for “2 zones” from the vending machine. Do not buy this ticket online: online tickets are more expensive and do not include public transport in Vienna.
If you have a (daily, weekly, etc.) transit pass for the city of Vienna (core zone 100) valid at the time of your trip, you only need a ticket for “1 zone” (€2.20).
City Airport Train (CAT)
The City Airport Train (CAT) operates nonstop twice an hour and connects the airport with the station Wien Mitte and subway station Landstraße ( and ) in 16 minutes.
The fare is cheapest if bought online in advance: €11 for a one-way and €17 for a return trip (with a €1 discount if you fly Austrian). Please note that this ticket does not include public transport in Vienna.
On your way back from Vienna, travelling on CAT entitles you to a free check-in for flights of certain airlines before boarding the train at the train station Wien Mitte.
Buses to the city
Vienna AirportLines operate buses
- twice an hour to Morzinplatz/Schwedenplatz ( and ), travel time 22 minutes;
- twice an hour to Dörfelstraße (Bahnhof Meidling station of ), travel time 30 minutes, and Westbahnhof (Europaplatz) ( and ), travel time 45 minutes;
- every hour to Donaumarina (Wehlistraße) (), travel time 17 minutes, and Kaisermühlen–VIC (), travel time 30 minutes.
Tickets cost €8 (one-way) or €13 (return). Please note that this ticket does not include public transport in Vienna.
Taxi service to the city
Arrival by train
For train connections to Vienna, please consult the time table of the Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB). There are direct lines to many European cities.
Travel in Vienna
Vienna has an excellent public transport system. A public transport ticket for the city of Vienna (core zone 100 or Kernzone) is valid for any subway, tram (excluding the tourist Ring Tram), or bus operated by Wiener Linien, as well as for trains operated by ÖBB and Wiener Lokalbahnen.
There are several kinds of tickets.
- A ticket for a single trip costs €2.20 (if bought in advance) and can be used for any single trip within Vienna. You may change lines, but must not interrupt your journey.
- Transit passes for one or several days may be more convenient. More information:
- online timetable
- tourist folder including ticket options and subway/train map (PDF)
- public transport city center map (PDF)
On these maps, the venue is labeled Technische Universität at the bottom of the map.
You can reach the university via the following lines:
Tram lines D, 2, and 71, as well as bus lines 2A and 59A stop at the nearby station Kärntner Ring, Oper, which is connected to Karlsplatz via an underground passage.
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