Please be aware that the annual Vienna Marathon will be held the same weekend as the FCVB Congress, you are therefore strongly advised to book your accommodation well in advance and to make use of public transport to get to/from the congress centre.
Due to its central location in Europe, Vienna is easy to reach by plane, car, train or even boat.
Fly to Vienna International Airport (Vienna-Schwechat) with direct flights from major cities. The Airport is located just outside the city of Vienna, a few kilometers southeast of the Schwechat suburb but the city centre can be easily reached:
The CAT takes just 16 minutes nonstop to get to central Vienna from the airport and vice versa. The City Airport Train operates daily from 05.36 to 23.36. The City Air Terminal is just 10 minutes from St. Stephan’s Cathedral at Wien Mitte station, which can be reached easily by tram, underground, bus or taxi. Visit www.cityairporttrain.com for more information.
Vienna Airport Lines (Postbus) connects Vienna Airport with the main Vienna transport hubs. The 3 Vienna Airport Lines serve all of Vienna’s underground railway lines and also Wien West and Wien Meidling railway stations. Buses to the city centre (Morzinplatz/Schwedenplatz) run 24 hours a day; journey time is 20 minutes. See the airport map to locate the departure points at the airport.
Taxi stands are located outside the arrival terminals. It takes around 20 minutes to the city centre.
Austria has an excellent network of motorways, expressways and federal highways. Tolls are compulsory on all motorways and expressways, and you will need a toll sticker to use Vienna's city motorways.
Distances are short from major European capitals such as Berlin (681 km), Munich (435 km), Budapest (243 km) or even Prague (331 km).
Vienna has several railway stations for international railway services. The Austrian railroad network is operated by the Austrian Federal Railway (ÖBB).
Südbahnhof (eastern section): Regional and local trains from the east (e.g. from Bratislava) arrive in Vienna here. Some long-distance trains on the Ostbahn will stop in Vienna Meidling and at the Westbahnhof.Public transport: D, O, 18, 69A, 13A, suburban railway
This modernised and extended station temporarily replaces Vienna's Südbahnhof. It is in the 12th district, at the end of Meidlinger Hauptstrasse. The long-distance trains (e.g. from the Czech Republic or Poland) will also end or start at Vienna Meidling, or will continue through to Wiener Neustadt, with some going as far as Villach.Public transport: U6, 62, 7A, 7B, 8A, 9A, 15A, 59A, 62A, “Badner Bahn“, suburban railway, Vienna Airport Lines
Vienna's Westbahnhof is where most trains from Western Europe and Western Austria arrive in Vienna.Public transport: U3, U6, 5, 6, 9, 18, 52, 58, suburban railway, Vienna Airport LinesOther railway stations: Station Vienna Mitte, Station Vienna Praterstern, Franz Josefs Bahnhof
River boats arrive in Vienna either at the Nussdorf mooring in the 19th district, or at the main mooring for the Vienna Danube Region at the Reichsbrücke in the 2nd district.
Vienna is a very compact city and public transportation is by far the best way to get around.
Wiener Linien, Vienna’s public transportation network operator, offers a special Congress Ticket for participants. This ticket gives holders unrestricted access to public transportation in Vienna for the duration of the event.
Purchase your ticket online
Austria's largest conference centre in the international heart of contemporary Vienna.
Thanks to its location right next door to the Vienna International Centre – one of the four international United Nations headquarters – it is the only conference centre that is directly linked to a UN site.
Austria Centre Vienna
U1 (Red line): 7 minutes by underground from Stephansplatz (city centre)
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Please be aware that the annual Vienna Marathon will be held the same weekend as the FCVB Congress, you are therefore strongly advised to book your accommodation well in advance.
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