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Travel, hotel and city

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.

Travel to Vienna

Due to its central location in Europe, Vienna is easy to reach by plane, car, train or even boat.

By Plane

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:

By Airport Train – CAT

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 for more information.

By Regional Buses

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.

By Taxi

Taxi stands are located outside the arrival terminals. It takes around 20 minutes to the city centre.

By car

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).

By Train

Vienna has several railway stations for international railway services. The Austrian railroad network is operated by the Austrian Federal Railway (ÖBB).

Vienna Central Station

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

Vienna Meidling Station

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

Westbahnhof (Vienna West Station)

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 Lines
Other railway stations: Station Vienna Mitte, Station Vienna Praterstern, Franz Josefs Bahnhof

By Boat

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.

Getting around Vienna

Public Transportation

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.


  • Unlimited pass for Wiener Linien public transportation network for the duration of the event (Vienna zone)
  • 10% discount on the price per ticket (basis: €16.40 for a three-day ticket)
  • Personalised printed ticket which can simply be printed out again if it is lost or stolen
  • Mobile version for smartphones via the Wiener Linien app (registration in the Wiener Linien online shop required)
  • Congress Ticket can be extended to include City Airport Train (CAT)

Purchase your ticket online

Getting to Austria Centre Vienna

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.

Venue Address

Austria Centre Vienna

Bruno-Kreisky-Platz 1,

1220 Wien


Access from the city centre to the Austria Center Vienna

U1 (Red line): 7 minutes by underground from Stephansplatz (city centre)

  • Underground line U1 (red)
  • U1 station Kaisermühlen, VIC
  • Exit Schüttaustrasse


Further information will follow in due course..

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.