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Travel, hotel and city

Travel to Vienna

By plane

Fly to Vienna International Airport (Vienna-Schwechat) with direct flights from major cities including:

New York


From the airport to the city centre

From Vienna International Airport, the City Airport Train CAT will take you to the city centre in 16 minutes. This service operates daily from 6.05am to 11.35pm every 30 minutes. The fare is 11€ one way or 17€ return. Tickets are available online, from ticket machines and from tourist information desks at the airport.
Other choices include the Express train S7 (the journey is a bit longer but only 4,20€), taxi companies (25€ minimum, need to be booked in advance), as well as various bus lines.

More information on the CAT website:

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 cruise 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 to the congress center

Messe Wien 

Reed Messe Wien GmbH
Messeplatz 1, 
1020Vienna, AT

 Messe Wien


Vienna International Airport, Wien-Schwechat, is located just outside the city of Vienna, a few kilometers southeast of the Schwechat suburb.

By car

GPS: 1020 Vienna, Austellungsstrasse or Trabrennstrasse

From the South take the motorway Südautobahn A2 – Südosttangente A23 direction Praha/Brno – exit at Handelskai/Messezentrum. From the East, take the motorway Ostautobahn A4 / Südosttangente A23 direction Praha/Brno – exit at Handelskai/Messezentrum. From the West take the motorway Westautobahn A1 – at the Steinhäusl junction take Außenringautobahn A21 – then, at the Vösendorf / Südosttangente junction take the A23 direction Praha/Brno – exit at Handelskai/Messezentrum and from the North follow the motorway Donauuferautobahn A22 – exit at Reichsbrücke direction Zentrum – after the bridge, turn left at the first traffic light into Vorgartenstraße and drive to the junction to Ausstellungsstraße.

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 http: to make your reservation.

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.


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

Public Transport within Vienna to Messe Wien

You can reach Messe Wien using metro line U2 from Karlsplatz direction Seestadt, exit at the station Messe/Prater; bus lines 11A from Heiligenstadt and line 80b from Kaiserebersdorf direction Seestadt, stop Messe/Prater; tramway line D direction Südbahnhof to Schottentor and tramway line 5 direction Praterstern to Praterstern, change there to U2 metro line. The station Messe/Prater is just a short walk from Reed Messe.

Book your hotel room

Beware of unauthorised or fraudulent hotel agencies

The ESC has appointed Mondial Congress in Vienna as its official housing agency for hotel reservations for Heart Failure 2018.
Mondial is the only official housing agency for Heart Failure 2018 in Vienna. If you are contacted by any other company or agency offering housing for this congress, please note that these companies are not authorised to represent the ESC in any way, nor do they have access to the officially contracted ESC room blocks or rates. Please be aware that these unauthorised companies might not deliver what they promise in terms of quality and location. Rates and extra charges can be inflated or hefty fees placed on credit cards. If you are contacted by any such agency or have any questions regarding their legitimacy please don’t hesitate to contact us at or by telephone +33 (0) 492947623

Mondial have selected a number of hotels with negotiated rates and easy access to the Messe Wien Congress Centre. The hotels are conveniently located either near the venue or in the city centre with public transport connections to the Congress.

Click on "book your room" in order to browse the map to locate the congress venue and a number of hotels.

Book your room

You will be transferred to the online booking system of Mondial Congress. 

Rooms will be allocated on a first come - first served basis.
Telephone requests cannot be accepted. Rooms can be confirmed only upon receipt of a deposit payment.

Group reservations

Please contact Mondial Congress:

Tel: +43 1 58804228

For other general accommodation queries please don't hesitate to contact ESC directly :