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Travel, hotel and city

Travel to Vienna

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

By plane

  • Only 3 hours away - close to the whole of Europe
  • 628 direct flights to 240 cities worldwide
From the airport to the city centre
  • City Airport Train (CAT): 16 minutes to the city centre (Wien-Mitte U3, U4)
  • Vienna Airport Bus Lines: 30 minutes directly to the Austria Center Vienna (stop: Wien Kaisermühlen-Kagran)

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 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

Book your underground ticket

Public Transportation

Vienna is a very compact city and public transportation is the best way to get around by far.
Wiener Linien, Vienna’s public transportation network operator, offers a special Congress Ticket for delegates and accompanying persons. This ticket gives holders unrestricted access to public transportation in Vienna for the duration of the congress.

  • 10% discount on the price per ticket (basis: €16.40 for a three-day ticket)
  • Personalized 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


We recommend that you make your hotel reservation through the official Vienna Tourism Hotel Reservation site.  They are offering a large variety of hotels with good rates and conditions.

Please follow the link below to make your reservation through the Vienna Tourism booking site. 

Vienna Hotel Bookings

Once you have entered your dates you may then filter the list of hotels by location or distance to specific landmarks.  Please note that the "trade fair" proximity will also list hotels near the other congress centre.  

The hotels closest to the Austria Centre are: 

Arcotel Kaiserwasser, Melia Vienna, NH Danube City and Park Inn by Radisson UNO City

If you need any further information or have other queries please don't hesitate to contact us directly: