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Getting to WU by plane

Vienna International Airport is about 20 km from the city centre of Vienna, which can easily be reached by Airport Bus Shuttle, CAT (City Airport Train), train (S-Bahn), airport bus shuttle or taxi.

City Airport Train (CAT)

The CAT takes you to the City Air Terminal (Wien-Mitte/Landstrasse, undergrounds U3 and U4) in 16 minutes. From Wien-Mitte/Landstrasse, take underground U4 direction Heiligenstadt and take stop at Schottenring. At Schottenring, change to underground U2, direction Seestadt or Aspernstrasse. Get off at stop Messe Prater, only 1 stop from Praterstern. CATs leave the airport every half hour from 6:05 am to 11:35 pm and the City Air Terminal from 5:38 am to 11:08 pm. Several airlines offer check-in services at the City Air Terminal.

Ticket Pricing
(Tickets are only valid for the CAT, not for public transport in Vienna!)

CAT schedule

Train

To get to the airport train, follow the sign “S-Bahn” in the airport arrival hall. Take line S7, travel time: around 25 minutes. At stop Praterstern, change to underground U2, direction Seestadt or Aspernstrasse. Get off at stop Messe Prater, only 1 stop from Praterstern. You can buy the ticket at the ticket machine in the train station or online (single ticket: 2,40 Euro). Careful: Viennese public transport is segmented in different zones. While most of the city lies in Zone 1, you'll cross an additional zone when travelling to and from the airport, which means that you'll need 2 tickets instead of just one. 

Train schedule

If you plan to use public transport extensively, you may want to install the Wiener Linien-App for tickets and navigation. 

Airport Bus Shuttle

The bus station is directly in front of the airport arrival hall. The bus line stopping near WU (Stop: Krieau/Vorgartenstraße) leaves every 60 minutes, but not at night times, although busses to the city center will operate 24 hours. It takes less than 30 minutes to get to the venue. Tickets (8 Euro) can be bought on the bus, from the ticket machine or online. Tickets are only valid for the shuttle bus, not for public transport in Vienna!

Bus schedule (German only)

Taxi

The taxi stand at the airport is in front of the arrival hall. It takes about half an hour to get to the city centre (approx. 30 Euro).
To go from the city to the airport, either ask your hotel to book an airport taxi or call one of the following taxi companies (all of them offer special fares to the airport): 31300, 40100, 60160, 81400 or 1716. You can also book online, e.g. Airport Driver.

Getting to WU by train

Wien Hauptbahnhof (Vienna Central Train Station)

Take underground U1, direction Leopoldau. At stop Praterstern change to underground U2, direction Seestadt or Aspernstrasse. Get off at stop Messe Prater

Wien Westbahnhof (Vienna West Train Station)

Take underground U3, direction Simmering. At stop Volkstheater change to underground U2, direction Seestadt or Aspernstrasse. Get off at stop Messe Prater.

Wien Bahnhof Meidling (Vienna Station Meidling)

Take underground U6, direction Floridsdorf. At stop Längenfeldgasse change to underground U4, direction Heiligenstadt. At stop Schottenring change to underground U2, direction Seestadt or Aspernstrasse. Get off at stop Messe Prater.

Underground schedule

Navigating within the Campus

To get more information about the locations on campus, click here. You can also go directly to the interactive navigation map provided by WU to plan your trips within the campus.