KONVENS 2018 will take place in Vienna, Austria, in the conference hall (Theatersaal) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences.

The address of the venue is:

Sonnenfelsgasse 19
1010 Vienna

Use the route planner (of the Austrian Federal Railways) to find your way.

Visa requirements

To visit Austria you need a passport valid for at least 3 months after the date of your expected departure from Austria or another country which is part of the Schengen Agreement. Austria belongs to the passport-free Schengen area and if you are an EU national you do not need to show your national ID card or passport when travelling from a passport-free Schengen EU country to Austria but you still need it to prove your identity, e.g. when boarding a plane or at hotel check-in. For many countries there is no visa requirement – for detailed information please see the website of the Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs of Austria.

Coming to Vienna

By Boat

The Twin City Liner connects Vienna to Bratislava: please see the schedule at the company's website. For connections from Budapest see the Hydrofoil Lines.

By Bicycle

Plan your arrival with cycle.travel or your another planner of choice.

By Train

There are direct train connections from many European cities to Vienna. You can check your train on the Austrian Federal Railways web page. The new Vienna Central Station (Hauptbahnhof), formerly know as the South Train Station (Südbahnhof), is located close to the Belvedere. You can get fast and easily to any part of Vienna from there either using public transport or a taxi.

By Coach

The main bus station Vienna International Busterminal (VIB) serves international and national connections: see buslinien.at for schedules. Many long distance buses stop also in front of the Stadion Center: see their website for details. There are regular connections to many European destinations.

By Air

The Vienna International Airport is conveniently located about 20 km from the city centre. All regular and some low-cost flights bound for Vienna land there. You can get to the city centre:

  • By the private company City Airport Train (CAT) and cost approx. 11 Euro,
  • by the Federal Railway (ÖBB) Line S7 (to Landstrasse Wien-Mitte, from where you can go to Sonnenfelsgasse 19) and cost approx. 4 Euro,
  • by bus: Vienna Airport Lines (VAL 2 to Wien Morzinplatz) and cost 8 Euro or
  • by taxi. The taxi fare from the airport to the city centre is approx. 40 Euro.

The Airport Bratislava (Bratislava letisko) is a low-cost airport located 90 km from Vienna and is connected to Vienna by train and bus. You can get to the city centre:

  • By public (Postbus number 1195) or private private bus (like Flixbus). See checkmybus.at for your options.
  • By train: see ÖBB-website for details. The whole trip to City Center from Bratislava takes about 70 minutes.

By Car

Please be aware that, if you arrive by car, you have to get a toll sticker at a gas station when you enter the country. A minimum 10-day-ticket (vignette) cost approx. 9 Euro. 

Getting around

Public Transportation System

Vienna public transport system (Wiener Linien) includes buses, trams and metro connections. Tickets are available at automata at bigger stations, from most newspaper agents and from bus/tram drivers. Tickets are valid for all means of municipal transport. Every ticket has to be validated in blue machines located at the entrance to the metro stations or in the buses and trams. If you have a Ticket for one way you do not have to validate at changes. It is advisable to buy 24 h (7,60 Euro) or 72 h (16,50 Euro) travelcard. They give you flexibility in changing means of transport. Also, with travelcard you do not have to remember to validate tickets every time, it is enough to do it only once, during the first ride. Single tickets cost 2.20 Euro.

More information is available from Wiener Linien website.


It is advisable to book a taxi by telephone. For example taxi60160: (+43) 60160. To reach the conference venue you need to tell the taxi driver to go to: "Sonnenfelsgasse 19".

Parking in the city

Some parts of Vienna are short-term parking zones and you require a prepaid parking voucher. Please see the goverments website for detailed informations.

Car rental

All major companies such as AvisEuropcar or Hertz have their offices in Vienna.


More information

Please check the Official Tourist Website of Vienna for further informations.



There are several hotels in the neighbourhood with a convenient access to public transport e.g.: