Good areas for accommodation within walking distance to the conference venue are the 1st district (1010 Vienna), 2nd district (1020 Vienna) north-west of "Praterstern" train station, and the 3rd district (1030 Vienna) near the “ring road” (“Parkring”, “Stubenring”).
In terms of public transportation the venue is located between the underground stops “Schwedenplatz” (U1 and U4) and “Stubentor” (U3). Any accommodation along one of those subway lines should also ensure a quick and easy commute.
Mercure Wien Zentrum Hotel
address: Fleischmarkt 1A, 1010 Vienna
phone: +43 1 534600
Ibis Wien Messe Prater
address: Franzensbrückenstrasse 26, 1020 Vienna
phone: +43 1 8909007
For those who prefer to stay in a green area, we would like to draw your attention to the hotel "Magdas". It is located in the "Wiener Prater", a large public park, right next to the famous amusement park "Würstelparter". In staying there one supports a good cause, because the charming hotel made it its mission to support refugees. It takes about 20 or 30 Minutes to get to the conference venue from this hotel.
address: Laufbergergasse 12, 1020 Vienna
phone: +43 1 7200 288
Arrival At The Airport
When you enter the airport arrivals hall, simply walk right to find a ramp that leads you down directly to the train station under the terminal.
To the right of the ramp are two booths:
- The CAT ticket office and ticket machines. The CAT (City Airport Train, depart at platform 3) is the direct express train service to the city centre. It takes about 15 minutes and costs 12 Euros for a single ride.
- The ÖBB ticket office and machines. Buy tickets for the standard city trains to the centre (platform 1 and 2). A single ticket to the city on a normal municipal train service (S-Bahn) costs 4.20 Euros and the ride takes about 25 minutes.
Taxis & Buses
Just ahead of you as you enter the airport arrivals hall, slightly to the left and right, are exits to leave the hall. If you step outside, you will find a taxi stand on the right side. A ride to Vienna usually costs about 36 to 40 Euros.
Outside the terminal you will find the bus stops as well. The two bus services, "Vienna Airport Lines" and "Air Liner", run various services to different destinations in Vienna. See their websites for details www.viennaairportlines.at/en/ and air-liner.at/en
Arrival By Train
All major train stations in Vienna are well connected to the public transport network, and taxi stands are usually nearby.
The public transport network is excellent and probably the best way to travel in Vienna. To find your way through the city, it is advisable to have a look at the website of the public transportation company "Wiener Linien". You can either enter an address or a station name and get an exact direction:
There are a number of good restaurants near the conference venue. Most convenient the restaurant "Inigo" is located just opposite, in Bäckerstraße 18, which offers lunch menus at reasonable prices.
For traditional Viennese cuisine you can find the "Cafe Alt Wien" (Bäckerstraße 9) just a few steps down the alley or the "Cafe Prückl" (Stubenring 24) in the opposite direction.
Also, there are quite a few bakeries that offer sandwiches and sweet or salty snacks within easy reach.
Many of Vienna's most famous sights are located in the historic center of the city, in the first district, and thus within walking distance of the conference venue.
The Lonley Planet website gives a good overview of the top rated sights and tourist attractions along with a useful map: www.lonelyplanet.com/austria/vienna/attractions/a/poi-sig/358656
If you want to further explore the city, have a look at this guide to the different neighbourhoods. Especially in the first section you can find a range of useful information and descriptions of districts and areas: https://www.viennawurstelstand.com/article/the-vienna-expat-survival-guide-13-ultimate-tips-for-internationals-moving-to-or-living-in-vienna