The Conference will take place at buildings of the TU Wien belonging to the Faculty of Informatics (Workshops and Tutorials) and Faculty of Electrical Engineering (Symposium). Both buildings are near the main building of the TU Wien and are within 3 minutes of walking distance.
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Travelling by train to Vienna
Vienna has direct connections to most nearby European cities, including Bratislava, Munich, Frankfurt, Budapest, Hamburg, Prague, Warsaw and overnight trains to Berlin, Venice, Rome, Warsaw and Zürich. Most long-distance trains now run to/from the Hauptbahnhof (main station); many of these trains also serve Meidling. Some semi-fast services towards Salzburg start and end at Westbahnhof.
Don’t confuse the main station (Hauptbahnhof) with the central station (Wien Mitte); the latter is only served by local and regional trains.
Travelling within Vienna
Vienna has an extensive public transport system (www.wienerlinien.at) that consists of five underground (U-Bahn) lines (U1, U2, U3, U4 and U6), trams and buses, which makes it easy to reach the conference venue, even if you are staying on the other side of the city. A single trip costs €2.20 and is valid on any reasonable route to your destination; changes are permitted. If you are going to spend time sightseeing or need to commute from your hotel, consider buying a pass. These are available for 24 hours (€7.60), 48 hours (€13.30) or 72 hours (16.50). A weekly pass (€16.20) is even better value, but is only valid from Monday midnight (0000hrs) to the following Monday, 9am. In common with many other European cities, Vienna’s public transport uses the honour system; the penalty for not having a valid ticket is €103. Note that many tickets require validation (stamping) before entering the platform; these are marked “Bitte entwerten/Please validate”.
Transfer from the airport to the city centre
The Vienna International Airport (VIE) in Schwechat is about 20 km away in the southeast of Vienna. Taking a taxi directly at the airport is rather expensive (about €45), but you can get better value by pre-booking at airportdriver.at, flughafentaxi-wien.at (cost around €30), or myDriver. myDriver offers a €15 discount (for the first ride) for DocEng2016 participants by using DOCENG16 as coupon code while booking (which will make the fare depending on the destination to €20-35).
Express trains (Railjet and Intercity) run at half-hourly intervals from the airport to the Hauptbahnhof (main railway station, line U1) and Meidling (U6) stations and take 15-18 minutes. If you are staying near the conference venue, you will probably want to use this service. A stopping service (S7) also runs across the city via Wien Mitte (Landstraße U3, U4), Praterstern (U1, U2) and Handelskai (U6), and connects with all underground lines; the travelling time to Wien Mitte is approx. 24 minutes. Regardless of which route you take, the fare within the integrated tariff system is €3.90 and this includes onward travel via subway, tram, bus, etc. to your destination in Vienna. If you already have a pass for Vienna, you need to purchase an extension ticket from the city boundary (ab Stadtgrenze, €1.70). Please note that the fares have changed recently.
More information on the railway connections, including the timetable, is available in the following leaflet from the Austrial Federal Railways (ÖBB).
Summary of express services from Vienna Airport to Wien Hauptbahnhof and Wien Meidling:
|From the airport||First train||Last train|
|Train designation||Intercity (IC)||Railjet (RJ)||and at these||IC||RJ||IC||RJ||IC||RJ|
|Wien Hauptbahnhof (U1)||0648||0721||until||2048||2121||2148||2221||2248||2321|
|Most (but not all) services continue to Wien Meidling (U6), arriving 11 minutes later.|
|To the airport|
|Train designation||Railjet (RJ)||Intercity (IC)||RJ||IC||RJ||IC||RJ||IC|
|Most (but not all) services come from Wien Meidling (U6), leaving 10 minutes earlier.||and at these|
|Wien Hauptbahnhof (U1)||0539||0611||0639||0711||0739||0811||minutes||2139||2211|
Summary of cross-city services (S7) from Vienna Airport to Wien Mitte, Wien Praterstern and Wien Handelskai:
|From the airport||First train||Last train|
|Wien Mitte – Landstraße (U3, U4)||0513||0543||at these||2313||2343||2443|
|Wien Praterstern (U1, U2)||0517||0547||minutes||2317||2347||2447|
|Wien Handelskai (U6)||0521||0551||until||2321||2351||2451|
|To the airport||First train||Last train|
|Wien Handelskai (U6)||0409||0439||and||2209||2239||2339|
|Wien Praterstern (U1, U2)||0414||0444||at these||2214||2244||2344|
|Wien Mitte – Landstraße (U3, U4)||0419||0449||minutes||2219||2249||2349|
Premium services also include the City Airport Train (CAT, €12) and the Vienna Airport Lines buses (€8). The CAT runs non-stop to Wien Mitte, where it terminates; the main advantage is being able to check-in luggage at the railway station (select airlines only) on the day of your return flight. Departures are at 06 and 36 past the hour in both directions. Note that tickets purchased for these services are not valid for onward travel and are also not valid on the regular trains if you miss your connection.
- Workshops and tutorials will be held at TU Wien (Faculty of Informatics), Favoritenstraße 9-11, Seminar Rooms “Zemanek”, “Gödl” and “von Neumann” (ground floor).
- Subway U1, station Taubstummengasse, 2 min walk
- Subway U1,U2, U4, station Karlsplatz, 10 min walk
- The symposium will be held at TU Wien (Faculty of Electrical Engineering and IT), Gußhausstraße 27-29, lecture hall EI8 (ground floor).
- Subway U1, station Taubstummengasse, 5 min walk
- Subway U1,U2, U4, station Karlsplatz, 7 min walk
The conference venue can be reached by underground line U1, station “Taubstummengasse” (5 minutes walk) and also via U1,U2,U4, station Karlsplatz (7 minutes walk).