Local information

Transport

Public Transport tickets can be bought directly in most of the stations or stops; at the ViennaTransport Authority’s ticket offices, ticket machines or at tobacconists.

Arriving at the Vienna International Airport (VIE):

Vienna Airport Lines (Bus Service): take the connection to Wien Westbahnhof: One-way ticket 8.00 Euro; reduction if you have an AUSTRIAN-boarding pass.

CAT City-Airport-Train: (direct train connection to the city centre WIEN-MITTE/Landstraße, more expensive). 
One-way ride with the CAT (City Airport Train): €11.00. 
To reach the Venue from WIEN-MITTE/Landstraße take the underground U3 in direction “Ottakring” and get off at the stop “Westbahnhof”. (one-way ticket € 2,20).

OEBB Schnellbahn S7 (the regular city train, connection to the city centre WIEN-MITTE/Landstraße, more stops, lower price).  
One-way ride with the regular city train (S-Bahn S7): €2.40.  
To reach the Venue from WIEN-MITTE/Landstraße take the underground U3 in direction “Ottakring” and get off at the stop “Westbahnhof”. (one-way ticket € 2,20).

Arriving by train:

The venue Hotel Vienna Mercure Westbahnhof is situated next to the train station City West (Wien Westbahnhof).

When arriving at the southern terminal WIEN Hauptbahnhof, it is possible to change to several public transport lines (e.g. S-Bahn (city train) to Wien Mitte/Landstraße). To go to the Conference Location, take U3 direction “Ottakring” and get off at the stop “Westbahnhof”.  
ÖBB – Austrian Federal Railways

In the city:

The ticket for a single trip costs €2.20 and can be used for any single trip within Vienna (allows changing lines but no interruption of the trip).  
Other possibilities include a 24-hour Vienna ticket, 48-hour Vienna ticket, 72-hour Vienna ticket or even the Vienna weekly ticket.  
Further information about the public transport tickets in Vienna can be found on the website of the Wiener Linien (public transport authority of Vienna).

Vienna City map

Map

Tourist information

http://www.wien.info/en

Useful information

Austria lies within the Central European time zone (CET). In November, the average temperature lies between 3 and 8 degrees Celsius. It can be quite windy but rain is rare. We recommend some warm clothing especially for the evening. For a weather forecast please visit ZAMG.

Shops in Vienna have varying opening hours, in general Monday till Friday from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm and on Saturdays from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. Famous shopping streets in Vienna are Kärntner Strasse and Graben in the first district as well as Mariahilfer Strasse in Vienna’s 6th and 7th district.

The legal currency in Austria is the Euro (€). Most banks are open Monday to Wednesday and Friday from 8:00 am to 12:30 pm and 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm. Some banks have extended opening hours on Thursday. All standard credit cards are accepted in shops and hotels and there can be found a lot of Automatic Teller Machines called “Bankomaten”.

The primary language is German but due to the fact that English is the most common foreign language any information one may desire can be provided in English as well.

Power Supply: The current is 220 volts AC, 50 Hz. European-style 2-pin plugs are in use (CEE7/4 German “Schuko” – Type F, CEE 7/16 "Europlug" – Type C).

The local currency is Euro (EUR).

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