Local Information: Vienna


Vienna, the capital of Austria, is a city of nearly 1.9 million inhabitants. It is one of the great cultural centres of Europe with a continuous history of more than 2000 years. Vienna is a thriving international city, integrating the rich inheritance of a glorious past with a dynamic approach to the modern world.
Vienna is a very livable and “smart” city, confirmed among others by the renowned Mercer Study. Of course, it’s not only the high quality of life that makes Vienna a popular travel destination. The perfect infrastructure, forward-looking mobility and “smart” offerings for guests are also what makes the city on the Danube so attractive. Numerous international organizations and global companies have chosen Vienna as a city for their headquarters, and Vienna is home to one of the four UNO regional headquarters. Vienna is at the same time a city of operas, concert halls, theatres, museums, and, of coffee houses and “Heurigen”.
Last but not least, 10 universities with around 200,000 students, 5 universities of applied sciences and 5 private universities make Vienna a Knowledge City.

Vienna City Hall
Vienna City Hall (© WienTourismus/Christian Stemper)

The Vienna International Airport is around 20 km south-east of Vienna and well-connected with public transport with the Vienna city center. In at most 30 min using either public train or public bus one is in the heart of Vienna, and thus next to TU Wien, the venue of ER 2020.

Arrival by Plane

  • Vienna International Airport (VIE)

    Vienna Airport (VIE) is served by all major airlines. Travel time to downtown Vienna is between 15 and 30 minutes. For flight information, an airport map, as well as information of transportation into the city center visit the airport’s website.

  • Bratislava Airport (BTS), Slovakia

    Bratislava Airport (BTS) in Slovakia is within ~1 hours distance (80km) to Vienna. Both buses and trains connect Bratislava and Vienna, e.g. the Flixbus from and to Bratislava.

Arrival by Train

For train connections to Vienna, consult the time table of the Austrian federal railway company (ÖBB). There are direct services to many central European cities.

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