Venue & Travel

The VANDA Opening Ceremony will be held at the Main Building of the University of Vienna. (Monday)

University of Vienna (Main Entrance)
Universitätsring 1
1010 Vienna, Austria

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The VANDA Sessions will take place at the New Institute Building (NIG) of the University of Vienna. (Tue-Thu)

New Institute Building (4th floor)
Universitätsstraße 7
1010 Vienna, Austria

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University of Vienna 

The University of Vienna was founded by Duke Rudolph IV in 1365 and is the oldest university in the German-speaking world. With its long and rich history, the University of Vienna has developed into one of the largest universities in Europe, and also one of the most renowned. It is associated with 21 Nobel prize winners and has been the academic home to many scholars of historical as well as of academic importance.

New Institute Building

In 1962 the so-called 'Neues Institutsgebäude' (NIG) was the first large university building to be constructed in Austria since the end of the Second World War. On nine floors with a total of 21,500m2 the 16 (mainly) humanities institutes of the large Philosophical Faculty were grouped around a central atrium. All NIG session rooms will be equipped with a PC and a beamer. Presenters can bring a memory stick or their own laptop and connect via HDMI or VGA.



The Lufthansa Group airlines bring people together - every day, all around the world. The global route network of Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa, SWISS, Brussels Airlines and Eurowings offers optimal connection and combination options, so you will benefit from quick and direct flights to the event.

Please click here for the booking platform with the event code ATZLWAC. The reduced fares are automatically displayed. (Please enable pop-ups permanently in your browser while booking, otherwise the window in the booking platform will not open.) Of course, you can also book through your IATA travel agency. The travel agency can request the ticketing instructions by sending an email to, stating also the event code.


Vienna is well connected to the international rail network. International trains arrive either at Wien Hauptbahnhof or Wien Westbahnhof. From there you can take the underground, buses and/or trams. Please click here for the train schedule.

Wien Hauptbahnhof to University of Vienna
Take underground U1, direction Leopoldau. At stop Karlsplatz change to underground U2, direction Seestadt. Get off at stop Schottentor-Universitaet (University main building) (approximately 15 minutes). Alternatively you can take the tram D, direction Nußdorf. Get off at stop Schottentor (University main building). This route will take you around the Ringstraße (approximately 30 minutes).

Wien Westbahnhof to University of Vienna
Take underground U3, direction Simmering. At stop Volkstheater change to underground U2, direction Seestadt. Get off at stop Schottentor-Universitaet (University main building). (approximately 15 minutes).

Wien Mitte/Landstraße to University of Vienna
Take the underground U4, direction Heiligenstadt. At stop Schottenring change to underground U2, direction Karlsplatz. Get off at stop Schottentor-Universitaet (University main building) (approximately 10 minutes).


Vienna International Airport is about 20 km from the city centre of Vienna, which can easily be reached by Airport Bus Shuttle, CAT (City Airport Train), train (S-Bahn) or taxi.

Airport Bus Shuttle
There are regular buses from the airport to

•    Wien Morzinplatz/Schwedenplatz (with connection to undergrounds U1 and U4)
•    Wien Dörfelstrasse/Meidling (with connection to underground U6)
•    Wien Westbahnhof (with connection to undergrounds U3 and U6)

The bus station is directly in front of the airport arrival hall. Buses leave every 20 to 30 minutes. It takes around 30 minutes to get to Vienna. Tickets (6 Euro) can be bought on the bus or from the ticket machine. Tickets are only valid for the shuttle bus, not for public transport in Vienna!

Participants who want to go directly to the conference venue from the airport are advised to take the airport bus to Wien Morzinplatz/Schwedenplatz. Then take tram 1, direction Stefan-Fadinger-Platz, and get off at stop Schottentor. Please see the bus schedule (German only).

City Airport Train (CAT)
The CAT takes you to Vienna city center (Wien-Mitte/Landstrasse, undergrounds U3 and U4) non-stop in 16 minutes. Trains leave the airport every half hour from 6:09 am to 11:39 pm and the City Air Terminal at Wien Mitte from 5:36 am to 11:06 pm. Several airlines offer check-in services at the City Air Terminal. Tickets are only valid for the CAT, not for public transport in Vienna! Combined tickets however are available at the vending machines and online. Please see the CAT schedule.

Online tickets: Single ticket 11 Euro / Return ticket 17 Euro
At ticket vending machines: Single ticket 12 Euro / Return ticket 19 Euro
On board: € 2 extra charge for each ticket - single ticket € 14, return ticket € 21


To get to the airport train, follow the sign “S-Bahn” in the airport arrival hall. Take line S7, travel time: around 25 minutes. At stop Wien Mitte/Landstrasse, change to underground U3, direction Ottakring. At stop Volkstheater change to underground U2, direction Stadion. Get off at stop Schottentor-Universitaet (University main building). You can buy the ticket (for two zones!) at the ticket machine in the train station (4.20 Euro incl. public transport in Vienna).

The taxi stand at the airport is in front of the arrival hall. It takes about half an hour to get to the city centre (approx. 35 - 40 Euro). To go from the city to the airport, either ask your hotel to book an airport taxi or call one of the following taxi companies (all of them offer special fares to the airport): 31300, 40100, 60160, 81400 or 1716.

Airport Taxi
Mo. - Su. from 0 - 24h
Phone: +43 1 22 8 22
Fax: +43 1 22 8 22 8


Vienna has an efficient public transportation system. You can easily purchase tickets at the ticket machines in Vienna or online. The 72-h Vienna ticket (EURO 16.50) is an economic way of moving around in Vienna.

 For those who plan to do some sightseeing while they are in Vienna, the Vienna Card (EURO 21.90) might be the right choice. It is also valid for 72 hours and entitles you to reduced rates when visiting museums, exhibitions, etc. You can buy the Vienna Card at the airport, in most hotels or order it online.

Within the city limits, tickets for public transport are valid for buses, trams and undergrounds. For more information on how to purchase tickets online and how to get around in Vienna, see Wiener Linien. Nearest underground / tram station is "Schottentor". Please see the route map and timetables for the Wiener Linien.