Eco-label Green Events
As we strive to organise the Walk21 Vienna according to the criteria of the Austrian Eco-label for Green Events, we encourage all participants to travel to the conference in a climate-friendly way. If possible, participants are encouraged to travel by train, public transport or bicycle. If air travel remains the only option, we encourage participants to use the possibility to make a CO2 compensation.
In order to do so please use the following link: www.atmosfair.de/en/home
Recommended Hotels with Eco-label
Upper price range (walking distance)
Hilton Vienna Plaza, 1010 Wien
Steigenberger Hotel Herrenhof, 1010 Wien
Middle price range (walking distance)
Hotel Altstadt Vienna, 1060 Wien
Austria Trend Hotel, Rathauspark 1010 Wien
Lower price range (15 minutes by subway)
wombats CITY HOSTEL Vienna „The Base“
Arriving at Vienna International Airport (VIE)
Vienna international airport is located about 16 km south-east of Vienna. The journey time to the City Centre is approximately 15-30 minutes depending on the means of transport (train, bus ort taxi). Keep in mind that the actual journey time may also depend on the traffic conditions, if you are going by bus or taxi. Once you have arrived at Vienna International Airport you have the following options to get to the City Centre:
CITY AIRPORT TRAIN (CAT)
The most comfortable way to get to the City Centre is the non-stop City Airport Train (CAT) which takes you directly to Wien Mitte (Landstraße). From Wien Mitte, the underground lines U3 and U4 are available. The CAT takes 16 minutes to Wien Mitte. The fare is € 11 for a single/ € 17 for a return ticket.
To go directly to the Walk21 Vienna conference from Wien Mitte (Landstraße), take the underground line U3 (orange) to Volkstheater and then change to the underground line U2 (violet) to go to Rathaus.
REGIONAL RAILROAD CONNECTION
The S7 is the regional railroad connection of the Austrian Federal Railways ÖBB which offers a connection between Vienna International Airport and Praterstern (underground lines: U1, U2) approximately every 30 minutes. The travel time is 30 minutes. The fare is about € 4.00 for a single ticket.
To go directly to the Walk21 Vienna conference, take the S7 to Praterstern and then change to the underground line U2 (violet) to go to Rathaus.
Public transport to the City Centre is also provided by frequent bus connections (Vienna Airport Lines) to Vienna Schwedenplatz/Morzinplatz (underground lines: U1 and U4) every 30 minutes. Buses leave the airport outside the arrival building. Travelling time is about 20-30 minutes. The fare is € 8.00 for a single ticket.
To go directly to Walk21 Vienna conference from Schwedenplatz, take the underground line U4 (green) to Schottenring and then change to U2 (violet) to go to Rathaus.
Arriving by bicycle
To travel around in the city and to the conference venue, please use the free viennese bicycle service (Citybike Vienna). The Vienna Citybike service is a public bike sharing system that allows everyone to move around by bike in Vienna at no or low cost.
You will find sufficient bicycle parking space for conference members in front of the Vienna City Hall.
Arriving by train
Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) offer a well-developed railway network and modern trains that carry you to Vienna in safety and comfort. In Vienna there are two major train stations – the train station west (Westbahnhof) and the main train station (Hauptbahnhof).
From both stations you will have access to the public transport system. At Westbahnhof, the underground lines U3 and U6 are available. At Hauptbahnhof, the underground line U1 or the tram line D are available.
To go directly to the Walk21 Vienna conference from Westbahnhof, take the underground line U3 (orange) to Volkstheater and change to U2 (violet) to go to Rathaus.
To go directly to the Walk21 Vienna conference from Hauptbahnhof, take the underground line U1 (red) to Karlsplatz and change to U2 (violet) to go to Rathaus OR take the tram line D directly from Hauptbahnhof to Rathaus.
Single tickets for the underground are € 2.20, 24h-tickets are € 7.60. Once you have collected your conference ticket, you are entitled to use the public transport system in Vienna for free.