Public transport is convenient and safe.
Trams and underground trains generally run until about midnight: first and
last trains are listed at each stop. There are also night buses on some
routes, but they follow different rules.
Inside each bus, underground or tram carriage there is a list of all the
stops on that line. All stops are signposted (at bus and tram stops at the
top of the stop sign). Free subway maps are available at information
offices. Ticket vending machines take € 10 bills but it is advisable to
have some small change with you. 'Zone 100' covers all of Vienna (except
airport); the other
zones apply to lines to nearby towns, or to Vienna Airport.
The following tickets are available at vending machines (at every subway
station), tobacconists, or ticket offices at railway stations. Single
tickets are also available (slightly more expensive) inside each tram or
Single tickets for € 1.70 (€ 2.20
inside a tram or bus). Each single ticket allows travel for one person
on a single journey in one direction, and allows any number of
transfers between buses, trams and underground trains. The ticket
should be stamped once at the beginning of the journey at a blue
`Entwerter' machine found at the entrance to underground stations and
in buses or trams.
8-day strip ticket for € 27.20 for a
total of 8 (not necessarily consecutive) days of travel. One of
the eight strips has to be stamped at an Entwerter for each day used,
at the beginning of the first journey of that day. After that you just
have to carry the ticket with you. These tickets can also be used for
several persons traveling together, provided that one field is
stamped for each person once for each day.
Weekly tickets for € 14, valid from
Monday through Sunday, and monthly tickets for € 49.50, valid for a
calendar month. These are available from ticket offices and
(A1) Getting to the Schottentor/Universität
from the airport
Taxis from the airport to Vienna are expensive, unless preordered, e.g.,
Airportservice or Airportexpress
(around € 28). If you prefer public transportation, you can either take
train (€ 8) to Bahnhof Landstrasse-Wien Mitte and continue from there (see
below) or use the regular train to Bahnhof Landstrasse-Wien Mitte (price = 2 zone
ticket = € 3.40, which will also cover the subway/tram within Vienna). Tickets are available from a vending machine on the
platform from which the train leaves.
With CAT train, the travel takes 20
minutes. With regular train, 30 minutes. Both depart every 30 minutes.
From Bahnhof Landstrasse-Wien Mitte take
the underground line U-4 in the direction 'Heiligenstadt'. At the second
stop (Schottenring) change to underground line U-2 (direction
"Karlsplatz") and get out at the next stop
The travel time from Bahnhof
Landstrasse-Wien Mitte to Schottentor/Universität takes around 15
(A2) Getting to the Schottentor/Universität
From Westbahnhof take the underground line
U-3 in the direction 'Simmering'. At the Volkstheater station change to
underground line U-2 (direction 'Stadion') and get out at the
The travel time from Westbahnhof to
Schottentor/Universität takes around 10 minutes.
(A3) Getting to the Schottentor/Universität
Take the tram D (direction 'Nussdorf'), and get out at
'Schottentor/Universität' many stops later.
Attention: Between June 01 and July
04, 2008, from Südbahnhof walk to Südtiroler Platz (7 minutes) and take
undergroud line U-1 in the direction 'Leopoldau'. At Station 'Karlsplatz',
change to undergound line U-2 (unique direction) and get out at
The travel time from Südbahnhof to
Schottentor/Universität takes around 20 minutes.
(B) Getting to the Institutes and hotels
take the tram 37, 38, 41, or 40 (unique direction).
If you are going to the Institute for
Theoretical Chemistry, Hotel Bleckmann or Hotel Am Schottenpoint get out
in the next stop at 'Schwarzspanierstraße'. You can also walk from
Schottentor to these places (about 12 minutes). In this case just follow
the Währinger Straße.
If you are going
to Hotel Boltzmann or Großer Hörsaal, get out in the next stop (Sensegasse).
If you are
going to the Erwin Schrödinger Institute get out in the stop Spitalgasse/Währinger Straße.