Travelling to Vienna

In line with the sustainable character of the event, traveling to Vienna by train is the first choice. You can also easily compare the enviromental impact of your personal travel options using the EcoPassenger website. Our intention is to offset as much as possible of the CO2 emissions caused by the travel activities related to the conference. To that end, we refer to the CO2 compensation program offered by the Competence Center for Climate Change of the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU) in Vienna. We recommend to all participants a — clearly voluntary — compensation of the CO2 emissions caused by their own travel.

Recommended option:

  • Travel by train: Vienna occupies a hub position in Europe's international rail network and features excellent connections to all major European cities. The offer of night trains is also exceptionally large and connects Vienna to even more distant cities in Europe by train (see map below). The main station of Vienna is called Wien Hauptbahnhof and is directly connected to the underground line U1, which brings you to Karlsplatz in less than five minutes. From there, the event location of the conference is just a few steps away. 

    Special fares for traveling with the Austrian Federal Railway (ÖBB) are available for all participants of the GACM Colloquium 2023 at the following link: ÖBB special fares ​​​​​​​Click on the link and enter the TAN code (provided by email to all participants)You will then be able to register as a new customer using your e-mail address and book your journey to the GACM Colloquium 2023 in a relaxed manner. Please note that each person has to create a new ÖBB account specifically for this congress. It is not possible to use an existing ÖBB account as each e-mail address can only be used once in the ÖBB booking system. Registering entitles you to a 22% congress discount on the ÖBB standard fare, 10% off the international standard fare, and a special price for the ÖBB Nightjet when making your booking. Your customer account for the congress will be automatically deleted after the event and therefore after your return journey.

Alternative options:

  • Travel by plane: The airport of Vienna is Wien Schwechat. Some airline companies only land at the Bratislava airport, which is located 60 km from Vienna. A bus shuttle connects Bratislava airport with Wien Schwechat and the city of Vienna. Vienna can be reached from the airport by regular suburban railway train (S-Bahn; fare price € 3,90 duration 25 to 27 minutes), a rapid train shuttle (CAT - City Airport Train, duration 16 min), buses (20 min) or taxis (approx. 20 min). ​See the web site of Vienna airport for information on travel to and from the airport.

  • Travel by car: Parking is restricted to a duration of 2 hours in the surroundings of the conference site. Parking vouchers can be bought at a Tabak Trafik. A parking garage is located at Operngasse 13, 1040 Wien. 

Night Train Connections