Public Transport in Vienna
Vienna offers an efficient and modern system of public transport (called VOR), including underground (U), metropolitan train (S), trams and buses. There are also special night buses (N) which may be used with the standard tickets. The Conference Venue is situated in the heart of historical Vienna and has easy access to the underground system (U1, U2, U4); almost all hotels are linked to the public transportation system.
You can purchase public transportation tickets at most tobacconists (Tabak-Trafik), VOR ticket offices, ticket distributor machines at underground stations (the next one is at "Karlsplatz" near exit Wiedner Hauptstrasse / Resselpark) and in some hotels; single tickets only (Euro 2.20) on the tram (machine in the 1st coach) and on the bus (from the driver). The Tabak-Trafik in the Conference Venue (seperate entrance from the street) has special opening hours (Mon - Fri 6:00 - 18:00; Sat 7:30 - 12:00).
The single ticket can be used for any single trip in Vienna; you may change lines but without interruptions and without return; it costs Euro 1.80 when bought in advance (also sold as multi-ticket card of 4 or 8 stripes).
To get to the Airport Wien Schwechat you can either take the City Airport Train (CAT) from Wien-Mitte/Landtrasse (single ticket 10 Euro) or the S-Bahn leaving from the same station (single ticket: 2 zones = 3.60 Euro). If you still have a valid ticket for Vienna (like all the tickets on this page) you only need to upgrade it with a single zone for 1.80 Euro.Other tickets of interest:
Tickets must be stamped at the blue box located inside the tram or bus; for underground and metropolitan train it is located at the barrier before accessing the platform. Multi-ticket stripes must be used bottom-up, starting with stripe #1. Fares indicated as of 2009.
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