Getting around Vienna

SALSA XII Sesquiannual Conference 2019

Vienna has a well-developed public transport network. Buses, trains, trams and underground lines will take you almost anywhere in the city in no time at all. Vienna public transport Wiener Linien operates five underground lines, 29 tram and 127 bus lines, of which 24 are night lines. Night lines only operate between 0:30 am and 5:00 am. On weekends and public holidays the Vienna underground remains at the service of its passengers all night.

Another environmentally friendly option is to rent a bike (first hour free) from Citybike Wien.

Getting from the airport to the city center

Vienna airport

Railway (recommended)

Once you get to the Arrivals hall from the baggage claim area, please keep right. Use the exit to level -1 to the railway station and follow the direction signs. You can choose between the following options:

  • Schnellbahn (S7) train to Wien Mitte/Landstraße(single ticket € 4,10). From there, you can get to the museum by U-Bahn (underground, lines U3,U4). The following station, Wien Praterstern, also provides connections to U-Bahn lines U1and U2;
  • City Airport Train (CAT) to Wien Mitte/Landstraße (tickets from € 11 one way, with extra optional services including early check-in and free luggage storage). From there, you can get to the museum by U-Bahn (lines U3, U4).
  • ÖBB IC/Railjet direct trains to Wien Hauptbahnhof (single ticket € 4,10 – cheaper group tickets). From there, you can get to your accommodation by U-Bahn (line U1) or tram (lines 1, D).

You can find the ticket counter in the Arrivals hall directly by the exit to level -1. Ticket machines are located in the Arrivals hall, in the passageways to the platforms and on the platforms. Please note that these tickets are valid for a trip to the mentioned stations only: don´t forget to buy a new one to get to your final destination!

Taxi (recommended for 2+ people)

You will find a taxi stand right outside the Arrivals hall (please use the exit on the right). Please note that taxi companies offer rides from and to the airport for a standard price (around €36) if you book one in advance. For additional info, please refer to:,,

Bus services

Pick up your cases from the luggage carousel at Vienna Airport, and within a matter of moments you’ll be standing at the Vienna Airport Lines bus stop. The bus will then take you straight into the city center or to Donaustadt.

The Vienna Airport Lines (ÖBB Postbus) provide connections to the main train station, Wien Hauptbahnhof(line VAL 1), where you can find connections to U-Bahn line U1and tram line 1; and to Morzinplatz/Schwedenplatz (line VAL 2), where you can find connections to U-Bahn lines U1and U4and tram line 2. Single ticket € 8 (€ 13 return).

Getting to the Weltmuseum Wien

The Weltmuseum Wien lies in the very city center of Vienna at the Heldenplatz. The closest station is Volkstheater with the subway lines U2 and U3 and the tram lines 1, 2, D, 71. Another option – only 7 minutes walking distance – is the station Karlsplatz with the subway lines U1 and U4.

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–Carlos D. Londoño Sulkin (SALSA President 2017-2020), Jeremy M. Campbell (SALSA President-Elect 2020-2023), Laura Zanotti (Secretary-Treasurer 2017-2020), Claudia Augustat (SALSA 2019 Conference Organizer), Juan Alvaro Echeverri (SALSA 2019 Academic Program Chair), Glenn Shepard (SALSA Webmaster).

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