I am so glad to be here this year…I almost didn’t make it. I was co-opted into attending the PLRB in San Antonio (one hour behind Toronto time), and returned the day before heading out to Vienna (6 hours ahead of Toronto time), further to which I had booked tickets with British Airways…fortunately, I just missed the strike dates.
In my opinion, the most economical way to get to Vienna’s city center from the airport is by train. There is an express train (CAT), however I prefer the plain old ordinary train which costs only 3,60 Euros and will provide you with a good introduction to the city’s public transportation system. Simply follow the sign that looks like a little lightening bolt – this will lead you to the train platform (the station is known as “Flughafen Wien” which translates as “Airport Vienna”):
At the platform, there are plenty of ticket terminals which look like this:
The machines accept cash or credit card. Make sure you remember to pick up the ticket – the conductors perform regular ticket checks. In order to determine which platform at which you board the train, have a look at the Schedule:
At Wein Mitte, you simply transfer to the subway line with a station close to your hotel (you will need to map this out beforehand).