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Wikimedia Hackathon 2017/Travel

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19 – 21 May 2017 | Vienna, Austria

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AirportsEdit

Vienna International Airport   is located in Schwechat  , 20 km southwest of the city centre of Vienna. Travel time to the venue is approximately 40 minutes.

From Vienna International Airport   to the venue/hotel:

S7 S-train line   (direction: Wolkersdorf or Floridsdorf) to Landstraße Wien Mitte station  
Purchase your train ticket and ticket for public transport at a ticket machine at the train station at Vienna airport.
Cost of a one way ticket is 3,90€
With the same ticket you can also use the ÖBB trains (railjets) which will take you to Wien Hauptbahnhof from the airport and which run every 30 minutes from the same set of platforms. Please find more information on how to get from the Hauptbahnhof to the venue in the "train" section.
You can buy other (72 h, weekly) passes online, but if you plan to stay at the venue most of the weekend, single tickets will probably be the best deal. Wiener Linien also has an online app for Android and Apple.
City Airport Train (CAT)   from Vienna International Airport to Landstraße Wien Mitte station is only 10 minutes faster and much more expensive (12,00€ one way) than S7 S-train line. You can buy tickets online in advance.
change to
U3 underground line   (direction Simmering) to Enkplatz station  
take exit "Grillgasse"
5 mins walk from Enkplatz station to JUFA Wien City  

Alternatively, you can take the S7 train in the same direction (Wolkersdorf or Floridsdorf) and get off at the station Geiselbergstraße
change to
#6 tram (direction Kaiserebersdorf) to Enkplatz, Grillgasse
5 mins walk from the tram station to JUFA Wien City  

The "AirLiner" Bus to Wien Erdberg station (U3) is the quickest and most direct public transport to the venue but it runs less frequently than the S-train.
Purchase your bus ticket from the bus driver.
Costs for a one way ticket are 5,00€, return tickets 9,00€
change to
U3 underground line   (direction Simmering) to Enkplatz station  
take exit "Grillgasse"
5 mins walk from Enkplatz station to JUFA Wien City  

In case you need a taxi from the airport: The drive will cost you from 25-35€ on average. More information about airport taxis:

Bratislava  , Slovakia’s capital, only 60 km east of Vienna, is an alternative for air travel to Austria. Bratislava Airport  , serving Bratislava, is connected to Vienna International Airport by bus.

TrainEdit

Austria's train system   is fast, efficient, frequent and well used. Österreichische Bundesbahnen (ÖBB)   is the main operator, and has information offices at all of Vienna’s main train stations. You can reach the venue within 15-20 minutes from all major train stations.

From most major European cities there are direct high-speed connections to Vienna:

  • from Zurich via Feldkirch, Innsbruck, Salzburg, Linz by Railjet   or the private operator WESTbahn  , from Salzburg to Vienna every hour (both incl. power sockets and free Wifi)
  • from Bratislava by regional train (50 mins to an hour, depending on the station in Vienna)
  • from Budapest, Tatabánya, Győr by RailJet   (incl. power sockets and free Wifi)
  • from (Stuttgart, Karlsruhe, Strasbourg, via Ulm,) Munich via Salzburg, Linz by ICE   or RailJet   (incl. power sockets)
  • from (Berlin via Dresden), Prague, Brno by RailJet   or ICE  
  • from Warsaw via Krakow
  • from (Hamburg / Dortmund, via Cologne,) Frankfurt/Main via Würzburg, Nuremberg, Linz by ICE   or RailJet   (incl. power sockets)

From Wien Hauptbahnhof   (Vienna main station) to the venue / hotel:

U1 underground line   (direction: Leopoldau) to Stephansplatz station  
change to
U3 underground line   (direction Simmering) to Enkplatz station  
take exit "Grillgasse"
5 mins walk from Enkplatz station to JUFA Wien City  

From Wien Westbahnhof   (Vienna West station) to the venue/hotel:

U3 underground line   (direction Simmering) to Enkplatz station  
take exit "Grillgasse"
5 mins walk from Enkplatz station to JUFA Wien City  

Purchase your public transport ticket at the ticket machine at the entrance to the underground (U-Bahn). Costs for a one way ticket are 2,2€, 24 hours are 7,60€. You can buy other (72 h, weekly) passes online, but if you plan to stay at the venue most of the weekend, single tickets will probably be the best deal. Wiener Linien also has an online app for Android and Apple.

Bus/MetroEdit

Vienna doesn’t have a central bus station; your arrival destination will depend on which company you’re travelling with. Flixbus & Eurolines   have main terminals at Erdberg metro station  , only a few stops from the venue.

Note that due to licensing reasons, Google Maps is not including the extensive public transport (metro, bus, tramway) options of the City owned Wiener Linien. Either refer to their website or to their iOS/Android app “qando“ for fast and reliable inner-city transport schedules.

From Erdberg metro station   to the venue/hotel:

U3 underground line   (direction Simmering) to Enkplatz station  
take exit "Grillgasse"
5 mins walk from Enkplatz station to JUFA Wien City  

Purchase your public transport ticket at the ticket machine at the entrance to the underground (U-Bahn). Costs for a one way ticket are 2,2€, 24 hours are 7,60€. You can buy other (72 h, weekly) passes online, but if you plan to stay at the venue most of the weekend, single tickets will probably the best deal. Wiener Linien also has an online app for Android and Apple.

VisaEdit

Visas for stays of up to 90 days are not required for citizens of the EU, the EEA and Switzerland, much of Eastern Europe, Israel, USA, Canada, the majority of Central and South American nations, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Australia and New Zealand. All other nationalities, including nationals of Belarus, China and Russia, require a visa. For some nationals a biometric passport is required.

Austria is part of the Schengen Agreement  , which includes all EU states (minus the United Kingdom and Ireland) and other states. In practical terms this means a visa issued by one Schengen country is good for all the other member countries. You can stay for a maximum of 90 days within a time frame of 180 days.

More and detailed information on the Schengen Visa:

List of Austrian embassies where you can apply:



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