Getting to Vienna: by Train


Please first take note of Getting to Vienna sustainably!

Vienna is very well connected to the rest of Europe via railway. The “EGOS by Train 2022” initiative, organized by OS4Future, will offer train rides to Vienna from various hubs in Europe. In addition to its focus on sustainability and low carbon travel alternatives, the initiative gives EGOSians the opportunity to travel together, meet new friends, and discuss research projects. – For more detailed information, please click here.

Major train stations in Vienna

  • Vienna main station – Wien Hauptbahnhof – is an important transport hub for Austria and the rest of Europe. Apart from connecting the regional capitals of Austria, the train station offers international train connections to Germany, Slovenia, Hungary, Slovakia, Italy, Poland, and many other countries.
    Additionally, “Wien Hauptbahnhof” is well embedded into the Vienna public transport network. From here, the city center can be easily reached via metro U1 (red line) and the Colloquium venue [WU Vienna] by railway. – BTW: almost all trains in the direction “Floridsdorf” stop at the station “Praterstern”.

  • Another important train station in Vienna is Westbahnhof, which is the main hub for trains to Western Europe: most international trains arrive here. However, because of its central location and connection to various train, metro and tram lines, “Westbahnhof” also remains an important hub in the local Vienna transport network.

  • Getting to the EGOS Colloquium venue at the WU Vienna campus, Praterstern is the closest railway station.
    From here, it is either a 15 minutes walk to the campus (through the Prater park) or a short ride with metro U2 (purple line) to “Messe-Prater” (East entrance of the campus) or to “Krieau” (West entrance of the campus).