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Conference Venue

The Symposium will take place at the IMP and IMBA institutes at the Vienna Biocenter (VBC)

Campus-Vienna-Biocenter 1
1030 Vienna, AUSTRIA

Travelling to Vienna

Arriving by plane:
The International Airport Schwechat (VIE) is just outside of Vienna. It serves most European Cities and has also several daily flights to America and Asia.

There are two train connections from the Airport to the City. The metropolitan railway ("S7" = line No. 907 WIEN FLORIDSDORF – FLUGHAFEN WIEN – WOLFSTHAL and back; which usually runs every 30 minutes and takes 19 minutes to travel); and the City Airport Train (CAT), as well as a shuttle bus or taxis.

Regional train S7: The metropolitan railway S7 stops at “St. Marx/Vienna Biocenter”, which is 200 metres from IMBA. When embarking at the airport, the direction is given as “Floridsdorf”. The S7 is generally the fastest and cheapest (just Euro 3.90 for a one-way ticket) public transport link to the Vienna BioCenter. 

Express Train CAT: The CAT is an express train, but it only stops downtown at “Wien Mitte/Landstraße”, so a second connection is required to get to IMBA: take the 74A bus to the stop “St. Marx”. Combined, the journey may take longer than the S7. 

Shuttle Bus: Alternatively, you can take a Vienna Airport Lines shuttle bus, which will take you to Vienna's central train station (Hauptbahnhof Wien). From there, the No.18 tram (direction “Schlachthausgasse”) will take you to the stop “Viehmarktgasse”, around the corner from IMBA.

Taxi: If you catch a taxi from the airport to IMBA, the ride will take about 20 minutes and costs around 35 EURO.

An alternative airport is the Bratislava Airport (BTS) which is served by several much cheaper airlines. From there, a bus connects to Vienna (approximately 1 hour ride).

Arriving by train: 
Look for the train offers from the oebb (Austrian Railways) which connect many European cities to Vienna.

Travelling to Vienna by train, you will most probably arrive at one of the city’s two main train stations, either “Wien Hauptbahnhof” or the Vienna Western Train Station – “Westbahnhof”.

From “Wien Hauptbahnhof”, the No.18 tram (direction “Schlachthausgasse”) will take you to the stop “Viehmarktgasse”, around the corner from IMBA. The trip should take under 10 minutes.

Also from “Westbahnhof” the No.18 tram (direction “Schlachthausgasse”) will take you to the stop “Viehmarktgasse”. The travelling time from Westbahnhof is about 25 minutes.

Arriving by bus:
Check the Eurolines website for connections to many European Cities.
Arriving by car:

If you arrive via the motorway A23, take the exit called “St. Marx”. Drivers coming via the A4 should exit at “Knoten Prater”.  

Parking near the Vienna BioCenter

On the streets surrounding the Vienna BioCenter (3rd district), parking during the day (Monday to Friday, 9 a.m.-10 p.m.) is only possible with prepaid tickets and restricted to 2 hours at a time. 

Staying in Vienna

Here are a few suggestions for hotels in the vicinity of IMBA or that are very convenient to reach by public transportation:


If you are looking for cheaper options, there are a number of youth hostels

Austrian Youth Hostel Association