Travel in Vienna

How to get to the city from the airport:

Suburban railway:

We recommend taking the "Schnellbahn" train S7. With the train ticket for € 4.20 you will be entitled to transfer to the city's public transport system at no extra cost to reach your hotel. More details here.

City Airport Train (CAT):

More expensive alternative (non-stop to "Wien Mitte"): The City Airport Train CAT costs € 11.00 (€ 16.00 return trip) if purchased online and you will have to buy an extra € 2.00 ticket on Vienna public transport to reach your accommodation.

Airport Bus Shuttle:

There are regular buses from the airport to

  • Wien Morzinplatz/Schwedenplatz
  • Wien Westbahnhof (with connection to undergrounds U3 and U6)

Tickets (8.00 €) can be bought on the bus or from the ticket machine. Tickets are only valid for the shuttle bus and you will have to buy an extra € 2.00 ticket on Vienna public transport to reach your accommodation. More information here.

Airport Transfer Agency Vienna

SMBE participants are granted car transfer from/to the airport at a reduced flat rate (€ 28.00). Please book the service at least 2 days in advance! For booking click here.

More options here.

Getting around in Vienna:

Vienna has an excellent public transport system. Please consult the pages of for more information about public transport connections and pricing of tickets

Buy your SMBE 2015 public transport day passes (1-4 days, valid on ALL transport  within Vienna city limits) online here and save 10% on regular ticket prices! Please note that weekly tickets (valid from 12:01am Monday to the following Monday 9am) may also be a good choice!

Download the quando app to find your way through the city if you have a smartphone that works in Austria. It does have an English interface and also indicates CityBike stations.

Metro system overview here.

Historic centre public transport overview here.

Important dates

2014 Sept call for symposia

2014 Dec 10 call for abstracts, early bird registration opens

2015 Feb 8 abstract submission for oral presentation closes

2015 March 1 early bird registration closes

2015 Mar 29 abstract submission for poster presentation closes

2015 May 10 deadline for delegates to be included in abstract book

2015 June 21 online registration closes

2015 July 12-16 CONGRESS

2015 meeting of the Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution / SMBE2015 | Universitätsring 1  | 1010 Wien