Wikimedia Hackathon 2017/Travel
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)
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.
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: