Some practical information for visitors of the ESI
Accommodation in Vienna for ESI guests
If you would like to make accommodation arrangements at special ESI
rates, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org confirming
We will then send you the appropriate information & prices, and
finally make a reservation at the place of your choice. The ESI room
rates start from EUR 42 per night per person, dependent on season and
length of stay. For longterm stays we recommend the apartment options.
- the programme you are attending,
- your arrival & departure date
- your preferred hotel category choosing from the options listed
- **2-star Bed & Breakfast: just a few stops by tram from the
- ***3-star Bed & Breakfast: a 10 minute walk from the
- ****4-star Hotel: various options in walking distance from the ESI
- ****4-star Apartments with kitchenette: 20 minutes by tram,
nice price & area, respectively 15 minute walk, great city rate
- Studio Apartment, private rental: 2 minutes from the
Welcome to Vienna, Information for visitors: http://www.wien.info/en
Public transport in Vienna
is convenient and safe. Trams and underground trains generally run
until midnight on weekdays and throughout the night on
weekends. Information on first and last trains is signposted at each
station. There are also night buses.
Inside each bus, underground train or tram there is a list of all the
stops on that line. The routes with all stops are signposted at bus
and tram stops.
Route & travel planner: http://efa.vor.at/wvb/XSLT_TRIP_REQUEST2?language=en
Ticket vending machines take Euro-notes but it is advisable to have
some small change on you. "Zone 1" covers all of Vienna, while Zones
2, 3, 4 also cover the outskirts of Vienna including Vienna Airport
(Schwechat). If you want to buy a single trip at a vending machine
you must press the yellow button no. 1 under the "Einzelfahrkarte"
section for adults.
Tickets are also available at newsagents, tobacconists ("Trafik"), or
ticket offices at railway stations.
Single trip tickets are also available but more expensive on trams and
buses (note, you will need coins for the vending machines).
Ticket information and online purchasing: http://shop.wienerlinien.at
Transportation from the Airport (Wien Schwechat) to the City
Taxis from the airport (http://www.viennaairport.com) to
the city centre are expensive. Limousine service can be ordered
online, for example from http://www.airportdriver.at (EUR
If you prefer public transportation you can either take
the CAT train (online price EUR 11 one way, EUR 17 return )
to "Wien Mitte, Landstrasse" or use the regular train S7 in the
direction "Floridsdorf" to "Wien Mitte, Landstrasse". For this trip,
you need a 2-zone ticket (EUR 4) which covers transport to your
destination within Vienna. The S7 train leaves from the airport every
30 minutes. Tickets are available from a vending machine on the
platform from which the train leaves.
Getting to the ESI from tram stop "Währingerstrasse/Spitalgasse":
Travelling either on tram no. 5 or no. 38 you need to get off at
"Währingerstrasse/Spitalgasse". Then walk along
"Währingerstrasse" towards the city centre and take the next turn on
the left into "Strudlhofgasse", and then take the next turn on the
left into "Boltzmanngasse". The ESI is about 30 metres down on the left hand
side at number 9, the door is in the narrow passage way passing the fenced-in
area of the American embassy. Inside the building walk up to the top floor,
turn right and you are at the entrance of the ESI. The administration office
is at the third door on the right, and open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays.
Getting from the ESI to
the Faculties of Mathematics and Physics of the University of Vienna
The Faculty of Physics is almost next door to the
ESI, at Boltzmanngasse 5.
The Faculty of Mathematics in "Nordbergstrasse" 15
(UZA 4) is 15 minutes walk from
the ESI: Coming out of the ESI turn left and walk down
"Boltzmanngasse" to the next junction, there turn right (into
"Alserbachstrasse") and walk until you reach the square called
"Julius-Tandler-Platz" in front of the railway station. Pass the
railway station on your left and take the next turning on the left,
called "Nordbergstrasse". The Faculty of Mathematics is at number 15
on the left hand side.