Getting to / from IST Austria

The Institute of Science and Technology Austria is located in Maria Gugging, Klosterneuburg, 18 km outside of Vienna.

We will organize special conference buses going to IST Austria each day in the morning and returning after the talks/dinners.

Conference Shuttle for everyone staying in Vienna,
Hotel Schrannenhof, Hotel Anker, Bürgerhaus Salmeyer, Pension Alte Mühle:

Pick up in the mornings:

08:00 Wien Heiligenstadt

08:25 Niedermarkt Klosterneuburg (Schrannenhof, Anker, Salmeyer)

08:35 Public bus stop #239 Mühlengasse (Pension Alte Mühle)

08:45 IST Austria

Pick up in the evenings:

Information about transportation in the evenings will be announced shortly.

Conference shuttle for everyone staying at Hotel Marienhof:

Please note that if you are staying at Hotel Marienhof, the hotel will provide transfers to IST Austria at 8:30 in the mornings and pick up from IST Austria at 22:00 on Monday and Wednesday evenings. For the excursion to Vienna on Tuesday, the conference shuttle will drop you off at Hotel Marienhof directly after the dinner.


IST Shuttle #142 

Both the IST Shuttle (Bus 142) and the Bus 239 stop in front of the Institute (stop also at Klosterneuburg Stadtplatz - IST Austria) and travel to the subway stop Heiligenstadt on line U4 (see subway map). The trip takes about 25 minutes. IST Shuttle service runs once or twice an hour on weekdays, and Bus 239 runs approximately every 30 minutes (1.70 EUR payable on the bus) all week long. To get to the IST on Sunday, take bus 239 from Vienna Heiligenstadt. From Klosterneuburg, you can take Bus 239 or Bus 341.

For directions by car, please follow this link.

Getting to / from the Airport (VIE)

For a personal transfer you can pre-book an Airport Driver.

By public transport, the best option is to:

  1. Take the CAT train directly from the VIE airport to Landstrasse-Wien Mitte U4 station (16 minutes with no intermediate stops, 11 EUR one way / 19 EUR return, service every 30 minutes, the well-marked stop is immediately outside the airport arrivals hall, green ticket machines are in the baggage claim and at the CAT train station).
  2. Take U4 direction Heiligenstadt to the last stop (Heiligenstadt) after getting a regular one-way ticket for 2,20 EUR.
  3. Take IST Shuttle bus (Bus 142) on weekdays, Bus 239 or the taxi from Heiligenstadt to IST. Both buses start from the same location, immediately outside of the subway station. Tickets for Bus 239 can be bought on the bus.

The whole trip from IST to Vienna International Airport should take about 1 hour. If you take the CAT train for your departure flight, you can check in your luggage directly at the CAT train terminal at Wien Mitte.

Public transport in Vienna

The public transit system connects to the Federal Railways (local S-bahn and long distance trains) and to the Vienna Airport. The same single-fare ticket is valid for all means of transport in the city zone and permits changes. U4 stop Heiligenstadt is the last stop within the city zone (separate fare is needed for Bus 239). Other kinds of tickets (e.g. day tickets, useful for exploring Vienna) are also available from the ticket machines. U-bahn runs very frequently (3-5 minutes during daytime), from 5am until 20 minutes past midnight, but throughout the night on Fridays and Saturdays and before public holidays.


It is possible to take a cab from IST to Heiligenstadt, Vienna downtown or the airport (best to have cash ready, ATM is in the institute lobby):

  • Taxi Danzinger (+43 2243 202 20, +43 676 666 50 70, about 55 EUR to the airport)
  • Taxi Glueck (+43 2243 361 11, +43 664 224 88 20, about 55 EUR to the airport)
  • ask at the IST Reception for help with other transport options

You can take a cab from the airport directly to IST, but be sure to have the full address of the Institute at hand (IST Austria, Am Campus 1, 3400 Maria Gugging-Klosterneuburg). If their GPS does not have this new address yet, try Hauptstrasse 2, 3400 Maria Gugging-Klosterneuburg.

Overview map of Vienna region