Conference on Convex and Discrete Geometry

on the occasion of Peter M. Gruber's 75th birthday

July 4th-8th, 2016

Travel and Site Information

Travel to and from the Airport

The Vienna International Airport is located about 20 km south-east of Vienna. There are four options for travel to and from the airport:

  • A taxi to the city center costs approximately 40-50 Euro one-way.
  • The City Airport Train (CAT) to the city center (stop Landstraße - Wien Mitte). From here you can access the public transport network. Ticket price: 11 Euro one-way.
  • The airport bus serves the stops Südtirolerplatz and Schwedenplatz/Morzinplatz as well as the two train stations Südbahnhof and Westbahnhof. From any of those you can access the public transport network. Ticket price: 8 Euro one-way.
  • A rapid-transit railway (S-Bahn No. 7) connects the airport with the stop Landstraße - Wien Mitte. Ticket Price: 4.40 Euro one-way (two traffic zones; this includes any additional public transport you may need to get to your hotel in Vienna). The trip takes approximately 25 minutes.

Public Transport in Vienna

Public transportation (subway system, trams and buses) in Vienna is organized by the "Wiener Linien". They provide a Ticket Guide. You may buy tickets in their Online Shop or at ticket vending machines which can be found at most major stations (including all subway stations). There is also a mobile ticket app (also avaliable as app for iPhone or Android) for purchasing tickets. Furthermore, there is an app called Qando (also available as app for iPhone or Android) which provides live information on nearby public transport lines and can calculate routes.

You can choose among the following tickets (children under the age of 6 years travel free):

8-day Ticket
(8 Tage Karte)
38,40 Euro Valid for all public transport lines in Vienna.
Can be used on non-subsequent days
Transferable (one strip per person).
72-h Vienna ticket
(72 Stunden Wien)
16,50 Euro Valid 72 hours for all public transport lines in Vienna.
Vienna weekly ticket
16,20 Euro Valid from midnight on Monday to 9:00 am on the following Monday.
Single Ticket
2,20 Euro Valid for all public transport lines in one traffic zone for one trip.
You may change lines, but you may not interrupt your journey.
4-journey ticket
8,80 Euro Every strip counts a single ticket (you have to punch it).
Valid for all public transport lines in one traffic zone.
Transferable (one strip per person).
The Vienna Card
(72 hours)
21,90 Euro Valid for 72 hours from the time of validation.
Users can be accompanied by a child under 16 years of age free of charge.
It also give entitlement to reduced entrance charges for museums
and price deductions in selected restaurants and shops.

Town Map

For a detailed address search, use the map service of Vienna.

Vienna University of Technology

The Vienna University of Technology, 4. Wiedner Hauptstrasse 8-10, is located next to station "Karlsplatz", served by the underground lines U1, U2 and U4. Take exit "Wiedner Hauptstraße".

The Conference on Convex and Discrete Geometry will be held in the lecture hall "Hörsaal 8" of the "Freihaus" building, located on the second floor (yellow area, B).

location of the lecture hall

Additional Information

  • Banks and Money Exchange: Official opening hours: Monday to Friday from 08.30-12.30 and 13.30-15.00. Banks are closed on Saturdays and Sundays. It is possible to change foreign currency into Euro at most city hotels and exchange counters.
  • Shopping Hours: Shops are generally open during the week from 09.00 - 18.00 (or 19:00), and on Saturday from 09.00 - 17.00. Shops remain closed on Sundays and public holidays.
  • Parking: A parking garage is available at the Freihaus, subject to (high) charges. Otherwise there is no possibility for long-term parking in the TU Vienna area. We recommend using public transport.