Transportation to Vienna

Vienna is located in the geographical heart of Europe. It is well connected and can be reached by place, train, and bus. Please note that Bratislava is located only about 80 kilometers away. The participants may consider checking the airfare to Bratislava and then take a bus to Vienna (it takes only about an hour a half to get from Bratislava to Vienna).


We expect the participants to arrive on Sunday, January 13th. Those who stay at the OeAD will be able to check in after 2pm. Our first day of the program in Monday, January 14th (at 9:30 am).


The last day of the program is Thursday, January 24th. Everybody should plan to depart on Friday, January 25th. The check out time at the OeAD is by 9am on January 25th.

Winter School Venue

Our collaboration with the UNODC is unique and we are proud to be contributing to the Education for Justice (E4J) Initiative. The UNODC is located in Vienna, on the premises of the Vienna International Centre (VIC). The physical address is: Wagramer Str. 5, 1400 Wien, Austria.

VIC’s impressive modern setting has been home to numerous international organizations since 23 August 1979. At the invitation of the Government of Austria, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) established their headquarters in Vienna in 1957 and 1967, respectively. In the 1970s, the Government provided a permanent residence for those two organizations: the Vienna International Centre (VIC). The VIC complex, which covers an area of 180,000 m², has extraterritorial status.  The VIC comprises about 4,500 offices and 9 conference rooms and accommodates about 3,600 international civil servants from more than 100 countries. 

All participants of the Winter School will go through a security registration process and will be provided a badge to enter the VIC for the entire duration of the programme.

Transportation to the VIC

To reach the VIC, take the underground line U1 in the direction of Leopoldau until you reach Kaisermühlen/Vienna International Centre and then follow the signs to Gate 1 of the VIC, the main entrance. The VIC is accessible to people with disabilities.

A single-ride ticket for Vienna Metro (Wiener Linien) is EUR 2,40. All participants are recommended to purchase weekly tickets at EUR 17.10. The purchase could be done online here.

Transportation from the Airport to the City Centre

Vienna International Airport is about 16 km east of Vienna in Schwechat. The city center can be reached quickly and in comfort by public transport. There are several options to get from the Airport to the City Center.

  • City Airport Train (CAT) The City Airport Train connects the airport with the transport hub at Wien Mitte non-stop in only 16 minutes. Vienna Airport – Wien Mitte: daily from 6.09 am to 11.39 pm every 30 minutes; Wien Mitte – Vienna Airport: daily from 5.37 am to 11.07 pm every 30 minutes
    • Single: €11, return: €19 – discount available with the Vienna City Card
    • Children up to 14 years of age and wheelchair users travel for free
    • Tickets can be purchased at, from ticket machines and from Tourist Info at the airport.
    • The timetables can be found on the ÖBB website:
    • Tickets: As the airport is located outside the Vienna city zone, you will need two single tickets: one for the zone up to the Vienna city limits for €1.80 (outer zone) and a ticket for the Vienna city zone for €2.40. 
       or multi-day ticket holders (Wiener Linien) need only one single ticket for the Vienna outer zone (€1.80). Note: This single ticket (€1.80) can only be purchased at ticket machines! Both tickets must be stamped prior to your journey.
    • Children up to six years of age travel for free
    • Tickets can be purchased at, from ticket machines and from tourist information at the airport.

    For more transportation options, see here.