Conference 2019: "Contemporary Approaches to Legal Linguistics"

Travel & stay


Conference attendees are responsible for making their own travel and accommodation arrangements. However, we are happy to assist if you need help or recommendations.

The details given on this page are for information only. This page also contains links to third-party websites. We are not responsible for the content of external websites.

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How to get to the venue

The venue

The conference is held in the Aula am Campus (1.11) at the Campus of the University of Vienna. The exact address is as follows:

Campus der Universität Wien
Spitalgasse 2 (Ecke Alser Straße)
1090 Wien

Our venue is in Hof 1 (court 1), next to the Universitätsbräuhaus.

To download a plan of the university campus, click here


Arriving by plane

Vienna International Airport

The most direct way to get to Vienna by plane is via the Vienna International Airport (Schwechat). To get to the city centre from the airport, you can take the S-Bahn (train S7), situated at the airport itself, to one of the central stations, such as Wien Mitte or Wien Praterstern. From there you can change to the underground lines (U3 and U4 at Wien Mitte; U1 and U2 at Wien Praterstern). A single ticket on the S-Bahn costs just a couple of euros, and you can buy these tickets using the machines at the station.

Alternatively, you can take the CAT (City Airport Train) from the airport directly to Wien Mitte in 16 minutes. Trains go every 30 minutes, and a single ticket costs €11. From Wien Mitte you can change to the underground lines U3 and U4. More information on the CAT here: 

You can also get the bus from the airport to the city. Vienna Airport Lines offer a bus service for €8 (single) to get to Westbahnhof, one of the main train stations in Vienna, where you can change to the U6 underground line. More information on Vienna Airport Lines here:

If you prefer to take a taxi, you can call one of the main taxi services (31300, 40100, 60160 – you may need to dial 01 first). They offer a fixed price of €36 to get you from the airport to any destination in Vienna. Compare other taxi prices here:


Bratislava Airport

Some airlines offer cheaper flights if you travel via Bratislava. You can then book a seat on the coach to get to Vienna with Flixbus. Prices range from between €5 and €10 per person for a single ticket. The bus stops off at Vienna International Airport before arriving at the Vienna International Bus Terminal, right next to the underground station Erdberg (U3). From here you can take the underground to some central stations such as Wien Mitte. Visit the Flixbus website here:


Other airports in Austria

If you choose to travel via another airport, you can take the train into Vienna. Visit the ÖBB website to find connections to Vienna:


Getting to the conference venue

The conference is held at the university campus in the 7th district in Vienna. There are a number of ways you can get there, depending on where you’re travelling from:


Lines 5 & 33: Get off at Lange Gasse

Lines 43 & 44: Get off at Lange Gasse

Lines 37, 38, 40, 41 & 42: Get off at Schwarzspanierstraße and walk 7 minutes (click here for directions).



Line 13A: Get off at Alser Straße / Skodagasse and walk a few minutes (click here for directions).



Line U2: Get off at Schottentor (Universität). From here you can take tram lines 37, 38, 40, 41, 42, 43 or 44 (43 and 44 are slightly more direct – see above), or campus is a ten-minute walk away from Schottentor if you prefer to walk. The easiest way is to walk up Universitätsstraße – click here for directions.

Line U6: Get off at Alser Straße. From here you can take tram lines 43 or 44 (in the direction of Schottentor – see above).


Travel tickets

If you buy a ticket with Wiener Linien (the public transport operator in Vienna), your ticket will be valid on all buses, trams and underground lines within Vienna. You can also use the S-Bahn (trains), as long as you stay within Vienna. Depending on how long you are staying, there are various options:

24 hours: €8

48 hours: €14.10

72 hours: €17.10

8-day ticket: €40.80 – If two people are travelling together, you can buy a single 8-day ticket and simply validate two strips (two “days”) for each day you travel, with each strip being valid for one person. In this way, you can get 4 days of travel. However, this means that you will always have to travel together!

Week ticket: €17.10 – Caution! This is not simply valid for one week from the point you buy it, but from Monday 00:00 to the following Monday 09:00. So if you buy it on Thursday, it will only be valid until the following Monday morning.

You can also get the “Wien Karte” for 24, 48 and 72 hours – this gets you access to all the public transport options, plus reduced entry on a number of attractions, museums, theatres, concerts etc. in Vienna.

For more information and further options, visit the Wiener Linien website:


Map of main connections

Here you can download a map of the main connections (underground lines, some S-Bahn lines) in Vienna. Click here.


If you need specific help or have any questions, just get in touch with us:

Hotel recommendations

For participants travelling from other countries or provinces, we have put together a list of recommended hotels of different price ranges. These hotels were selected due to their central location, closeness to the conference venue, and their quality. Please note that these are just suggestions; we cannot be held responsible for the services of these hotels.

5 stars *****

Das Park Hyatt

Price: from around €450 per night

For those who prefer higher quality and do not mind spending a little more, the 5-star Hotel des Park Hyatt will suit you well. This very elegant hotel is located in a former bank building from the 20th century, in the middle of the city. Many sights and attractions can be reached within minutes, for example:

  • the Viennese Hofburg (6 mins by foot),
  • the state opera (10 mins by public transport),
  • the art history and natural history museums (9 mins by public transport),
  • the national library,
  • St. Stephen’s Cathedral (8 mins by foot),
  • the Albertina (10 mins by foot),
  • the city hall (11 by foot)
  • Belvedere palace
  • Schönbrunn palace

Hilton Vienna Plaza

Price: around €155 – €240 per night 

Located on the historical Ringstraße (ring street), opposite the Vienna Exchange, the Hilton is situated just a few minutes away from many sights and attractions. The hotel is also very close to the underground metro station Schottentor, so you can get to the conference venue and other parts of Vienna quickly.

Things to see:

  • Main building of the University of Vienna (2 mins by foot)
  • St. Stephens Cathedral, Graben (10 mins by foot)
  • Votiv church (14 mins)
  • City hall (10 mins)
  • and much more


4 stars ****

Hotel de France

Price: from around €117 – €200 per night

Also elegant and a little more affordable, the Hotel de France is very central and is located just 2 minutes by foot from the underground metro station Schottentor, meaning the university is also very close.

In the area you can visit:

  • The main building of the University of Vienna (2 mins by foot)
  • The parliament building (6 mins)
  • The city hall (8 mins)
  • Votiv church (12 mins)
  • The Burgtheater (12 mins)
  • The art history and natural history museums (15 mins)
  • Heldenplatz: National library, Volksgarten, etc. (15 mins)
  • The state opera (16 mins)

You can also reach the conference venue within minutes from this hotel.

Hotel Grand Ferdinand Vienna

Price: from around €183 per night

The Hotel Grand Ferdinand is beautiful and very central. It also offers a transfer service to/from the airport!

Things to see:

  • The state opers (9 mins) 
  • Albertina Museum (13 mins) 
  • The parliament building (13 mins) 
  • Burgtheater (15 mins) 
  • Volkstheater (16 mins) 
  • The art history and natural history museums (15mins)
  • Museumsquartier (17 mins)

You can get to the conference venue in around 22 minutes by public transport.


3 stars ***

Pension Baron am Schottentor

Price: around €175 – €195 per night

This hotel is opposite the Votiv church and therefore close to the University of Vienna. You will be able to reach the conference venue in a matter of minutes. Furthermore, you are just 15 minutes away from St. Stephen’s Cathedral by foot. The state opera, Belvedere palace, Schönbrunn palace and many other attractions can also be reached easily.


The following hotels also offer a central location, great value for money and are situated close to the conference venue:

The Austria Classic Hotel Wien in the 2nd district: around €108 per night 

The Hotel Lucia in the 15th district: around €79 – €93 per night 

The Austria Hotel Trend Messe Wien in the 2nd district: around €66 – €97 per night 


You can write to us at any time if you need individual assistance: