Travel & Accommodation

The conference is held entirely on-site at the ISMB/ECCB venue in the Austria Center Vienna, in fast and easy reach by public transport or car from the city (5–10 minutes).

The city of Vienna is renowned for its beauty, culture, and high general quality of life, so do plan a longer stop if you can take some time out!

Getting to Vienna

Vienna has a well serviced international airport which is close to the city and features excellent public transport connections (15–30 minutes to the city). You may be able to benefit from a 20% discount on certain aeroplane tickets arranged through the ISMB/ECCB conference organizer.

Getting around in town

The Austria Centre Vienna is most easily reached using the tube line U1. For those coming by car, there is commercial underground parking available, see map.

From the airport (station Flughafen Wien), you can take the regional train (S-Bahn or express CAT) to the central station Wien Mitte, or one of the regular airport busses departing right in front of Arrivals heading for Morzinplatz. The final destination of the bus is just next to the Schwedenplatz U1 tube station.

The transport operators offer a convenient online route planner, which generates maps complete with walking instructions to and from the specified addresses. You can select landmark and enter Austria Center Vienna or Flughafen Wien in this form as one end-point, and the address of your hotel as the other, say.

Have a look at what to do and how to get around (incl. travel pass options).


It makes sense to go for a hotel in the city centre, ideally close to the Wien Mitte station where the trains from the airport arrive. Within walking distance are a couple of stations for the U1 tube line leading to the conference site. The Schwedenplatz area is an optimal choice.

If you prefer something more personal than a standard hotel chain, we can recommend

  • Pension Riedl, located on one of the top floors of a charming and quiet turn of the century building (high ceilings, many rooms with parquet floor, some with newly refurbished elegant modern bathrooms). This address is in an excellent location for the city, the airport, and our institutes. You may wish to request en-suite rooms (about 70 Euro for a single).
  • Hotel Alma, formerly Pension Christina, located in a quiet cul-de-sac close to the Danube canal. Just a few minutes walk from Pension Riedl and hence in just a convenient location for the city, airport, and institutes. Best ask for a double room in one of the top floors (fourth floor or higher, 115 Euro). Their web-page is still under construction, the best way of reaching them is by email to or phone +43 1 5332961-0.

Also in a convenient location is

A three star standard hotel in a convenient location is the

For a four star standard hotel in a very convenient location, you can go for one of

  • Hilton Vienna, close to the Stadtpark (city park). Ask for a room at one of the higher up floors as they are more quiet. Rates are from 139 Euro per night.
  • Hotel Mercure Biedermeier. Perhaps a less well known chain but maybe a little more charming.
  • Hotel Mercure Zentrum. While the above two options are next to the airport train station, this hotel may be in a little more quiet location.

If you want to treat yourself to one of the most flashy and famous hotels in Vienna (and you do not mind the expense) the best address will be the

  • Hotel Imperial. Visit their homepage to learn more about this distinguished address (rooms from about 345 Euro per night).

If you want to stay for longer, you may also be interested in a serviced apartment,

For those travelling on a budget, check out

  • Dan in'n'out, which offers good value rooms in a central location (the Schwedenplatz station for the U1 is one tram stop away).

Additional hotels and special conference rates are available during registration. Note that sometimes you can get better rates by contacting the hotels directly.

We wish you a lovely stay in Vienna and hope you can take the time to explore the city and the stunning countryside that is in easy reach!

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