The Institute of Science and Technology Austria is located in Maria Gugging, Klosterneuburg, 18 km outside of Vienna. The closest airport is the Vienna International Airport (VIE), and the closest international train station is Wien Hauptbahnhof. The hotels are located in the Klosterneuburg city center, within walking distance to both the Klosterneuburg Kierling Bahnhof and Stadtplatz Klosterneuburg.
The U-Bahn line U4 will not go to Heiligenstadt during the week of the summer school. The directions below have been modified accordingly. For accurate and specific directions, you can always use the OEBB route planner.
If you want to take a taxi, see below. Here are directions using public transport.
We will organise special conference buses going from the Heiligenstadt station, via the Klosterneuburg city center, to IST Austria each day in the morning.
8:15 – departure from Heiligenstadt station
8:29 – stop at Niedermarkt in Klosterneuburg
8:37 – arrival at IST Austria
5:30 – departure from IST Austria
5:38 – stop at Niedermarkt in Klosterneuburg
5:49 – arrival at Heiligenstadt station
The conference dinner will last until around 8:00. We recommend participants to take the IST shuttle at 8:40pm, scheduled as follows.
8:40 – departure from IST Austria
8:48 – stop at Klosterneuburg Stadtplatz
8:59 – arrival at Heilgenstadt station
At other times, such as on the free afternoon on Wednesday, you can take the IST shuttle. The full schedule is available here in pdf.
Tickets: Tickets can be purchased at ticket machines at most underground stations. The same single-fare ticket is valid for all means of transport in the city zone and allows for transfers. Tickets must be validated before boarding. Other kinds of tickets (e.g. day tickets, useful for exploring Vienna) are also available from the ticket machines.
Schedule and frequency: The 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.
Both the IST Shuttle (Bus 142) and the Bus 400 stop in front of the Institute, as well as at Stadtplatz Klosterneuburg.
Tickets: The ticket costs between 2-3 EUR and is payable on the bus.
Schedule and frequency: The trip takes about 15 minutes. IST Shuttle (Bus 142) runs once or twice an hour on weekdays but not on Sunday. Bus 400 runs approximately every 30 minutes all week long.
It is possible to take a cab from IST to Heiligenstadt, Vienna downtown or the airport. (It’s best to have cash ready; there is an ATM in the institute lobby). Here are some options. Ask at the IST Reception for help with other transport options.
You can take a taxi 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.