Vienna International Airport, Wien-Schwechat, is located just outside the city of Vienna, a few kilometers southeast of the Schwechat suburb.

By car

GPS: 1020 Vienna, Austellungsstrasse or Trabrennstrasse
From the South take the motorway Südautobahn A2 – Südosttangente A23 direction Praha/Brno – exit at Handelskai/Messezentrum. From the East, take the motorway Ostautobahn A4 / Südosttangente A23 direction Praha/Brno – exit at Handelskai/Messezentrum. From the West take the motorway Westautobahn A1 – at the Steinhäusl junction take Außenringautobahn A21 – then, at the Vösendorf / Südosttangente junction take the A23 direction Praha/Brno – exit at Handelskai/Messezentrum and from the North follow the motorway Donauuferautobahn A22 – exit at Reichsbrücke direction Zentrum – after the bridge, turn left at the first traffic light into Vorgartenstraße and drive to the junction to Ausstellungsstraße.

By Airport Train – CAT

The City Airport Train / CAT takes just 16 minutes direct from central Vienna to the airport and vice versa. The CAT operates daily from 05.36 am to 23.36 pm, every 30 minutes. The City Airport Train station is just 10 minutes from St. Stephan’s Cathedral at Wien Mitte station, which can be reached easily by tram, underground, bus or taxi.

To reach the Congress Center from Wien Mitte station, take the U4 line in direction Heiligenstadt, get out at Schottenring, take the U2 line in direction Seestadt and get off at stop Messe/Prater.

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Regional Buses

Vienna Airport Lines (Postbus) connects Vienna Airport with the main Vienna transport hubs. The 3 Vienna Airport Lines serve all of Vienna’s underground railway lines and also Wien West and Wien Meidling railway stations. Buses to the city centre (Morzinplatz/Schwedenplatz) run 24 hours a day; journey time is 20 minutes. See the airport map to locate the departure points at the airport.


Taxi stands are located outside the arrival terminals. It takes around 20 minutes to the city centre.
Public Transport within Vienna to Messe Wien Exhibition & Congress Center
You can reach Messe Wien Exhibition & Congress Center using metro line U2 from Karlsplatz direction Seestadt, exit at the station Messe/Prater; bus lines 11A from Heiligenstadt and line 80b from Kaiserebersdorf direction Seestadt, stop Messe/Prater; tramway line D direction Südbahnhof to Schottentor and tramway line 5 direction Praterstern to Praterstern, change there to U2 metro line. The station Messe/Prater is just a short walk from Reed Messe.