TRAVEL BY PLANE
73 international airlines offer scheduled services to Vienna. There are several daily flights between Vienna and the main European capitals and business centres. Austrian Airlines, the country’s flag carrier, connects 116 cities worldwide with Vienna. Vienna International Airport at Schwechat is 19 km (12 miles) away from the city centre, is state-of-the-art in every respect. (for more information, see http://english.viennaairport.com)
ACCESS TO THE VIENNA CITY CENTRE (from the Airport)
Bus: At 20-minute intervals, the Vienna Airport Lines depart to the city centre between 05:30 and 24:00h daily. Cost: approx. EUR 6,-, duration: approx. 20 - 30 minutes.
Train: CAT - City Airport Train: every 30 min. (EUR 9,00 one way / EUR 16,00 both ways), Duration: 18 minutes.
Taxi: Taxis are available right in front of the arrival hall. Average fares to the centre are approx. EUR 40 to 45.
We are pleased to offer private Airport Transfers for EUR 35,00 one way. For further information please contact PEGASUS Congress & Incentives or make your reservation via our online registration system.
PUPLIC TRANSPORTATION IN VIENNA
Vienna offers an efficient and modern public transport network of underground lines, trams and busses. The congress venue has easy access to the underground system. All hotels are within convenient reach of the congress centre.
After arriving by train, bus or taxi at the city center or your hotel, we therefore recommend to purchase a 24-hour ticket (€ 5,-, available at all ticket machines), which allows you to use the complete Vienna public transport system for 24 hours. From Monday, July 24, 2006 you can purchase a ticket for 1 week (€ 12,50), which is valid until Sunday.
Important notice for those of you, who want to explore the Vienna nightlife : the subway stops operating around 0:30, however, there are special „Nightline“ busses, which, however, need extra tickets. For further information about public transport in Vienna please visit: http://info.wien.at/article.asp?IDArticle=9429
RENTAL CARS IN VIENNA
It is not wise to use a rental car to get around in Vienna. Parking place is very rare and expensive in the city center and illegal parking is fined immediately.
SPECIAL AIRLINE INFORMATION
Austrian, Austrian arrows and Lauda are the official carriers for our event. They offer the most frequent flights to and from Austria. Please contact your nearest Austrian Airlines office or travel agent where you will receive information on flights and fares.
As participant of the "28th International Conference on the Physics of Semiconductors, July 24th – 28th, 2006" you and one accompanying person will benefit from a favorable congress fare on Austrian, Austrian arrows and Lauda flights(excluding certain reduced and action fares)
Please identify yourself as participant by presenting your registration and referring to: CODE – ICPS6
If your ticket is issued at a travel agency, please ask your agent to contact his Austrian Airlines office.
Participants from the USA please contact exclusively:
999 Putney Road, P. O. Box 6179 Brattleboro, Vermont 05302- Toll Free Telephone Number: 800-639-3849 General Office Tel.: 1-802-254-6033 Fax: 1-802-254-6123 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Passport-holders from countries in Western Europe as well as from North America, Japan and Australia will not need a visa to enter Austria.
To find out, if you need a VISA, please follow this link :
If still in doubt about your VISA situation, please check with your nearest Austrian embassy, consulate, or your airline for more information.
For your tourist VISA application, you will need in general :
1.Confirmed hotel booking
2.Proof of sufficient financial means (e.g. recent bank book, recent bank statement or fixed deposit statement, salary statement by the employer)
3.Letter from your employer confirming your leave (if applicable)
4.Student identification (if applicable)
5.Travel/medical incurance (minimum coverage € 30,000.-)
6.Confirmed round trip airline ticket
7.Birth certificate, if you are less than 18 years of age. Both parents have to give their written consent
In case your local austrian consulate requests additional documents, we will provide a formal letter to registered participants.
More detailed information about the VISA application process can be found here: