How to get to the IHS

The IHS is situated in the eighth district of Vienna, also called Josefstadt, which is near the center of Vienna. The IHS is within 10-minute walking distance to the underground lines U6 ('Josefstädter Straße' station) and U2 (Rathaus station) and 1 minute away from tram line 2 ('Lederergasse/Josefstädter Straße' station).

Arriving by aeroplane

(approximately 50 minutes in either direction)
link to Vienna International Airport (VIE)

From Vienna Airport to IHS

To get to the airport train, follow the sign 'S-Bahn' in the airport arrival hall. Take line S7 (travel time: around 25 minutes). At stop 'Wien Mitte/Landstraße' change to underground U3, direction 'Ottakring'. At stop 'Volkstheater' take the tramway 2, direction 'Dornbach'. Get off at stop 'Lederergasse'.

You can buy the ticket at the ticket machine in the train station. Price: from € 3.90 (to/from Vienna, including travel on entire Vienna public transport network).

To Vienna Airport, from IHS

Take the tramway 2 in front of the IHS, direction 'Friedrich-Engels-Platz'. At stop 'Dr.-Karl-Renner-Ring' change to underground U3, direction 'Simmering'. Get off at 'Wien-Mitte/Landstraße'. Take the S7 from 'Wien-Mitte/Landstraße' to Vienna International Airport ('Flughafen Wien'). The S7 trains bounding for the airport display 'Flughafen Wien' or 'Wolfsthal'.


If you need to take a taxi from the airport please notice that it will be more convenient and cheaper to order it in advance via online booking (airport – city center: approx. 35 – 40 €). Here is a list of options:

Arriving by train

Vienna Main Station (Hauptbahnhof) to IHS

(approximately 30 minutes)

Take underground U1, direction 'Leopoldau'. At stop 'Karlsplatz' change to underground U2, direction 'Seestadt'. Get off at stop 'Rathaus'. Take the exit 'Josefstädter Straße', at the top of the stairs take the tramway 2, direction 'Dornbach'. Get off at stop 'Lederergasse'.

Westbahnhof to IHS

(approximately 15 minutes)

Take underground U6, direction 'Floridsdorf'. At stop 'Josefstädter Straße' change to tramway 2, direction 'Friedrich-Engels-Platz'. Get off at stop 'Lederergasse'.

Public Transportation in Vienna

The Vienna public transport authority is called 'Wiener Linien' and encompasses underground trains ('U-Bahn'), overground rail ('S-Bahn'), trams ('Straßenbahn') and buses ('Bus') within the limits of the city of Vienna.

You can buy tickets either at ticket machines (available at every underground/S-Bahn station; multiple language options; cash or card payments accepted) or prior to your visit online. For general information on public transport and the different kinds of tickets please see Wiener Linien (button for English language is in the upper right corner).

You need to carry a valid ticket with you at all times when using public transport. You generally validate your ticket by sticking it into the blue or orange boxes at the platform entrances or in buses or trams.

There are no ticket machines at tram or bus stops. If for any reason you need to take a tram or bus and do not have a ticket, you will need to buy it directly on the tram (at coin-operated machines) or the bus (from the driver). Tickets bought in such situations will only be valid for single journeys and will cost more.

Mapping your journey

Use the journey planner offered by Wiener Linien.

Wiener Linien offers various maps of the public transport system.

There is an official app for Vienna’s public transport system that’s available for both iPhone and iPad and Android devices. (You can also use the mobile web version or the unofficial Windows Phone app.)

Useful links

City map of Vienna
Events and general information on Vienna
Taxis in Vienna: TAXI 40100 or TAXI 31300
Emergency numbers
Doctors in Vienna
Nearest open pharmacy
International pharmacy
Vienna Medical Society Service Bureau for Foreign Patients (Tel: +43 - 1 - 501 51253)


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