How to travel IN Linz
Once you have arrived in Linz, the fastest way to move around is by public tram or bus.
You will receive an ISMB public transportation ticket together with your symposium registration. This ticket is valid for the entire symposium duration for all public trams and buses in Linz. For the first trip to the symposium when you have not received your ISMB ticket yet, you need to buy a “Midi” ticket (â‚¬ 2.-, valid for a single trip, regardless of the length) or a “Maxi” ticket (â‚¬ 4.-, valid for 24 hours) at the ticket vending machine at your bus or tram stop.
You can find your connection at the public transportation site by entering your location as starting point and “University” as destination.
For the best connection from the main station to the three designated hotels, see the following links and descriptions:
- Tram to Hotel Sommerhaus: Tram no. 1 or no. 2 from main station (‘Hauptbahnhof’) towards ‘UniversitĂ¤t’ and get off at the second last stop (‘SchumpeterstraĂźe’), then walk to Hotel Sommerhaus
- Tram to Harry’s Home: Tram no. 1 or no. 2 from main station (‘Hauptbahnhof’)Â towards ‘UniversitĂ¤t’ and get off at the second last stop (‘SchumpeterstraĂźe’), then walk to Harry’s Home
- Bus to Harry’s Home: Bus no. 310 from main station (‘Hauptbahnhof’) towards ‘Freistadt’ and get off at ‘AltenbergerstraĂźe B125’, then walk to Harry’s Home
- Tram to Park Inn: Tram no. 1, no. 2 or no. 3 from main station (‘Hauptbahnhof’) towards ‘UniversitĂ¤t’ and get off at ‘Mozartkreuzung’, then walk to Park Inn.
For the best connection from the three designated hotels to the symposium venue, see the following links and descriptions:
- walk from Hotel Sommerhaus
- walk from Harry’s Home
- walk from Park Inn to tram station ‘Mozartkreuzung’, then take tram no. 1 or no. 2 towards ‘UniversitĂ¤t’ and get off at the last stop (‘UniversitĂ¤t’).
Once you have arrived at Johannes Kepler University, walk to the Uni-Center. The registration desk is in 2nd floor, the welcome reception in the 3rd floor. The five session rooms are named after Austrian cities: Linz, Vienna, Graz, Innsbruck, and Salzburg
How to travel TO Linz
Â … by plane
landing in Linz:
The Blue Danube Airport (LNZ) of Linz is located outside the city. You can either
- Â take bus no. 601 to Linz main station (Hbf) in the city centre (bus runs once per hour, around â‚¬ 3.- fare, only until 7p.m., not on sundays, not on holidays such as August, 15th(!), see time table)
- take the free shuttle to the nearby local train station and then take a train to Linz main station (around â‚¬ 3.- fare, see time table or further information at Austrian federal railways)
- take a taxi (around â‚¬30-â‚¬40).
You can find all transportation information and time tables here.
landing in Vienna:
We recommend taking the airport bus to Wien Westbahnhof (Vienna west train station) and then take the train to Linz Hbf. There are two companies offering the train service: theÂ Austrian federal railways (buy the ticket at the station, the fare is â‚¬ 34,70) and the company Westbahn (buy the ticket inside the train, the fare is â‚¬ 17,20). Other major hubs including Vienna airport (VIE) (connection to Linz ~2h) and Munich (MUC) (connection to Linz ~3,5h) can be reached conveniently by train or shuttle services.
landing in Salzburg:
You can find the relevant information for the connection to Salzburg Hauptbahnhof (main station) here. Once you have arrived at the main station, you can take the train to comfortably and quickly arrive in Linz. There are two companies offering the train service: theÂ Austrian federal railways (buy the ticket at the station, the fare is â‚¬ 24,90) and the company Westbahn (buy the ticket inside the train, the fare is â‚¬ 12,50).
landing in Munich:
We recommend to use the search engine of the Austrian federal railways, enter from: “Munich Airport” to: “Linz/Donau”, choose your time and date and pick your favorite transit. Tickets for trains usually need to be purchased before entering the trains.
… by train
Hourly Intercity and Eurocity connections to Salzburg (~1h), Vienna (~1,5h) and nearby German cities as well as to all major European capitals are available.
… by car
Motorway (A1) from Munich – Salzburg, Vienna – Budapest
Motorway (A8) from Passau – Regensburg
Motorway (A7) from Prague
… by ship
Linz is situated on one of the most important waterways in Europe, the Danube, which is linked to the Rhine and the Main. Linz is a popular stopover for cycle tourists on the Danube bicycle path from Passau to Vienna.
Austria is part of the European Union and participates in the Schengen treaty – please check if you need a Schengen visa to come to Austria. Let us know when you need a letter of invitation (generally, at leastÂ 4 months are recommended). In this case, send us an email request including the following information:
- Full name (please indicate first and family name)
- Date of birth
- Passport number (including all letters and numbers)
- Affiliation (name and address of company of institution)
- paper authors: also indicate Paper ID and title.