Location and directions

Our department is located in the courtyard 2 of the "Campus" (Altes AKH*) of the University of Vienna. Entrance 2.1 provides access to the section South Asian Studies and to the department library, and entrance 2.7 to the section Tibetan and Buddhist Studies.

The "Campus" is located northwest of the inner city and the main building of the University of Vienna. It can be reached from the main building within 15 minutes by foot and is well connected to public transport.

*) Former premises of the "General Hospital," and therefore "Altes Allgemeines Krankenhaus" or "Old General Hospital."

↓   How to get to us by foot or bike, by public transport, by car or from the airport.

↓   Area map, Campus map, online maps

Walking and cycling

Preferred method for staff and students alike to get around in the city. There are beautiful walks and many cycle paths. Cycle racks—where you can chain your bike when parking—are located right next to the entrance 2.1 as well as entrance 2.7.

↗︎   "Cycling in Vienna" on www.wien.at

↗︎   Rent a bike from www.citybikewien.at

Public transport

The "Campus" can be reached quickly and easily by public transport from anywhere. The nearest tram and bus stops are:

–  'Lazarettgasse' of tram no. 5 (3 minutes' walk)

–  'Lange Gasse' of tram no. 5, 43 and 44 (5 minutes' walk)

–  'Alser Strasse/Skoda Gasse' of bus no. 13A (6 minutes' walk)

–  'Schwarzspanierstrasse' of tram no. 37, 38, 40, 41 and 42 (7 minutes' walk)

The nearest Underground stop is at the 'Schottentor' (15 minutes' walk), right next to the main building of the University of Vienna. There you have access to the Underground U2.

↗︎   www.wienerlinien.at

→   PDF: Wiener Linien "City-Plan" (01.2017)

→   PDF: Wiener Linien "The Plan of the fastest tracks" (Underground, 01.2017)

→   PDF: Wiener Linien "Plan of the whole public transport net" (01.2017)


Perhaps you are lucky and get one of the coveted public parking spaces in the Spitalgasse or elsewhere near by. If not, the nearest public car park is:

↗︎   Otto Wagnerplatz underground car park or see www.parken.at

For further information on parking in Vienna please click here:

↗︎   "Parking in Vienna" auf www.wien.at

From the airport

The transit from Vienna Airport to the "Campus" usually takes between 45 minutes and an hour by public transport, by taxi—in good traffic conditions—between 30 and 45 minutes. Here the most convenient connections:

By rapid transit S7 and tram no. 5
(50–60 minutes, change 1x, € 3.90)
>> At 'Flughafen Wien' get on the rapid transit S7 (direction 'Wien Floridsdorf')
>> At 'Wien Praterstern' change to tram no. 5 (direction 'Westbahnhof')
>> Get off at 'Lazarettgasse'

By rapid transit CAT, the Underground U4 and tram no. 5
(about 50 minutes, change 2x, € 11)
>> At 'Flughafen Wien' get on the rapid transit CAT (direction 'Wien Mitte–Landstraße')
>> At 'Wien Mitte–Landstraße' change to Underground U4 (direction 'Heiligenstadt')
>> At 'Friedensbrücke' change to tram no. 5 (direction 'Westbahnhof')
>> Get off at 'Lazarettgasse'

By Postbus VAL 1 (Wien Westbahnhof – Wien Zentrum – Flughafen Wien)
(about 75 minutes, € 8)
>> At 'Flughafen Wien Busterminal 7' get on the Postbus VAL 1
>> Get off at 'Wien Schottentor (Liechtensteinstraße)'
>> On foot (15 minutes' walk, see area map) or by tram Nr. 43 or 44 to 'Lange Gasse' (second stop)

By taxi
(30–45 minutes, € 35–50)
>> "Campus" of the University of Vienna, entrance Spitalgasse 2, near doorman)

↗︎   Online train schedule of the Österreichischen Bundesbahnen (ÖBB)

↗︎   Vienna AirportBus Connections at Vienna Airport

↗︎   Vienna Airport, Taxis and Limousines at Vienna Airport