Accommodation and arrival in Vienna


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Finding an apartment/room in Vienna

If you prefer to live on your own or if you are coming with your family, please find a compiled list of recommended housing options in Vienna below:

Useful websites


Facebook groups 

Rooms and Apartments in Vienna 

Accommodation Vienna, flat-share

Women of Vienna Housing & Rentals

Vienna's districts

Vienna is organised into 23 districts, the first being the city centre and the succeeding numbers lying farther and farther on the outskirts. For an easy commute to IIASA we recommend you to look at housing options close to the Vienna Central Station (Wien Hauptbahnhof), districts 3, 4, 5, 10 and 12.

Staying at a dormitory

Another option would be staying at one Vienna's student dormitories. IIASA has reserved a limited number of rooms at the OEAD Guesthouse Simmering.

It is located in Vienna's 11 district, 2 minutes from the metro line U3 and tram number 71 h takes to Vienna's city center within 10 minutes. 

You would be staying in fully furnished, single rooms within a living community (2-4 other tenants, shared bath room and kitchen). A personal kitchen box (dishes, cutlery and cookware), TV-port, telephone, free high-speed internet access and bedding (blanket, pillow, bed linen) will be provided. You will also have access to a fully equipped

The monthly rent for the single room is €440 (excl.telephone usage). 
The rent is payable at the beginning of each month to the Petty Cash Office at IIASA.

No need to contact them to reserve your room - we will do that for you.

Dorm Address:
Simmeringer Hauptstrasse 143
1110 Wien
Website and more information: click here.

Directions to IIASA:

How to get to IIASA from the airport  
From the airport take either the Schnellbahn (S-bahn = commuter train – e.g. S-Bahn S7) or the CAT to the station "Wien Hauptbahnhof". From there follow the bus signs to the street level to the number 200 bus (please view the timetable here) to Laxenburg. The trip takes 30 minutes. 

You should get off in Laxenburg at the stop called "Franz-Josefs-Platz". The bus stop is on the upper left hand corner of the Laxenburg map near the "Schloss Restaurant" (see bus symbol).

The main entrance of the IIASA Schloss is indicated on the center of the Laxenburg map and is approximately a 2-minute walk from the bus stop. 

How to get to IIASA from the Vienna Central Station "Hauptbahnhof"

At "Hauptbahnhof" walk to the Bus Terminal where you can then catch the bus number 200 to Laxenburg - where you have to get off at the "Franz-Josephs-Platz" stop. Please view the timetable here. 

You can also take the tram number 6 to station "Quellenplatz" and then change to bus number 200.

Taxi from the Airport or Vienna

A taxi from either the Airport or Vienna to Laxenburg will cost about €40 in both cases.

How to get to IIASA from the OEAD Guesthouse

The easiest and quickest way to get to IIASA is to take the bus number 217 from the bus stop "Simmering" and get off at the Laxenburg "Franz-Josephs-Platz" stop. Click here for the timetable.

Coming by bike
Vienna and the surrounding area offer excellent cycling paths. You therefore maybe want to consider bringing your bike with you if it is your customary form of transportation. 

Bike rental places in Vienna

Bike route planner website

For those of you interested in biking to IIASA, you can buy relatively cheap, used bikes on the following webpage: (it is similar to Craigslist, and under " Bundesland/Region you can choose between Vienna and Laxenburg surrounding area.

Besides there are many fleamarkets both in Vienna and Mödling where used bikes are sold for about 50 -70 EUR.

Here is some more info about cycling in Vienna and the Vienna public city bikes rental system. 

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Last edited: 08 October 2018


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