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Travel Information for International Event Attendees

Welcome to our dedicated travel information page designed to assist our international event attendees in planning their trip.
We want to ensure that your journey to our event is as smooth and enjoyable as possible.

Below, you will find essential travel information, including:

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Visa and Passport Requirements

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Hotels

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Venue

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Airport
Information

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Local
Transportation

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Parking

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Currency and
Payments

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Sightseeing

Visa and Passport Requirements

European Union, European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland

Citizens of EU member states, European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland do not need a visa for entering the Republic of Austria.

  • List of the countries:
    Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein.

Valid Passport or ID Card: They can enter Austria with a valid passport or national ID card. The document should be valid for the duration of their stay and at least 90 days after their intended departure from Austria.

USA, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, United Kingdom

Valid Passport: Citizens from these countries don’t need a visa for touristic travel, visiting friends & family or business travel (without gainful work in Austria) for up to 90 days in the Schengen area within a rolling 180-days-period and can enter Austria with a valid passport

Nationals of other countries – Schengen Visa C (short stay visa)

Nationals of other countries might require a visa in order to enter the Schengen Area or the Austrian territory. For specific entry requirements, it is advisable to check the downloadable paper provided by the Federal Ministry Republic of Austria.

Visa Requirement: Citizens from these countries should apply for a Schengen visa at the consulate of the country they intend to visit. The processing time of an admissible Schengen visa application should not exceed 15 calendar days. If further checks are necessary, the processing time may increase to 45 calendar days. You will need to provide the following documents as part of your application: Proof of your travel arrangements, including hotel reservation, flight reservation, and event ticket.

Venue: Ariana Event Hall, Vienna

Ariana Event Hall is located in Vienna’s Seestadt Aspern, situated in the city’s 22nd district. This modern facility is conveniently connected by subway, just a 20-minute ride from the city center on line U2.

Ariana Event Hall

Special Offer for SERP Conf. Attendees at Hotel Downtown Sofia

We’re thrilled to offer you an exclusive discount for your stay at Hotel Downtown Sofia during the SERP Conf. 2024.

  • Single occupancy room: €70 per night
  • Double occupancy room: €90 per night

To avail of this offer, please follow these simple steps:

  1. Send an email to reservations@hotel-downtown.net with the subject line: “SERP Conf. 2024 Reservation Request”.
  2. In the email, mention your attendance at the SERP Conf. 2024 and specify your desired room type.
  3. Their team will respond promptly with an invoice for your stay.

We look forward to meet you for SERP Conf. 2024 International!

If you’re interested in exploring other hotels in the area, feel free to check out this hotels list.

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Airport Information, Local Transportation and Parking

Vienna Airport

Vienna Airport is the main airport serving Austria’s capital city, Vienna. There are three terminals in Vienna: Terminal 1, Terminal 1A and Terminal 3. From Terminal 1 you can reach Gates B, C and D and from Terminal 3 you can reach Gates F and G.

Airport shuttle service
A transfer shuttle is available to passengers at Vienna Airport, which operates between the C/D piers and F/G piers.The shuttle bus serves these routes daily from 5:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.

For more information, visit the Vienna Airport website.

Vienna Airport
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Public Transportation in Vienna

Vienna’s public transport includes Ground Transport (buses, trams, and trolleybuses) and the Underground (U-Bahn).

Single tickets are available at vending machines, with prices starting at €2.40 for a single journey without transfer.

For unlimited travel across all modes of public transportation, opt for 24-hour (€8), 72-hour (€17.10) or many other pass options.

Vienna Taxi Services

To ensure a safe and reliable ride within Vienna, consider these three taxi companies:

Keep these companies’ contact information handy for your convenience and peace of mind throughout your stay.

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Parking in Vienna

In Vienna there’s a fee-based short-term parking zone regulation in the city.

Parking in Vienna is only possible for residents with a parking ticket or “parking sticker” Mon-Fri 09:00 to 22:00.

Parking near Ariana Event Hall

Visitors to the Ariana Event Hall for SERP Conf. 2024 Vienna can use one of the 8 nearest parking lots upon payment.

Payment: The price might vary depending on which parking is used.
Parking lots near Ariana Event Hall: Google Maps

Local Currency and Payments

Local Currency

As a member of the European Community, Austria is part of the economic and currency unions, adopting the Euro (EUR) as the official currency. One Euro is subdivided into 100 cents. The following Euro banknotes and coins are in circulation:

  • Banknotes: 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, and 500 Euros
  • Coins: 1 and 2 Euros, and 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, and 50 cents

Credit Card Acceptance

Credit cards are generally accepted in larger hotels, restaurants, and retail establishments. Visa, MasterCard, and American Express are the most widely accepted credit cards in Austria. However, it’s a good idea to carry some cash with you, especially when visiting smaller shops and local markets, as not all businesses may accept cards.

Sightseeing in Vienna

Discover the rich history and cultural heritage of Vienna by exploring its imperial landmarks, stunning architecture, and world-renowned music scene. rom exquisite cuisine to enchanting corners, Vienna captivates visitors with its charm and elegance.

Sightseeing In Vienna

Need more information travelling from abroad for SERP Conf.?

Feel free to contact us