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Reed Messe Wien Exhibition & Congress Center
Trabrennstraße 7,
1020 Vienna,

Station Krieau
Congress Entrance: Foyer D

There is one international airport in Vienna.

The international airport is “Vienna International Airport (VIE) (Flughafen Wien-Schwechat) which is located 19 km southeast of the city center.

Special offer: Discounted travel with Lufthansa Group Partner Airlines

Lufthansa Group Partner Airlines offer a comprehensive global route network linking major cities around the world. We offer special prices and conditions to participants, visitors, exhibitors, invited guests as well as employees of the Contracting Partner.

To make a reservation, please click on and enter the access code CHZQILQ in the “Offer for discounted flights” area. This will open an online booking platform that will automatically calculate the discount offered or provide you with an even better offer if another promotional fare is available.

NOTE: Pop-ups must be enabled otherwise the booking platform window will not open.

Participating airlines for the ILC 2019 congress:

From VIE airport to the congress venue:

Option 1: Take the City Airport Train (CAT) to Wien Mitte/Landstrasse- then the U4 metro line direction Heiligenstadt- change at Schottenring- take the U2 line direction Seestadt- exit at Krieau. Visit CAT website.

Option 2: Take the Schnellbahn S7 direction Südbahnhof– change at Praterstern– take the U2 metro line direction Seestadt– exit at Krieau.

From VIE airport to Vienna city centre:

The City Airport Train (CAT) Wien Mitte/Landstrasseis a 20 minute direct trip (approximately) to the centre of Vienna.


Valid on all public transport services in Vienna: EUR 2.20 per ticket, EUR 8.00 for a daily card. Plan your itinerary online on

Download public transport plan.

Purchase your transportation ticket!

Individuals: You can purchase your Vienna transportation card online.

Groups: Group leaders are requested to contact b network to purchase the transportation tickets.

Travel Plan

Ask the taxi driver to take you to Foyer D entrance of the Reed Messe Wien Congress Center, Trabenstrasse 7 – 1020 Vienna (close to Krieau metro station)

From VIE airport, it takes 25 minutes by taxi.

There is a fixed fare of EUR 36.00.

Taxi zones are located throughout the city centre. However, we recommend booking a taxi directly using one of the phone numbers below:

Tel. +43 1 60 160, (registration required)

Tel. +43 1 40 100, (registration required)

Tel. +43 1 31 300, (no registration required)


It is recommended to apply as early as possible for a visa as the application process can be time consuming.

Visa regulations depend on your nationality and country of origin. In case of visa rejection, EASL cannot be held responsible and therefore cannot refund any registration and accommodation fees.

See which nationality do not require a visa to enter Austria.

Please refer to the Austrian Diplomatie website for the list of consulates, or visit the Visa HQ website for more information.

IMPORTANT: Regulations are however subject to change. It is therefore recommended to check whether you require a visa with your local Austrian embassy. Please note that EASL is not responsible for the information provided on external websites.  Congrex, the official registration agency, may help registered delegates by providing a visa invitation letter.

Visa invitation letter

A visa invitation letter can be requested during the registration process by clicking on the module “visa invitation letter” on your personal desktop. You will be able to download it as soon as your registration is paid and confirmed.

If you require an official, stamped and sealed invitation letter, the ILC official registration agency will be pleased to provide it to you, upon request and full payment of the registration fees. It is to be understood that such letters are intended to help potential delegates raise travel funds or obtain a visa for the strict duration of The International Liver Congress (10-14 April 2019). It is not a commitment on the part of the congress organiser to provide any financial support.

To request a visa invitation letter contact to

Visit for more information about visa application.

The city

Vienna is a city with a very high quality of life, a feature that is highly appreciated by the many visitors who come to the Austrian capital.

Vienna developed from early Celtic and Roman settlements into a Medieval and Baroque city, the capital of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. It played an essential role as a leading European music centre from the great age of Viennese Classicism through to the early part of the 20th century. The historic centre of Vienna is rich in architectural ensembles, including Baroque castles and gardens, as well as the late-19th-century Ringstrasselined with grand buildings, monuments and parks.

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Currency & ATM

The currency used in Vienna is the Euro. Banks and currency exchange offices are located around the city, and ATMs are found in various places throughout Vienna, including train stations and the airports.

There is an ATM machine right inside the venue and after the main entrance doors of the Reed Messe Wien.


The language spoken in Vienna is German. The official language of the congress is English. Simultaneous translation will not be provided.