Travelling to IMACS ACA'96
The conference place, Castle Hagenberg, is located approximately 25km
from Linz - the center of Upper Austria region. On this page the
information about getting to Linz and Hagenberg is provided.
Getting to Linz
- by plane
Below is a list of recommended airports and how to get to Linz from
- Airport Linz:
To get to Linz take a bus or a taxi. The journey takes about
45 minutes by bus, and about 20 - 30 minutes by taxi.
- Airport Wien:
Take the bus from the airport to ``Wien Westbahnhof'' train
station. This takes about 1 hour. There are hourly trains to
Linz available between 05:40 and 22:10. Travel time from Vienna
to Linz is about 1 hour 50 minutes.
- Airport Salzburg:
Take the bus from the airport to ``Salzburg Hauptbahnhof'' train
station. There are hourly trains to Linz available between
05:05 and 21:57. Travel time from Salzburg to Linz is about
1 hour 20 minutes.
- Airport Muenchen:
Take the train from the airport to ``M"unchen Hauptbahnhof''.
This takes about 40 minutes. There are trains to Linz available
at 8:25, 12:25, 13:25, 15:25, 16:25, 18:25
and take 1 hour 30 minutes to Salzburg. From there, trains to
Linz leave five minutes after every full hour, leaving about 10
minutes for changing trains. Travel time from Munich to Linz is
about 2 hours 50 minutes.
- by train
Linz is a major stop at the line between Munich and Vienna, and thus
there are good connections from most of Europe.
Your travel agent or the nearest train station can provide you with
the information about the required connection, or you use the
following train schedule
info (only in German).
- by car
Linz is a major exit of the Austrian ``A1'' motorway and is at
the crossing of the European E5 and E14 routes.
The main lines are the two trams, number 1 and 3. Number 3 starts at
the railway station ("Hauptbahnhof") and meets number 1 the next
stop. Both go through the center of Linz and cross the Danube. Number
3 goes to the foot of Poestlingberg (the mountain with the landmark
overlooking Linz), while number 1 runs all the way to the University
at the Northern end of Linz. Tickets: Tickets have to be bought in
advance. At each stop there is a vending machine (no change!!). For
rides longer than 4 stops, you need a "MIDI" pass. This is 18
Schillings. Ask people on the street for small change ("Kleingeld");
this is common in Austria.
If you have problems, at the train station as well as on the main
square ("Hauptplatz") you should be able to receive directions and get
sufficient information. If you arrive by plane, ask at the airport
for a city shuttle or take a taxi. The airport is quite a way from
Linz, so the taxi fare will be just below 300 ATS (Schillings).
Participants who travel by car will want to use their car for getting
to Hagenberg. The distance is about 25 km, it takes about 20 to 30
minutes going from Linz to Hagenberg by car.
Take the Autobahn A6 in the direction ``Freistadt/Prag''. At the end of
the Autobahn just go straight on, following the main road. When the
main road turns sharply to the right at a crossroads leave it and turn
to the left (road sign ``Hagenberg''). Again follow the road until you
see the castle to your left with a roadsign saying ``RISC Linz''
pointing to the small entrance way towards the castle's parking area.
If you don't have a car, you can either go by train (get out in
Pregarten and ask for the direction to RISC - it is about 2km to
walk), by bus (doesn't go very often) or taxi (expensive). The
organizers intend to provide a shuttle service from Linz to
Hagenberg. The details of the service will be put here as soon as they
For additional travelling information please contact the Tourist
Information of Linz :
This address should also be contacted for a pre- or post-conference
social program and on how to best spend the evenings.
Austria / Europe
Fax: +43 732 700494
Phone: +43 732 23931777 (international)
Phone: 0732 23931777 (from within Austria)
The tourist office can provide you with the schedule and can take care of ticket