Linz is situated 180 km from Vienna and 140 km from Salzburg and can be reached easily by train or plane. If you have not booked a direct flight, you can travel to Linz as follows:
The ÖBB (Austrian National Railways) offers a direct connection between Vienna Airport and the main train station in Linz which takes only 1 hour and 43 minutes.
Bus Nr. 77, departing from the Salzburg Airport every fifteen minutes, takes you directly to the main train station in Salzburg. Trains to Linz depart hourly and the estimated travel time is approximately 1 1/2 hours.
From Linz Airport (Hörsching) to the university
Linz Airport is situated a few kilometers outside of Linz. Between 6 am and 7 pm a shuttle bus departs every full hour to the main train station in Linz (Monday to Friday). The cost is € 3,10 (tickets available on the bus) and the travel time is approximately twenty minutes. For more information see http://www.flughafen-linz.at/www/cm/en/passengers/approach/bus.html. To the university, take the tram line 1 or 2 going in the direction of “Universität” and exit the tram at the last stop.
Another alternative is to travel by taxi. The fare to the dormitory is approximately €50.
From the Linz main train station to the university
The most convenient way to get to the university or to your assigned student dormitory is by taxi. However, the university can also be easily reached by public transportation.
There is a tram stop for lines 1,2 and 3 in the basement of the station. Tickets can be purchased at ticket vending machines for € 2.20 directly at each stop. Take Line 1 or 2 in the direction of “Universität”. The journey to the last stop “Universität” takes approximately 30 minutes. From there, cross the street, ”Altenbergerstrasse“, to get to the university.