Directions to the Hotel through Vienna
The final 1,5 km.
After exiting the Westautobahn motorway (A1) for Vienna center (Zentrum), for the next 10 km keep driving practically straight on. Only the street switches names: Wientalstraße, Hackinger Kai, Hietzinger Kai, Schönbrunner Schloßstraße, Schönbrunner Straße.
When from the Schönbrunner Straße the Rechte Wienzeile forks off to the left, you should do so, too. Follow the Rechte Wienzeile (which, in between, is Hamburgerstraße) for about 1.200 m, until shortly before the center the Schikanedergasse goes off to the right: there, on the corner, is a big sign saying “Carlton Opera Hotel”.
Now you're almost there - only it's one of those Viennese one-way streets, and the part of the Schikanedergasse our hotel is situated in, is going the other direction than the part you're coming in on. Therefore you need to make a turn around the block: to the left into Mühlgasse, right into Schleifmühlgasse, right into Margaretenstraße, and one more right into Schikanedergasse. After about 50 more meters you are really there: in front of No. 4.
- From South
Leaving the Südautobahn motorway (A2), and following directions to the center (Zentrum), along the Triester Straße it's appr. 4 km until Matzleinsdorfer Platz, where, after the railroad underpass, it's still straight ahead for about 1,3 km on the Reinprechtsdorfer Straße - until Schönbrunner Straße. Take a turn right into Schönbrunner Str., then the second intersection left into Rechte Wienzeile. From there you proceed as described above under “From West”: Schikanedergasse, Mühlgasse, Margaretenstraße, Schikanedergasse.
- From East
From the Ostautobahn motorway (A4), en route from direction Budapest, take the exit Zentrum (Vienna center), and follow signs to Zentrum: at one's left the Donau Canal, it's for approx. 9 km simply straight ahead until the Aspern Bridge. To the left over the bridge and, passing the Urania observatory, head straight onto the Ring. On the Ring street (successively named Stubenring, Parkring, Schubertring, and Kärntner Ring) for about 2 km bypassing the city center in a circle until, at one's right the State Opera, the Operngasse goes off to the left. Cross the Karlsplatz, but not straight ahead into the Friedrichstraße, rather follow the curve a few meters to the left and then make a right turn to into the street that is still the Operngasse. From the Operngasse the third intersection to the right is the Schikanedergasse.
The hotel's doorway area is, of course, load zone, and generally no-parking. But, should there be no other space nearby, you can park your car there in the meantime.
All inner districts are Kurzparkzone (limited parking zone restricted to a maximum of 90 minutes) and for the benefit of legally parking on the street on weekdays (9 a.m. - 10 p.m.) tickets must be obtained; on Sun- and Saturdays it's free. However, a parking voucher, costing € 8, valid for the whole day, and available in limited number, can be obtained at the Reception. Should no parking space be available at all, there's a public parking garage just around the corner, at Kühnplatz - tickets are € 18 for 24 hours.
Generally speaking, we would not encourage nonlocals to drive into Vienna by car.
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|From Vienna Airport (Wien Schwechat)|
- Public Transport: About every 25-30 minutes there's a connection by bus, Schnellbahn S 7 (suburban train), or the CAT (City Airport Train) to train station Wien Mitte/Landstraße. Prices are between € 6,- und € 9,- per person for the transfer, which takes between 16 (with CAT) and 30 minutes.
At Wien Mitte/Landstraße there's a direct connection with underground line U4 (direction: Hütteldorf): two stops to Karlsplatz station, or three to Kettenbrückengasse. The price of a regular one-way Vienna underground ticket is € 1.80 - 2.20 per person. Getting off at station U4 Kettenbrückengasse, after walking approx. 300 m along the Naschmarkt market downtown, to the right Schikanedergasse is intersecting (there's even a sign at the corner saying “Carlton Opera Hotel”). Following the Schikanedergasse 200 m takes one directly to the hotel. Walking time from the underground station is 5 min, to get there from the airport takes approx. 1 hour.
- It may be more economical to get a pick-up from the airport, which we can organize for you. The trip by taxi directly to the hotel will take about 30 min. The cost will be € 43,- for up to 3-4 persons with little baggage. A pick-up by station-wagon (if you have more luggage), or by mini-bus for up to 8 persons is € 48 - 65.-
You will have to inform us of your airline, flight number und exact arrival time. Please use our simple online form to order such an AIRPORT PICKUP.
- From the Western train station (Westbahnhof) take underground line U6 - direction Siebenhirten - and go 2 stations to Längenfeldgasse. Switch lines and take the U4, direction “Heiligenstadt”. Get off at third stop Kettenbrückengasse station. The last meters from there to the hotel have been described two paragraphs earlier
From the Southern train station (Südbahnhof) approx. 500 m by foot to underground line U1 (direction: Zentrum Kagran). Get off at second stop Karlsplatz. Walking time from there is about 7 min: take the exit “Wiedner Hauptstraße”, which takes you directly to the New Technical University building. At this point cross over right to the next parallel street, the Operngasse. Follow the Operngasse (to the left) for about 400 m until “Schikanederkino” cinema. The hotel is around the corner from there, about 50 m into Schikanedergasse.