Arriving at the airport:
For information regarding the Vienna airport, baggage claim, customs, and how to find your way to either the CAT or the Airport Bus terminals, maps, photos and instructions are available here:
Airport Bus Terminal
The bus station is in front of the Arrivals hall. You can use any of the exits.
Postbus to Westbahnhof:
You will leave customs, following signs to the buses. Bus 1187 departs from platform # 07. The buses leave every 30 minutes, at 5 past, and 35 past the hour. Westbahnhof is the 2nd stop, and it takes 45 minutes. Fr. Lonnes or Fr. Franz will be waiting for you at the bus stop at Westbahnhof on July 2nd, based on your flight arrival time, and barring delays. You will need to have € 8 in cash when you get on the bus to pay for the one-way ticket.
CAT (City Airport Train) to Wien Mitte:
The CAT brings you to the Wien Mitte train station. It is a quicker journey from the airport, but is farther away from the dorm. Very practical, however: you can purchase the CAT ticket from the US at the link below, print it out, and have it with you, so you don’t need to worry about changing money at the airport or being overwhelmed after a long flight. The CAT costs € 11 one-way:
You can also purchase a ticket in Vienna, right before you get on the CAT. The CAT-platform is a five-minute-walk away from the Check-In hall and the Baggage Claim area. Please follow the green signage.
Here is a map of all the U-Bahn lines and stops at a glance:
You can plug in your current location and final destination, and pull up a map and various options on how to get there using: