Wels is located near Linz, the capital of the state of Upper Austria, and approx. 120 km from Salzburg and 200 km from Vienna. The closest airports are Linz, Salzburg, Vienna and Munich (Germany). Wels has direct train connections with Vienna, Salzburg and Linz. The main train station "Wels Hauptbahnhof" is located less than 10 minutes walking distance from the campus.
Note that there are two operating railway services with destination Wels. Austria‘s Federal Railway (ÖBB) and Westbahn. Be aware that they are using different ticket systems. For more information seewww.oebb.at/en or www.westbahn.at/en
Linz airport is situated between Wels and Linz. There is a free shuttle bus from the airport to the train station in Hörsching, where trains for Wels leave every hour (see www.oebb.at/en). Tickets are currently € 3,50 and must be bought at the ticket vending machine before boarding the train. You can also take a taxi from the airport to Wels (approx. 20 km, 20 min. and € 40).
Bus no. 2 departs from Salzburg airport every 15 minutes to the train station (see www.svv-info.at). Tickets for the bus can be bought at the newspaper shop (Trafik) inside the airport or direcly from the driver (€ 1,80). From there, trains are going every hour to Wels (see www.oebb.at/en orwww.westbahn.at/en), the estimated travel time is one hour.
ÖBB: Tickets are currently € 21,50 and must be bought at the ticket vending machine before boarding the train.
Westbahn: Tickets are currently € 10,40 and can be bought online or on the train.
There is a direct connection train connection between the airport in vienna to Wels (station "Wels Hauptbahnhof). Tickets are currently € 46,30 and must be bought at the ticket vending machine before boarding the train. The estimated travel time is two hours (see www.oebb.at/en).You can also use the direct bus connection between the airport and the “Westbahnhof” (train station west) where trains to Wels leave hourly (see www.westbahn.at/en). Tickets for the airport shuttle bus can be bought inside the bus and cost currently € 6. The travel time from Vienna Westbahnhof to Wels is approximately 1,5 hours. Tickets are currently 19,90 and can be bought online or on the train.
From Munich to Wels you can either choose the route via Salzburg, or via Passau, travel time for both routes is approx. 4 hours. Via Passau: Take bus#635 or taxi to Freising (approx. 15 min), from there you can take a regional train to Passau, or change to a faster train in Plattling.Via Salzburg: Take the urban train S1 or S8 to Munich East or Munich Central station, from there you can take express trains to Salzburg or even Linz, where you then need to change to a train to Wels.
Please take Autobahn exit "Wels Nord" towards Wels center. Visitors may use the parking garage in the main building (Stelzhamerstr. 23), please take a ticket "Besucher FH".