Travel Information

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 within less than ten minutes walking distance from the campus.

Travel by car

Please take Autobahn exit „Wels Nord“ or „Wels Ost“ towards Wels center. You may use the parking garage in the accomodation (Kolpinghaus). There are also some free car parks in the surrounding of the Kolpinghaus.

Railway services

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 see or