St. Pölten, Austria’s oldest city, is situated 60km west of the Austrian capital, Vienna.

City of St. Pölten

Arriving by airplane

The nearest airport is Vienna International Airport. There is a direct ÖBB train connection from Vienna International Airport to St. Pölten every 30 minutes between 6:33 and 21:33 (weekdays). The journey to St. Pölten takes appr. 55 minutes. A single journey is appr. €15. Tickets are available from ÖBB ticket machines. See the timetable at

Alternatively, take the Vienna Airport Lines coach to Wien Westbahnhof railway station and continue your journey to St. Pölten by train. There is an Airport Lines coach every 30 min. The journey takes 25min. and costs €8. Tickets can be bought from the driver.


Arriving by train

Book your journey to St. Pölten Hauptbahnhof.

From Vienna, you can take an ÖBB train from

  • Wien Hauptbahnhof (28-35 min.) or
  • Wien Meidling (21-28 min., about).

Travelling with Westbahn trains:

  • Westbahn green: Westbahnhof (26 min)
  • Westbahn blue: Hauptbahnhof (31 min) or Meidling (23 min)

There is 1 train per hour. A one-way ticket costs €9.90. Tickets can be purchased on the train or in advance at Consult the website for the timetable.

Note: ÖBB and Westbahn are two different rail services that do not accept each other’s tickets!

A taxi from St. Pölten train station to the Fachhochschule costs appr. €5,50.

Arriving by car

On the A1 motorway, take the ‚St. Pölten‘ exit. There is a visitors‘ car park at Heinrich Schneidmadl-Straße, just around the corner from the university main building.