The Vienna International Airport is your best option if you plan to arrive by plane.
You can get to the Pre-EuRegMe site using public transportation. This will take you about 3 hours.
There are some trains that go directly from Vienna International Airport to Graz Central Train Station and some that require you to transfer once at Vienna Central Train Station.
The Pre-EuRegMe site is within walking distance of the Graz Central Train Station.
1) You can get to the Pre-EuRegMe site using public transportation. This will take you about 5 hours. Take bus number 1195 to Vienna Central Train Station and get off there. At Vienna Central Train Station, there are many direct trains to Graz.
2) Another option is taking the Flixbus from the Bratislava Airport to Vienna International Airport and then taking another Flixbus to “Graz Girardigasse”. This will take you between 4.5 and 5.5 hours.
We will again provide four to five buses free of charge which will depart some time in the afternoon. Aim to arrive between 10am – 4 pm so that you don’t miss these buses.
If you arrive by train, we advise you to arrive at Vienna Central Train Station (in German: Wien Hauptbahnhof) or Graz Central Train Station (in German: Graz Hauptbahnhof), the latter especially for Pre-EuRegMe.
Arriving at Graz Central Train Station is optimal because Pre-EuRegMe is located within walking distance of the train station.
You can get to the Pre-EuRegMe using public transportation. This will take you about 2.5 hours and is very easy. Trains to Graz Train Station depart every hour at xx:58 from Vienna Central Train station. Just get off at Graz Train Station (in German: Graz Hauptbahnhof) and the Pre-EuRegMe site is within walking distance of the train station.
We will again provide four to five buses free of charge which will depart some time in the afternoon. These buses will first pick up participants landing at the Vienna International Airport and then pick up participants arriving at the Vienna Central Train Station (German: Hauptbahnhof).
Plan to arrive at the Central Train Station between 12pm – 5:30pm.
If you plan to travel by car we ask that you to travel in carpools! Please fill your cars and try not to take any more cars than necessary!
Pre-EuRegMe will be taking place in Graz, which is a city in Southern Austria. The address is Eggenberger Straße 7, 8020 Graz.
EuRegMe will be taking place in Frankenfels, which is in lower Austria. It is a ninety minute drive from Vienna.
The address is Taschlgrabenrotte 2, 3213 Frankenfels.
Please don’t forget that our Pre-EuRegMe site has great bus connections via Flixbus! If possible, try to find a connection to „Graz Hbf“, but some buses may only go to „Graz Girardigasse“.
From Graz Girardigasse, you can walk to “Kaiser-Josef-Platz”, a nearby station, and take the 1 or 7 to Graz Central Station, where you can then walk to Pre-EuRegMe!
We really recommend taking Flixbus, as it is both easy and cheap!
Take the bus, go by train, by bike, by broomstick, timetravel, ridesharing or any other form of transport that is more ecofriendly than taking the plane.
Airplanes have been pretty vilified by the green community (it does take a lot of fuel to keep those things up in the air), but the greenest method of transportation might actually depend on how far you have to go.
The basic breakdown, in terms of pounds of CO2 emitted per mile, goes something like this:
Buses, trains, hybrid cars, and coach seats on narrow jets weigh in with the smallest carbon footprints at less than ½ pound of CO2 per mile.
The “medium carbon footprint” category goes to regular cars and coach or regional jets.
The worst carbon offenders are SUVs and first-class jets, which produce more than one pound of CO2 per mile. What does this mean in practical terms? Read on.
• Buses tend to be the best option all around. Yeah, bus rides can be long, and the person next to you might have BO. But that’s a risk on any form of public transportation, and the environmental benefits of motor coaches are impressive: A couple taking the bus will automatically cut their carbon emissions nerly in half— even when compared to a hybrid! And compared to flying, that same bus-ridin’ couple will cut their emissions anywhere from 55 to 75 percent (whoa). Just make sure the bus is full or close to it; otherwise, the benefits aren’t so clear-cut.
• For shorter trips: Take the train or bus instead of flying. Doing so emits three to seven times less gas than air travel.
• If traveling by air: Use the most direct route possible; take offs and landings use the mostfuel. Fly coach instead of first-class (less leg room = more people on the plane, which means more bang for fuel’s buck). Also try to choose an energy-efficient plane.
This one can be tough, because the information isn’t always available. But some airlines, have started retrofitting their planes to make them more energy efficient, and new plane models (like Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner) are being designed to burn up to 20 percent less fuel. If you’ve got the time and inclination, call up the airline and ask them about their environmental practices.
• Offset your travel. To makeup for the carbon dioxide released during transportation, why not plant a few trees? Trees convert CO2 for oxygen, which is good for us (apparently we need oxygen to survive?) and good for the planet, because CO2 “consumed” by trees isn’t released into the atmosphere.
Luckily, a host of programs exist to do the planting for you. It’s worth noting, however, that carbon offsetting has gotten some flak: Critics worry that offset plans give people a “free pass” to use the same amount of resources (since they can “make up for it”) instead of taking direct action to reduce their environmental footprint.