You can reach Linz by bus via all major highways, but by train is the most common and convenient option.
- Arriving from the direction of Salzburg and Vienna: Westautobahn A1 motorway, Linz/Zentrum exit
- Arriving from the direction of Prague and Freistadt: Mühlkreisautobahn A7 motorway, Linz/Hafenstraße exit
- Arriving from the direction of Regensburg and Passau: Innkreisautobahn A8 motorway to the A1 motorway, Linz/Zentrum exit or toll-free along the Danube on the B 127
All major Austrian cities, including Vienna and Salzburg offer Linz Central Station (“Linz Hbf”) as a destination. Furthermore, there are direct train connections from Munich, Hamburg, Budapest, Prague, and Venice.
Tickets are available for ÖBB (Austrian Federal Railways) at their website or for WESTbahn at their website. The right destination to reach Linz Central Station is “Linz” (WESTbahn) or “Linz/Donau Central Station” (ÖBB).
Please note that train tickets from ÖBB cannot be purchased after boarding as they must be purchased in advance at the station, on the ÖBB website or at a ticket vending machine.
The nearest major airports are Vienna Airport and Munich Airport. From Vienna there is a direct train connection to Linz, from Munich you go via Munich Central Station (“Munich Hbf”). There is a direct flight to Linz only from Frankfurt am Main.
From Linz central station, the JKU campus can be reached by tram, by bus, or by taxi. The tram lines 1 (blue) and 2 (purple) depart about every 5 minutes, both reaching the JKU campus as their final destination within ~25mins. By car it takes ~10mins. Taxis are usually available right outside the exit in the upper part of the station. Alternatively, bus lines 305 and 311 can be used.