Festival dates for 2017 are August 3rd-16th. Festival staff will meet festival participants arriving by plane on Thursday, August 3rd at the Vienna Schwechat Airport for bus transfer to your hotel in Eisenstadt. If you are departing from the U.S. or Canada, you will need to depart by August 2nd for arrival in Vienna on August 3rd. The Festival will also provide bus transportation back to the airport on August 16. Participants arriving or departing outside of those dates are responsible for making their own transportation arrangements.
We encourage you to begin looking at air travel to Austria early so you have more options available to help keep costs down. When planning your flight arrangements, please keep in mind that the festival provides 4 bus departure times on August 3rd, with the first departure at approximately 10:00 am depending on group arrival times with additional departures approximately every three hours ending by 7:30 pm. Anyone arriving after the last scheduled departure will need to make their own transportation arrangements to Eisenstadt, unless the late arrival is a result of an airlines delay.
To help you prepare for your trip to Austria, we will be emailing you a series of orientation letters. Please take time to read through them since they will answer many questions you may have about what to pack, concert attire, money, weather, tours, and much more.