SK Rapid Wien v West Ham United travel advice

Advice for fans travelling to Austria for West Ham United’s match with SK Rapid Wien on 25 November 2021.

Date: Thursday 25 November 2021
Venue: Allianz Stadion (Weststadion), Vienna
Kick-off time: 6.45pm (local time)
As well as this advice, check out our travel advice for Austria.

Passports and visas

You don’t need a visa to travel to Austria, but your passport should be valid for at least 6 months after entry.

Remember your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) but also take out travel insurance, even if you’re only going for one night. It could save you a lot of money if you get into difficulties.

If you lose your passport, you’ll need to get an Emergency Travel Document from the British Embassy in Vienna.

Getting from the airport

By taxi

It takes approximately 20 minutes to get from the airport to city centre of Vienna (Austria’s capital). There is a variety of taxi options available in Austria including private hire, app-based and metered cabs.

If taking a metered cab ensure the taxi meter is switched on.
Check that the taxi has working seatbelts.

By train/underground

You can get to the city centre or other parts of Vienna comfortably by the train/underground directly from the airport.

The cheapest option is the S7 train (‘Schnellbahn’) departing every :19 and :49 minute of every hour from the Vienna Airport train station.

Getting to the stadium

By underground

Please use green line “U4” and go to “Ober St.Veit” or “Hütteldorf” station. It is then approximately 15 minutes walk distance from both stops.

By tram

Please use tram line “49” to stations “Baumgarten” or “Deutschordenstraße”. From here it is then an approx. 6 minutes walk distance.

By train

Please go to “Wien Hütteldorf” station. It is then an approximately 6 minute walk.

Address of the stadium: Gerhard-Hanappi-Platz 1, Hütteldorf, A-1140 Wien

At the match

Where fans should enter the stadium

West Ham supporters will be seated in sectors 5, 6 and 7 (entrance north – visiting fans) – see the stadium plan. There won’t be special leaving procedures as the same gates will be used to leave the stadium.

Entry Procedures

Access to the stadium can be slow. Please use the assigned gates to enter the stadium. Expect to be searched at least twice. To avoid last minute delays get to the stadium early.

COVID-19 restrictions

Only fully vaccinated or recovered people (in the last six months) can enter the stadium. You will not be able to take a COVID-19 test on site. The NHS issued digital COVID-19 vaccination certificate/confirmation will be accepted as proof of vaccination. It must show your name, date of birth and date of vaccination on it.

Other restrictions

In addition to items that would usually be prohibited in the UK, you will not be allowed to take the following items into the stadium: flares, fireworks, alcohol, cans, glass, plastic bottles or containers, coins, lighters or umbrellas. If you do bring any of these items with you, they will be confiscated by the Austrian authorities.

Alcohol and Smoking

Alcoholic beverages can be purchased in the stadium, but not brought in from outside. Smoking won’t be allowed.

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