By public transport – trains of ÖBB

Railjet trains to Vienna Meidling are operating at hourly IntervalsIntervals
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. From Salzburg, for instance, you can get to Vienna in 2 hours and 15 minutes, from Linz in 1 hour and 9 minutes and from Graz in 2 hours and 30 minutes. The Railjet also departs every two hours from neighbouring countries (Munich, Zurich, Prague, Budapest).

Special trains

Once you have arrived in Vienna Meidling, you can hop on the Nova Rock train without having to haul your luggage around. The special Nova Rock trains from Vienna Meidling to Nickelsdorf run directly and without intermediate stops at hourly IntervalsIntervals
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. Shuttle busses will then take you directly from Nickelsdorf train station to the festival area.

Schedule for the special trains can be found here soon.
Further connection info can be found here.

Time table

For further information, take a look at or at the end of this page.

Note: Operating trains have a limited capacity since there will be no special trains on Tuesday, 13 June. Please also be informed that there are no shuttle busses to the festival area on Tuesday!

Bus shuttle & taxi

At Nickelsdorf train station, shuttle busses will directly take you to the festival area. For 6€ only you will be able to use the shuttle bus over the weekend for unlimited rides between the festival area, train station and Nickelsdorf town center.

Note: Shuttle busses will only operate from Wednesday to Sunday. There will be no shuttle bus service on Tuesday, June 13th (Early Camping).

Alternatively, you can also take a taxi to the festival area. Please make sure that you take a Nova Rock Taxi. Only those are allowed to get access to the festival area and can guarantee you standardized prices.


Nova Rock Ticket:

valid from 14.06. - 18.06. for all regional trains (R, REX, S-Bahn, Nova Rock Special Trains)
Price: 20 € for a return ticket (Vienna - Nickelsdorf - Vienna), 13 € for OEBB Vorteilscard owners, and 10 € for Top-Jugendticket owners.
The Nova Rock Ticket is available from June 1st at every train stations ticket counter, at every train ticket machine and online.

We recommend taking advantage of the special festival trains as festival fans can be amongst each other there! In addition, only a limited number of seats is available in the regular scheduled trains from Vienna.
With this ticket, you can travel at affordable prices; the ticket takes you from Salzburg or Graz to St. Pölten starting from € 19,-.
Sparschiene tickets can be booked 6 months in advance and up to 3 days prior to your journey. The number of this type of ticket is limited, so book as early as you can.
For further information, please visit:
Einfach-Raus-Ticket starting from € 33,- (valid for 2 persons)
This ticket is an excellent alternative for people travelling in groups (2-5 people). This ticket is a network ticket valid in all Austria on certain trains such as S-Bahn, regional trains and REX trains. If your group consists of more than 2 people, a surcharge of € 4 each is charged for the 3rd, 4th and 5th person. For further information, please visit

ÖBB Vorteilscard
The ÖBB Vorteilscard allows you to purchase up to 50% discounted train tickets for a period of one year. The Vorteilscard is valid for 12 months and offers even more benefits.
Simply order your Vorteilscard comfortably at and download the new ÖBB App to your smartphone. This way, you will always have your Vorteilscard with you. Alternatively, you can simply order the Vorteilscard at your closest ÖBB Ticket Counter or the ÖBB Travel Agency. Further information at
A little tip for all those arriving from abroad: Using the Interrail Pass, you can get directly to the festival safely and comfortably. Direct and fast connections departing from all over Europe make it EasyEasy
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for you to enjoy all the action at the festival.

Smart travelling with the new ÖBB App
Using the new ÖBB App, purchasing tickets is now even faster and easier. Smart: The system learns from your habits and adjusts to your routines. By matching the selected offers, you will receive your most important information in a clearly structured and individual way. ÖBB tickets as well as tickets of the transport association partners can be booked in a single purchasing process, using just a few clicks. Have you mistyped and ordered to fast or made a mistake? Every purchase can be cancelled up to 3 minutes after the booking was made. This also works for bookings which normally cannot be cancelled, such as Sparschiene tickets.

ÖBB timetable 2017 (PDF, 63 KB)

By public transport – bus

From Vienna

As in previous years, there is a direct bus shuttle from Vienna to the festival site.

Point of departure is Vienna (bus terminal Erdberg - U3 station Erdberg). The bus takes you straight to the bus stop at the Nova Rock festival site. No traffic jams - no changing busses – no worries about finding a parking space.

The bus provides a spacious trunk with enough space for your all your tents, sleeping bags and other belongings. The bus heads back to Vienna at night after the last performance. Therefore, it is an ideal option for one-day visitors as well. For further details about Blaguss-Services click here!

From Burgenland

The Nova Rock Shuttle departures daily from different locations around Neusiedl/See, Eisenstadt, Mattersburg and Oberwart-Pinkafeld and will take you to the festival site and back directly. Further information and time tables here:

From abroad

And from Vienna Erdberg to Nickelsdorf (Nova Rock Festivalgelände): Rock Bus Shuttle

Arriving by car

  • Highway exit: Nickelsdorf
  • Alternative exit (in case of congestion): Mönchhof
The festival area is located in Nickelsdorf in Burgenland and can be accessed through the eastbound highway A4. The highway exit Nickelsdorf is near the border to Hungary and is the direct access to the festival site.

During peak times we recommend you to take the highway exit Mönchhof. Pay attention to road signs. In case of congestion, please keep the left lane clear for the traffic to Hungary.

Drop off and pick up

If you are being dropped off or picked up by your relatives or friends, please use the dedicated area at the sports field Nickelsdorf. Shuttle busses will then take you to the festival area.

Note: Accessing the festival area by car might be difficult and is NOT possible at all on departure day.

Camping is prohibited at the parking area

For your own safety, please note that camping at the parking area is strictly prohibited by the authorities.

Parking lot - opening hours

For parking lot opening hours take a look at “General – opening hours”.  It is not possible to access the area before the official opening time.

Escape and supply routes

In order to guarantee you a smooth and safe festival experience, we depend on the escape and supply routes. If you violate these rules or obstruct other vehicle, your car will be towed away.

Congestion & waiting time

Please bear in mind that the high number of festival visitors arriving on Wednesday and departing on Sunday might result in congestion and long waiting times on these days.
We apologize for any inconvenience!

Traffic rules

Obey traffic rules and use common sense. The organizer/promoter is not liable for personal injury, damage or theft at the parking site.

Caravan access

The access for caravans will change from time to time. Please pay attention to signs and displays at the highway before the exit Mönchhof.

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