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Getting here & away

Heidelberg is centrally located in Germany (and Europe in general) and is easily reached by car, train, or plane. The main conference sites are all located in Heidelberg's city centre.

by plane:

1 - Frankfurt International Airport is the closest (80 km) and most convenient airport for Heidelberg. (check their website s.v. "getting to/from" for travel details and schedules)

The Lufthansa Bus to Heidelberg leaves from Terminal 1 outside Halle B (Hall B), on the "arrivals" level. It leaves approximately once an hour, depending on the time of day, seven days a week between 07:00 and 23:00, at a price of €19.00 one way and arrives in Heidelberg at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Passage, Kurfürstenanlage 1-3. You do not need to be a Lufthansa passenger in order to use this service.

An Airport Shuttle Service (door-to-door) is the most convenient way to get to Heidelberg. You will be picked up at the "Treffpunkt" or Meeting Point in either Terminal 1 (Arrivals Hall B) or Terminal 2 (between exits D and E) and taken right to your hotel. Book 2-3 days in advance and be sure to let them know your flight number, arrival terminal and place of departure. Prices range from €29.00 to €35.00.

Choose between:

Gertrud Wörns Omnibus-Reisen
Tel +49 (0) 6227 55955
Fax 49 (0) 6227 55061

TLS - Heidelberg
Tel +49 (0) 6221 770077
Fax +49 (0) 6221 770070

York Airport Service
Tel +49 (0) 6226 990135
Fax +49 (0) 6226 990345

There are two train stations at Frankfurt Airport: the long-distance and the regional train stations. Please check AIRail connections from the airport to Heidelberg. You may need to switch trains at the Frankfurt main station or Mannheim. The standard fare is € 13.50 to 21.10, depending on your connection.

There are also several car rental companies at the airport. Driving takes a little over an hour to/from Heidelberg depending on the time of day. When setting off from the Airport parking facilities or the terminal forecourts follow the blue motorway signs. From the airport, go initially toward Frankfurt and watch for the signs to Basel and Karlsruhe. Head south on Autobahn 5, after approximately 30 km, you will approach Darmstadt ("Darmstädterkreuz"), where the autobahn div ides into the A5 and A67. You can take either of these; the A5 is the eastern route and is the more direct route.

2 - Frankfurt Hahn/ Hunsrück Airport is a small airport west of Frankfurt International airport and is the base of the cheap Ryanair Airline. It is more difficult to reach, however, there are now shuttle busses running between Heidelberg and the airport.

by car:

from the Autobahn A5, take the "Heidelberg/ Schwetzingen" exit (south of the city centre) and head for Heidelberg/Centre.
Please note: There is limited parking at the city centre. Please use the public bus service during the conference.

by train/public transport:

- Heidelberg Hauptbahnhof (main train station) is located not too far off the city centre - see our City map.
- express services to all countries in Europe by ICE (directly or via Mannheim), IC/EC or Interregional trains.
- train schedules on Deutsche Bahn Travel Service
- public transport: one way fare (Hauptbahnhof - City Center) costs €1,90 to be paid cash to the bus driver (or get a "Ticket 24 plus" for €6,00 or a three-day ticket for €12,00), get off at "Bismarckplatz".
- for other connections and up-to-date schedules please refer to the general VRN bus schedule.

by taxi:

Taxis are available outside the Hauptbahnhof (main train station) or can be contacted at tel. (06221) 30 20 30. A one-way ride to the conference site will cost ca. € 10.

Getting around - Maps of Heidelberg

EACS Conference Venue

City Map of Heidelberg.de site.

Or go to Map24.com and enter Akademiestrasse, 69117 Heidelberg to get a detailed map in static or interactive version.

Last update: Apr 9, 2004 (MA)

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