International Women in Science Conference

Travel

Heidelberg is centrally located in Germany and Europe in general and is easily reached by car, train or plane. EMBL is located in Heidelberg's neighbourhood of Boxberg, which is approximately 10 minutes by car from Heidelberg's city centre.

Travel by Plane
Travel by Car
Travel by Train
Travel by Bus
Travel by Taxi

Travel by Plane

Frankfurt International Airport is the closest (about 80 km) and most convenient airport for Heidelberg. An Airport Shuttle Service (door-to-door) is the most convenient way to get to Heidelberg. You will be picked up at the meeting point in either Terminal 1, Arrivals Level B or Terminal 2, Arrivals Level E (between exits D and E) and taken directly to your hotel or EMBL. Please book 2-3 days in advance and be sure to let the company know the place of departure, flight number and arrival time. A one way trip costs EUR 37,00.

Wörns Flughafenzubringer
Tel: +49 (0) 6227 55955
Fax: +49 (0) 6227 55061
Email: Transfer@woerns-ts.de

York Airport Service
Tel: +49 (0) 6226 990135
Fax: +49 (0) 6226 990345
Email: york-airport-service@t-online.de

Airport Business Service
Tel: +49 (0) 6222 774100
Fax: +49 (0) 6222 774110
Email: info@abs-flughafentransfer.de
www.abs-flughafentransfer.de

The Lufthansa Bus to Heidelberg leaves from Terminal 1 on the Arrivals Level, Exit B4. It leaves once an hour, seven days a week. It costs EUR 18,00 one way (EUR 32,00 return ticket) and it arrives in the Heidelberg Crowne Plaza Hotel, Kurfürstenanlage 1-3 (city centre). You do not need to be a Lufthansa passenger in order to use this service.
Lufthansa Bus Schedule

There are two railway stations at Frankfurt Airport with routes to Heidelberg as follows:

There are also several car rental companies at the airport. Driving to Heidelberg takes about an hour. When departing from the Airport parking facilities or the terminal, follow the blue motorway signs. From the airport, go initially toward Frankfurt and then head south on motorway A5, direction Basel and Karlsruhe. After approximately 30 km, you will reach the intersection Darmstädter Kreuz, where the motorway divides into A5 and A67. Take the A5 to Heidelberg.

Frankfurt Hahn Airport is a small airport west of Frankfurt International Airport. It offers cheap air fares. There are Shuttle Buses running to and from several cities. Travel time from and to Heidelberg is approximately 2 hours.

Baden-Airpark Karlsruhe Baden-Baden is a small airport near Baden-Baden, about one hour south of Heidelberg. It offers cheap air fares and can be reached easily by car being situated close to motorway A5 (Basel-Karlsruhe).

Travel by Car

From the motorway A5 (Karlsruhe-Frankfurt), take the exit Heidelberg-Schwetzingen and head for Heidelberg-Boxberg-Emmertsgrund. Go up the hill, turn left at the Aral petrol station into Boxberg and go straight through the Boxberg residential area, keeping left after the EMBL guesthouse. EMBL is located in Meyerhofstraße in the forest on your right, shortly after you have left Boxberg.

From the motorway A6 (Mannheim-Heilbronn), take the exit Wiesloch-Rauenberg. Follow the signs to Heidelberg (B3). You will finally reach a fork in the road where you stay on the right, direction of Boxberg-Emmertsgrund. Go up the hill, turn left at the Aral petrol station into Boxberg and go straight through the Boxberg residential area, keeping left after the EMBL guesthouse. EMBL is located in Meyerhofstraße in the forest on your right, shortly after you have left Boxberg.

Travel by Train

Heidelberg Hauptbahnhof (main train station) is located in the city centre. There are express services to all countries in Europe by fast national and international trains as well as regional trains.
Train schedules

Travel by Bus

On the two conference days, there will be a bus transfer from Hotel Villa Toscana to the conference location and back.

Bus 39 (direction Königstuhl) leaves from Heidelberg 'Bismarckplatz', the main bus and tramway stop in the city centre. The first bus leaves at 06:25am, and as of 06:55 there is one bus every hour until 18:55. Get off at the bus stop 'Kernphysikalisches Institut' and follow the EMBL crowd through the premises of the Max-Planck-Institute (you need an access card in order to pass the gates).

Otherwise, get off at the bus stop 'Bierhelderhofweg', turn right down the hill, turn left into Bierhelderhofweg, walk down past the farm, turn left into Meyerhofstraße, turn left in front of the EMBO building and continue up to the EMBL main entrance on the right (approximately 20 minutes walk from the bus station).

A one way fare costs € 2,- to be paid cash to the conductor. Even if your journey is a combination of a tramway and bus ride, you just pay once.

After 20:30, you have to call the HSB taxi service, line 1004. It takes the same route as bus line 39, but the taxi will only come if you call it at least 30 minutes before the scheduled departure (06221 302030). As this is a public transport service, the taxi will not wait beyond the scheduled departure time. Fare per passenger is EUR 1,50.

You will find more information on the Heidelberg public transport system as well as personal schedules on the website of the VRN (Heidelberg region public transport system).

Travel by Taxi

Taxis are available outside the Heidelberg main train station or can be telephoned at 06221 302030. The journey to EMBL from the train station / city centre will cost between € 10,- and 15,-.