Practical Course

European Molecular Biology Organization

 

High-throughput RNAi

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June 27 - July 2 | 2010 | EMBL ATC | Heidelberg|Germany

Transport

 

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.

Map of EMBL Heidelberg and Guesthouses

 

TRAVEL BY PLANE

Frankfurt International Airport  
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. Please check with the respective company for fares.

 

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

 

Airport Business Service (ABS)
Tel: +49 (0) 6205 29205-0
Fax: +49 (0) 6205 29205-10
E-mail: 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.
Please reserve your seat three days in advance.
Lufthansa Bus Schedule

 

Airport Trains

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

The long distance trains leave from the Fernbahnhof and are the faster but more expensive option. It is usually necessary to change at Mannheim. Single tickets cost around EUR 24,00, depending on the class of train (ICE, IC or EC).

The regional trains leave from the Regionalbahnhof and are cheaper but slower. You must usually change at Frankfurt main station. One way tickets cost between EUR 16,00 and 20,00 depending on the class of train.

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  
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  
Baden-Airpark 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).


Information about how to travel from and to Baden-Airpark.

 

Stuttgart Airport  
Stuttgart Airport is an international airport located 13 km south of
Stuttgart city centre and about an hour and a half south of Heidelberg. It offers cheap air fares and can be reached easily by car being situated close to the motorway A8 (Munich-Karlsruhe)


Information about how to travel from and to Stuttgart Airport.

 

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.

 

TRAINS

Train schedules

 

BUS

Bus 39 (direction Königstuhl) leaves from Heidelberg 'Bismarckplatz', the main bus and tramway stop in the city centre. The first bus leaves at 06:25, and as of 06:55, there is one bus every full 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, which you will receive when registered as a visitor at the EMBL. This is not valid for conference participants.)

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 EUR 1,90 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 (ring 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).

 

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 EUR 10,- and 15,-.

 

 

 


 

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