GETTING THERE

ARRIVAL BY PLANE

For all airports: After exiting the airplane, please proceed to the immigration/passport check, go to the luggage pick-up area and then head to the train station, usually identified with a DB Deutsche Bahn and/or ‘Long-distance Trains’.

Please tag your luggage clearly with your name and the Bonn hotel address! This will be needed in case the luggage goes missing, since only the airline is responsible in such cases.

Bonn is serviced by three international airports:

AIRPORT

FROM COLOGNE/BONN AIRPORT
You can either take a taxi to the hotel (around 40 Euros) or take the Airport Express bus (SB 60) (7.70 Euros) to Bonn central station (Hauptbahnhof). The airport bus shuttles every 20 minutes (at peak times) to every 60 minutes between Cologne/Bonn Airport and Bonn central station and takes approx. 30 minutes.

More information on Cologne/Bonn airport, please see www.koeln-bonn-airport.de
FROM DÜSSELDORF AIRPORT
The SkyTrain connects the terminal to the Düsseldorf airport train station. No ticket is needed; the journey takes around not more than 10 minutes. If you do not have a Rail&Fly ticket, buy a train ticket to Bonn Hauptbahnhof (central station) at the airport train station. There are different trains (RE, RB, MRB, IC, ICE) and connections at different prices. The trip takes between 1 and 1.5 hours, depending on the connection.

The ticket machines are available at the airport train station. To avoid having to pay a penalty fee, make sure to have your ticket before you board the train. IC and ICE trains are the only trains that allow passengers to purchase tickets on board, but at a more expensive rate.

It is very expensive to travel from Düsseldorf to Bonn by taxi and we recommend you use the train.

For more information on Düsseldorf airport, go to www.duesseldorf-international.de
FROM FRANKFURT/MAIN AIRPORT
The journey from Frankfurt/Main airport to Bonn takes around 1-2 hours. The train station is at the AIRail Terminal, right next to Terminal 1. Trains arrive at and depart from platforms 4 to 7. The train station ‘Frankfurt Flughafen’ is linked to Terminal 2 via buses and the Sky Line.

To get there from the platform (Level 0, Area B) go up one floor, following signs to Terminal 2. When in Area B or C, use the free Shuttle Bus to get to Terminal 2. Alternatively, follow signs to the Sky Line in Hall B. This service to Terminal 2 runs at 2-minute intervals. Important: You are not permitted to take trolleys onto a Sky Line train.

It is best to take a high-speed train (ICE) to the station ‘Siegburg/Bonn’. If you don’t have a Rail&Fly ticket, make sure to buy a train ticket at the DB Travel Centre or at the ticket machines.

From Siegburg you can take the tram number 66 (Telekom Express) bound for Bonn, Ramersdorf or for Bad Honnef. You will need to purchase a ticket for the tram; choose the price category ‘Preisstufe’ 3 for 5.00 Euros. Your stop is Bonn Hauptbahnhof (central station).

It is very expensive to travel from Frankfurt to Bonn by taxi and we recommend you use the train.

For more information on Frankfurt/Main airport, please see www.frankfurt-airport.com

Train timetables are available at: www.bahn.de

TRANSPORTATION IN BONN

FROM BONN HBF CENTRAL STATION TO THE VENUE FIW

BY TRAM / UNDERGROUND
From Bonn Central Station (in German: Bonn Hauptbahnhof (HBF):
Take subway (German: U-Bahn) line 16, 63 or 66 towards Bad Godesberg/Koenigswinter.
Get off at ‘Heussallee / Museumsmeile.
The walking distance from the subway station is about 250 meters (just straight ahead).
BY BUS
Take bus no. 610 or 611 from Bonn central bus station (opposite of Bonn central station) and get off after approx. 10 minutes at the bus stop called ‘Deutsche Welle/Heussallee’.

The Main Entrances of the Forum Internationale Wissenschaft are located 250 meters down the street.

If you need to purchase transport tickets, we recommend that you buy a ‘4erTicket’ (a strip of 4 tickets) in advance, there are vending machines at some tram stops and underground stations where you can do this. One-way tram and underground tickets within Bonn are the 1b CityTickets and cost 2.80 Euros; the ‘4erTicket’ costs 10.10 Euros.
Please note that each journey requires validation using a machine on the underground/tram. You can also purchase the 1b ‘Wochenticket’ for 23.30 Euros, which is valid for all travels within Bonn city limits for the duration of one week.
BY TAXI
The fare for a 10 minute taxi ride to the Heussallee 18-24 from Bonn city centre and central station is around 9 Euros.

Taxi Service
+49 (0) 228 55 55 55Call: +49 (0) 228 55 55 55
email: info@taxibonn.de