Transport

 

 

When booking your travel, please bear in mind that the course starts at 12:00 on the first day and ends at 16:00 on the last day. To ensure you benefit from the course in its entirety, travel should be booked according to the start and end times.

 

Air Travel

  • Frankfurt International Airport (FRA)
    The closest (about 80 km) and most convenient airport for Heidelberg.
    You can take the train or there is a Lufthansa shuttle bus service to Heidelberg that leaves from Terminal 1, Arrivals level, Hall B Exit B4-5.
    It takes you to the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Heidelberg town centre, then you can either take a tram to the Villa Toskana or a taxi. You do not need to be a Lufthansa passenger in order to use this service; however, seats must be reserved in advance.
  • Details regarding trains are below.
  • We are unable to organise an airport shuttle service. Participants have to make their own way to the venue.
    It is recommended not to take a normal taxi from the airport as this costs over €150.
  • Karlsruhe Baden Airport (FKB)
    A small airport near Baden-Baden, about one hour south of Heidelberg. There are shuttle buses running to and from Heidelberg, but it must be noted that it can take over 2 hours and the bus times can be restrictive.
  • Frankfurt Hahn Airport (HHN)
    A budget airline hub west of Frankfurt. There are shuttle buses running to and from Heidelberg, but it must be noted that it can take over 2 hours and the bus times can be restrictive.
  • Stuttgart Airport (STR)
    Located 13 km south of Stuttgart city centre and about an hour and a half south of Heidelberg. There are regular trains to Heidelberg from Stuttgart main station.

 

Trains

There are two railway stations at Frankfurt Airport with routes to Heidelberg.

  • The fastest trains leave from the 'Fernbahnhof' (you normally have to change in Mannheim).
  • The regional trains leave from the 'Regionalbahnhof' and are cheaper but slower (you normally have to change at Frankfurt main station).

Heidelberg Hauptbahnhof (Heidelberg main train station) is located near the city centre. There are good connections.

Mannheim Hauptbahnhof is a main hub for Germany with several international routes (including Paris, Amsterdam, Basel and Zurich) and it is only 20 minutes from Heidelberg. 

Train schedules and tickets here.

 

Once in Heidelberg

The Hotel Villa Toskana is located in Leimen, which is close to Heidelberg. From the main railway station (Heidelberg Hauptbahnhof) take tram number 24 to "Rohrbach Süd" and then change to tram number 23 (direction Leimen Friedhof) and get off the stop "Johannes-Reidel-Strasse". From there it is about 5 minute walk to the hotel. You cannot buy tickets from the driver, please use the ticket machines at the tram stop.

If you are coming from the town centre (Bismarckplatz), take the tram number 23 (direction Leimen Friedhof) and get off the stop "Johannes-Reidel-Strasse". From there it is a 10 minute walk to the hotel.

Get off the tram and head south on Rohrbacher Strasse towards Johannes-Reidel-Strasse for 20m, then turn right onto Johannes-Reidel-Straße for 170m, then turn right onto In der Warthütte for 85m then turn left onto Hamburger Strasse. The hotel will be on the right.

Local Heidelberg Transport Company Website

Taxi

Another way to reach the hotel from the town centre or from the main train station is by taxi. The main taxi switchboard number is: +49 6221 302030.