Travel to Heidelberg

We are looking forward to three days of exchange, learning and discussion. Participants and speakers are encouraged to book their travel and accommodation early, and to spend the entire event with us. 

All the information you need to get to Heidelberg is available here:


Heidelberg is too small to have its own airport, but its location between Frankfurt and Stuttgart makes it easily accessible by train, shuttle, rental car, or taxi.

From the Frankfurt Airport:

The S-Bahn, regional and local trains leave the Frankfurt airport from Terminal 1, Level 1, platforms 1 – 3.

There is regular train service via Mannheim from the long distance train station. This is the fastest and most convenient connection.

It is possible to travel via Frankfurt Main Station. From there you have IC/EC service directly to Heidelberg.

From the Stuttgart Airport:

The S-Bahn leaves the Stuttgart airport from Terminal 1, Level 1.

You can travel to Heidelberg in 1 ½ to 2 hours by train. You will have to switch train at Stuttgart Main Station (Stuttgart Hbf.) There is direct service to Heidelberg (IC/EC ) or with ICE via Mannheim.


The main train station (Hauptbahnhof or short: Hbf) in Heidelberg is centrally located. It has service to both regional towns and major cities, making it easy to get to Heidelberg.

To find prices for the different trains and routes, visit the English section of the German rail website.

The Deutsche Bahn also offers “Rail&Fly”, a special package purchased through your airline which adds rail passes to your airline ticket.

Getting around in Heidelberg

Public transport in Heidelberg is available by busses and trams. You can find more information here:

Important information: Due to major construction works at Heidelberg main station departure points for busses and trams to the venue "Neue Universität" have been relocated. Download the PDF-file for detailed information. 



Heidelberg is a relatively small town and it’s a biking town. It is easy to go wherever you want in a short period of time using a bicycle. It is said that Heidelberg has more cyclists than motorists.

Most streets or walkways have bike lanes, and there are several places where renting a bike is possible. Try this one, for example:

VRNnextbike – bike rental in Heidelberg


The main venue of the conference will be Neue Universität, Universitätsplatz, Heidelberg, and the streams will be held in several lecture halls within the building.