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Transportation

Arrival by airplane

Three international airports can be reached by public transport in approximately 1 hour.

1. Airport Frankfurt International (FRA)
Connectivity to other aiports: All major international hubs world-wide
Distance to Koblenz: 1 hour by train (hourly connections during the day) or car

2. Airport Köln-Bonn (CGN)
Connectivity to other airports: All major European destinations; several dis-count airlines
Distance to Koblenz: 1 hour by train (hourly connections during the day) or car

3. Airport Frankfurt Hahn (HHN)
Connectivity to other Airports: Ryanair hub
Distance to Koblenz: 1 hour by bus or car


Airport Information

Airport Frankfurt (FRA): http://www.frankfurt-airport.com/
Major airport about 115 km from Koblenz.

Terminal 1 is connected to train stations for regional trains (Regionalbahnhof) and long distance trains (Fernbahnhof). From Fernbahnhof you will have a connection about every hour, although there are only a few direct trains. Usually you have to change trains in Mainz. The train ride takes approx. 70 minutes. For train schedules see http://bahn.hafas.de/.
All major car rental companies have a desk at the terminal. The ride by car will take about 70 minutes.

Airport Köln-Bonn (CGN): http://www.airport-cgn.de/
Here you can take off with discount-airlines like germanwings, or Air Berlin .
About 100 km from Koblenz.

The ICE train station is right in front of Terminal 1. Trains to Koblenz leaves every hour. The ride will take about 90 minutes. You can rent a car at the airport from one of the major car rental companies. Driving time by car is about one hour.

Airport Hahn (HHN): http://www.hahn-airport.de/
About 65 km from Koblenz. Mostly targeted by discount airlines like Ryanair.
You can rent a car at the airport from one of the major car rental companies or take a bus to Koblenz. Driving time is about an hour; there are five busses a day in each direction.

Airport Düsseldorf (DUS): International Airport Düsseldorf
Here you can take off with discount airlines like Germanwings or LTU.

Airlines


 Arrival by car

Major car rental companies have offices in all mentioned airports. In general, all non-residents (including non-EU nationals) are permitted to use the driving license (issued by their local authority) during the first 6 months of stay in Germany. EU/EWR driving licences are even accepted without this temporal limitation. In some cases, care rental companies may require an authenticated translation of the original driving license, in order to ensure your eliglibility. This is often the case if the driving license is not completely written in English and/or does not clearly show categories of vehicles. For instance, Russian "international" driving licenses often cause this kind of questions. Last but not least: Make sure you drive alive! Drive on the right!

For GPS navigation, please use the following target address: 56070 Koblenz, intersection Oberweiher - Universitätsstrasse (50.362318,7.557238). This will bring you to the main entry of the campus. Parking lots can be found in front of the main entry on the right (small), the way down to the Moselle river on the left side (large) and also - just few steps away - under the big Moselle bridge (large). Just follow the corresponding signs for parking. All parking lots are free of charge


Arrival by train

Koblenz is located at the IC/EC track that connects the major cities from north to south. After leaving the main station you will find the bus depot right in front of you.

Useful: You can buy tickets in advance and print them on your printer. The printed copy is valid together with credit card that was used for payment. Tickets for standard fare are valid for all trains of the chosen price category (RegionalBahn, InterCity, or InterCityExpress).Tickets for saving fare are only valid for the chosen date and time.

For train schedules check http://bahn.hafas.de/


Getting around Koblenz

Koblenz maps: Interactive Map, Google Maps

Campus maps: Interactive Map, Google Maps

The taxi from the city centre or the train station to the ACM WebSci'11 venue (8-9 min) costs app. 10 EUR. We recommend to explicitly ask for 'University Campus Metternich' (Metternich is a district of Koblenz). Many years ago, the Campus was located on the opposite side of the city, and some mature taxi drivers may mix up destinations.

Taking a bus from the city centre or from the train station to the ACM WebSci'11 venue (University campus) takes 12-15 minutes and costs 2,45 EUR for a single journey. A variety of special fares (e.g. 1-day ticket, group ticket for 5 people) are also available. Buses to/from the campus are: #3 (from city center), #15 (from main station/city center) and #20 (from main station, this is the fastest link). Complete Timetables (Campus bus stops are "Winninger Strasse" or "Oberweiher/Uni"). Please consult Interactive Map, Google Maps for detailed information about available bus stops.

For regional bus connections around Koblenz, you should check the VRM Web site. Many destinations can be reached by regional trains. The cheapest way to explore Rhineland is one-day Rhineland ticket which is valid on almost all buses, coaches, and buses in Rhineland-Palatinate and in Saarland. This ticket is available in Internet, from ticket vending machines in train stations, and on the bus from bus driver.