Frankfurt Airport (FRA)
The Frankfurt Airport is served by more than 1000 flights each day to and from nearly 300 destinations in over 100 countries. It is well connected to Mainz by the regular local train service.
To take a train to Mainz, follow the signs to the "Regionalbahnhof / local trains" at the airport to get to the regional train station. Tickets can be purchased at the ticket vending machines at the train station. Please note that they only accept coins or banknotes of up to 20€. The correct ticket is called "Einzelfahrkarte nach 6500" (which is Mainz/Wiesbaden) and costs 4.80€ per person.
The local train "S8" to "Mainz Hauptbahnhof" (Mainz Central Station) is the easiest option, which departs every 30 minutes during day time. Alternatively, you may take any regional train ("Regionalbahn/RB" or "Regionalexpress/RE") stopping at Mainz Hauptbahnhof.
Hahn Airport (HHN)
The Frankfurt Hahn Airport is served by the budget airlines Ryanair, Wizz Air, and SunExpress. There is a non-stop coach service to Mainz Central Station (bus stop "N") leaving from the airport coach station ("Busbahnhof"). You can find the valid schedule for the time of the conference here.
To get to the coach station, turn right when leaving the terminal and walk past the parking lot. The coach fare is 13.50€ payable to the driver.
The german railway network provides a very comfortable, cost-effective and environmentally conscious way to travel. There are two classes, the slightly more comfortable and significantly more expensive first class ("1./Erste Klasse") and the normal second class ("2./Zweite Klasse").
Tickets can be purchased online via the web services of the Deutsche Bahn. If the expected total for your railway tickets exceeds 100€, you may want to consider the purchase of a "Probe BahnCard 25" for 19€, granting you a 25% reduction to all second class railway tickets for four months. The Probe BahnCard can be purchased until June 10th.
Arrival by car
Leave the autobahn A 60 at the exit No.17 “Heidesheim/Budenheim”. Keep right and follow the coutry road in direction of Mainz/Budenheim. At the junction "Budenheim" keep driving in direction of Mainz. At the next crossing turn right in direction of "Mainz-Finthen" and after approximately 50 meters you find the entrance to the parking lot of “Sparkassenverband Rheinland-Pfalz” on your right side. Parking is free.
The conference venue itself is located outside of Mainz and can be easily reached via taxi or the local bus line 68. Taxi stops can be found on both sides of the main station. The fare from the main station is about 20 – 25€. The bus line 68 leaves at Mainz Central Station at bus stop "F" in direction "Budenheim". Due to construction work at the Main Station, it might be more convenient to use the bus stop "Hauptbahnhof West/Taubertsbergbad B" located on the rear side of the Main Station. The destination "Budenheim/Schloss Waldthausen" is reached after about 15 minutes. An individual ticket is 3.90€. Please refer to the image below on how to get to the venue location itself (click on it for a better version).
To find all the possible connections to any location in the Rhein-Main area, the best way is to use the web services of the local transport association "Rhein-Main-Verkehrsbund", or short RMV, provided through their website www.rmv.de/en/ or with a smartphone app available for Android and iOS.