Heidelberg Hauptbahnhof (main train station) is located close to the city centre. It is well connected to the majority of European countries either by express or regional trains.
We have a cooperation for our 2023 events with Deutsche Bahn, the main train company in Germany for the so-called ‘Event Ticket’. This ticket is valid for train travels within Germany when participating in an EMBL Conference, EMBL Course, EMBO | EMBL Symposium, EMBO Workshop or EMBO Practical Course.
You need to provide proof of your event attendance when purchasing the ticket. The ‘Event Ticket’ will result in a lower ticket price if your travel distance to Heidelberg is more than 100 km.
Please be advised that when you are flying in to Frankfurt Airport, a regular train ticket to Heidelberg will be cheaper than the ‘Event Ticket’ due to the distance being less than 100 km.
Long distance busses from various cities to Heidelberg can be booked under www.busradar.com or www.global.flixbus.com
Frankfurt International Airport (FRA) – 82km
the closest and most convenient airport for Heidelberg.
Baden-Airpark Karlsruhe Baden-Baden (FKB) – 90km
a small airport with limited connection to Heidelberg.
Stuttgart Airport (STR) – 120km
international airport about an hour and a half south of Heidelberg.
The Frankfurt Airport Shuttle Bus from Frankfurt International Airport to Heidelberg can be used for your transfers. Please note that the English speaking website is currently under construction.
Alternatively, long distance busses from various airports to Heidelberg can be booked under www.busradar.com
The following offer reliable limousine transfer to and from various airports:
TRN Airport Transfer, Phone: +49 6226 60698, firstname.lastname@example.org
Taxi Weinmann, Phone: + 49 6203 17245, email@example.com
From the A5 motorway (Karlsruhe-Frankfurt) take the Heidelberg-Schwetzingen exit and head towards Heidelberg-Boxberg-Emmertsgrund. Go up the hill, turn left at the Aral petrol station into Boxberg and go straight through the Boxberg residential area, keeping left after the EMBL guesthouse. EMBL is located in Meyerhofstraße in the forest on your right, shortly after you have left Boxberg.
From the A6 motorway (Mannheim-Heilbronn) take the Wiesloch–Rauenberg exit and follow the signs to Heidelberg (B3). You will reach a fork in the road where you stay to the right, direction Boxberg–Emmertsgrund. Go up the hill, turn left at the Aral petrol station into Boxberg and go straight through the Boxberg residential area, keeping left after the EMBL guesthouse. EMBL is located in Meyerhofstraße in the forest on your right, shortly after you have left Boxberg.
Carpark P1 is located on the left hand side after turning into Meyerhofstraße.
***Please note that due to construction on Rohrbacher Strasse, the public bus routes have changed as of 13 June 2022 . For the most up to date route information, use www.bahn.com/en.
The Bus 39A (direction Mombertplatz) regularly runs to EMBL from Heidelberg Hauptbahnhof (Steig L) or Alois-Link-Platz on Monday – Saturday. The last Bus 39A from EMBL going downtown (direction Bismarckplatz) is at 22:08 on weekdays and 21:38 on Saturday.
On Sundays and public holidays, there are only 2 departures from the Hauptbahnhof to EMBL (6:11 am and 7:33 am) and 4 departures from EMBL to Bismarkplatz (6:32, 8:06, 20:02 and 20:44). Alternatively, take the Bus 39 (direction Königstuhl) or the RufTaxi 1004.
Bus 39 (direction Königstuhl)
When taking the Bus 39 to Königstuhl, get off at the Bierhelderhof bus stop, turn right down the hill and turn left onto Bierhelderhofweg. Walk down past the farm, turn left onto Meyerhofstraße. Continue up Meyerhofstraße, turning left in front of the EMBO building. The EMBL ATC is on your left. To reach EMBL’s main entrance, continue up the hill and turn right after the bend.
The RufTaxi starts running once the bus service has stopped on weekdays from 9:52pm and on Saturdays from 10:52pm, departing once an hour (also at 12:22am) until 12:52am from EMBL. The RufTaxi operates on Sundays throughout the day until 12:52am. Please call 0621 1077 077 at least 30 minutes before departure time to arrange pick up.
Taxis are available from outside Heidelberg main train station or can be ordered under 06221 302030. The journey to EMBL from the train station / city centre costs between €15 and €20.
EMBL, Meyerhofstraße 1, 69117 Heidelberg, Germany