Coronae of Stars and Accretion Disks

Max-Planck-Institut für Radioastronomie, Bonn
12 - 13 December 2006

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Travel Information

Conference Site

The conference will be held at the Max-Planck-Institute for Radioastronomy (MPIfR). The address of the institute is:
Auf dem Huegel 69, 53121 Bonn. The phone number is +49 (0)228 525 0.

Travel directions to Bonn

Railway services to Bonn:

Bonn is relatively well connected to many other cities in Germany and neighboring countries by trains. The main railway station (Bonn Hauptbahnhof) is located directly in the city center. Most of the high-speed ICE trains do not stop at Bonn Hauptbahnhof, but at Siegburg/Bonn, in a suburb about 12 km from Bonn downtown, from where you have to use tram line 66 to get to the city center (travel time: ~ 25 minutes, ticket 4€)

From Cologne/Bonn airport to Bonn:

Bus # 670 connects the Cologne/Bonn airport with Bonn central bus and railway station. Busses leave from the airport every 20 to 40 minutes. Travel time is about 30 minutes, the ticket is 6.10€.

From Frankfurt airport to Bonn:

If you arrive in Frankfurt airport (FRA), the best way to get to Bonn is by train. Frankfurt airport has two railway stations; to get to Bonn you have to use the long distance train station ("Fernbahnhof").

There are two different routes from FRA to Bonn. The first possibility is to use hourly InterCity or InterCityExpress trains to Bonn main station ("Hauptbahnhof"). Although this way has the longest travel time (about 1h45m) and for some connections you have to change trains in Mainz, it takes you through the very scenic Rhine valley and you arrive directly in the city center of Bonn. A one-way ticket is about 33 € (second class); tickets can be bought in the travel center at the train station or in the train (slightly more expensive).
The second possibility is to use to the InterCityExpress trains on the new high-speed route to Cologne, to which Bonn is connected via the station "Siegburg/Bonn", in a suburb about 12 km from Bonn downtown. Most trains go directly to Cologne, but one train per hour stops in Siegburg/Bonn. The travel time from FRA to Siegburg/Bonn is 37 minutes, the one-way ticket is about 53 €. From Siegburg you can either take the tram line 66 to Bonn main station ("Hauptbahnhof"; travel time: ~ 25 minutes, ticket 4€) or a taxi.

Another possibility is to go from FRA to Cologne main station and from there back to Bonn (total travel time around 1h40m, one-way ticket: 60€)

Further information on timetables can be found here (enter From: FrankfurtAirport, To: Bonn Hbf).

Travel directions in Bonn

There are several options to reach the MPIfR. A taxi ride from the city center to the MPIfR should take about 10 minutes and cost around 6-10 €.

You can also use one of several bus lines with stops close (within some 100 meter) to the MPIfR. A single bus ticket for travel in one direction anywhere inside Bonn costs 2.20€; it can be bought at the ticket machines at many bus stations or from the driver in the bus. You can also purchase a bundle of 4 tickets ("4er-Ticket Zone 1B") for 7.40€ per bundle (1.85€ per ticket).
We describe here the best options for going from the central bus and train station ("Hauptbahnhof") to the Institute (nearest bus stop "Immenburg") and vice versa. The corresponding maps can be found here.

  • Train station (Hauptbahnhof) -- MPIfR:

    Bus 621 (destination "Duisdorf Bf") from Platform "E" to bus stop "Immenburg" scheduled travel time: 8 minutes, selected departure times: 7:50, 8:10, 8:30

    Bus 623 (destination "Lessenich") from Platform "E" to bus stop "Immenburg" scheduled travel time: 13 minutes, selected departure times: 7:55, 8:15, 8:35

    Other possibilities include Bus 634 from Platform "D2" to bus stop "Frongasse", or Bus 635 from Platform "D2" to bus stop "Magdalenenplatz"

    Please remember to use the correct platform for each bus. Otherwise you will get on a bus that goes in the opposite direction.

  • MPIfR -- Train station (Hauptbahnhof):

    Buses 621 (destination "Ippendorf") and 623 (destination "Robert-Schuman-Platz") from bus stop "Immenburg" to "Hauptbahnhof" (Platform "A2")

    Other possibilities include Bus 634 (destination "Hoholz") or Bus 635 (destination "Hersel") from bus stop "Frongasse" to "Hauptbahnhof"

A scheme of all bus lines in Bonn can be found here.

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