Location

Location
Arrival by plane
Arrival by car
Arrival by train
Directions from Mainz Main Station to University

 

  Location

The Mainz Institute for Theoretical Physics (MITP) is located on the campus of the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, accessible by a 30-minute train or car ride from Frankfurt International Airport (FRA).

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   Arrival by plane

There are two airports near Mainz:

1. International Airport Frankfurt / Main (FRA)

  • S-Bahn (line S8) transit from Frankfurt / Main to Mainz main station starting every 30 minutes (some regional trains are an alternative)
  • Duration: 18-26 minutes
  • For schedule information see Deutsche Bahn

2. Airport Frankfurt-Hahn (Hunsrück) (HHN)

  • Bus transfer to Mainz main station: ORN from terminal 3 (leaves Frankfurt-Hahn every 3 hours)
  • 
Duration: 90 minutes
  • For schedule information see Deutsche Bahn
  • Car route from Frankfurt-Hahn to Mainz: 
Take highway B 50 to get to Autobahn A 61, on-ramp "Rheinböllen" direction "Ludwigshafen." 
At "Dreieck Nahetal" change to Autobahn A 60 direction Mainz. Leave Autobahn A 60 at exit "Saarstraße".

 

   Arrival by car

From the west (i.e. from direction Bonn / Cologne)

  • Travel Autobahn A 60 crossing "Autobahn-Dreieck Mainz" direction Darmstadt.
  • Leave Autobahn A 60 at exit "Mainz-Finthen".
  • Follow the street sign "Saarstraße / Innenstadt" straight ahead through the traffic circle "Europaplatz".
  • Take exit "Universität".

From the east (i.e. from direction Würzburg / Darmstadt)

  • Travel Autobahn A 60 crossing "Autobahn-Dreieck Rüsselsheim" OR travel Autobahn A 63 crossing "Autobahnkreuz Mainz" to get to autobahn A 60 direction Bingen.
  • Leave Autobahn A 60 at exit "Mainz-Finthen".
  • Follow the street sign "Saarstraße / Innenstadt" straight ahead through the traffic circle "Europaplatz".
  • Take exit "Universität".

From the north (i.e. from direction Kassel)

  • Follow Autobahn A 66.
  • At "Schiersteiner Kreuz" change to Autobahn A 643 direction Mainz. 

  • Follow Autobahn A 643 to "Autobahn-Dreieck Mainz" and change here to Autobahn A 60 direction Darmstadt. 

  • Leave Autobahn A 60 at exit "Mainz-Finthen". 

  • Follow the street sign "Saarstraße / Innenstadt" straight through the traffic circle "Europaplatz". 

  • Take exit "Universität".

Parking on campus is available only with special permission. Please see the campus map for parking in the nearest vicinity of the campus. Parking is also available at the near-by football stadium, which is about 200 meters from the University’s main entrance.

 

   Arrival by train

The City of Mainz has one main and multiple other train stations. Schedule information is provided by Deutsche Bahn. Mainz Main Sation is the most convenient one to get to the University by taxi or by bus / tram.

 

   Directions from Mainz Main Station to University

A short bus ride brings you from the Main Station to University. After leaving the train, follow sign "Exit City".

Take tram line 51 (platform A) or 53 (platform L) (direction: Mainz-Lerchenberg) to Friedrich-von-Pfeiffer-Weg (5 min.). Alternatively take bus lines 54 / 55 / 75 / 650 to Friedrich-von-Pfeiffer-Weg (5 min).

To Friedrich-von-Pfeiffer-Weg you will only need a “Kurzstrecke”-ticket (up to three stops) to be purchased from the driver.

For longer stays: Seven-Day Tickets (Wochenkarten) are available at MVG ticket machines or MVG ticket shop opposite Mainz main station. This ticket is valid on 7 consecutive days for Mainz and Wiesbaden.
For details visit: http://www.mvg-mainz.de.

In general you can buy the bus ticket directly from the bus driver or use an automatic ticket machine. Information on public transport within and around Mainz is provided by Rhein-Main-Verkehrsverbund.