Maps and Directions

1. By Plane

There are two airports from where you can comfortably and quickly travel to Mainz:
  • Airport Frankfurt/Main

    - Train (EC, ICE, IC, RE, RB) or S-Bahn (line S8) transit from Frankfurt/Main to Mainz main station

    - Duration: 30-40 minutes

    - Ticket price: 4-8 € (depending on the train)

    - For schedule information see Deutsche Bahn
  • Airport Frankfurt-Hahn (Hunsrück)

    - Bus transfer to Mainz main station: ORN from terminal 3 (leaves Frankfurt-Hahn every 3 hours)

    - Duration: 90 minutes

    - Ticket price: approx. 10 €

    - For schedule information see ORN



    Car route from Frankfurt-Hahn to Mainz:

    Take highway B 50 to get to Autobahn A 61, on-ramp "Rheinböllen" direction "Ludwighafen". At "Dreieck Nahetal" change to Autobahn A 60, direction Mainz. Leave Autobahn A 60 at exit "Saarstraße".


2. By Train and/or City Bus

The City of Mainz has one main train station and several other train stations. Schedule information is provided by Deutsche Bahn. The easiest way to reach the Institute for Nuclear Physics at the University of Mainz is to take one of the following bus lines departing from Mainz Main Station ("Hauptbahnhof Mainz"):

  • Line 6 (direction Marienborn) get off at "Backhaushohl"
  • Line 6A (direction Bretzenheim/Gutenberg-Center) get off at "Backhaushohl"
  • Line 54 (direction Lerchenberg) get off at "Friedrich-von-Pfeiffer-Weg"
  • Line 55 (direction Finthen) get off at "Friedrich-von-Pfeiffer-Weg"
  • Line 58 (direction Wackernheim) get off at "Friedrich-von-Pfeiffer-Weg"
  • Line 68 (direction Klein-Winternheim) get off at "Friedrich-von-Pfeiffer-Weg"
  • Line 69 (direction Fachhochschule ü. Uni-Campus) get off at "Staudinger Weg"
For you ride from Mainz Main Station to the University of Mainz you should buy a so-called "Kurzstrecken-Ticket" which is valid within three bus stops. This short-distance ticket is cheaper than a normal bus ticket. You can buy it directly from the bus driver or use an automatic ticket machine. Information on public transport within and around Mainz is provided by Rhein-Main-Verkehrsbund.

3. 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 ahead through the traffic circle "Europaplatz".

• Take exit "Universität".

Parking on campus is available only with special permission. Please see the attached site plan 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.