Preference must be given to the most economical means of transportation.
For users whose laboratory or institute is located in Germany, the reimbursement is done on the basis of the second class train fare plus special train supplements. The airfare ticket can be reimbursed only if it is more economical than the train.
For users whose laboratory or institute is located in Europe, the maximum refundable airfare is an APEX (Advanced Purchased Excursion Fare) ticket. A more expensive airfare will not be reimbursed.
Exceptionally the private car can be reimbursed (on the basis of the second class train fare) only in two cases: car-pooling or samples and ancillary equipment transportation. A request should be addressed to the Scientific Administrator at EMBL Heidelberg before departure.