Heidelberg is centrally located in Germany and Europe in general and is easily reached by car, train or plane. EMBL is located in Heidelberg's neighbourhood of Boxberg, which is approximately 10 minutes by car from Heidelberg's city centre.
Frankfurt International Airport
Frankfurt International airport is the closest (about 80 km) and most convenient airport for Heidelberg.
Frankfurt Hahn Airport
Frankfurt Hahn airport is a small airport west of Frankfurt International Airport. It offers cheap air fares.
There are shuttle buses running to and from several cities. Travel time from and to Heidelberg is approximately two hours.
Baden-Airpark Karlsruhe Baden-Baden
Baden-Airpark is a small airport near Baden-Baden, about one hour south of Heidelberg. It offers cheap air fares and can be reached easily by car being situated close to motorway A5 (Basel-Karlsruhe).
Stuttgart Airport is an international airport located 13 km south of Stuttgart city centre and about an hour and a half south of Heidelberg. It offers cheap air fares and can be reached easily by car being situated close to the motorway A8 (Munich-Karlsruhe)
The Lufthansa Bus to Heidelberg leaves from Terminal 1 on the Arrivals Level, Exit B4. It leaves once an hour, seven days a week. It costs EUR 23,00 one way (EUR 42,00 return ticket) and it arrives in the Heidelberg Crowne Plaza Hotel, Kurfürstenanlage 1–3 (city centre). You do not need to be a Lufthansa passenger in order to use this service.
Please reserve your seat three days in advance.
Lufthansa Bus Schedule
The following companies offer reliable Limousine transfer from and to various airports:
Phone: +49 6221 7274466
Mobile: +49 172 7448856
TRN Airport Transfer
Phone: +49 6226 60698
Mobile: +49 176 -569 868 97
Phone: + 49 6203 17245
Mobile: +49 172 9123 922
Heidelberg Hauptbahnhof (main train station) is located in the city centre. There are express services to all countries in Europe by fast national and international trains as well as regional trains.
From the motorway A5 (Karlsruhe-Frankfurt), take the exit Heidelberg-Schwetzingen and head for 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 motorway A6 (Mannheim-Heilbronn), take the exit Wiesloch–Rauenberg. Follow the signs to Heidelberg (B3). You will finally reach a fork in the road where you stay on the right, direction of 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.
Click on the links at below to view the exact times for the stops between Bismarckplatz and EMBL.
Timetable for bus 39
Bus 39 (direction Königstuhl, EMBL or Rohrbach Süd) runs from Bismarckplatz. The former Schnellbus F has been integrated into this line effective 15 December 2013. The bus going to EMBL or Rohrbach Süd takes you directly to EMBL.
When taking the bus to Königstuhl, get off at 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 last bus from EMBL going downtown during weekdays is at 20.47. There are no direct buses from or to EMBL at the weekend. Please use the MPI Kernphysik stop instead.
Timetable for RufTaxi 1004
The RufTaxi starts running once the bus service has stopped on weekedays from 21.52 and every hour (also at 0.22) until 0.52 from EMBL. You need to call 06221 30 20 30 at least 30 minutes before the departure time. A single ticket into Heidelberg with the RufTaxi costs 1.50 Euros or free when using a job ticket.
Taxis are available outside the Heidelberg main train station or can be telephoned at 06221 302030. The journey to EMBL from the train station / city centre will cost between EUR 10,- and 15,-.