How to get to the Institute of Physics
Frankfurt (FRA) is the airport nearest to Mainz. From the airport you can take the frequent local train service (S-Bahn) S8 [not S9] with final destination Wiesbaden (takes approx. 30 minutes) or the Intercity/Eurocity train (20 minutes). Please get off the train at Mainz-Hauptbahnhof (Hbf).
From Frankfurt-Hahn airport (HHN) to Mainz Hbf there is a bus shuttle (70 minutes) only. Before reaching Mainz Hbf, this bus shuttle stops near the Institute of Physics, at "Friedrich-von-Pfeiffer-Weg".
By streetcar: From Mainz main station ("Mainz Hbf") you reach the Institute of Physics by the following streetcars:
51 (Direction: Lerchenberg/Hindemithstraße, streetcar track “A”, Bahnhofsplatz)
53 (Direction: Lerchenberg/Hindemithstraße, streetcar track “L”, Alicenstraße)
Do not leave the streetcar at the stop "University" but continue until the next stop "Friedrich-von-Pfeiffer-Weg".
From there continue past the high-rise building on the left for about 150 m and then turn left onto "Staudingerweg". After approx. 50 m you will pass "Campus Döner" and the university cafeteria. The Institute of Physics (Building 2.412, Staudingerweg 7) is right past it. You will find a site map here. The offices of Prof. Peter van Dongen and the group secretary, Elvira Helf, are on the east wing of the third floor (rooms no. 03-123 and 03-128 respectively). It takes about 20-30 minutes maximum to get to the Institute of Physics from the main station.
By bus: For information on additional bus lines please refer to http://www.mvg-mainz.de/ .
Ticket cost for local public transport:
short trip ticket/Kurzstreckenticket: € 1,75
regular single trip: € 2,80
weekly ticket: € 24,00
multi-journey ticket/Sammelkarte (5 rides): € 11,40
daily ticket for 1: € 5,35
daily ticket for up to 5 people: €10,30.
Available: from the driver, the vending machine or the MVG office opposite the Main Railway Station (Bahnhofplatz 6A).
Note: If you arrive by S-Bahn or bus shuttle holding an RMV or RNN ticket, this is also valid for the local streetcar/bus within Mainz. It is however only valid for travelling immediately after purchase and on the shortest route to your final destination.
By car: The road map here shows the motorway ring road around Mainz. You will reach the university on the A60, exit Mainz-Finthen: follow the direction "Saarstraße/Innenstadt". After passing the roundabout "Europaplatz" there will be the "Universität" exit. Follow the signs to the university. A map of the university campus is available here.
When arriving from the south or east you can leave the A60 at the exit "Mainz-Lerchenberg". Follow the direction "Innenstadt" until the university parking lot at "Uni-Einfahrt".