Heavy Quarks and Leptons 2014

Travel Information

Most participants will arrive by plane via Frankfurt Airport, which is very close to Mainz and hosts all major airlines. A second possible airport is Frankfurt-Hahn, which - despite of its name - is not close to Frankfurt, but somewhat nearby Mainz and heavily used by Ryanair.

By plane from Frankfurt Airport

From Frankfurt Flughafen/Airport Regionalbahnhof (regional trains) you either take the S-Bahn S8 (Local train, Direction Wiesbaden Hbf) or a Regional-Express (RE) to Mainz Hbf. They usually leave every half hour from regio-platform 3. The ride takes about 25 minutes and costs 4.35 €. Most ticket machines should accept credit cards.

To obtain the correct ticket from the ticket machine, you should either click on the upper right button ("Ortsnamen eingeben", destination name) and then enter "Budenheim Schloss Waldthausen", or click on the lower right button ("Zielnummer eingeben", destination code) and then enter "6865". The ticket is also valid for bus connections within Mainz and to the conference venue.

By plane from Frankfurt-Hahn airport

From Airport Frankfurt Hahn take the ORN-Bus to Mainz Hbf. The bus leaves about every two hours, the ride takes 70 minutes and costs 13.50 €. Tickets can be bought on the bus.

From Mainz Hauptbahnhof (Main Station) to the Conference Venue

By bus

Both by coming by plane or by train you will eventually arrive at the Mainz main train station ("Mainz Hauptbahnhof (Hbf)"). From Mainz Hauptbahnhof take the bus 64 (direction "Budenheim", not "Laubenheim"!) and get off at the stop "Schloss Waldthausen" after about 20 min. If you have not bought a ticket already at the airport (see above), you need to obtain a ticket either directly from the bus driver (tell him the exit "Schloss Waldthausen") or from a ticket machine at the bus station ("Preisstufe 23"). The bus fare is 3.60 €.

Once arrived at the stop "Schloss Waldthausen", the conference venue is easily found on the left-hand side of the street.

By taxi

A taxi ride from Mainz Hauptbahnhof to Schloss Waldthausen costs appr. 20 €.


In late August we enjoy the last days of summer in the region with temperatures typically around 20 °C and infrequent rain. In the evenings, temperatures can drop down to around 5–10 °C. For up-to-date information please take a look at: http://www.mainz.de/WGAPublisher/online/html/default/mkuz-5xwb9e