Mainz is conveniently reached by train from the neighboring countries.
The next airport is Frankfurt/Main International Airport (FRA), 30 km from Mainz.
Within 30 minutes Mainz Hauptbahnhof (main station) is reached by trains which run frequently from Frankfurt/Main Airport (FRA). We recommend to take the trains S8 (direction Wiesbaden Hauptbahnhof), RE2 (direction Koblenz Hauptbahnhof), RE3 (direction Saarbrücken Hauptbahnhof), or RB31 (direction Alzey Bahnhof). All these trains stop in Mainz main station, the ticket price is 4,80 € (Jan. 2017).
Public transportation in Mainz is run by the Mainzer Verkehrsgesellschaft (MVG)
Unfortunately the MVG homepage is not available in English. The bus and tram line plan can be found here:
The schedules can be found here:
bus and tram schedules (scroll down, select "Linienfahrplan/Aushangfahrpläne")
To the conference:
Several bus and tram lines stop at the University Campus. Bus lines 54, 55, 56, and 57 go from the city center. All busses and trams to the University stop at Hauptbahnhof West (Main Station West). The most convenient lines are:
Bus line 57 (to Bretzenheim): Leave the bus at the bus- and tram-stop "Universität"
Busses 54 (to Klein-Winternheim), 55 (to Finthen), 56 (to Wackernheim), 75 (to Schwabenheim), leave the the busses at "Friedrich von Pfeiffer-Weg". Cross the bridge to enter the Campus.
Tram 51 or 53 (to Lerchenberg) from Hauptbahnhof West (Main Station West): Leave the tram at "Friedrich von Pfeiffer-Weg"
For those who come by car: Signs will lead you to the university. Enter the university campus from the main entrance in Koblenzer Straße ("Zufahrt" in the Campus-map). You find the parking lots in the campus-map.