For the first half of the event (July 20–22), the conference will be hosted in Frankfurt, whereas the second half of the conference (July 22–24) will take place in Mainz.
Frankfurt and Mainz are neighboring cities, located in the heart of the Rhine-Main metropolitan region and are thus easily accessible by different means of transport: Either by plane via Frankfurt Airport or by train. As the public transport in this area is operated by the same transport association (RMV) the two cities are very well connected. Travelling from Frankfurt main station (Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof) to Mainz main station (Mainz Hauptbahnhof) or vice versa is comfortable as it is a direct connection by commuter train. The journey takes about 40 minutes and costs approx. 9 € (single ticket), while approx. 17 € are charged for a day pass.
Not only the towns themselves but also the conference venues in each city can be reached quickly by local public transportation.
Frankfurt Airport is situated between the cities of Frankfurt and Mainz. Getting from Frankfurt airport regional railway station (Frankfurt Flughafen Regionalbahnhof) to Frankfurt main station (Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof) by commuter train takes ca. 15 minutes (single ticket: ca. 5 €). A trip from the airport’s regional railway station to Mainz main station (Mainz Hauptbahnhof) takes approx. 25 minutes (single ticket: ca. 5 €).
For further information on public transportation in the Rhine-Main-region (connections, fares etc.), we refer you to the website of the RMV-transport association:
© Uwe Dettmar (Goethe-Universität Frankfurt)
We will provide a boat transfer from Frankfurt to Mainz on Wednesday, July 22, for all registered participants of the RAI, which will take approximately 3 hours as several locks must be navigated on the river Main.