Getting there and around

Saarbrücken, the capital of the Federal State of Saarland, is an attractive and engaging university town in the southwest of Germany on the border with France. The city can be reached by train within two hours from either Frankfurt or Paris.

The conference will take place at Hermann Neuberger Sportschule (Conference room 20, Bldg. 2),  right next to the university campus and within walking distance from INM – Leibniz Institute for New Materials.

    By Car

    Address for the route planner:
    Hermann-Neuberger-Sportschule, 66123 Saarbrücken

    Getting to the ‘Sportschule’ from the East:
    (Mannheim/Karlsruhe) motorway A6 Mannheim-Paris until you reach the exit to St. Ingbert West, follow the sign  “Hermann-Neuberger-Sportschule”  from there.

    Getting to the ‘Sportschule’ from the North:
    (Koblenz/Trier) motorway A1 until you reach the interchange “Saarbrücken”, from there take the A8 to Karlsruhe, continue on the A8 until you reach the interchange to “Neunkirchen”, from there take the A6 to Saarbrücken (see ‘Coming to the ‘Sportschule’ from the East’). Although this is a detour, it will save you some time and you will avoid urban tailbacks.

    Getting to the ‘Sportschule’ from the France:
    Follow the motorway Paris-Mannheim until you reach the exit St. Ingbert West, from there follow the sign  “Hermann-Neuberger-Sportschule”.

    Getting to the ‘Sportschule’ from the Luxembourg City:
    Follow the motorway A620 to Saarbrücken, leaving atthe Wilhelm-Heinrich-Brücke, from there follow the sign  “Universität” and after that keep going until you find the sign “Hermann-Neuberger-Sportschule”.

    Free parking is available on-site!

    At the beginning of the sports school area, there is a barrier, which you have to pass. Please pull an entrance ticket and exchange it at the registration office for a free exit ticket. Please keep the exit ticket. It’s valid throughout the three conference days.

    By Plain
    • Saarbrücken-Ensheim Airport A taxi ride from Saarbrücken Airport to Hermann Neuberger Sportschule takes approximately 20 minutes. Bus #R10 runs hourly between the airport and Saarbücken Station.
    • Frankfurt Airport (international airport; recommended!) There are two convenient ways of continuing your journey to Saarbrücken:
      • German Railway (recommended!) to “Saarbrücken Hbf” (main station), travel time: 2,5h.
      • Flixbus Travel time is approx. 3h and fares are reasonably priced.
    • Luxembourg Airport Express busses operate between Luxembourg Station (“Gare Centrale”) and Saarbrücken Station (“Hauptbahnhof”). See timetable.
    • Paris Airport Well connected by TGV and ICE to Saarbrücken main station (“Saarbrücken Hbf”) without changing trains. Travel time is about 1h50 (see below).
    By Train

    The high-speed networks of ICE and TGV allow quick and comfortable travel to Saarbrücken station, for example from Frankfurt/Main or Paris Est (France). For more information and tickets see German Railway. The local main station is called Saarbrücken Hauptbahnhof or “Saarbrücken Hbf”.

    Tickets can be purchased at one of the ticket vending machines, eg. at Frankfurt airport or at the railway stations.

    After arriving at Saarbrücken main station, take the bus to “Landessportschule” and  finally take a short walk to reach the building.

    Link for the journey planner: here

    Local Transportation

    Buses and regional trains, the Saarbahn (tram), make public transportation in the area a viable alternative to taxis.

    The bus ride from the main station, the city center or from Römerkastell takes about 14-20 minutes. Tickets can be purchased either before the ride at ticket vending machines or directly from the bus driver (current bus fare for a one-way ticket: 2,60 €). The closest bus station to Hermann Neuberger Sportschule is “Landessportschule”.

    From the bus station to the conference location (Bldg. 2) it’s a 5 mn walk:

    Directions from the bus stop (Landessportschule) to the conference location (click for full size)
    Directions from the bus stop (Landessportschule) to the conference location (click for full size)

    List of busses leaving from:

    Saarbrücken “Hauptbahnhof” (Main Station)
    e.g. from the hotels Mercure, La Résidence, B&B

    Download the timetable here

    Bus #124 (every 30 minutes, takes 13 minutes)
    Bus #112 (every 30 minutes, takes 15 minutes)
    Bus #102 (every 30 minutes, takes 19 minutes)

    Saarbrücken “Rathaus” (Town Hall)
    e.g. from the hotels Leidinger, Motel One, Madeleine, Am Triller

    Bus #101 (every 30 minutes, takes 11 minutes)
    Bus #102 (every 30 minutes, takes 11 minutes)
    Bus #109 (every 30 minutes, takes 14 minutes)
    Bus #111 (every 30 minutes, takes 14 minutes)

    Download the timetable here

    Saarbrücken “Römerkastell”

    Bus #138 (every 30 minutes, takes 17 minutes)
    Bus #136 (every 60 minutes, takes 12 minutes)

    Download the timetable here

    For more information see www.saarfahrplan.de. To find connections to the conference venue at Hermann Neuberger Sportschule, search for buses to “Landessportschule”.

Need a taxi within Saarbrücken?
Call +49 681 – 55000 or +49 681 – 33033