By Plane:

City Airport Mannheim (about 15 km away)

Please take tram No. 5 to get to Heidelberg (see
Information about rental cars or taxis can be obtained at:

Frankfurt International Airport (about 80 km away)

From Frankfurt International Airport, Heidelberg can be reached by Shuttle, Lufthansa Airport Bus or by train.

Airport Shuttle Service TLS: This shuttle service should be booked prior to departure. Please call +49 (0)6221-1422-24/-26 or fax +49 (0)6221-142222.

Lufthansa Airport Bus: Departs directly from Terminal 1 in front of arrivals hall B. Pre-booking is recommended. The bus stops at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Heidelberg. Information:

Trains depart for Heidelberg directly from the long-distance train station (Fernbahnhof) opposite Terminal 1. No direct trains are available; you will have to change trains in Mannheim. More information and train schedules:

Baden-Airpark at Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden Airport (about 90 km away)

To get to Heidelberg, please take the Baden Airpark Express Shuttle bus, which stops at the Heidelberg Hauptbahnhof (main train station). More information:

Stuttgart Airport (about 120 km away)

To get to Heidelberg, please take the S-Bahn to Stuttgart main train station and connect there to a train to Heidelberg. The avarage journey time is about 50 minutes. More information and train schedules:

Frankfurt Hahn Airport (about 150 km away)

The Hahn Express shuttle bus stops at Heidelberg’s main train station. For more information:

By Train:

Heidelberg can easily be reached by train from all destinations within Germany.
For Train schedules and fares, please visit the website of the Deutsche Bahn: (available in English: )

Heidelberg is connected directly (or via Mannheim, 10 minutes) to the ICE- and IC/EC-Network of German Railways (DB). Arrival is at Heidelberg Hauptbahnhof (main station).

By Car:


Because of the limited number of parking areas in the Neuenheimer Feld, it is recommended to arrive by public transport.

Approaching Heidelberg on Autobahn A5 from Frankfurt or Karlsruhe, change to Autobahn A656 from direction Mannheim at the junction "Heidelberger Kreuz". Continue on Autobahn A 656 to Heidelberg, which ends at the Heidelberg City limits.
As you enter the city of Heidelberg, follow the signs „Eberbach/HD-Wieblingen/Chirurgie“: Turn left at first traffic light, then right at second. Follow the curve at the next light. Underpass the Neckar Bridge, then turn right twice heading for "Chirurgie/DKFZ". Having crossed the Neckar River, take the left lane at the first intersection and head for "Chirurgie/DKFZ". Follow this street to the next intersection. Do NOT turn left and drive through the gate, as indicated by DKFZ-signs (it's a checkpoint)! Drive straight ahead instead. To the right there are (charged) parking lots. From the car park walk back to the checkpoint and pass it. Follow the street for about 100 meters. You find the German Cancer Research Center main entrance on the right (for your orientation, you can find the house numbers on the top of each building; DKFZ has 280). In the entrance hall please contact the information desk for further help.

To reach the buildings in the Technologiepark (Im Neuenheimer Feld 580 and 581), follow the Berliner Str. after having crossed the Neckar River. Reaching the tramway stop "Technologiepark", turn left into the street "Im Neuenheimer Feld" (following the signs "Technologiepark").Turn right at the next intersection, after a few meters you will see the Technologiepark to the right.
Some parking lots are in front of the building Im Neuenheimer Feld 506 (turn left after passing Im Neuenheimer Feld 504 - see detailed map, parking areas in blue).

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