Travelling to Kiel via plane
The nearest major airport is Hamburg about 100 km – one hour by car – away. Another possibility is the airport Lübeck, about 80 km away, where Ryanair operates some low cost flights each day.
From Hamburg Airport to Kiel
There is a convenient shuttle bus service (called "Kielius") from the Airport (Terminal 3/4) to Kiel Central Station available.
It runs every hour from 7:05 every workday and takes about 90 minutes (don't get off at Neumünster).
Kielius information (English)
Kielius bus timetable
Single: 17,50 €
Return: 30,00 €
You can also take the minibus service called "KielExx"; please make sure to book your seat at least 50 minutes in advance via telephone (++49(0)431-77080).
In contrast to Kielius, it takes you to straight to your desired destination.
Single: 26,90 €
KielExx information (English)
If you plan on taking the car from Hamburg Airport, this route might be useful:
From Lübeck Airport to Kiel
Lübeck is a regional airport. First take the bus to central station and then it's about 80 min to get to Kiel by train (about € 17,50).
For train connections please visit the Deutsche-Bahn-Webpage (English).
A route from Lübeck Airport to the conference venue can be found here
Getting to Kiel via train
Train connections and schedules can be found at:
Usually you have to change trains in Hamburg, although a few trains a day continue directly to Kiel. If you change at Hamburg do so at Dammtor Station – it has only one platform for north-bound trains (about 21,00 €).
Getting to Kiel via ferry
Kiel Ferry Port is located at the head of Kiel Fjord on the bay of Kiel. The ferry terminals are situated near the central station. There are regular ferry-connections from Kiel to and from the following destinations: Oslo (Norway), Gothenburg/Göteborg (southern Sweden), and Klaipeda (Lithuania).
For additional information, please visit: