Transport

How to get to Bonn & the university

By plane: The closest airports to Bonn are

  • Cologne/Bonn (CGN) – travel time to Bonn approx. 35 mins.
  • Düsseldorf (DUS) – travel time to Bonn approx. 70 mins.
  • Frankfurt (FRA) – travel time to Bonn approx. 90 mins.

Note that the airport Düsseldorf-Weeze (NRN) is not the same airport as Düsseldorf and more difficult to reach (approx. 2,5 hours by train).

From CGN the easiest way to Bonn is by bus SB60. It stops outside Terminal 1 and takes you to Bonn central station. The schedule can be found here; travel time is approx. 35 minutes.

From DUS you will need to take the SkyTrain from the terminal to the train station Düsseldorf Flughafen. From there, take a train to Bonn central station (Bonn Hbf). Travel time is between 1 and 1.5hrs.

From FRA there are many trains going to Bonn central station (Bonn Hbf). Some connections (e.g. some ICEs) take you to Siegburg/Bonn. In this case, take tram 66 to Bonn main station.

By train: Bonn is well connected to the German railway network. While many trains take you to Bonn main station, some connections (e.g. some ICEs) take you to Siegburg/Bonn. In this case, take tram 66 to Bonn main station. To look up connections and book train tickets, go to the website of the Deutsche Bahn.

By car: Find your way using the “directions” function of google maps. Parking is possible at the Operngarage, for tickets, please get in touch with the GAPS team at the conference office.

To the department: From Bonn main station to the Department of English, American and Celtic studies (Regina-Pacis-Weg 5) it is a 10-minute walk. A map of how to get to the department from the train station on foot can be found here. It is also possible to take the tram to the department (one stop). All trams leaving from Bonn central station (Bonn Hbf) and heading towards Siegburg, Königswinter or Bad Godesberg stop at the department. The closest stop is called “Universität/Markt”.

Things to do & see in Bonn

A touristic map with information on major sights, tram lines and a calendar with major events in Bonn is available here. For further information, here is a link to Bonn’s tourism website.

 

On Campus

Most talks and all coffee breaks will take place at the Department of English, American and Celtic Studies. Below is a map with its location.

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The conference opening, the award ceremony and the evening lecture on Thursday will take place at the Festsaal/Aula of the university’s main building. A map of the main building’s first floor can be found here.

 

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