Travel & Heidelberg

Photographer: Tobias Schwerdt/Heidelberg Marketing

Old Heidelberg, you are so fine,
you city rich in honor,
on the Neckar and on the Rhine
there is no other like you.

Joseph Victor von Scheffel

With its glorious natural setting, a wonderful castle, historic old town and a beautiful river set in the midst of rolling hills, Heidelberg is regarded as one of the most attractive cities in Germany. It is also a progressive city of international importance in the fields of science, research and business. 

Heidelberg is a truly wonderful setting for OMCOS20 and we look forward to welcoming you in Heidelberg.


Heidelberg is easily accessible by plane, train or car.

By plane
From Frankfurt Main Airport there are several options to go to Heidelberg:

• By train ICE to Heidelberg (Deutsche Bahn), about 50 minutes. You have to change trains in Mannheim.

• By Frankfurt Airport Shuttles to the Crowne Plaza Hotel Heidelberg. The bus takes 60 minutes to Heidelberg and requires reservation ahead (Frankfurt Airport Shuttles).

• By TLS Shuttle Service  (1 h ride). You can also book an individual transfer.

From Stuttgart Airport you can take the train to Heidelberg (Deutsche Bahn). It takes 90 minutes by IC. Another possibility is the Airport Shuttle-Service Stuttgart. This is an individual car transfer which requires reservation (travel time: 90 minutes).

From Frankfurt Hahn Airport please take one of buses for Heidelberg main station. Reservation is not required except for groups of 5 or more persons (at least 3 work days in advance). Please note that there is no connection by train from Hahn to Heidelberg.

By train

You can book tickets for the German railway system directly on the homepage of the Deutsche Bahn.

By car

From the north: Motorway A5 / A 656 (via Darmstadt, direction: Karlsruhe/Basel), exit at Heidelberg motorway junction

From the south: Motorway A5 (direction: Frankfurt a. M.), exit at Heidelberg motorway junction

Local public transport service

The local public transport service in the Rhine-Neckar area is the Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Neckar.

For further information on Heidelberg please go to the website of Heidelberg Marketing.