Wednesday, 08 February 2017

Travelling within Karlsruhe

  • From Karlsruhe Main Station

    After you have arrived at the main station you can use taxis or the excellent local transportation to get to your hotel or the conference. Both are available outside of the exit city / Ausgang City. Local transportation is operated by the Karlsruher Verkehrs Verbund (KVV). If you want use it you will find ticket vending machines for the KVV in the station's main hall. For a single ticket, press Einzelfahrkarte (topmost left button), afterwards press 002 to select Karlsruhe. The ticket costs 2 € (opposed to taxi trips which most probably lie between 8 € and 15 €).
    If you are directly heading for the conference, take
    - S4 (heading for
    Flehingen or Heilbronn or Heilbronn EILZUG or Bretten Gölshausen) (Caution! Not line 4)
    - tram 2 (heading for Wolfartsweier)
    (Caution! Not line S2), or
    - tram 3 (heading for Heide) and
    deboard at
    Kronenplatz/Universität (after ~ 10 minutes ride).  See the campus map how to get to the registration and information points on site or have a look at orientation on campus. For the WCOP workshop, it is more convenient to take lines S4 or 2 (as above) to stop "Durlacher Tor", and then to walk.

  • In General

    You can either use the excellent public transportation network, rent a bike or get around by taxi. If you stay in the city center, taking the streetcar is highly recommended. Depending on your exact location, walking is also a possibiltiy as distances within the city center are relatively small.

    Public Transportation

    Please note that the nearest streetcar station to the conference site is Kronenplatz/Universität and you will receive four 24h tickets at your registration on site for traveling within Karlsruhe.

    Public transportation in Karlsruhe is managed by the local transportation authority Karlsruher Verkehrsverbund (KVV) which means you can use the same kinds of tickets for all streetcars and buses. During regular business hours a streetcar passes by every 2 to 10 minutes (at least in the city area itself).

    The whole Karlsruhe city area belongs to the same fare zone. The fee for a single person and one way ticket (Einzelfahrkarte) is 2 €. There are also 24h tickets available valid for one (Citykarte) or five persons (Citykarte plus) for 4.50 € respectively 6.80 €.  Additionally, there is an offer for one person and 4 days (City quattro) for 15 €. We recommend to buy single tickets, as you will receive four 24h tickets for public transportation upon your registration on site for unlimited travel within Karlsruhe for all four days of COMPARCH.

    For more information, contact the KVV.

    Taxi Services

    Phone numbers for taxi services:
    Taxi hotline: +49 (0)721 / 94 41 44
    Minicar & Citycar:  +49 (0)721 / 8 40 00 84, +49 (0)721 / 8 40 00 11

    Rental Cars

    Phone numbers for several rental car companies:

    Europcar: +49 (0)721 / 3850 23
    Hertz: +49 (0)721 / 37 40 40, +49 (0)721 / 37 40 30
    Rent A Wrack: +49 (0)721 / 55 11 55
    Sixt: +49 (0)721 / 86 64 47

    This is not a complete list of numbers. For further addresses, please consult the yellow pages