WACT 2015 - Travel Information
How to reach Saarbrücken:
By plane:The nearest international hub is FRA - Frankfurt. It is about 170 km away from Saarbrücken. Frankfurt airport is well-connected to the extensive national rail service.There are direct trains from/to Saarbrücken, about 150 min travel time. Indirect train travel via Mannheim is sometimes faster. You can buy the train tickets at the airport.
Saarbrücken has a small local airport, SCN - Saarbrücken-Ensheim, which is located approximately 15 km from Saarbrücken city centre. Saarbrücken airport is served by Air Berlin and Luxair. From the airport you can take a taxi to Saarbrücken. The travel time is about 20 minutes and the price should be about 25 Euro. You can take the bus as well which usually takes about 30 minutes. Take line R10 to the center.
Other airports in the greater region:
LUX - Luxembourg: 100 km. Bus shuttles from/to Saarbrücken Central Station.
HHN - Hahn (Ryanair hub, called Frankfurt/Hahn by them): 110 km. Bus shuttles from/to Saarbrücken Central Station
CDG - Paris: 400 km. Seems a bit far, but can actually be close, due to the 110 minutes travel time between Gare Paris-Est and Saarbrücken Central Station on high-speed trains.
By train:Book a train to Saarbrücken Central Station (Hauptbahnhof). If you attend the Dagstuhl workshop the week before WACT 2015 follow the Dagstuhl instructions of how to get to Saarbrücken central station (Hauptbahnhof).
Venue:WACT 2015 takes place in the computer science buildings on the Saarbrücken campus of Saarland University. The campus is located a few kilometres outside the city center, there are plenty of bus connections from the city center to the campus. A bus ride takes about 15 minutes.
Here is an map of the campus: mapComputer science is located in the building E1.1 to E1.5. The next bus stops are "Universität - Mensa" and "Universität - Busterminal".
Accomodation:There are plenty of hotels in the city center of Saarbrücken. Here is a small selection. All room rates are approximate and may (or may not) include breakfast. Please check yourself with the hotel.
Deutsche Jugendherberge (youth hostel)
Tel.: 0681/ 33040
Fax: 0681/ 374911
Per person: € 21,50
66123 Saarbrücken, Germany
Tel.: 0681/ 371903
Fax: 0681/ 8764760
Single Room: € 49
Double Room: € 65
Tel.: 0681/ 88 39 96-0
Fax: 0681/ 88 39 96-10
Single Room: € 69
Double Room: € 79
Tel.: 0681/ 93270
Fax: 0681/ 38013
Single Room: € 99
Double Room: € 125