From Düsseldorf Airport to Bochum Central station (Hbf):

Upon arriving at the airport follow the signs to the DB (Deutsche Bahn) train station. Take the monorail which takes you to the train station and buy your train ticket to Bochum.  There are trains travelling directly to Bochum Hauptbahnhof ("Hbf"/Central Station) frequently and the trip takes about 35 to 45 minutes depending on which train you take.

Note: There is a price difference for regional and intercity trains. The preselection at the ticket machine includes all train types, if you wish to take a regional train which is a bit cheaper tag the option "regional trains only".

From Dortmund Airport to Bochum Central Station (Hbf):

Take the AirportShuttle bus from the Airport Terminal to Holzwickende train station. (Tickets are bought on the bus). From Holzwickende you take the train to Dortmund Hauptbahnhof (central station) and then change trains to Bochum Hauptbahnhof (central station). You can also take the AirportExpress directly to Dortmund main station once per hour.

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From Bochum Central Station (Hbf) to Ruhr University Bochum:

From Bochum Hauptbahnhof (Central Station) take the U35 towards Bochum Hustadt (Querenburg) and get out at stop "Ruhr Universität". (Ticket needed: Preisstufe A). On weekdays the subway U35 leaves every 5 minutes and reaches the university within 9 minutes. Other transport connections reach and leave the university directly. Timetables are available on the website of the local transportation company "Verkehrsverbund Reihn-Ruhr (VRR)".


From the subway stop "Ruhr-Universität" to the workshop venue (GA 04/187):

From the train station of the U-35 ("Ruhr-Universität") go up the pedestrian bridge and turn right towards the university. Your route takes you directly to the building of the university library. Pass the library on the right side and go down the stairs and continue straight ahead to a second stairway. Go down these stairs and turn right. In front of you to your left you will see 3 tall yellow buildings. The first of these is GA. Enter the building and go through the first glass door to your right and take the elevator/stairs down to floor 04 (not: floor 4). The workshop takes places in GA 04, room 187.

A map of the campus showing the way to the GA building: Campus Map Way To Ga-building

A little plan of level 04 indicating the way to the conference room: Map Ga 04 North


From Bochum Central Station (Hbf) to the Landesspracheninstitut (LSI):

To get there from Bochum Hauptbahnhof (central station) you can either take the tram to the Ruhr-University Bochum and then the bus no. 372 or take the bus no. 356 directly from the main train station. Both buses stop at a bus stop called "Auf der Papenburg" which is almost directly across from the LSI.



In the city center:

Acora Hotel, Nordring 44, 44787 Bochum

Ibis Bochum Zentrum, Universitätsstraße 3, 44789 Bochum

Claudius Hotel, Höfe 10, 44789 Bochum

Jugendgästehaus Bermuda3Eck, Humboldtstraße 59 - 63, 44787 Bochum

Close to university:

Landesspracheninstitut (LSI) of the Ruhr University, Laerholzstraße 84, 44801 Bochum

Hotel Schmerkötter, Auf dem Aspei 70, 44801 Bochum

 A list of Bed&Breakfasts: