How to get to Kiel

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Kiel is located at the Baltic Sea Coast about 100 km north of Hamburg, Germany's second-largest city.
You can travel to Kiel:

• by train:
There is a frequent train service from many destinations to Kiel central station operated by Deutsche Bahn.

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• by plane:
The nearest international airport is located in Hamburg. There is an hourly bus service ("Kielius") from Hamburg airport to Kiel central station as well a regular minibus service ("Kiel-Exx") which can take you to any destination within the city.

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get timetable information for Kiel-Exx minibus service (page in German)

bus stop: between Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. It takes about an hour (with KielExx, approx. 1:30 h with Kielius) to get to Kiel.

• by bus:
There are regular bus connections from Kiel to various cities all over Germany.

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• by ferry:
The port of Kiel is located in the city center. There are daily overnight connections to Oslo (Norway), Gothenburg (Sweden) and Klaipeda (Lithuania).

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get information and tickets on StenaLine to Gothenburg

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• by car:
Kiel is connected to the German highway / autobahn network (A7 / A215 / A210).
Driving distances to various cities:

How to get from your hotel to the venue

There is a frequent regular bus service between Kiel central station and the university. Buses leave approximately every 5 to 10 minutes, taking about 20 minutes to the destination. You can use any of the following bus lines: 60S (express service), 61, 62, 81, 91 or 92. Buses are operated by KVG.

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