Participants are expected to cover all travel costs related to their participation.
Arrival by Plane
For all airports: After exiting the airplane, please proceed to the immigration/passport check, go to the luggage pick-up area and then head to the train station, usually identified with a DB Deutsche Bahn and/or ‘Long-distance Trains’. Please tag your luggage clearly with your name and the Bonn hotel address! This will be needed in case the luggage goes missing, since only the airline is responsible in such cases.
Bonn is serviced by three international airports:
FROM COLOGNE/BONN AIRPORT
You can either take a taxi to the hotel (around 40 Euros) or take the Airport Express bus (SB 60) (7.70 Euros) to Bonn central station (Hauptbahnhof). The airport bus shuttles every 20 minutes (at peak times) to every 60 minutes between Cologne/Bonn Airport and Bonn central station and takes approx. 30 minutes.
More information on Cologne/Bonn airport, please see www.koeln-bonn-airport.de
FROM DÜSSELDORF AIRPORT
The SkyTrain connects the terminal to the Düsseldorf airport train station. No ticket is needed; the journey takes around not more than 10 minutes. If you do not have a Rail&Fly ticket, buy a train ticket to Bonn Hauptbahnhof (central station) at the airport train station. There are different trains (RE, RB, MRB, IC, ICE) and connections at different prices. The trip takes between 1 and 1.5 hours, depending on the connection. The ticket machines are available at the airport train station. To avoid having to pay a penalty fee, make sure to have your ticket before you board the train. IC and ICE trains are the only trains that allow passengers to purchase tickets on board, but at a more expensive rate.
It is very expensive to travel from Düsseldorf to Bonn by taxi and we recommend you use the train.
For more information on Düsseldorf airport, go to www.duesseldorf-international.de
FROM FRANKFURT/MAIN AIRPORT
The journey from Frankfurt/Main airport to Bonn takes around 1-2 hours. The train station is at the AIRail Terminal, right next to Terminal 1. Trains arrive at and depart from platforms 4 to 7. The train station ‘Frankfurt Flughafen’ is linked to Terminal 2 via buses and the Sky Line. To get there from the platform (Level 0, Area B) go up one floor, following signs to Terminal 2. When in Area B or C, use the free Shuttle Bus to get to Terminal 2. Alternatively, follow signs to the Sky Line in Hall B. This service to Terminal 2 runs at 2-minute intervals. Important: You are not permitted to take trolleys onto a Sky Line train.
It is best to take a high-speed train (ICE) to the station ‘Siegburg/Bonn’. If you don’t have a Rail&Fly ticket, make sure to buy a train ticket at the DB Travel Centre or at the ticket machines.
From Siegburg you can take the tram number 66 (Telekom Express) bound for Bonn, Ramersdorf or for Bad Honnef. You will need to purchase a ticket for the tram; choose the price category ‘Preisstufe’ 3 for 5.00 Euros. Your stop is Bonn Hauptbahnhof (central station).
It is very expensive to travel from Frankfurt to Bonn by taxi and we recommend you use the train.
For more information on Frankfurt/Main airport, please see www.frankfurt-airport.com
Train timetables are available at: www.bahn.de
Train timetables are available at: http://bahn.hafas.de/bin/query.exe/en
Please note that international flights landing in Düsseldorf or Frankfurt with final destination Cologne/Bonn are connected by train to Cologne/Bonn and not by air (Rail&Fly). Many travel agencies outside Germany are not aware of this so the traveler is not informed. Therefore, even if your air ticket indicates final destination Cologne/ Bonn, you may want your travel agency to double-check. If you have a Rail&Fly connection, you will have to print your train ticket at one of the DB vending machines as per the instructions on the ticket. If your ticket does not include the train to Bonn and you need to purchase a ticket.
TRANSPORTATION IN BONN – from Bonn Hbf Central Station to the venue WCCB:
by TRAM / UNDERGROUND:
From Bonn Central Station (in German: Bonn Hauptbahnhof (HBF):
- Take subway (German: U-Bahn) line 16, 63 or 66 towards Bad Godesberg/Koenigswinter.
- Get off at ‘Heussallee / Museumsmeile’ and follow the signs to the Bundeshaus/World Conference Center Bonn.
- The walking distance from the subway station is about 250 meters (just straight ahead). Follow Heussallee to the junction with Platz der VereintenNationen. Turn left onto Platz der VereintenNationen.
- Take bus no. 610 or 611 from Bonn central bus station (opposite of Bonn central station) and get off after approx. 10 minutes at the bus stop called ‘Deutsche Welle/Heussallee’.
- Follow the Heussallee to the junction with Platz der VereintenNationen. Turn left onto Platz der VereintenNationen.
- The Main Entrances of the World Conference Center Bonn are located 100 meters down the street.
If you need to purchase transport tickets, we recommend that you buy a ‘4erTicket’ (a strip of 4 tickets) in advance, there are vending machines at some tram stops and underground stations where you can do this. One-way tram and underground tickets within Bonn are the 1b CityTickets and cost 2.80 Euros; the ‘4erTicket’ costs 10.10 Euros. Please note that each journey requires validation using a machine on the underground/tram. You can also purchase the 1b ‘Wochenticket’ for 23.30 Euros, which is valid for all travels within Bonn city limits for the duration of one week.
The UN SDG Action Campaign disclaim all responsibility for medical, accident and travel insurance, for compensation for death or disability, for loss of or damage to personal property and for any other costs or losses that may be incurred during travel time or the period of participation. In this context, it is strongly recommended that you obtain international medical insurance for the entire period of participation, including travel time.