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Bochum, March 3-14 2008: PostGraduate School on
Computational Methods in Astrophysics
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Monday, 21. May 2018
SOLAIRE PostGraduate School


SOLAIRE PostGraduate School

Travel information

From Düsseldorf or Frankfurt airport to Bochum:

The best airport to arrive at is Düsseldorf International Airport. The alternative is the Frankfurt Airport. From both to Bochum Main Station it is a 35 min (Düsseldorf), 2 h (Frankfurt), train trip - the IBIS hotel is conveniently located near the Main Station from where one gets also easily to the University. All train connections can be checked online ( as well and can also be booked (via a travel agent) from abroad.

From Bochum Main Station (IBIS hotel) to University:

Travel information on how to reach the Ruhr-University Bochum can be found on the university web page University and Region.

Public Transport

Public Transport in Bochum is provided by BOGESTRA as a part of the transportation company network VRR. You have to buy your tickets in advance. They are available at any Customer Centre ("KundenCenter") and ticket counter of participating public transport companies, as well as at private sales outlets and ticket machines. Look out for the logos. Single tickets, day tickets and ZusatzTickets (supplementary tickets) can also be obtained from our drivers (only bus and tram, not at subway or train). You have to stamp it at one of those orange coulored ticket validation machines located at the subway stairs or inside the bus or tram (ping).

Within VRR there are different price zones:

Preisstufe A: Valid within one traffic region (e.g. Bochum)
Preisstufe B: Allows travelling to a neighbouring town (e.g. Essen/Dortmund)
Preisstufe C: Valid within the entire VRR region (see map. e.g. Düsseldorf)

Tickets types and prices:

English Deutsch Preisstufe A Preisstufe B Preisstufe C
Single TicketEinzelTicket 2.10 4.10 9.10
4 Journey Ticket 4erTicket 7.40 14.20 31.30
Day Ticket TagesTicket 5.00 9.70 21.20
4 Day Ticket 4erTagesTicket18.35 31.60 65.40
Day Ticket (5Pers)GruppenTicket 11.00 15.90 28.10
Ticket 2000(Month) Ticket 2000 58.50 84.70 115.30

Ticket 2000 is valid for one month for unlimited travel within selected price zone. Validation of Ticket 2000, Preisstufe A is extended to the entire VRR region on Monday till Friday after 19 p.m. and on Saturday and Sunday.