The Many Facets of Astrophysics - Photons, Particles, and Spacetime

Annual Meeting of the German Astronomical Society, 12. - 16. September 2016, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany
Jointly Organized with the Nederlandse Astronomenclub

Jahrestagung der Astronomischen Gesellschaft, 12. - 16. September 2016, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Deutschland

Public Transportation

Generally, for getting to the Ruhr-University, the best connection will be to take the U35 in direction 'Hustadt'.

There are also many bus lines stopping at the Ruhr-University, namely 320, 346, 356, 370, 372, 375, 376, and 377, that may be a better option in rare cases. Please use one of the websites or apps linked below to check the best connection from your location.
The U35 typically arrives at least every 5 to 10 minutes, while the buses vary. Some bus lines arrive every 20 minutes, others up to every 60 minutes.

You can find information about how to get around with public transportation in Bochum by checking the websites of the VRR or the BOGESTRA and looking for the journey planner/"Fahrplanauskunft". You can find information about ticket pricing here and in more detail in the English PDF they provide. On the web pages however, most information is only available in German here.

You may also want to check out the VRR and/or BOGESTRA smartphone apps for up-to-date information on timetables and delays, which you can find on the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store by searching for "VRR" or "BGSMobil".

Note that a ticket for all public transportation within Bochum and the surrounding area is included in your conference fee. You will receive this ticket with your conference badge. If you plan on going to some of the other nearby cities, you may still have to buy an additional ticket at a ticket machine or from the bus driver. Please also note that with a public transport ticket you are not eligible to use IC/EC or ICE trains, even for just one stop.

As not all bus and train lines are served throughout the night (and some buses stop as early as 20.00) you should make sure to check for available connections for getting back to your hotel after the conference dinner (or anything else you may want to do later in the evenings).