ASE’12 wants you to have a pleasant stay and easy ways to the different locations. Directions in Essen normally are quite short. It just takes you about 5 minutes from the main station to the conference venue by public transport system.
Directions to Essen
No matter which means of transport you choose you will easily reach the city of Essen and the different locations.
Arrival by plane
Next airport to Essen is Düsseldorf International (DUS). From the arrival at Terminals A, B and C take the SkyTrain to Düsseldorf Airport Station. Go on with one of several trains to Essen HBF (Essen Main Station) like the RE1, RE2, RE6 or S1. It will take you about 30min to 1h.
Other airports like Dortmund (DTM) or Köln-Bonn (CGN) are good alternatives but not the nearest. Have a look at the online trip planner of VRR, our local public transport provider to find your connection. Once reached Essen Main Station follow the directions in Essen below.
Arrival by public transport – Deutsche Bahn
Several national and international trains connect Essen with Germany and Europe. Have a look at the website of Deutsche Bahn to plan your trip to Essen. Once reached Essen Main Station follow the directions in Essen.
Arrival by car
Coming by car is an individual alternative for those who want to be flexible. You can plan your trip to the conference venue with this Google Map beacuse the entry for the Atlantic Congress Hotel in Google Maps is currently not set correctly. Please ask your hotel for further address information.
Directions in Essen
The conference will take place in Atlantic Congress Hotel Messe Essen directly to the trade fair, the event hall Gruga Halle and the public recreation areal Grugapark.
How to get there? From Essen Main Station take the underground U11 (direction: Essen Messe West-Süd/Gruga) from platform 2. It will only take about 5 minutes to the station Essen Messe Ost/Gruga-Halle where you have to leave the train and stay right to exit B, Messe/Gruga Grugahalle. The Atlantic Conference Hotel is directly in front of you (about 150m to walk). On your way back to the main station please take U11 directed to Gelsenkirchen Buerer Straße.
Tickets: You need a Ticket A2 for entire city Essen. It has only one zone. You can buy single tickets or tickets for 4 rides. The ticket vending machines are at the station. Most of them are yellow. You validate the ticket in the subway, tram or bus, not on the platform.
For time table information: EVAG