Rental car (ca. 1-1,5 hours, depending on traffic)
Train rides take approx. 1 ½ - 2 hours. For tickets, please refer to Deutsche Bahn (From: "FRA", To: "Kaiserslautern")
To reach your hotel from the main train station, you can take a taxi (approx. 5-10 Euros) or bus (1,70 Euros):
Novotel: Take Bus #2 / 102 to "Betzenberg" (final stop).
Zollamt: Take Bus #5 / 105 or #7 / 107 to "Balbierstraße", (direction: "K.-Schumacher-Str." or "Lämmchesberg")
Timetables are displayed within the train station. For more information, please refer to the public transport website (specify from: "Kl, Hauptbahnhof", to: "Kl, Betzenberg" / "KL, Balbierstraße")
You can also book shuttles from nearby airports to Kaiserslautern; shuttle runs will be coordinated by the shuttle operator.
Prices: From 25 to 40 Euros, one way. Rita's Airport Shuttle
take city bus no. 6/106 (towards Mölschbach) or no. 15/115 (towards Universität) (see schedule)
get off at the "Fraunhofer-Zentrum" stop.
Note: Both buses do not depart from the central bus station in front of the train station, but rather from the "Post" stop across the street from the main post office in Logenstraße.
To get there, go straight down the hill from the main entrance of the train station, then turn left at the light. At the next light, cross the street and the intersection; the bus stop is located directly in front of the building "Caritas St. Christophorus".
See also this map.
From Zollamt to IESE
From Zollamt, it is best to walk (approx. 10 minutes)
Reaching the Fraunhofer Center By Car
Coming from the West on Autobahn A6, take the exit Kaiserslautern-West (15), then go towards downtown and follow the signs towards the university. Before you get to the university, you will reach the building complex of the Fraunhofer Center a few hundred meters down Trippstadter Straße, on the right side of the street.
Coming from the East on Autobahn A6, go to the Autobahn Interchange ("Autobahndreieck") Kaiserslautern, and take the exit Kaiserslautern-Centrum (16a). Then first follow the signs towards Betzenberg Soccer Stadium, then towards the university. It is best to use the detour behind the train station area via Zollamtstraße; at the end of the street, turn onto Trippstadter Straße. The building complex of the Fraunhofer Center is located approx. 500m down the street on the right side.
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