Travel Information

By Plane

The best way to reach the European Academy Otzenhausen (EAO) is to fly to Frankfurt/Main (FRA) and then take the train (see below) to Otzenhausen. There are additional airports from which you can reach the academy as well, such as:

  • Flughafen Frankfurt/Hahn (51 km)
  • Flughafen Saarbrücken-Ensheim (63 km)
  • Internationaler Flughafen Findel, Luxemburg (83 km)
  • Aeroport Metz (136 km)
  • City-Airport Mannheim (146 km)

From the airport, please continue your journey by train or rental car.

By Train / Bus / Taxi

Take the train to Türkismühle railway station. Trains from Frankfurt Airport (ensure to use “Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Regionalbf”, not “Fernbahnhof”) leave every hour. Starting during an odd hour it takes 2:03h with a change in Mainz, while in the even hour the train takes 1:49 and goes directly to Türkismühle. Train tickets can be bought in advance online (at or at the train station before you enter the platform.



From Türkismühle you can take the bus no. R200 to Otzenhausen (bus stopEinkaufszentrum Otzenhausen Nonnweiler). From their it is a 10 minutes walk to the EAO (follow the signs and see map below). The price of the bus is 3,70 EUR. You only can pay the bus in cash. The bus driver usually only accepts change and no larger banknotes.


Alternatively you can take a taxi from Türkismühle railway station to the venue (“Europäische Akademie”). The recommended taxi operator is “Taxi Hartmann” in Nohfelden. The phone number is +49 6852-342. The price for a taxi ride to the EAO is approx. 27€.

Please be aware that it might take some time till a taxi is available. Thus, the bus is the preferred way to travel to the EAO.

Train / Bus Schedules

More detailed information on the connection between Frankfurt Airport and the European Academy Otzenhausen can be found in the following documents.

  • The first document shows the information about connections from Frankfurt Airport to the EAO.
  • The second document shows information about connections from the EAO to Frankfurt Airport.

By car

The Academy has good motorway connections (A1), making it easily accessible by car. From Frankfurt/Main (FRA) airport to Otzenhausen is about 170 km and would take around 2 hrs. Please navigate to “Europäische Akademie Otzenhausen gGmbH” (in Google Maps). There are plenty of parking spaces available at the conference center.