Take subway 16, 63 or 66, direction Bad Godesberg. Get off at Juridicum (second stop) and exit the station into Schaumburg-Lippe-Straße. About 50 meters ahead, you will find IZA in the last two buildings on your left hand side. Subway fare: EUR 1.90.
From Cologne/Bonn Airport (CGN):
Take bus line SB60 (more info), direction Bonn Hauptbahnhof (central station), which is also the main bus terminal. Walk over to the subway station (follow the U signs) and see the paragraph above for further directions.
Bus fare: EUR 7.70.
Taxi fare from the airport to Schaumburg-Lippe-Straße: about EUR 35-40.
Important information for our international visitors:
It is sometimes more expensive - and often entirely impossible - to get a direct flight to Cologne/Bonn Airport. You may therefore find it more convenient to fly into Frankfurt or Dusseldorf and take the train to Bonn Central Station. If you are skeptical about train rides, rest assured that German trains offer the highest standards in terms of speed and comfort.
Trains from Frankfurt Airport (FRA): 1h40min, EUR 30-60.
Option 1: transfer by comfortable high-speed train to Bonn/Siegburg (40 min),
from there tram (No. 66, runs approx. every 10 min. until late at night) to Bonn central station or directly to IZA (25 min)
Option 2: nonstop train transfer from FRA airport to Bonn central station (105 min)
(this is a scenic route along the Upper Middle Rhine Valley World Heritage)
Trains from Dusseldorf Airport (DUS): 1 hour, approx. EUR 20.
For the relevant schedule and price information, click here.
When traveling by car, there are two basic ways to get to IZA, depending on whether you approach Bonn from the east (Highway A59) or the west side of the Rhine (A555 or A565).
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1) From the east:
Follow the signs to Bonn until you find yourself on A59 southbound. At the Bonn-Beuel Nord intersection, stay on A59 (direction: Bad Godesberg) until you reach the Bonn-Ost intersection. Get on A562. After crossing the Rhine, go straight and keep following the signs to Bonn-Zentrum. Keep going for about two miles. The name of this road, Friedrich-Ebert-Allee, will change to Konrad-Adenauer-Allee. A few blocks after you see the signs Bundesrechnungshof, turn right into Schaumburg-Lippe-Straße. At the end of this short street, you will find the IZA front gate on your left.
2) From the west:
Whether you are approaching Bonn southbound on A555 or eastbound on A565, always follow the signs to Bad Godesberg. You will be directed to the Poppelsdorf exit of A565 and onto Reuterstraße. After about one mile, directly after the overpass across the railroad tracks, follow the sign Zentrum and turn left into Konrad-Adenauer-Allee. Stay on this road for about a half mile. A few blocks after you see the signs Bundesrechnungshof, turn right into Schaumburg-Lippe-Straße. At the end of this short street, you will find the IZA front gate on your left