How to get there / Transportation
The conference will take place at the 'Kongresszentrum Westfalenhallen' (Westfalenhallen Congress Centre) in Dortmund. Directions to and a map of the Westfalenhallen Complex can be found here. You will find the conference rooms in the 'Kongresszentrum', in the same building where the Best Western Parkhotel is located. The conference desk is located in 'Saal 9' on the upper floor of the congress centre. A floor plan is also available.
From Dortmund Main Station
A taxi ride from the main station to the Westfalenhallen Congress Centre or Dortmund city centre takes around 5-10 minutes.
Subway line U45 connects Westfalenhallen station to Dortmund main station (Hauptbahnhof) every 10-15 minutes. The ride takes 10 minutes. The last train departs the main station at 11:58 pm.
From Dortmund Airport
A taxi ride from the airport to the Westfalenhallen Congress Centre or Dortmund city centre takes around 20 minutes.
Alternatively, take Bus 440 from the airport to Brünninghausen. On the opposite side of the road, change to Bus 450 to Westfalenhallen station. The ride takes around 45 minutes and tickets are sold by the bus driver for € 2.10. Buses leave the airport every 20-30 minutes.
From Düsseldorf Airport
A taxi ride from Düsseldorf Airport to the Westfalenhallen Congress Centre or the Dortmund city centre takes around 45 minutes.
For public transportation, take the Airport SkyTrain to Düsseldorf Airport station. There are several trains per hour to Dortmund main station. In Dortmund go downstairs to the subway station and take line U45 to Westfalenhallen. The whole trip from the airport takes around 90 minutes. If you plan to take a regional train (lines RE1, RE3, RE6 or RE11) to Dortmund you may want to obtain a single ride ticket, price zone “C” for € 9.10 before boarding the Airport SkyTrain. This ticket is valid for the SkyTrain, the regional train and the Dortmund subway as well. Please remember to stamp your ticket at the orange ticket boxes before boarding your train.
Public transportation in Dortmund
Upon registration at the Congress Centre you will get tickets for public transportation within the city of Dortmund.