How to reach the MPI-P by public transport

Mainz main station (Mainz Hauptbahnhof) is serviced daily by several Intercity (IC), Eurocity (EC) and Intercity Express (ICE) trains.

From the main station take the tram lines number 51 or 53 to reach the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research. The journey will take about 10 minutes.


Single fare tickets can be bought at a vending machine or from the driver. A one-way ticket costs 2,80 Euros. You can find more information about the fares at Mainzer Verkehrsgesellschaft.
If you arrive at Mainz central station with a RMV or RNN ticket, no extra ticket is needed to reach the institute. The same applies, if you have a long distance train ticket with the addition "Mainz+City".

Tram lines number 51 and 53 (direction Lerchenberg/Hindemithstraße)

Tram number 51 departs from platform A, number 53 from platform L.
Get off at the stop "Hochschule Mainz". The institute can be reached after a two-minute walk across Koblenzer Straße into Ackermannweg.

Reception desk

Please go to the reception desk at the main entrance of the institute and announce your arrival.
Should you arrive outside office hours, you can phone your contact person from the reception. A phone directory is provided.

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