See below for maps&infos regarding the breakpoint bus line, hotel locations etc.
Going by plane:
If you want to go by plane, choose the Frankfurt/Main Airport as Destination. From the regional train station take the "S-Bahn" line S8 to Mainz.
From Mainz on take the RegionalExpress to Koblenz/Bingen. Together this will be a 90 minutes ride.
You may search for trains using the Deutsche Bahn travel planner.
As start choose "Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Regionalbf", as destination choose "Bingen(Rhein) Hbf".
There also is a cool&cheap alternative for some countries: Near Bingen there is the airport "Frankfurt/Hahn". It is used by
the low-price airline ryanair. "Frankfurt/Hahn" in fact is 150kms away from Frankfurt, but
less than 50km to Bingen. For example, a trip London -> Frankfurt/Hahn is just 20 € (depending on when you are booking).
There used to exist a direct bus connection from the airport to Bingen, but that got "optimized". Instead you now have to do a rather silly travel to get to Bingen:
At the airport, take the "AirportShuttle Mainz" (Timetable & Information. While its route
crosses Bingen, it doesn't stop there. That's why you have to go all the way to Mainz, and then take the train back to Bingen (see above).
For going by car, we have prepared some suggested routes:
Get on the A7 direction Hannover (if you come from Sweden, get on A1 first till you reach A7 after Hamburg). Prepare for a
loooooong ride till you get to the Hattenbacher Dreieck where you then leave the A7 to get on A5 direction Frankfurt/Main.
Pass the Frankfurter Nordwestkreuz. Some km's later you will arrive at the Frankfurter Kreuz, A3 is the motorway to be then.
Follow the signs to Mainz/Wiesbaden/Bingen (you'll see A67 and some others ;). You'll end up on the A60, direction Bingen. Follow it
and see below.
If you are coming from north-west (Ruhr area, netherlands), check the directions for "west".
In case you care: Two exits before Bingen (Gau-Algesheim), there is a McDonalds
Coming from france, get on the A6 at Saarbrücken. At Kreuz Frankenthal you'll see the A61. Go there, direction Mainz/Alzey/Worms. Exit at Bingen
For those coming from Venlo/Aachen/Netherlands/Cologne: Get on the A1 which later merges into the A61. Pretty easy.
McDonalds: Exit Pfalzfeld, exit Waldlaubersheim (2 exits before Bingen)
A9 is your friend. At Nürnberg, get on the A6, direction Mannheim/Heilbronn. Follow it until Kreuz Frankenthal, where you
have to get onto the A61, direction Mainz/Alzey/Worms. Follow it till Bingen, then refer to below.
In case you're starting out below munich, first travel in that direction. From Munich, get on the A9 till Nürnberg
(your route-planner may tell you to use A8, which is always full of traffic-jams). From there, get on the A6,
direction Mannheim/Heilbronn. Follow it till Kreuz Frankenthal, where you have to get on the A61. Follow it till Bingen
and see below.
So you made it to Bingen! At least virtually... fine. For those coming by car we have prepared a printer-friendly guide showing you the way from the motorway to the location - don't forget to print it!
There also will be Breakpoint-signs once you enter Bingen, but better safe than sorry...
If you are not going by car you probably will like the fact that Breakpoint will have got its very own bus line connecting the party location, the train station, the hotels, a supermarket and the showers... Using the bus is free of charge for breakpoint visitors.
A detailed timetable for the bus is available in PDF format. If you are coming by train or plane we recommend printing this. If you are arriving in a large group (>15 people), please send us a mail telling so, so we can make sure the bus has enough capacity at that time.
We've created a map of Bingen that shows the bus route including all stops. It also shows where the hotels are located.
- Screen version (230kb)
- Print version (530kb)