Convened by: S. Carbotte (LDEO, USA),
K. Lehnert (LDEO, USA),
W. Weinrebe (IFM-GEOMAR, Germany), and
S. Tsuboi (JAMSTEC-IFREE, Japan).
Airport Transportation by Bus
The bus named "Kielius" is the best choice for transportation from the Hamburg Airport to Kiel.
The English website is
http://www.kielius.de/en/timetable.htm, the first timetable is the correct one to reference.
The respective bus stops are: "Hamburg Airport" and "Kiel ZOB/Hauptbahnhof". At Hamburg Airport you will find the bus stop in front of Terminal 1, there are signs labelled "KIELIUS" (from Terminal 2 it is about a 3 minute walk to the bus stop).
Tickets are available from the driver. A "Kombi-Tarif-City" includes a taxi ride to your final destination (Hotel Birke or Astor) in Kiel-City and the taxi is waiting when the bus arrives in Kiel (however, people staying at Astor might consider walking as the hotel is about 200 m from the bus station). For the return trip to Hamburg, you need to call the taxi in advance to bring you to the bus station in Kiel.
Kielius ticket (without taxi): 17.00 EUR one-way, 29.00 EUR round-trip.
Kombi-Tarif City (including taxi): 20.90 EUR one-way, 36.80 EUR round-trip.
You can see from the timetable that there is at least one departure per hour from Hamburg and Kiel. In addition, there is a van-service called KielEXX leaving 30 minutes before/after the Kielius departure times. This service will bring you to your final destination in Kiel, however, it has to be booked in advance (30 minutes before departure in Kiel, 50 minutes in Hamburg), the price is 25.90 EUR for a one-way trip. If they are not fully booked they will take you without prior booking, if you already have a Kielius-ticket you just pay the difference.
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