We drove to the abbey. It was not difficult to find once you are in the area as the roads are well marked with the abbey signs. There was a large parking lot across the street from the abbey and we found parking there. It was inexpensive at €1,50 for the day, payable upon entrance to the lot attendant.
The abbey is located about 32 km (20 miles) west of Koblenz. The main road near the abbey is the A61, from which you turn onto the L113 and follow the signs to Maria Laach.
would be a good Idea, biking would do no harm to see the beautiful countryside left of the River Rhine. when in Koblenz, take the route to Andernach, ca 18km, from there 12km to Maria Laach, good Public Bus Transport from right at the Railwaystation in Andernach ...passing through my place of birth...Nickenich, have a look around, a coffee and take the next bus and continue your travel. the route is called the Vulkan Eifel. Volcanos shaped this region ca. 11 000 years ago, leaving a very fertil land behind, farming has been the main income in this region.
The only parking at Maria Laach is a set of pay lots to the right of L113 as you arrive from A61, exit 34. Do not look for another place and do not try to use the Hotel area to the left. Save time and park here.The church is on the left higher up. After you park, you head uphill to your right , through a tunnel under the road, and on to the church. It may be crowded!
To reach Maria Laach one would travel along the highway A 61 between Bonn and Koblenz. The exit Maria Laach is signposted right to the doorstep of the monastery.