Speyer Transportation

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    By train to/from Speyer

    by Airpunk Written Mar 24, 2014
    Speyer Railway Station

    Speyer lies on the regional train line Mainz-Ludwigshafen-Karlsruhe. There are trains every two hours running the full distance (RegionalExpress). These only stop at larger cities. The suburban railway (S-Bahn) stops also at smaller places. These trains (S3 and S4) run every half an hour between Germersheim and Ludwigshafen and continue on the eastern Rhine bank via Mannheim and Heidelberg to Karlsruhe.

    Note that Heidelberg and Karlsruhe are in Baden-Württemberg while Speyer is in Rheinland-Pfalz. This means that you can get cheaper tickets through the VRN (local public transport network), but the German Railway (Deutsche Bahn) Ländertickets (like Rheinland-Pfalz-Ticket or Baden-Württemberg tickets which offer unlimited travel for a day within one of the German states) do not make sense if approaching Speyer from Baden-Württemberg. And yes, I know that German train fares can be a nightmare...

    As a Heidelberg-Speyer journey only takes around 40 minutes, Speyer makes a great day trip destination for those based in Heidelberg. Mainz is only an hour away, but connections are not that frequent.

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    Incredible low parking fees

    by Trekki Updated Aug 5, 2013

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    1 Euro parking for the day !!!
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    A lot of German towns, especially the touristic ones, do severe rip-off if it comes to parking fees. Not so Speyer.

    Already when I came here in 2006, I was stunned to see how much they charge for a whole day: 1 Euro!! The sign clearly says so, no mistake. And this parking lot is not even far from the city centre! The walking distance to the Cathedral is approx. 10 minutes. On Speyer’s parking guidance system is called Naturfreundehaus (nature lovers’ house) and can be reached by leaving B36 (yellow marked interstate road) direction Technik Museum and Dom (cathedral). Turn left, where the road leads to the Dom (cathedral) and then right, just after having passed beneath the interstate bridge. Pay at one of the machines which are marked “Ticketautomat”.

    Update April 2011:
    The price for parking for a full day (8 a.m. – 6 p.m.) is now 1,50 Euro. Make sure you have exact change, the machine won’t exchange (= give back change).

    Location of this parking on Google Maps

    © Ingrid D., February 2007 (So please do not copy my text or photos without my permission.), update April 2011.

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    TRAIN TO SPEYER

    by LoriPori Updated Jun 18, 2008

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    Speyer Train Station
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    A little over 30 Vt'ers went on a guided tour to Speyer. We met at the Karlsruhe main train station for 9:45 as we were to take the 10:08 direct TRAIN TO SPEYER. Ingrid bought "group of five" tickets for 26 Euros and then divided the amount per person.
    We returned on the 15:13 direct train. It was all so simple and economical. The trip there took about 30 minutes.

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    By train to Speyer

    by toonsarah Written Jun 7, 2008

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    On the train to Speyer
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    We travelled to Speyer from Karlsruhe on the very efficient train. The journey took us about 35 minutes, on a through train (direction Mannheim), but not all the trains are direct, so it may take a little longer if you need to change trains.

    Because we were travelling in a large party we bought a number of group tickets for €26 each, which were valid for the whole day for a group of 5, and therefore cost us just a little over €5 per person. If travelling in a group of four or fewer you will need to buy an individual ticket for €9.90.

    When you arrive in Speyer it will take about five minutes to walk to the older part from the station – turn right and walk down Bahnhofstraße to the Altpörtel, and you are there!

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    by Sjalen Updated Nov 11, 2006

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    Getting to Speyer is easy as all you have to do is change trains from the Cologne to Stuttgart mainline to the little S-Bahn commuter trains in Mannheim. From there, it is only a half hour trip to the city and trains are fairly frequent throughout the day. If you are on other mainline trains in the Rhine area, Mainz is another place you might have to change at. See the timetables below.

    The station in Speyer is not in the immediate city centre but it is only a 15 minute walk straight along Bahnhofsstrasse to get to Altpörtel.

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    Get to Speyer the traditional way - by ship

    by globetrott Updated Dec 1, 2004

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    The most traditional way to get to Speyer is certainly to take a ship on the river Rhine.
    In 1980, while I was working on a cruise-ship of KD on the river Rhine, we always had an overnight-stop in Speyer.
    The ship-station is just a few hundred meters from the technik museum and the cathedral, so in case that you arrive by cruise-ship you might easily see these things on your own, as the tours offered by the cruise-lines are mostly rather expensive.

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    You may click here for a detailed map by
    www.multimap.com

    The cathedral is on the top & left, the ship-station on the right of that zoomable map.
    The trains-track on the right is a sideline
    and used only for industrial transports
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    Getting to Speyer by train

    by globetrott Updated Dec 1, 2004

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    a train in the Technik Museum

    You may take the train to Speyer and the station will be in walking distance to all of the important sights for a tourist.
    Speyer is rather small, and you may combine it with a visit of places, rather neaby ,like Heidelberg, Karlsruhe, Mannheim, Strasbourg, Rothenburg ob der Tauber & the Romantic road.....

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    You may see Speyer Hbf (Hauptbahnhof)
    when you click here on a map by
    www.multimap.com

    From Hauptbahnhof you have to walk about 500 meters to Maximilianstrasse & Altpörtl

    You may check the timetables for the trains here
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    Get to Speyer by your own car

    by globetrott Updated Dec 1, 2004

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    Getting to Speyer by your own car is really easy and fast, when you take the highway.
    You will cross the river Rhine on a bridge and will get a first great view on the really big cathedral and the technical museum.
    Parking your car is easy and free on charge at some places, directely at the technik museum you pay about 3 Euros for the whole day !

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    You may click here in order to see
    a map of Speyer & surrounding cities by
    www.multimap.com

    The red circle on the map is Sinsheim, where you may
    see the other part of the Technik Museum
    with the CONCORDE, TU-144 & a lot more
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