Trier Transportation

  • on my way...
    on my way...
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  • Jung - the coffee spot
    Jung - the coffee spot
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  • the Flibco coach
    the Flibco coach
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    Travelling with (young) kids.

    by Jerelis Written May 22, 2013

    Are you nervous about taking your baby or child on a plane trip? You aren't alone, most parents are nervous about it. We have moved with the kids to Alkmaar by car this holiday and drove some distances by car on when we were there and we learned a few things that hopefully will help you.

    General:
    Bring books, old favourite toys and new surprise toys. Do remember that balls are not a good idea as they can end up anywhere! Our best buys were definitely books, especially sticker books are great! They can peel the stickers off, are glossy, have thick pages to turn easy, have bright colours and come in endless subjects. They're a nice break from the other books your child might be tired of, too. Put aside fears of setting poor eating habits, and bring on the snacks! We told Iris: “Welcome to the world of boredom eating."

    Car:
    Toy bars meant for stroller use are a big help in the car, as they often feature toys plus a snack cup, and are big and easy for you to grab from the front seat for refills. During the car trip it’s always a good idea to play a game and sing some songs. It sounds rather easy, but it does work!

    Finally:
    We only have one last statement! Just do it! Don’t be afraid that it might go wrong. We have learned this, because we have been travelling with Iris from the beginning. She was only 6 weeks young when we had our first short vacation and stayed in a hotel. Iris has been used to it rather fast and (maybe because of it) has always been an easy kid to get along with.

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    Bus from Frankfurt Hahn Airport.

    by Askla Updated Oct 31, 2012

    If you plan to go to Trier via Frankfurt Hahn Airport, here is a link for you that shows the timetable for the bus passing by on its way to Luxembourg and Metz. Click on the city name and there will pop up another page with the schedules in both directions.

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    trains

    by iaint Written Sep 23, 2012

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    off to Koblenz

    I left by train (twice).

    It all worked very smoothly except the automatic ticket machines. When going to Luxembourg the best deal it would offer was over €30 return. I got it for €10.40 at the ticket counter.

    I had a sandwich (twice) at the bakery on the left as you enter. Excellent both times.

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    Airport shuttle

    by iaint Written Sep 18, 2012

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    the Flibco coach

    I booked the shuttle from Hahn to Trier online for €12 single. It may be cheaper than buying at the airport but I didn't check.

    A comfortable 1 hour ride to cover the 65km.

    Its main destination is Luxembourg, and the only negative is that in Trier it drops you at a bus stop in the northern suburbs. Rather than tackling the Trier public transport system, I phoned my hotel and asked them to send a taxi.

    Cost another €12, but since the whole trip was coming in at about £80 one way, I wasn't fussed about that!

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    Hahn Airport

    by iaint Updated Sep 18, 2012

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    Jung - the coffee spot

    It's billed as "Frankfurt" by Ryanair, but somehow I stumbled on it as a possible way to get to Trier. Better than the alternatives - see my Ryanair tip.

    65 km/1 hour away. I got a shuttle coach - I'll do a separate tip.

    Hahn looks like a former (or actual) military airfield. Ryanair seems like the main user, but a few other low cost carriers as well. The terminal is fine for what it is.

    Passport control was fine - but probably because I was almost first off the plane. The bags arrived quickly.

    I had to wait about an hour for the shuttle, and it was easy to find a place for coffee and cake.

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    Ryanair

    by iaint Updated Sep 18, 2012

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    on my way...

    I flew with Ryanair from Edinburgh to Hahn Airport.

    Luxembourg is about the same distance away, but the flights were more expensive and none were direct. I looked at flights to Köln, but then it would have been 2/3 trains from there.

    Flight cost just under £60 one way, including a checked in bag, priority boarding and a reserved seat. On time - or 5 minutes early.

    I had a row to myself as not many pay the extra £10, so very relaxed.

    Check in took 30 minutes of queuing - not a lot of laughs. Security another 15 minutes in a queue.

    Tips to follow about Hahn and the connection to Trier.

    I was in the first 2-3 to get to passport control at Hahn, so it was quick. Others will have been waiting a while.

    I fly easyJet a lot and Ryanair very rarely. If they would do something about the checkin queues, they'd be fine.

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    By train

    by Maria250 Updated Jul 27, 2011

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    Without changing trains one can comfortably travel to Trier straight by GermanRail from many German cities in the modern InterCity trains.

    More information about trains in Germany, timetable and reservations:
    Deutsche Bahn AG

    Future meets history:
    With the ICE from Berlin via Hannover, Duesseldorf, Cologne, Koblenz straight to Trier!

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    Roemer Express

    by Maryimelda Updated Jan 28, 2010

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    A drive through the Domstadt.....
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    The little red and yellow Roemer Express bus will take you all around Trier for 8 Euro (2009). It leaves from just behind the Porta Nigra in Simeonstrasse. You will easily see it there. This is a great way to sort out what you want see up close from what you don't. When you make your decisions, you will find that everything you want to see is well within walking distance of everything else. If you have mobility problems then there is an excellent public bus service in Trier. Buses leave from outside the Hauptbahnhof or at various places in the old city. Buses are regular and quite reasonable.

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    Map of bus departure platforms

    by gypsyT. Written Nov 19, 2008

    Bus Stop Information at the Porta Nigra and the Main Railroad Station:
    As a visitor, you may find yourself somewhat confused about the bus line system in a strange city. Where do the various lines depart from? How do I get to a particula rplace? With the new service, you can now download a map of the bus departure platforms from the important bus stations at the Porta Nigra and the Main Railroad Station.
    More information:
    http://www.trier.de/tourismus/download/prospekte

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    NEW SHUTTLE SERVICE FROM HAHN AIRPORT

    by gypsyT. Written Oct 4, 2008

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    New Shuttle Service from Trier to Hahn Airport
    ***************************************************
    Beginning October 1, the Luxembourg bus company "Sales
    Lentz" will operate a shuttle service from the bus
    stop "Verteilerkreis/Nells Park" (traffic circle at the
    end of the autobahn) in Trier to the Hahn Airport in the
    Hunsrueck Mountains. The shuttle will run 20 times a day,
    and the price one-way is between euro 5.00 and euro
    17.00, depending on prior reservation period.

    More information:
    http://www.trier.de/tourismus/english/howtoget/plane.htm

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    Walking tour of Trier

    by Ewingjr98 Updated Sep 9, 2007

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    Amphitheater and vinyards
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    Here is a typical walking tour of Trier. I have taken many first-time visitors to the city on this tour. The entire tour covers a route of about two kilometers, so it could be easily walked in just 30 minutes. With stops and tours at the major landmarks, you could easily spend half a day on this walking tour.

    1. Porta Nigra -- ancient city gates and former church

    2. Walkplatz -- wander through the shopping and restaurant area of Trier (Simeonstrasse)

    3. Main Market Square -- See the Market Cross, St Peters Fountain, and the great architecture. Good place to stop for a meal or a beer.

    4. Turn left to approach the Dom.

    5. Dom -- ancient cathedral of Trier, built beginning in the 11th Century.

    6. Liebfrauenkirche -- Begun in 1235, it is a much more beautiful cathedral than the Dom, especially the stained glass on a sunny afternoon.

    7. Continue down Liebenfrauenstrasse toward the Basilica.

    8. Constantine's Basilica -- one room of a massive Roman palace from the 100s AD.

    9. Electoral Palace -- garish pink building attached to the Basilica in the 1700s.

    10. Palace Gardens & the old city wall -- The gardens were put in place after WWII, but the wall remains from the middle ages.

    11. Imperial Baths -- Roman ruins from Constantine's era (4th Century).

    12. Roman Amphitheater -- The oldest existing structure in Trier. It was built in 100 AD. It was constructed to hold 20,000 spectators!

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    Train

    by antistar Written Jul 25, 2007

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    Trier has a fairly busy train station, whose national lines run to Koblenz, Saarbrucken, Mannheim, Bonn, Cologne and Dusseldorf. It's international trains cross the nearby borders of France and Luxembourg to travel to destinations including Metz (France) and Luxembourg Ville.

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    Trains To Trier

    by Binegars1990 Written Oct 24, 2006

    Trains of the IC class depart Frankfurt's main station at least hourly for Koblez, where youchange to a regular train to Trier. The total journey takes under theree hours, and follows an exceptionally beautiful route along the Rhine and Mosel rivers. Return service operates until mid-evening

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    Hauptbahnhof

    by Ewingjr98 Written Sep 9, 2004

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    The Trier main train station (hauptbahnhof) is conveniently located just a few hundred meters from the walkplatz and the heart of historic Trier. A train from Frankfurt's hauptbahnhof to Trier takes about 3-4 hours and costs 30-40 Euros. There are also 20 trains a day making the 1 1/2 hour trip to Koblenz.

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    How to get there

    by Kristina1701 Written Dec 18, 2002

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    FRA

    If you're from an European country, then it would probably be best to fly into Luxemburg. Their airport is about 30 minutes from Trier by car. If you're from overseas it might be better to fly into Frankfurt/Main and either to go on by train from there or by car.

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