How to get to TU Darmstadt

How to get to TU Darmstadt

Luftbild der Wissenschaftsstadt Darmstadt. Bild: Ralf Zerbe
Darmstadt. Image: Ralf Zerbe

Darmstadt is located in southwest Germany in the federal state of Hessen and is part of the Rhein-Main metropolitan area. Frankfurt am Main is less than 20 miles away, and cities such as Mainz, Wiesbaden, Heidelberg and Mannheim are also nearby. Darmstadt and TU Darmstadt are well connected and easily accessible by car, train, or air.

By train

Hauptbahnhof Darmstadt. Bild: Patrick Bal
Central railway station. Image: Patrick Bal

ICE, IC and EC trains stop at Darmstadt Station, which means it is very well connected with the German distance railway network. There are regional connections with Frankfurt am Main, Wiesbaden, Aschaffenburg, Mannheim and Heidelberg as well as Erbach and Eberbach.

Darmstadt Hauptbahnhof (main station) is a hub for tram and bus lines to the following TU locations:

Campus Lichtwiese has its own bus stop as well as an Odenwaldbahn (VIAS) train station, which connects to Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof (main station) via Darmstadt Nordbahnhof and Darmstadt Ostbahnhof.

By car

Luftbild Autobahnkreuz Darmstadt. Bild: Jens Rösner
Motorway junction Darmstadt. Image: J. Rösner

You can reach Darmstadt from motorways A5 (from Frankfurt/M. – Heidelberg/Basel) and A67 (from Cologne/Wiesbaden – Mannheim). At the motorway junction ‘Autobahnkreuz Darmstadt’ take the exit towards Darmstadt/Stadtmitte.

Please click on the following link for detailed directions to the individual campus locations:

From Frankfurt Airport

Frankfurt Airport. Bild: Fraport AG
Frankfurt Airport. Image: Fraport AG

The international airport Frankfurt Rhein-Main is located 25 km (15.5 miles) from Darmstadt. At the airport, regional bus lines depart from arrivals area B at Terminal 1 and arrivals areas D+E at Terminal 2. We recommend the express bus AirLiner (Terminals 1 and 2), which offers a convenient and fast 30-minute connection from the airport to Darmstadt Hauptbahnhof (main station), Luisenplatz and darmstadtium Congress Centre.

From Darmstadt main station and Luisenplatz, public transport trains and busses take you to the following TU campus locations:

Campus Stadtmitte (city centre)

Luftbild Campus Stadtmitte. Bild: Nikolaus Heiss
Campus Stadtmitte. Image: Nikolaus Heiss

Karolinenplatz 5
64289 Darmstadt

By car

From motorway junction ‘Autobahnkreuz Darmstadt’, follow the signs towards the city centre (Darmstadt/Stadtmitte) on Rheinstraße/B26 into the City-Ring-Tunnel.

In the City-Ring-Tunnel, take the exit left, then turn left at the next traffic light onto Kirchstraße. Continue to the second light and turn into Alexanderstraße until you reach the entrance to the Schlossgarage/Karolinenplatz multi-storey car park on the left.

For information on other parking options in the city centre, please refer to our mobility management site.

Anfahrtsplan Standort Stadtmitte
Directions Campus Stadtmitte

By public transport

From Darmstadt Hauptbahnhof (main railway station), you can take bus lines F (Oberwaldhaus), H (Alfred-Messel-Weg) and K (TU Lichtwiese/Mensa) or tram lines 2 and 3. Get off at Schloss. The TU entrance building karo 5 is just a few minutes’ walk from the stop at Karolinenplatz.

Campus Lichtwiese

Luftbild Campus Lichtwiese. Bild: Nikolaus Heiss
Campus Lichtwiese. Image: Nikolaus Heiss

Eugen-Kogon-Straße
64287 Darmstadt

By car

From motorway junction ‘Autobahnkreuz Darmstadt’, follow the signs towards the city centre Darmstadt/Stadtmitte on Rheinstraße/B26 into the City-Ring-Tunnel.

In the City-Ring-Tunnel, take the exit left, then at the end of Hügelstraße, bear right at the traffic light onto Nieder-Ramstädter Straße. Follow the road for about 1km (0.6 miles), turn left onto Heinrichstraße and follow the signs to TU-Lichtwiese.

For information on other parking options on Campus Lichtwiese, please refer to our mobility management site.

Anfahrtsplan Standort Lichtwiese
Directions Campus Lichtwiese

By public transport

To get to Campus TU-Lichtwiese by public transport, take the bus to TU Lichtwiese/Mensa, or the Odenwaldbahn (VIAS) to Darmstadt TU-Lichtwiese Bahnhof.

From Darmstadt Hauptbahnhof (main railway station)

Take bus line K towards TU Lichtwiese to the final stop at TU Lichtwiese/Mensa. The trip takes approximately 18 minutes. While the university is in session, you can also use bus line KU.

From Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof (main railway station)

Every two hours, respectively at each hour in the afternoon and early evening RB 82 (Odenwaldbahn) travels directly from Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof to Darmstadt TU-Lichtwiese station in approximately 25 minutes.

Campus Botanischer Garten

Cafe Bios, Standort Botanischer Garten. Bild: Thomas Ott
Botanischer Garten. Image: Thomas Ott

Schnittspahnstraße
64287 Darmstadt

By car

From motorway junction ‘Autobahnkreuz Darmstadt’, follow the signs towards the city centre Darmstadt/Stadtmitte on Rheinstraße/B26 into the City-Ring-Tunnel.

In the City-Ring-Tunnel, take the exit left, then at the end of Hügelstraße, bear right at the traffic light onto Nieder-Ramstädter Straße. Follow the road for about 1 km (0.6 miles), turn left onto Heinrichstraße and then another left onto Schnittspahnstraße, where the Botanischer Garten is located.

Anfahrtsplan Standort Botanischer Garten
Directions Botanischer Garten

By public transport

Bus line K (towards TU Lichtwiese) conveniently takes you from the main railway station to Campus Botanischer Garten (bus stop Botanischer Garten/Vivarium).

Guesthouse Georg-Christoph-Lichtenberg

Gästehaus Georg-Christoph-Lichtenberg. Bild: Katrin Binner
Guesthouse Georg-Christoph-Lichtenberg. Image: Katrin Binner

Dieburger Straße 241
64287 Darmstadt

By car

From motorway junction ‘Autobahnkreuz Darmstadt’, follow the signs towards the city centre Darmstadt/Stadtmitte on Rheinstraße/B26 into the City-Ring-Tunnel.

In the tunnel, take the exit left, then at the end of Hügelstraße, bear left at the traffic light onto Kirchstraße. At the second traffic light bear onto Alexanderstraße, which turns into Dieburger Straße later. The Georg-Christoph-Lichtenberg-Haus is in the Dieburger Straße 241 right handed.

Anfahrtsplan Gästehaus Georg-Christoph-Lichtenberg
Directions Guesthouse Georg-Christoph-Lichtenberg

By public transports

From the central railway station you can take the bus line F (direction Oberwaldhaus) until Fasanerie. The bus stop is directly in front of the guesthouse.

Guesthouse Otto-Wolfskehl-Haus

Gästehaus Otto-Wolfskehl-Haus. Bild: Katrin Binner
Guesthouse Otto-Wolfskehl-Haus. Image: Katrin Binner

Nieder-Ramstädter Str. 130
64285 Darmstadt

By car

From motorway junction ‘Autobahnkreuz Darmstadt’, follow the signs towards the city centre Darmstadt/Stadtmitte on Rheinstraße/B26 into the City-Ring-Tunnel.

In the tunnel, take the exit left, then at the end of Hügelstraße, bear right at the traffic light onto Nieder-Ramstädter Straße. Follow the road for about 1.5 km (1 mile), then turn left onto Lichtwiesenweg – directly across from tram stop Hochschulstadion. The guest house is the fifth building on the right.

By public transport

From the central railway station, you can take the tram (e.g. lines 2, 3, 5) or the bus (e.g. lines F, H, K) to Luisenplatz in the city centre. Change to tram lines 2 or 9 (direction of Böllenfalltor) and get off at Hochschulstadion. The guest house is just a few steps away.

Alternatively, you can also travel directly to Campus Lichtwiese from the main railway station by train or bus line K (direction of TU Lichtwiese/Mensa). However, the walk to the guest house from there takes about 10 to 15 minutes.

August-Euler-Airfield

Luftbild des August-Euler-Flugplatzes der TU Darmstadt. Bild: Ralf Zerbe
August-Euler-Airfield. Image: Ralf Zerbe

August-Euler-Flugplatz 7
64295 Darmstadt

By car

From motorways A5/ A67, take the exit Darmstadt/Stadtmitte at the motorway junction ‘Darmstädter Kreuz’ and follow the signs to Griesheim on B26/Wilhelm-Leuschner-Straße. Pass both motorway bridges, then turn left at the crossroads onto Flughafenstraße and follow the signs to August-Euler-Flugplatz.

Anfahrtsplan August-Euler-Flugplatz
Directions August-Euler-Airfield

By public transport

The August-Euler-Airfield is located in Griesheim, which is well connected by tram. From the central railway station, either take tram lines 1,2,3,5 or bus lines F, H, K, or take a short walk to the stop Berliner Allee. From there, take tram lines 4 or 9 to Flughafenstraße. Walk straight ahead on Flughafenstraße until you reach Walter-Georgii-Platz.