Arrival by Airplane
Frankfurt Airport (FRA)
The closest airport to Darmstadt is the Frankfurt AIrport. If you arrive there you can take the HEAG AirLiner (Darmstadt) directly to Darmstadt. It runs daily, usually every 30 minutes, and costs approximately 10 EUR (tickets are sold by the driver, cash only). The AirLiner leaves the airport from the bus station at Terminal 1 at Bus Stop 14 (Haltebucht 14) and Terminal 2. The bus takes approximately 30 minutes to get to Darmstadt.
- More information on the AirLiner
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Another airport, Frankfurt-Hahn, is located more than 100 km away from Frankfurt despite its name. Many low-cost airlines fly to Frankfurt-Hahn instead of Frankfurt am Main International. You can from Hahn to Frankfurt and then take the airliner to Darmstadt from there. take a shuttle bus
Arrival by Train
Frankfurt Central Station
If you are arriving via Frankfurt Central Station, you will need to buy ticket to Darmstadt at one of the ticket vending machines (approx. 10 EUR) or online. This ticket can also be used on trains and buses in Darmstadt. For further information, please refer to the website of the (Rhein-Main-Verkehrsverbund). Rhein-Main Public Transportation Group
Getting to the City Centre
From Darmstadt Central Station
Once you are in Darmstadt, you can either take a taxi or the tram/bus to get to your accommodation. Buses and trams run frequently from the main station to the city centre. Have a look at the and maps or ask at the information counter at the central station. If you have arrived in Darmstadt with the train, your ticket is also valid for public transportation within the city centre. If you arrive by AirLiner, you will have to buy an extra ticket at one of the vending machines at the bus stop. timetables
You can reach the city centre (Luisenplatz), as well as the university, within six minutes by taking for example the F, K or H bus line. You can also take the tram lines 2 or 3.