Darmstadt is accessible by train, car and airport, featuring a 30-minute bus connection between Frankfurt Airport and Darmstadt. For local bus and tram lines, HEAG mobilo GmbH provides a route map for the city of Darmstadt.
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.
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.
Directions to the central TU locations can be found below under the corresponding locations.
Please note that Darmstadt has a large environmental zone in which only vehicles with a green sticker are allowed to drive. The darmstadtium is also located in this zone. In addition, there is a stricter ban on trucks passing through from 3.5 t and a ban on trucks driving at night between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. (exceptions for loaders and unloaders).
From Frankfurt Airport
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.
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.
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.