Arrival at Ulm University

Ulm - situated in the eastern part of Baden-Württemberg at the border to Bavaria - is easy to get to and very well connected to the transportation infrastructure. Several motorways (Autobahnen) and highways (Bundesstraßen) pass through Ulm or run directly past it. Numerous railway lines (Eisenbahnlinien) meet in Ulm - e.g. the high-speed train (ICE) Stuttgart - Munich, which is part of the main European traffic artery Paris - Budapest. The major airports Stuttgart, Munich and Frankfurt are easily reachable by train. There are closer regional airports in Memmingen and Friedrichshafen that are serviced regularly by public transport.

Details on transport connections

A7Flensburg - Hamburg - Hannover - Kassel - Fulda - Würzburg - Ulm - Memmingen - Kempten - Füssen/Reutte (Tirol)
A8Karlsruhe - Stuttgart - Ulm - Augsburg - München - Salzburg
B10Pirmasens - Karlsruhe - Stuttgart - Ulm/Neu-Ulm - Nersingen (- Augsburg)
B19Eisennach - Würzburg - Ulm/Neu-Ulm - Kempten - Oberstdorf
B28Strasbourg - Freudenstadt - Tübingen - Reutlingen - Ulm
B30Ulm - Biberach (Riß) - Ravensburg - Friedrichshafen
B311Ulm - Ehingen - Tuttlingen - Geisingen (-Donaueschingen)
Source: Wikipedia

Main European traffic artery
Paris - ... - Stuttgart - Ulm - Augsburg - München - ... Budapest
Filstal line
Ulm - Geislingen - Göppingen - Plochingen - Stuttgart
Württembergische Südbahn
Southern line of Baden-Württemberg
Ulm - Biberach (Riß) Aulendorf - Ravensburg - Friedrichshafen
Danube Valley line
Donaueschingen - Tuttlingen - Sigmaringen - Ehingen (Donau) Ulm - Donauwörth - Ingolsstadt - Regensburg
Iller Valley line
Ulm - Memmingen - Kempten - Oberstdorf
Brenz line
Ulm - Heidenheim - Aalen (- Ellwangen - Crailsheim)
Source: Wikipedia

Distance to UlmTravel time of
quickest train connection
Frankfurt - FRA
ca. 280 kmca.  2  1/4 h
München - MUC
ca. 160 kmca.  2  1/4 h
Stuttgart - STR
ca. 80 kmca.  1  3/4 h
Friedrichshafen - FDH
ca. 100 kmca.  1 h
Memmingen - FMM
ca. 60 kmca.  1 h

By train

You can find the best connection for you via the  DB Navigator.

You can also enter the bus/train stop "Universität Süd" here; of course, you can also enter any of the other 5 public transport stops on campus. Since the names of the stops also occur in other cities, you should add ", Ulm" to the stop name.

Ulm main station - OSM-location - is a point of intersection

  • for numerous train lines (see above: Details on transport connections). It is
  • frequented by several bus lines and
  • currently one tram and tram lines and
  • serves as central bus station (ZOB) for regional bus lines.

This makes it the most important public transport hub in the city.

Tram line 2 and bus line 5 both connect the main station with the campus.

  • Travel time is approx. 10 to 20 minutes. Your specific destination on the ca. 1.5 km long campus determines which of the 5 stops is best for you, and thus your travel time.
  • Both lines serve all stops.
  • Both lines run every 10 minutes on workdays; during lecture periods tram line 2 even runs every 3-5 minutes during peak hours.

Overview of the various stops at the main station (download)

With the free DING-App for iPhone  and android you can check the departure times of each line at individual stops.  

Stops on campus
Stops on campus | Map © OpenStreetMap contributors
Name of the stop*Approximate target area on campus
Universität SüdUni East | South entrance
Botanischer GartenUni-East | access areas from East;
University Administration; Botanical Garden
Kliniken Wissenschaftsstadtuniversity hospital, military hospital (BWK), rehabilitation hospital (RKU)
Universität WestUni West | Albert-Einstein-Allee 37 to 43
Manfred-Börner-StraßeUni West | Albert-Einstein-Allee 43 to 47
*linked to OSM