Ulm University: Where we are and how to get here

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

  • Motorways (A) & highways (B)

    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
  • Railway lines

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

    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

Public transport to the campus

  • DING-App

    • With the free DING-App for iPhone und android you can check the departure time of all lines at individual stops
  • From the main station (Hbf) to the campus

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

    • Travel time is approx. 10 to 20 minutes. Your concrete 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)

  • Network map

    • Here you can download the SWU network map and other schedules.
    • The lines 2, 5, 8, 13 and 15 all serve the various stops at the University. There are different options depending on which suburb you are in.
    • If none of those lines stop close to where you are, it might be best to take the line closest to you till main station and then change to tram line 2 or bus line 5.
  • Timetables of the lines 2, 5, 8, 13, 15

    • Line 2
      Kuhberg - Science Park II

    • Line 5
      Ludwigsfeld/Wiley - Wissenschaft

    • Line 8
      Gimmelfingen - Uni Süd

    • Line 13
      Im Lehrer Feld - Botanischer Garten

    • Line 15
      Williy-Brandt-Platz - Science Park III
  • Semester ticket

    • For up-to-date information go to the DING-semester ticket web page.
    • You can buy your semester ticket at the info point at Uni East.  Simply charge your student ID card at the respective machine and pay cashless.
    • Tip: Free semester ticket for new registration in Ulm! The City of Ulm gives you one semester ticket for free when you register your primary residence in Ulm.
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