Other means of transportation

By foot

The inner cities of Ulm and Neu-Ulm are quite small and everything can be easily reached by foot. However, the universities (and also some student residences) in Ulm and Neu-Ulm are located on the outskirts of the cities.


Exploring Ulm by bicycle is easy as there are plenty of bike paths throughout the city. Cycling along the Danube river or the Blau is especially popular. Be aware, however, that Ulm University is located in higher regions of the city and the altitude difference to the inner city is up to 200 meters.

In Baden-Württemberg and Bavaria, you are allowed to take your bike onto the bus and tram for free before 6.00 a.m. and after 9.00 a.m. until the end of operating hours from Monday to Friday as well as on the whole day on weekends and public holidays. Please be aware that wheelchairs, strollers, etc. have priority and that it is the driver’s decision whether you are allowed to take your bike on the bus or tram in the end.

Bicycles at the southern entrance of Ulm University

Bike Repair Workshop

Ulm University has its own bicycle workshop (Fahrradwerkstatt) where students can repair their bicycles and get help and advice from other students.

The new address of the bicycle workshop is: Albert-Einstein-Allee 14 (at the Kliniken Wissenschaftsstadt stop).


In Germany, taxis are rather expensive. However, if you share a taxi with friends who have the same destination, it might be a good bargain for you. A ride from the inner city to Ulm University or to other distant parts of the city will cost at least € 15 - € 20.

Taxizentrale Ulm (only in German!), Tel. +49 (0)731/66066
Taxizentrale Neu-Ulm (only in German!), Tel. +49 (0)731/77000


A Mitfahrgelegenheit is a way of organised traveling with other people, where one person offers their car and all travelers share the cost of the trip, making the journey much cheaper and more environmentally friendly for everyone.

To avoid any misunderstandings during the trip, contact your fellow passengers beforehand to find out how many seats are free or to let them know how many you need, to arrange where to meet and where to drop off and how high the travel expenses will be. It is also useful to exchange names and phone numbers, so you can contact each other in case of any change of plan, problems or delays. You can minimize the risk of traveling with an unknown person by using websites which offer a rating system for their members and/or verification of their identity by storing a copy of their ID card or the like.

Long distance buses

Do you want to travel cheaply by bus? No problem! Since 2013, the network and the amount of long-distance bus providers has increased. Even though the journey might take longer, long-distance busses attract with lower prices for destinations within Germany and abroad. Some intercity bus companies connect large and medium-sized cities daily and make it possible to travel cheaply across Germany.

For current offers and prices of many different intercity bus companies, please refer to www.checkmybus.co.uk



From Ulm, you can easily reach different airports:

Frankfurt airport (ca. 2.30 hrs by train, ca. 3.00 hrs by car)
Friedrichshafen airport (ca. 2.00 hrs by train, ca. 1.30 hrs by car)
Memmingen airport (ca. 1.15 hrs by train, ca. 0.45 hrs by car)
Munich airport (ca. 2.00 hrs by train, ca. 1.45 hrs by car)
Nuremberg airport (ca. 2.45 hrs by train, ca. 2.30 hrs by car)
Stuttgart airport (ca. 1.45 hrs by train, ca. 1.00 hrs by car)