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Arrive safely at TU Dortmund University

Mobility and Transport

TU ­Dortmund University is a campus university, its faculties and service facilities are mainly distributed between the North and South campuses. In the right sidebar on all TU Dortmund University­ websites you will find information on how to get to the university and on mobility possibilities on campus at any time.


The campus of TU­ Dortmund University is located near the motorway junction ­Dortmund West. The exit ­Dortmund-Eichlinghofen on the A45 leads to the South Campus, the exit ­Dortmund-Dorstfeld on the A40 leads to the North Campus. The university is signposted at both exits.

Free parking can be found around the campus in the appropriately marked parking spaces.

The S-Bahn station "­Dortmund Universität" is located directly on the North Campus. From there the S-Bahn line S1 leaves every 20 or 30 minutes to ­Dortmundcentral station and in the opposite direction to Düsseldorf central station via Bochum, Essen and Duisburg. The university can also be reached by bus lines 445, 447 and 462. A timetable information can be found on the website of the Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Ruhr, and the DSW21 also offers an interactive route network map (only in German). 

From ­Dortmund Airport, the AirportExpress takes you to ­Dortmund Central Station within a good 20 minutes and from there to the university by S-Bahn. A larger range of ­international flight connections is offered by Düsseldorf Airport, which is about 60 kilometers away and can be reached directly from TU Dortmund University by S-Bahn.

TU ­Dortmund University's landmarks is the H-Bahn, which connects the South and North campuses and the adjacent Technology Park. The two lines of the H-Bahn shuttle back and forth between the stations every 5 or 10 minutes. 


Students (Bachelor, Master, Doctorate) of TU ­Dortmund University receive a semester ticket for public transport in cooperation with the AStA and the respective transport associations.

The printed semester ticket, in conjunction with an official photo ID, is valid as a travel authorization for regional transportation within the Rhine-Ruhr Transport Authority (VRR) and throughout North Rhine-Westphalia.

Important information: The semester ticket can only be obtained by international academics who are registered as doctoral students.

In cooperation with DSW21, TU Dortmund University offers its employees the opportunity to obtain a Job Ticket / Key Account Ticket.

This is a monthly pass in a public transport season ticket at reduced prices (wholesale discount). Different types of tickets with different conditions are available.

The ticket is a non-transferable ticket which only the ticket holder may use. It is valid for the entire week for any number of journeys, also in leisure time, around the clock in the selected area of validity.

All employees whose employment contracts have a minimum term of 12 months when applying for a Job Ticket / Key Account Ticket can order the Job Ticket / Key Account Ticket. The costs vary depending on the subscription chosen.

As long as the requirements are met and you are registered as an employee of TU Dortmund University, you can find all further relevant information (ticket types, conditions, costs) and request the Job Ticket / Major Customer Ticket via the following internal link (only in German).

Information on external ticket offers can be found on our page Living in Dortmund under "Public Transport". There you will also find general information on the subject and reference to offers from local or regional public transport companies.