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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.


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Location & approach

The campus of TU Dort­mund University is located close to interstate junction Dort­mund West, where the Sauerlandlinie A 45 (Frankfurt-Dort­mund) crosses the Ruhrschnellweg B 1 / A 40. The best interstate exit to take from A 45 is "Dort­mund-Eichlinghofen" (closer to Campus Süd), and from B 1 / A 40 "Dort­mund-Dorstfeld" (closer to Campus Nord). Signs for the uni­ver­si­ty are located at both exits. Also, there is a new exit before you pass over the B 1-bridge leading into Dort­mund.

To get from Campus Nord to Campus Süd by car, there is the connection via Vogelpothsweg/Baroper Straße. We recommend you leave your car on one of the parking lots at Campus Nord and use the H-Bahn (suspended monorail system), which conveniently connects the two campuses.


TU Dort­mund University has its own train station ("Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät"). From there, suburban trains (S-Bahn) leave for Dort­mund main station ("Dort­mund Hauptbahnhof") and Düsseldorf main station via the "Düsseldorf Airport Train Station" (take S-Bahn number 1, which leaves every 20 or 30 minutes). The uni­ver­si­ty is easily reached from Bochum, Essen, Mülheim an der Ruhr and Duisburg.

You can also take the bus or subway train from Dort­mund city to the uni­ver­si­ty: From Dort­mund main station, you can take any train bound for the Station "Stadtgarten", usually lines U41, U45, U 47 and U49. At "Stadtgarten" you switch trains and get on line U42 towards "Hombruch". Look out for the Station "An der Palmweide". From the bus stop just across the road, busses bound for TU Dort­mund University leave every ten minutes (445, 447 and 462). Another option is to take the subway routes U41, U45, U47 and U49 from Dort­mund main station to the stop "Dort­mund Kampstraße". From there, take U43 or U44 to the stop "Dort­mund Wittener Straße". Switch to bus line 447 and get off at "Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S".


The H-Bahn is one of the hallmarks of TU Dort­mund University. There are two stations on Campus Nord. One ("Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S") is directly located at the suburban train stop, which connects the uni­ver­si­ty directly with the city of Dort­mund and the rest of the Ruhr Area. Also from this station, there are connections to the "Technologiepark" and (via Campus Süd) Eichlinghofen. The other station is located at the dining hall at Campus Nord and offers a direct connection to Campus Süd every five minutes.


The AirportExpress is a fast and convenient means of transport from Dortmund Airport (DTM) to Dortmund Central Station, taking you there in little more than 20 minutes. From Dortmund Central Station, you can continue to the university campus by interurban railway (S-Bahn). A larger range of international flight connections is offered at Düsseldorf Airport (DUS), which is about 60 kilometres away and can be directly reached by S-Bahn from the university station.


The facilities of TU Dortmund University are spread over two campuses, the larger Campus North and the smaller Campus South. Additionally, some areas of the university are located in the adjacent "Technologiepark".

Site Map of TU Dort­mund University (Second Page in English)

Interactive map

The facilities of TU Dortmund University are spread over two campuses, the larger Campus North and the smaller Campus South. Additionally, some areas of the university are located in the adjacent "Technologiepark".

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