Getting to the University of Augsburg

The University of Augsburg is conveniently located in the southern outskirts of Augsburg. Here is a list of possible ways to get to the main campus by car, train and public transport.

Coordinates: 48° 20′ 2″ N, 10° 53′ 54″ E

By car

If you are using an automotive navigation system, please enter “Universitätsstr. 1, 86159 Augsburg” for the southern half of the campus, or “Hannah-Arendt-Str., 86159 Augsburg” for the northern half (see the campus map). There are parking lots at either end.

Motorway (Autobahn) A8 Munich - Stuttgart (from the east, west, and north)

From the A8 motorway, take the exit Augsburg-West. Turn onto the B17 highway in the direction of Landsberg. It takes approx. 10-15 minutes to the exit "Messe/Universität". Exit there, then turn right at the first set of traffic lights. You are now at the north-western corner of the campus – please refer to the campus map for a convenient parking lot near your destination on campus (turn left immediately for the northern half, continue straight ahead for the southern half).

Highway (Bundesstraße) B17 Landsberg - Augsburg (from the south)

From the direction of Landsberg, take the exit "Messe/Universität", then turn right at the first set of traffic lights. You are now at the north-western corner of the campus – please refer to the campus map for a convenient parking lot near your destination.

By rail

Augsburg is very well connected to the German and European rail networks. A wide variety of local, regional, national and international trains call at Augsburg Central station (Augsburg Hauptbahnhof). In particular, Augsburg is just a 40-minute ride from Munich Central station (München Hauptbahnhof) with trains running at least every half-hour during the day. Please refer to the web site of Deutsche Bahn for schedules and fares to Augsburg. From Augsburg Central, you can easily reach the university campus by tram (see next section).

Should you arrive from Munich on a regional train (RE; Regionalexpress), you can also get off at “Augsburg Haunstetterstraße”, which is one stop ahead of Augsburg Central. From there, you can catch the Line 3 tram (see section below) very conveniently, since it stops right at the foot of the platforms in the underpass.

By tram (from Augsburg Central rail station or the downtown core)

From Augsburg Central station or from the main tram hub, Königsplatz, take the Line 3 tram towards “Haunstetten West”. Trams run every 5 minutes during the day and every 15 minutes in the evening or on weekends. At Augsburg Central station, the tram stop is across the square outside the main building, to the left hand side. From Augsburg Central, it takes approximately 20 minutes to reach the campus at “Universität”.

Please note: There is also a university of applied sciences in Augsburg, which comes first on the tram route. You need to go on to “Universität” to reach us. There are English-language announcements on the tram, however.

From Haunstetterstraße station, the tram takes only about 10 minutes to “Universität”.

A single ticket (Einzelfahrschein) can be obtained from the driver. There are also vending machines on the platforms, selling all kinds of tickets in several languages. You need a ticket that is valid for fare zones 10 and 20 to go to the university.

Please remember to validate your ticket at a validator (orange or white boxes inside the tram) when you get on the tram (even tickets bought from the driver need to be validated).


By airplane

Munich International Airport (MUC) is the second largest in Germany and is very well connected to the rest of the world. From there, Augsburg can be reached by (rental) car, by train, or by airport shuttle services. By train, take S1 or S8 suburban trains (S-Bahn) to Munich Central station (Hauptbahnhof). From there, take a main line train to Augsburg Central (see section “by train” above). By car, take the A92 motorway (the only one there is) and follow the signs to Augsburg or Stuttgart. You will be led onto the A99 motorway and later the A8 motorway towards Stuttgart. Take the exit “Augsburg West” and follow the B17 highway towards Landsberg to the “Messe/Universität” exit (see section “by car” above). The drive is at least 1 hour (depending on traffic); the train takes 1.5 to 2 hours.

Frankfurt/Main International Airport (FRA), Germany’s largest, is also within reach from Augsburg – there is a direct high speed rail connection (ICE train) from the airport long distance rail station (Frankfurt Flughafen Fernbahnhof) to Augsburg Central once an hour during the day that takes about 3 to 3.5 hours. Depending on the connections, this train is likely to be a viable alternative to taking a connecting flight from FRA to MUC.