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Arrival by car:

The campus of the Technical University Dortmund is located near the freeway junction Dortmund West, where the Sauerland line A 45 Frankfurt-Dortmund crosses the Ruhr expressway B 1 / A 40. To the west, the university is thus connected to the freeway network of the Ruhr area and beyond to the regions of the Lower Rhine or the Netherlands. To the east, the B 1 leads through Dortmund in the direction of Unna, where it connects to highways to Bremen A 1, Hannover/Berlin A2 and Kassel A 44. To the north, the A 45 ends after a few kilometers at the A 2, which leads to the Kamener Kreuz interchange on the one hand and in the direction of Oberhausen on the other. In the southern direction, the A 45 offers another junction at the Westhofener Kreuz with the A 1, which leads from Bremen to the Cologne area. The most convenient highway exits are found on the A 45 in Dortmund-Eichlinghofen and on the B 1 / A 40 in Dortmund-Dorstfeld. The university is signposted at both exits.

Arrival by bus and train:

The university has its own train station on the North Campus. From the S-Bahn station "Dortmund Technische Universität", S-Bahn trains run every 20 or 30 minutes to Dortmund main station and to Düsseldorf main station (line S1). This means that the university can also be reached directly from the cities of Bochum, Essen, Mülheim, Duisburg. During the lecture period, additional suburban trains commute between Dortmund and Bochum.
You can request your individual connection to the Technical University Dortmund via the online forms of the Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Ruhr and the Deutsche Bahn AG.

Arrival by plane:

Dortmund Airport is connected with many destinations in Central Europe. There are regular flights, for example, to Amsterdam, Berlin, Dresden, Katowice, Krakow, Leipzig-Halle, London, Munich, Nuremberg, Paris, Poznan, Stuttgart, Vienna and Zurich. For the approximately 20 kilometers from the Dortmund airport to the campus, you can take the bus to the main train station and from there the S-Bahn.
Faster is usually the use of a cab. Further international flight connections are offered by the Rhine-Ruhr Airport in Düsseldorf, about 60 km away, which can be reached directly by S-Bahn from the station of the Technical University Dortmund.

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 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 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 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).