Getting to Augsburg

By train

Take any train to Augsburg Hbf. (Hauptbahnhof, the main train station). For schedules and fares use the search function on the Deutsche Bahn website. Taxi cabs stop are right in front of the train station; the tram line to the university (line 3, direction Haunstetten West) stops on the other side of the square. See the “Getting to campus” section below.

By car

You can reach the university from the A8 or B17 highways. If you use a GPS enter “Hannah-Arendt- Straße, Augsburg” as your destination. From A8, take the exit Augsburg West, then merge onto B17 in the direction of Landsberg. After 10-15 minutes take the exit Messe/Universität. Turn right at the first traffic lights, then turn left immediately to get onto Hannah-Arendt-Straße. Park along the street or in parking lot P1. If there is no parking space available turn around (westward) and park in one of the parking lots on the left.

By plane

The closest airport to Augsburg is Munich International Airport (MUC). From there you can get to Augsburg by train, by car, or by airport shuttle. Shuttle service for international keynote speakers will be provided by the organizers.

By train, go to the ticket counter in Terminal 1 (Bahn Tickets) and get a ticket to Augsburg Hbf. (Hauptbahnhof, the main train station). Tickets are around 20 euros for regional trains and around 25 euros for the slightly faster intercity trains. You can get your ticket at the counter or at one of the machines to the left of the counter. Take the escalator opposite the counter to get to the train station. Take any of the departing trains (S1 or S8) to Munich Hbf., where you can transfer to your train for Augsburg Hbf. by following the red DB signs. Each train ride takes around 45 minutes.

By car, follow the All Directions exit signs onto highway A92, then follow the signs to Augsburg. You will be led onto highway A99 and then highway A8 towards Stuttgart. Take the exit Augsburg West and merge onto highway B17 towards Landsberg. See the “by car” section above for directions to campus. In normal traffic conditions the drive is approximately one hour.

Airport shuttle services are listed on the Munich International Airport website.

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Getting to campus

(If you are arriving by car, see the “by car” section above for a detailed itinerary.)

Tram line 3 connects the university with the main train station (Hauptbahnhof) and the main tram junction (Königsplatz). To get to campus from the city center, take the 3 tram bound for Haunstetten West; to get to the city center from campus, take the 3 tram bound for Stadtbergen. The campus stop is called Universität, not to be confused with the University of Applied Sciences stop on the same line. The main stops are announced in English.

Trams run every 7.5 minutes during the day and every 15 minutes in the evening and on weekends. The last tram leaves around midnight. All tram routes run through Königsplatz, so you can switch lines there. A map of the detailed route network is available at all tram stops and online.

Single tickets can be obtained from the driver or from vending machines on the platforms. Simply tell the driver where you want to go. The vending machines have an English-language option; make sure to get a ticket valid for fare zones 10 and 20. Day tickets or tickets for 10 trips (Streifenkarte) can only be obtained at the vending machines. Regardless of which ticket you have, make sure to stamp it in one of the validators (orange or white boxes) inside the tram. Another option is the Augsburg hotel ticket which can be bought for 7,10 euros in many hotels or at the tourist information office near the townhall. The hotel ticket allows you to travel with all public transport services for two days.

A public transport map can be downloaded here.