Travel Information

Travel Information

Darmstadt is located in southwest Germany in the federal state of Hessen and is part of the Rhein-Main metropolitan area. Frankfurt am Main is less than 20 miles away, and cities such as Mainz, Wiesbaden, Heidelberg and Mannheim are also nearby. Darmstadt and TU Darmstadt are well connected and easily accessible by car, train, or air.

Travel information, including directions and parking can be found below.


To Darmstadt…

by train

ICE, IC and EC trains stop at Darmstadt Station, which means it is very well connected with the German distance railway network. There are regional connections with Frankfurt am Main, Wiesbaden, Aschaffenburg, Mannheim and Heidelberg as well as Erbach and Eberbach. Darmstadt Hauptbahnhof (main station) is a hub for tram and bus lines to the TU.
From Darmstadt Hauptbahnhof (main railway station), you can take bus lines F (Oberwaldhaus), H (Alfred-Messel-Weg) and K (TU Lichtwiese/Mensa) or tram lines 2 and 3. Get off at Schloss. The TU entrance building karo 5 is just a few minutes’ walk from the stop at Karolinenplatz.

by car

You can reach Darmstadt from motorways A5 (from Frankfurt/M. – Heidelberg/Basel) and A67 (from Cologne/Wiesbaden – Mannheim). At the motorway junction ‘Autobahnkreuz Darmstadt’ take the exit towards Darmstadt/Stadtmitte.

The address for underground parking is :

64283 Darmstadt

A map with directions to Campus Stadtmitte by car can be found here

from the airport

The international airport Frankfurt Rhein-Main is located 25 km (15.5 miles) from Darmstadt. At the airport, regional bus lines depart from arrivals area B at Terminal 1 and arrivals areas D+E at Terminal 2. We recommend the express bus AirLiner (Terminals 1 and 2), which offers a convenient and fast 30-minute connection from the airport to Darmstadt Hauptbahnhof (main station), Luisenplatz and Darmstadtium Congress Centre.

TU Darmstadt building numbers can be found here.

To the campus…

A map with directions to Campus Stadtmitte can be found here.


Free parking close to TU Darmstadt is hard to find. For this reason, please allow some time when traveling by car.

There is an underground parking garage (‘Darmstadtium’) which is within walking distance to the workshop location.


64283 Darmstadt

Parking fees are € 1.80 per 60 min and a maximum daily charge of 15 €.