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Getting To Mannheim

Mannheim has excellent national and international connections, thanks to its proximity to Frankfurt airport and its railway and road network.

By Plane
The nearest airports are Frankfurt and Frankfurt-Hahn Airport.

How to join Mannheim from Frankfurt:
By Train

If you land at Frankfurt, the quickest and easiest way to get to Mannheim is by train. Should you arrive at Terminal 2, take the bus or the Skytrain to Terminal 1. From Terminal 1 follow the signs for "Fernbahnhof / long-distance trains". From there on you can take a train to Mannheim Hauptbahnhof (main station). You can purchase your ticket at a ticket booth, in the travel center of "Deutsche Bahn" or inside the train (more expensive). The train ride from Frankfurt Airport to Mannheim takes approx. 30 minutes by high-speed ICE train. Visit for more information.

How to join Mannheim from Frankfurt-Hahn Airport:
Shuttle Bus:
If you arrive at Frankfurt-Hahn Airport, you can take a Shuttle Bus to Mannheim main station. The bus leaves approx. every 3 hours and takes about 2.5 hours to get to Mannheim. There is no train connection at Frankfurt-Hahn Airport. Visit for more information.

How to join Mannheim from Stuttgart Airport:
If you arrive at Stuttgart Airport, you will have to get to the main train station in Stuttgart, from where you can take a train to Mannheim. The full journey takes about 1.5 hours. Visit for more information.

By Train
The main train station is the Mannheim Hauptbahnhof, which is situated a few minutes walk from the University. Mannheim is on the Hamburg–Basel line and is a major national and internation rail hub. For full information and destinations and timetables, please visit here.


By Bus
Flixbus offers bus routes throughout Germany and neighbouring countries. Mannheim is one of their main destinations. FlixBus offers modern mobility at excellent prices.
For further information please visit here.


By Car
Mannheim is near the junction of the east–west A6 (here oriented north–south), the A67 north to Frankfurt, and the A656 east to Heidelberg. Unfortunately the university does not have a car park for visitors. You can park your car in the multi-storey car park directly by the Bismarckstraße next to the west wing of the baroque palace or in the car park in N2. Further car parks can be located on the map here.


Last update July 31, 2015
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