Getting to Kaiserslautern

We are looking forward to meeting you in Kaiserslautern!

Therefore, we provide information on how to get here by car, train, or plane as well as a City & Campus Map!

By Plane

It is most convenient to fly to either Frankfurt or Stuttgart.

After landing, you need to proceed through the following steps:

  • Immigration check (please have your visa and ID card/ passport ready)
  • Baggage claim (don’t forget your flight number)
  • Customs (please find out about import restrictions beforehand)

Kaiserslautern can be reached by train from both airports within 2-3 hours.

By train

From Frankfurt airport: 
your destination is "Kaiserslautern Hauptbahnhof":

There are two possible routes:

  • Frankfurt - Mannheim - Kaiserslautern (approx. 2 hours, cost: approx. 24.70 EUR)
  • Frankfurt - Bad Münster am Stein - Kaiserslautern (approx. 3 hours, cost: approx. 21.70 EUR)

From Stuttgart airport: 
your destination is "Kaiserslautern Hauptbahnhof":

  • route via Mannheim: Stuttgart - Mannheim - Kaiserslautern (approx. 2-3 hours, cost: approx. 36 EUR)

On weekends, the German rail system offers the "Schönes-Wochenende-Ticket" (valid on regional trains only). Up to five people can share the same ticket, sharing the cost of 39 EUR (Internet booking).

From Kaiserslautern main train station by bus:

  • take Bus # 105, 107, or 115 (which run every 30 minutes) and get off at either "Uni West", "Uni Süd", or "Uni Ost" - direction 'Universität"
  • take Bus # 102, 105, or 107 (which run every 30 minutes) - direction "Rathaus" (city hall in the city center)

Please note: There is no 24-hour bus service in Kaiserslautern! After midnight, buses only run Friday and Saturday nights (called Nachtbus) and these only depart from the city hall/ Rathaus every hour from 12:15 am to 3:15 am.

However, taxis are available at all times in front of the train station!

By car

Kaiserslautern can easily be reached from all directions.

On the Motorway:
From Saarbrücken on the A6 (E12)
From Mainz / Frankfurt on the A63

On Federal Roads:
From Ludwigshafen on the B37
From Saarbrücken on the B40
From Pirmasens-Lauterecken on the B270

Route planners on the Internet will help you find the best route.

For example www.falk.de.

Campus & City Map

To find us in Kaiserslautern, have a look at the city map or campus map.

We recommend that you announce your arrival at the ISGS office in advance so that we can arrange to fetch you from the railway station and take you to your flat. You can be sure to arrive in time, as we also coordinate dates for language courses, enrolments, and moving.

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