Arrival

Travel Options

by plane

The nearest international airports are Frankfurt am Main, Berlin and Hamburg. From there, as well as from all other German airports, you can easily reach Magdeburg by train or bus.

by Train

You can reach ‘Magdeburg central station’ by train (Deutsche Bahn) using either an ICE (Inter City Express), an IC (Inter City) or a regional train. Tickets can be bought online before the journey. Purchased tickets must either be printed out or downloaded as mobile tickets into the app of Deutsche Bahn. The purchase of a Flexpreis-ticket is worth considering. Flexpreis-tickets include an unrestricted choice of trains on the day of travel. They can be used on the valid day for all trains on the booked route. This is especially useful if your flight to Germany is delayed. Further information on timetables and prices can be found here.

by Bus

Another good and cheap way to reach Magdeburg is to use a long-distance bus provided by Flixbus. A flixbus will take you to the Central Bus Station (ZOB), which is located directly behind the main train station. Tickets can also be bought online at Flixbus before the journey. Purchased tickets must either be printed out or downloaded as mobile tickets into the app of Flixbus. Information on timetables and prices can be found here.

with a ride

In Germany there is also the possibility of carpooling. This means that one person travels by car and still has free seats for other persons. You can find carpooling offers here.

 

Directions by Public Transport

Please inform yourself on the day of your trip about possible deviations from the regular timetable.

from Frankfurt/ Main Airport

Magdeburg can be reached from the airport in Frankfurt am Main by train in approx. 5h 40min. There is no direct connection. Travelers have to change trains in Hannover central station or Halle (Saale) central station. There are two direct connections per day with the Flixbus. The travel time between the two journeys varies between 6h and 12h.

from Berlin/Schönefeld Airport

Magdeburg can be reached from the airport ‘Berlin Schönefeld’ by Deutsche Bahn in approx. 2h 40min. There is no direct connection. Travelers have to change trains at ‘Berlin Ostbahnhof’.

from Berlin/ Tegel Airport

Magdeburg can be reached by train from the aiport ‘Berlin Tegel’ in approx. 2 hours 20 minutes. There is no direct connection. Travelers first have to take the bus 109 to ‘Berlin Charlottenburg’ and from there take the train to Magdeburg.

from Hamburg Airport

Magdeburg can be reached from Hamburg Airport by Deutsche Bahn in approx. 3h 30min. There is no direct connection. Travelers have to change trains twice. From the airport you have to take the S-Bahn to ‘Hamburg Hauptbahnhof’ (Hamburg central station). From there you can take the train to Hannover. In Hannover you change to the train to Magdeburg. There are no direct connections with the Flixbus. The journey to Magdeburg takes place with a change in Hanover. The journey time varies between approx. 6h 45min and 7h 55min.

 

From Magdeburg Central Station to Otto-von-Guericke-University

From the bus or train station it takes about 25 minutes on foot or 15 minutes by tram to the main campus. To get to the university, take the exit "Willy-Brandt-Platz".

The tram tracks are currently being renewed, which is why the journey by tram is only possible with a considerable detour. However, a rail replacement service is available. It can be used as followed:

  1. Leave the station through the exit "Willy-Brandt-Platz".
  2. Cross the shopping centre "City Carré".
  3. Cross the street at the traffic lights and continue to the stop "City-Carré / Hauptbahnhof".
  4. Take the bus "SEV 41" 3 stops to "Listemannstraße".
  5. When you reach the stop, turn right and go down Listemannstraße.
  6. Turn right at the end of the street and walk parallel to the roundabout towards the high-rise building "Campus Tower".
  7. Walk around the Campus Tower to the right. After a few minutes, you will reach the Campus Service Center and the main campus of Otto-von-Guericke University.

 

By car to Otto-von-Guericke-University

You can also reach the university by car. It is possible to use the motorway as well as the country roads. In Germany the use of the motorway is free of charge. The fastest route can be found with the help of Google Maps.

Coming from Frankfurt/ Main

  1. Take the A5, A7, A39 onto the A2
  2. Exit 70 "Magdeburg-Zentrum" onto the Magdeburger Ring (E49/B189) in south direction, exit "Albert-Vater-Straße" onto the B1 in east direction until Universitätsplatz (large roundabout)

Coming from Berlin

via the A2 exit 70 "Magdeburg Zentrum" onto the Magdeburger Ring (E49/B189) southbound, exit "Albert-Vater-Straße" onto the B1 eastbound until you reach Universitätsplatz (large roundabout)

Coming from Hamburg

  1. Drive via A1 and A2 onto the A2
  2. Exit 70 "Magdeburg-Zentrum" onto the Magdeburger Ring (E49/B189) in south direction, exit "Albert-Vater-Straße" onto the B1 in east direction until Universitätsplatz (large roundabout)

Coming from Halle/ Leipzig

  1. Via the A14 exit 105 "Magdeburg Sudenburg, Zentrum" onto the Magdeburger Ring (B81/E49/B71) northbound, exit "Albert-Vater-Straße" (Helmstedt, Dessau, Burg, Zentrum, Olvenstedt) onto the B1 in the direction of "Dessau, Burg, Zentrum" (east) to Universitätsplatz (large roundabout).
  2. Take the B1 from the west to Universitätsplatz (large roundabout). Do not drive through the tunnel.
  3. Circumnavigate 3/4 of the roundabout and turn into "Gareisstraße
  4. At the first traffic light turn right into "Henning-von-Tresckow-Str.
  5. If you are coming on the B1 from the east (from Dessau or Burg), cross the two bridges over the Elbe. At the second traffic light after the bridges turn right into ‘Pfälzer Straße’.