Arriving by plane
Here you can find some information about nearby airports and train connections to Bielefeld. You may also want to check the timetable for trains leaving at the time of your arrival at the airport. Further information on how to reach the University from the main train station is given below.
Arriving by car
You may want to have a look at the map showing the major highway connections and main roads within the Bielefeld area as well as a more detailed street map of the University neighbourhood. Arrriving by car you will most certainly approach Bielefeld via the motorway "A2". Coming from direction "Hannover" you take the exit "Bielefeld-Ost (27)" until "Adenauerplatz". There you turn right into the "Artur-Ladebeck-Strasse" and at the second traffic light left into "Stapenhorststrasse". You follow "Stapenhorststrasse/Wertherstrasse" for roughly 2.5 km and then turn right into "Voltmannstrasse". At the next traffic light (approx. 500 m) you turn to the left to the University Campus.
Coming from direction "Dortmund" you exit the A2 at "Kreuz Bielefeld (25)" to get on motorway A33, direction Osnabrück. You follow A33 till its current end, turn right onto "B61 (Ostwestfalendamm)" and take the exit "Universität, Stapenhorststrasse. At the traffic light you turn left and follow "Stapenhorststrasse/Wertherstrasse" as described above.
Arriving by train
You may want to check the timetable for trains within Germany or worldwide.
Arriving at Bielefeld you have to leave the station and cross the station forecourt. Just straight ahead you will find the entrance to the underground. You have to buy the ticket in advance at the ticket machine before you go to the platform. For an individual ticket you have to chose the options "Einzelticket, Preisstufe 1 Bielefeld". It presently costs EURO 2,60. If you are already aware of the fact that you will use public transport more often, it's worth buying a so-called "4er-Ticket" for the price of EURO 8,40, which entitles you to four trips. You take the underground No. 4 (direction "Lohmannshof"), which takes you to the University within 8 minutes. You will find the Theoretical Physics section in complex D and E of the University main building on the 5th and 6th floor. The experimental Physics Sections are in complex D levels 0 to 4. For ZiF you have to walk about 0.5 km, see the map.