Welcome to Germany! To help you plan your journey to Mannheim, we have compiled a list of the different travel options you have.

How To Get Here

  • from Frankfurt Airport (FRA)

    by train:

    • Beware! No direct train connections between 15 July – 14 December 2024 on the Frankfurt/Main Airport – Mannheim train route
    • It is possible to travel by S-Bahn (line S8 and S9) to Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof (main station) and from there on to Mannheim (follow the signs “Regionalbahnhof” at the airport)
    • Various regional trains (RE/RB) and long-distance trains (IC/ICE) run from Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof to Mannheim Hauptbahnhof
    • There is also a rail replacement service with buses between Frankfurt/Main Airport – Mannheim Hauptbahnhof (check information online (only in German) and at the airport)
    • Information on train connections and timetables can be found at and in the DB Navigtor app
    • Due to the construction work, there may be route congestion and further delays, so please do not rely solely on the travel times given on the Deutsche Bahn website and be sure to plan a generous time buffer for your journey
    • If you have booked a personal move-in date for your room in the Studierendenwerk's halls of residence, a late arrival in Mannheim may mean that you miss the deadline and have to find a hotel/youth hostel for the first night

    by bus:
    As an alternative to taking the train, you can travel to Mannheim by long-distance bus. More information on bus routes and prices can be found on:

  • from Stuttgart Airport (STR)

    by train:

    • Take the subway (line U6) from the “Stuttgart Flughafen/Messe” stop to Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof (main station)
    • Take a long-distance train (ICE/IC) from Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof to Mannheim Hauptbahnhof
    • There are various connections that take different lengths of time (between 90 and 120 minutes)
    • Information on connections and prices at
  • in Mannheim: from the Main Station to the International Office

    on foot (10min):

    • Leave the main station through the main entrance and walk approx. 200 meters straight ahead across the station forecourt
    • Then turn left into Bismarckstraße
    • Walk straight ahead until you reach square L1 opposite Mannheim Palace
    • The International Office is located in L1, 1

    by tram:

    • During the summer and into the fall, there are many construction sites and detours in Mannheim's public transportation system
    • Many trams take different routes and/or do not stop at the usual stops
    • Please visit to find out about possible connections

More travel options can be found here.

Download: Campus plan of the University of Mannheim