Getting there and around

By airplane

  • Saarbrücken-Ensheim Airport
    A taxi ride from Saarbrücken Airport to Saarland University takes approximately 20 minutes. Bus #R10 runs hourly between the airport and Saarbücken Station.
  • Luxembourg Airport
    Express busses operate between Luxembourg Station (“Gare Centrale”) and Saarbrücken Station (“Hauptbahnhof”). See timetable.
  • Frankfurt Airport
    There are two convenient ways of continuing your journey to Saarbrücken:

  • Paris Airport
    Well connected by TGV and ICE to Saarbrücken main station (“Saarbrücken Hbf”) without changing trains. Travel time is about 1h50 (see also below).

By train

The high-speed networks of ICE and TGV allow quick and comfortable travel to Saarbrücken station, for example from Frankfurt / Main or Paris Est (France). For more information and tickets see German Railway. The local main station is called “Saarbrücken Hbf”.

Local transportation

Busses and regional trains, the Saarbahn (tram), make public transportation in the area a viable alternative to taxis.

When arriving at the university campus, please get off the bus at “Universität Campus”. The ride from the main station, the city center or from Römerkastell takes about 14-20 minutes. Tickets can be purchased either before the ride at ticket vending machines or directly from the bus driver (current bus fare for a one-way ticket: 2,60 €).

List of busses leaving from:

Saarbrücken “Hauptbahnhof” (Main Station)
e.g. from the hotels Mercure, La Résidence, B&B
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Bus #124 (every 30 minutes, takes 14 minutes)
Bus #112 (every 30 minutes, takes 16 minutes)
Bus #102 (every 30 minutes, takes 20 minutes)

Saarbrücken “Rathaus” (City Hall)
e.g. from the the hotels Leidinger, Motel One, Madeleine, Am Triller
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Bus #101 (every 30 minutes, takes 12 minutes)
Bus #102 (every 30 minutes, takes 12 minutes)
Bus #109 (every 30 minutes, takes 15 minutes)
Bus #111 (every 30 minutes, takes 15 minutes)

Saarbrücken “Römerkastell”
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Bus #138 (every 30 minutes, takes 17 minutes)
Bus #136 (every 60 minutes, takes 12 minutes)

For more information see www.saarvv.de. To find connections to the conference venue at Saarland University, search for busses to “Universität Campus”.