How to find us

Route Description

The Institutes of Traffic and Transport are located in building L1 | 01 at the Lichtwiese campus (see building plans).

By car

Anreise Lichtwiese

Insert the address „Otto-Berndt-Straße 2, Darmstadt“ in your navigation device.

(If your navigation device couldn't find this street name, use the older street name. In this case use Petersenstraße 30.)

From motorway A5/ A67, junction ‘Darmstadt-Mitte’, towards city centre (‘Stadtmitte’). Turn right at the second traffic light (direction Heidelberg). Via Berliner Allee, Groß-Gerauer-Weg, Eschollbrücker Straße to Heinrichstraße. From Heinrichstraße, follow the signs ‘TU-Lichtwiese’.

Public Transport

The campus TU-Lichtwiese is very well accessible by public transport via 2 stops (one bus-stop and one train station):

  • Bus-stop: TU Lichtwiese/Mensa
  • Train station: Darmstadt TU-Lichtwiese

For train connections, please enter the name for the station as “Darmstadt TU-Lichtwiese” from or For bus connections, enter the name “TU Lichtwiese/Mensa” from

From Darmstadt Main Station (Hauptbahnhof)

Use Bus K. The last stop will be TU Lichtwiese/Mensa. The journey takes approximately 18 min.

From Frankfurt Main Station (Hauptbahnhof)

Two alternatives are possible:

1) Odenwaldbahn (VIAS):

Direct connection to the station “Darmstadt TU-Lichtwiese”. The journey takes 25 min. This connection is carried out however generally once in two hours.

2) S-Bahn (S3) / Regionalbahn (RB) to Darmstadt Main Station:

Connection to Darmstadt Main Station. The journey takes 38 min with S-Bahn (S3) and 19 min with RB. For the trip after Darmstadt Main Station, check the information above.

From Frankfurt International Airport

by Taxi: Give the address “Otto-Bernd-Straße 2, 64287 Darmstadt”. The journey will be approximately 30 km (via Autobahn A-5).

by Public Transport, two alternatives are possible:

1) Bus Airliner: Direct connection from Frankfurt Airport (both Terminal 1 and 2) to Darmstadt Main Station. The journey takes approximately 25-30 min. For the connections and further information, visit the website of the operator:

2) S-Bahn / Regionalbahn to Frankfurt Main Station: From „Regionalbahnhof Frankfurt Flughafen“, connection to Frankfurt Main Station. The journey takes approximately 11 min. For the trip after Frankfurt Main Station, check the information above.

For up-to-date information, please visit the websites of the operators or