Getting to Kaiserslautern

Kaiserslautern is located in the southwest of Germany, about halfway between Frankfurt and Strasbourg. Kaiserslautern can be reached:

By Plane

Frankfurt airport (FRA), the second largest hub in Europe, is one hour away by car or shuttle bus.

Click here for instructions on getting from Frankfurt airport to Kaiserslautern by train.

Paris's two major airports (CDG and ORY) , are also an option. Use public transportation or a taxi to travel from either airport to the Gare de l'Est train station. From there it is a 2½-hour journey by direct high-speed train.

Visitors traveling from certain destinations within Europe may also wish to consider using Ryanair to Frankfurt Hahn (HHN) (1 hour by car).

By Train

Kaiserslautern is connected to the Deutsche Bahn's (German Railways) ICE and IC/EC high-speed network.

For train schedules and tickets please use the Deutsche Bahn, or Trainline. Enter your destination as "Kaiserslautern Hbf" (the Kaiserslautern Central Station). For directions on how to get to campus from the Kaiserslautern train station, please see "Getting to campus" below.

By Car

Kaiserslautern is connected to the German Autobahn system, and within a few hours drive of a number of major cities in Germany, France, Luxembourg, Belgium, and Switzerland.

GPS Coordinates:
49° 25' 35.20" N
07° 44' 59.38" E

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Getting to Campus

The institute is located on the campus of The Technical University of Kaiserslautern.

By Taxi

A taxi ride from the main train station or the city center takes about 5 minutes (EUR 7). Tell the driver you want to go to "Trippstadter Strasse and Paul-Ehrlich-Strasse."

By Bus

A bus from the main train station or the city center takes about 5 to 10 minutes (EUR 2.20). From the main train station (stop: Kaiserslautern Hauptbahnhof) you can take bus 105, 106, 115, 116, or 150. The bus stop is outside the main (i.e., north) exit of the train station. Exit the bus at the Uni West stop. See the exact location of the bus stop on the campus map below.

Most bus lines depart every 30 minutes. For more detailed information, please see the bus timetables.

Campus Map

The institute is located in building G 26 in the northwest corner of the campus of The Technical University of Kaiserslautern. The main office is in room 405, at the north end of the building.


Hotel Zollamt:  Link
Close to the University

B&B Hotel:  Link
Close to the railway station

Hampton by Hilton:  Link
Close to the railway station

SAKS Hotel:  Link
In the city center

Alcatraz Hotel:  Link
Prison-themed hotel

Hotel Bremerhof:  Link
In the woods, 15-20 minutes by walk