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Travel & Public Transportation


There are many ways to travel to Marburg. We have outlined some of the most common ways below:



Arriving in Marburg



Travelling by plane

Many international students choose to fly to Frankfurt am Main Airport. From there, take the following route:

  • From terminal 1

    • Follow the signs to the Regionalbahnhof (regional trains)
    • Buy a ticket to Marburg
    • Take any S-Bahn train to Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof (central station) (ca 10 minutes)
    • Take a Regional train (RE, RB) to Marburg (for an ICE you need a different ticket)
  • From terminal 2

    • Take the direct shuttle bus to the airport train stations (the stop is located just outside the terminal exit on level 2). During hours when the shuttle bus is not operating, follow the signs to “Bahnhöfe (train stations) via Sky Line”.
    • Follow the signs to the Regionalbahnhof (see above)

If you arrive at a different airport, you can take Inter City Express Trains (ICE) - check train timetables at Deutsche Bahn.

Travelling by Train

Current train timetables can be found at Deutsche Bahn’s website. You should exit the train at Hauptbahnhof Marburg (Lahn), not Bahnhof Marburg (Süd). Please note that you should never board a train without a valid ticket.

Traveling by car

If you travel to Marburg by car, please note that Marburg is a small and historic town. This means, there aren’t many parking lots and you can easily get everywhere either by foot, bike or bus. Marburg is centrally located in Germany and can be reached by different highways (e.g. A5) leading up to the A45. The city centre can be reached by leaving the highway at the exit “Marburg Mitte”.


Public Transport in Marburg and Hessen


Check out the website of the Rhein-Main-Verkehrsbund or the website of the Stadtwerke Marburg, operating the public transportation network in and around Marburg


With your matriculation at the Philipps-Universität Marburg, you receive the Semesterticket. It is already included in your semester fee and allows you to travel by bus and regional train in all of Hessen and beyond!

  • It either is distributed in paper form during the Orientation Programme by the International Office or will be send to your German post address.
  • A current illustration of the area of validity
  • The semester ticket is only valid in conjunction with your ID, passport, the international student ID, driving licence or consulate card.
  • The semester ticket is valid for the duration of a semester and in the month before the start of the semester
  • Under certain circumstances, the semester ticket fee can be reimbursed if purchasing the semester ticket represents financial hardship for students. More information and the application can be found on the website of the AStA.


Nextbike is a bike rental system that was set up as part of a cooperation between Nextbike, the city of Marburg and the AStA Uni Marburg. The rental system is integrated into the semester ticket. After a one-time free registration, all Marburg students can rent up to three bicycles as often as they like for an hour at a time at no additional cost. All current information can be found here: