Travel & Accomodations

Getting to Bochum

By Plane

Düsseldorf Airport (DUS) is the largest airport in the area. From there, it is just a 35 minute train ride to Bochum main station. Other options include Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN; longer travel distance to Bochum) and Dortmund Airport (DTM; closest to Bochum, but fewer flights).

By Car

Bochum can be conveniently reached by car via the major highways A40 and A43 and the city highway A448. During rush hour, expect traffic jams and delays all over the Ruhr area.

By Train

Bochum is well connected to the German high-speed rail network operated by the fast ICE and the slower IC trains. Refer to to check for connections.

Getting to University

By Car

Ruhr University is located right at "Universitätsstraße" which connects the campus to city center and the A43 highway. Plenty of free parking is available in the parking garages on the west side of the campus. Avoid other parking lots if possible as they usually reach capacity around 9 am.

Public Transport

Bochum main station is served by numerous regional and long-distance trains. You can plan your journey at From Bochum main station, the U35 subway (direction: Hustadt) operates frequently and gets you to university campus via the "Ruhr Universität" station in around 10 minutes.

Bikes & Scooters

A cheap alternative to the U35 subway is taking a bike or scooter to get to the RUB campus. Bikes can be rented from metropolradruhr at one of their many stations across the city. Scooters can be rented from Circ, Tier, and Lime. There is a dedicated bike lane from city center to the campus.


  • Wald & Golfhotel Lottental
    3* hotel located just a short walk from our venue

  • Hotel ibis Bochum Zentrum
    2* hotel centrally located next to the main station; 10 minute subway U35 + 15 minutes walking to the venue

  • Mercure Hotel Bochum City
    4* hotel located next to the main station; 10 minute subway U35 + 15 minutes walking to the venue

  • LSI Bochum
    inexpensive accomodation offered by Ruhr University located a 25 minute walk from the venue