By public transport
Bochum Central Station is served by ICE, IC, EC, regional, and suburban trains at a high frequency. From there, you can reach us easily by taking the underground line U35 (CampusLinie) straight to the Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB), which has its own station named after it. The U35 (direction Bochum Hustadt) runs at five-minute intervals on weekdays and takes just ten minutes to get to the university.
Motorists can also easily reach the RUB via the
dense network of motorways in Germany and especially in North Rhine-Westphalia.
The quickest route is via the motorway junction Bochum/Witten, where
the A43 and A44 meet. Simply take the exit Bochum-Querenburg, follow
the signs “Ruhr-Universität” and then the
(electronic) information boards.
A limited number of parking spaces is available in the nearby P9.
Four airports – Dortmund, Münster/Osnabrück, Cologne/Bonn, and Düsseldorf – are within a reasonable distance of the RUB. Düsseldorf Airport, however, is not only the largest, but also the most easily accessed: there are direct connections between the airport and Bochum's main train station up to eight times per hour, and the journey only takes around half an hour.