Getting to Passau
Passau can be conveniently reached by train – including international long-distance trains – and car. The nearest airports are Munich and Linz (Austria), with train connections to Passau. Once you arrive in Passau, the University is just a short walk or bus-ride away.
Arriving by train
The main train lines are:
|Intercity (IC) trains|
|Intercity Express (ICE) trains|
|Regional Express trains (RE)|
Arriving by plane
From Munich airport:
Onward journey by train: Go to the Airport Centre located on Level 03 and purchase a 'Bayern Ticket', indicating the number of travellers on the ticket (up to 5 persons can travel on one ticket; the price depends on the number of persons indicated. Please make sure your name is written or printed on the ticket, as otherwise the ticket is void). Bayern Tickets are valid on weekdays from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 a.m. the following day and can be used on all regional trains, suburban trains, the subway and most bus routes (but not on ICE or IC trains). On Saturdays and Sundays, Bayern Tickets are valid from midnight until 3:00 a.m. the following day.
Do not take a local train to Munich but rather bus no. 635 to Freising. The bus departs just outside the Airport Centre (MAC) – follow the 'Bus' signs. The terminus of the bus service is Freising station; the trip will take some 20 minutes. At the station, take the Regionalexpress (RE) train to Passau. The train journey lasts about two hours and there is an hourly service. Passau is the terminus of the train. Please note that the Bayern Ticket is valid on buses and trains (but not ICE/IC trains) and can only be purchased before embarking upon the journey, either at a ticket machine or at the train counter.
Onward journey by car: via autobahn A92 Landshut – Passau.
From Linz Airport:
Onward journey by train: Take the shuttle bus to Hörsching Railway Station ('Bahnhof Hörsching'), then take the Hörsching – Wels – Passau train.
Onward journey by car: Via autobahn A25/A8 in the direction of Passau. This is a toll road – please make sure you have the correct toll sticker ('Vignette') attached to your windscreen before you enter the autobahn. Toll stickers can be purchased from most filling stations.
Arriving by car
On the A3, take the exit 'Passau Mitte' and, at the traffic lights, turn left in the direction of Passau. Follow the road for about one kilometre, then take the first exit right onto Pionierstrasse. Proceed along this road until you reach a T-junction, then turn left onto Neuburgerstrasse. Keep going straight along this street. After about 1.5 kilometres, when you reach the fifth set of traffic lights, turn right onto Leonhard-Paminger-Strasse and keep going until you reach the T-junction, where you should turn left onto Innstrasse. You will see the University buildings come up on your right and left as you continue along Innstrasse.
For more information on parking spaces and car parks, including Park & Ride car parks, railway stations, bus lines and taxi stands, use the interactive map of Passau. Please note that parking spaces in the University car parks are in very short supply during the semester!
From the railway station to the University campus
Bus services to the University
Bus services 8 and 9 ZOB – Kohlbruck/Erlebnisbad will take you to the University.
Alight at bus stop 'Augustinergasse' for:
- Nikolakloster building (NK)
- Innsteg Auditorium (ISA)
- Philosophicum building (PHIL)
Alight at bus stop 'Universität' for:
- Philosophicum building (PHIL)
- Business Administration and Economics Building (WIWI)
- Central Library (ZB)
- Refectory (Mensa, M)
Alight at bus stop 'Wörthstraße' for:
- Main lecture theatre building (Audimax, AM)
- Art Education (KE)
- Centre for Media and Communication (ZMK)
- Computer Centre (RZ)
- Faculty of Computer Science and Mathematics (IM)
- Faculty of Law/Juridicum (JUR)
- Administration building (VW)
- Sports Centre (SP)
- IT-Centre and International House (ITZ/IH)
Alight at bus stop 'Klinikum' for:
- Nursery (Krabbelstube/Krümelkiste)
Walking from the railway station to the University
Turn right as you exit the railway station, then continue along Bahnhofstrasse until you reach the Ludwigsplatz square. Turn right to walk along the Dr.-Hans-Kapfinger-Strasse pedestrian zone (the Stadtgalerie shopping centre should be to your right). Keep walking until you pass the central tower ('Stadtturm'). Then turn left and traverse the park ('Klostergarten') diagonally until you reach the upper archway of the Nikolakloster building, which forms the main entrance to the University campus.