Travel Directions

  Picture of Aachen's old town RWTH Aachen

Arriving by train:

In order to get from the central station (Hauptbahnhof) to the institute, please take Bus 3A or 3B to the stop "Campus Melaten" (former "Physikzentrum"). The buses run every 15 min. and the trip takes 20-25 minutes. After getting off, go up the stairs, cross the street and walk straight for about 50m. Then turn left, and after another 20m there is an entrance to your right. Take the stairs or the elevator to the 4th floor. Our institute is now right behind you, the hallway with the red doors.

In order to get to the institute from Aachen West train station, please take Bus 3A at the stop "Westbahnhof" and proceed as above to "Campus Melaten". The trip takes 8-10 minutes.

Alternatively, you can take a taxi from Hauptbahnhof to the institute (direction Physikzentrum RWTH-Melaten) for about 10-15 Euro. Note that there are no taxi's at Aachen West train station.

Here you find a site map.

Arriving by car:

At the "Aachener Kreuz" of the A4 and A44 motorway intersection take the A4 motorway leading towards Heerlen. Leave motorway A4 at exit number 2, "Aachen Laurensberg". Turn right onto Kohlscheider Strasse. Take the first exit on the right onto Toledoring (follow the signs "RWTH-Melaten"). Then take the second exit, which is located directly behind a short tunnel. Take the second exit of the roundabout. After a few hundred meters the parking lot of the institute is located on the left hand side.

Here you find a site map.

Arriving by plane:

The simplest way is to fly to Düsseldorf or Köln/Bonn and then to take a train to Aachen (takes about 1.5 hours).

The airport Maastricht Aachen ( only offers a limited number of flights, but nevertheless it can be a very good alternative from selected destinations.

There are a number of less convenient alternatives to Düsseldorf. One can fly to Frankfurt (about 2.5 hours by train to Aachen), Brussels (about 2 hours), or Amsterdam (about 4 hours).

Guest House of RWTH Aachen university:

Guest House of RWTH Aachen university

Gästehäuser der RWTH Aachen
Melatener Straße 31
52074 Aachen

Phone: (+49) 241 80 24074

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