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Public Transport


How to get to Siegen

Students arriving by plane at Frankfurt Airport - FRA (Flughafen Frankfurt am Main) take the city train (S-Bahn) to Frankfurt main station (Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof) leaving from the station in Terminal 1. From Frankfurt main station there are regular train services to Siegen. Please note that a change of trains might be required in Gießen.
There are also long distance buses leaving from Frankfurt airport and Frankfurt main station to Siegen.

Students arriving at the airport in Cologne/Bonn - CGN take a regional train to Troisdorf or Cologne main station (Köln Hauptbahnhof) and change trains to Siegen.
There are also long distance buses leaving from airport Cologne/Bonn to Siegen.

Students arriving at Dusseldorf Airport DUS (Flughafen Düsseldorf) take a train to Hagen or Cologne main station (Köln Hauptbahnhof) and change trains to Siegen.
There are also long distance buses leaving from Dusseldorf airport and Dusseldorf main station to Siegen.


Regional Train Connections

Siegen Main Station can be easily accessed from the main airports. You can buy train tickets at the station (counter or ticket machine) or online in advance. For payment options, departure times and train arrivals visit Deutsche Bahn.

Main Railroad Lines to Siegen

  • Essen – Hagen – Siegen (Weidenau)
  • Cologne – Siegen
  • Frankfurt – Giessen – Siegen

Long Distance Bus Services

Apart from trains there are several long distance bus services usually leaving from or close to regional airports and/or train stations. Ticket prices may vary depending on provider, day of the week, and spots available. The bus stop in Siegen is located close to the Siegen train station at Koblenzer Str. 43. Check the list of long distance bus services or online comparison portals.

Long Distance Bus Services to Siegen


Local Bus Services

Local buses offer a frequent and convenient way to travel to all campuses of the University of Siegen. Different services connect to our campuses in Siegen and Siegen-Weidenau. Buses only stop at designated bus stops, they do not stop on request between bus stops.

Before you receive your semester ticket, you buy a ticket from the driver (one way fare, one or seven day pass). A university bus app (USi Bus) is available for android, iOS and Windows Phone.

Check your campus and choose the route accordingly. Please note that bus schedules change during lecture-free time.

Information on Schedules, Routes, and Bus Stops in Siegen

  • Verkehrsbetriebe Westfalen-Süd VWS
  • Verkehrsgemeinschaft Westfalen-Süd VGWS

Adolf Reichwein Campus (AR), Hölderlin Campus (H) and Paul Bonatz Campus (PB) are located in Siegen Weidenau (Haardter Berg). The Language Center is at the foot of the hill on Weidenauer Str/Brückenstraße (WS). Emmy Noether Campus (ENC) is located in Siegen (Fischbacher Berg) and the new campus Unteres Schloss (US) is close to Siegen city center and the main train station.

Campus Locations and Maps

City Bus Lines

Three city bus lines (Citybuslinie, C) connect Siegen bus station (Siegen ZOB) or Weidenau bus station (Weidenau ZOB) and the campuses during lecture period and lecture-free period:

Siegen ZOB – Engsbachstr.– Weidenau ZOB – AR (Adolf-Reichwein-Str.)
AR (Adolf-Reichwein-Str.) – Weidenau ZOB – Engsbachstr. – Siegen ZOB
C111 Siegen ZOB – Weidenau ZOB – AR (Universität Robert-Schuhmann-Str.)
AR (Universität Robert-Schuhmann-Str.) – Weidenau ZOB– Siegen ZOB
C111 Siegen ZOB – ENC
ENC – Siegen ZOB

University Express Lines

During lecture period there are additional university express lines (UniExpresslinie, UX) to  the train stations and campuses:

UX1 Siegen ZOB – AR (Adolf-Reichwein-Str.)
AR (Adolf-Reichwein-Str.) – Siegen ZOB
UX2 Weidenau ZOB – AR (Adolf-Reichwein-Str.)
AR (Adolf-Reichwein-Str.) – Weidenau ZOB
ENC – WS (Brückenstraße) – H – AR (Robert-Schumann-Str.)
AR (Robert-Schumann-Str.) – H– WS (Brückenstraße) - ENC
UX5 Langholdinghausen – H – AR (Robert-Schumann-Str.)
AR (Robert-Schumann-Str.) – H – Langholdinghausen
Siegen ZOB – US (Kölner Tor) – WS (Brückenstraße) – H – AR (Robert-Schumann-Str.)
AR (Robert-Schumann-Str.) – H – WS (Brückenstraße) – US (Kölner Tor) – Siegen ZOB

Semester Ticket

Students of the University of Siegen receive their student ID and the semester ticket after their in-person registration. The costs for the semester ticket are included in the semester fee.

The City of Siegen offers a one-time refund for the costs of the semester ticket to students who register their main residence in Siegen. Please refer to the AStA for further information.

The semester ticket is valid for one semester. Once you re-register for the following semester by paying the semester fee, you receive a new semester ticket.

First semester students or freshmen, who are about to start their studies in Siegen, may use the ticket one month before semester start.

During the semester the semester ticket can be used in Siegen and in the entire federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia for city buses and regional buses, light rail and suburban trains as well as underground trains, regional trains (RB) and regional express trains (RE). Long-distance buses, InterCity trains (IC) and InterCityExpress trains (ICE) are not included. On the AStA website you will find further information on the area of validity.

Please note that the semester ticket is only valid upon presentation of an identity card or passport and student ID! The ticket must also not be laminated.

Further Information on Semeser Ticket