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NRW/VRR Semester Ticket

Students of TU Dortmund University (with the exception of cross-registered students and guest auditors) receive a semester ticket for travel by public transport from the university in cooperation with AStA and the respective transport associations.

When do I get the ticket?

After successful registration or re-registration for the next semester, you will receive an email via UniMail. You will find the NRW/VRR semester ticket as a PDF file in an attachment to this e-mail. You also have the option of requesting the semester ticket again at any time via the Service­Portal.

Important: This ticket must be printed in the original size!

The semester fees to be paid already includes the amount of the semester ticket. The amount of the semester fees and the amounts it contains can be found in the current information sheet on semester fees.

A black, grey and white semester ticket with a QR code © TU Dortmund

Where is the ticket valid?

The printed semester ticket, together with an official photo ID, is valid as a ticket in the Public Transport Association Rhine-Ruhr (Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Ruhr, VRR) as well as throughout North Rhine-Westphalia.

You can find out more about the area of validity of the NRW/VRR semester ticket on the AStA website (German only).

Germany's state area in grey with the area of North Rhine Westphalia highlighted in light green. © Saskia Molewicz

Lost your ticket? File deleted?

If the printed ticket is lost, it can be reprinted. If you no longer have the email with the PDF file, you can request the email again at any time via the Service­Portal.


Didn’t get your ticket?

If you have not yet received your NRW/VRR semester ticket despite your re-registration, please request it again via the Service­Portal. If the ticket is still not available, please contact the service desk of the ITMC.

More information about the ticket

The General Student Committee (AStA) will gladly answer any questions you may have about the semester ticket.

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Location & approach

The campus of TU Dortmund University is located close to interstate junction Dortmund West, where the Sauerlandlinie A 45 (Frankfurt-Dortmund) crosses the Ruhrschnellweg B 1 / A 40. The best interstate exit to take from A 45 is "Dortmund-Eichlinghofen" (closer to Campus Süd), and from B 1 / A 40 "Dortmund-Dorstfeld" (closer to Campus Nord). Signs for the university are located at both exits. Also, there is a new exit before you pass over the B 1-bridge leading into Dortmund.

To get from Campus Nord to Campus Süd by car, there is the connection via Vogelpothsweg/Baroper Straße. We recommend you leave your car on one of the parking lots at Campus Nord and use the H-Bahn (suspended monorail system), which conveniently connects the two campuses.

TU Dortmund University has its own train station ("Dortmund Universität"). From there, suburban trains (S-Bahn) leave for Dortmund main station ("Dortmund Hauptbahnhof") and Düsseldorf main station via the "Düsseldorf Airport Train Station" (take S-Bahn number 1, which leaves every 20 or 30 minutes). The university is easily reached from Bochum, Essen, Mülheim an der Ruhr and Duisburg.

You can also take the bus or subway train from Dortmund city to the university: From Dortmund main station, you can take any train bound for the Station "Stadtgarten", usually lines U41, U45, U 47 and U49. At "Stadtgarten" you switch trains and get on line U42 towards "Hombruch". Look out for the Station "An der Palmweide". From the bus stop just across the road, busses bound for TU Dortmund University leave every ten minutes (445, 447 and 462). Another option is to take the subway routes U41, U45, U47 and U49 from Dortmund main station to the stop "Dortmund Kampstraße". From there, take U43 or U44 to the stop "Dortmund Wittener Straße". Switch to bus line 447 and get off at "Dortmund Universität S".

Dortmund Airport offers flights to several destinations in Central Europe. There are regular connections to Katowice, Kraków, London and Munich. For the approximately 20km-trip from Dortmund Airport to TU Dortmund University, you can use a shuttle bus to the railway Station "Bahnhof Holzwickede", from which trains depart to Dortmund main station (please visit Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Ruhr for more information). Normally, the fastest way is to catch a taxi at Dortmund Airport.

The H-Bahn is one of the hallmarks of TU Dortmund University. There are two stations on Campus Nord. One ("Dortmund Universität S") is directly located at the suburban train stop, which connects the university directly with the city of Dortmund and the rest of the Ruhr Area. Also from this station, there are connections to the "Technologiepark" and (via Campus Süd) Eichlinghofen. The other station is located at the dining hall at Campus Nord and offers a direct connection to Campus Süd every five minutes.

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