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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. © Pixabay

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 South Campus), and from B 1 / A 40 “Dort­mund-Dorstfeld” (closer to North Campus). 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 North Campus to South Campus by car, there is the connection via Vogelpothsweg/Baroper Straße. We recommend you leave your car on one of the parking lots at North Campus 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 15 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”.

The H-Bahn is one of the hallmarks of TU Dort­mund University. There are two stations on North Campus. 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 South Campus) Eichlinghofen. The other station is located at the dining hall at North Campus and offers a direct connection to South Campus every five minutes.

The AirportExpress is a fast and convenient means of transport from Dortmund Airport (DTM) to Dortmund Central Station, taking you there in little more than 20 minutes. From Dortmund Central Station, you can continue to the university campus by interurban railway (S-Bahn). A larger range of international flight connections is offered at Düsseldorf Airport (DUS), which is about 60 kilometres away and can be directly reached by S-Bahn from the university station.

The facilities of TU Dortmund University are spread over two campuses, the larger Campus North and the smaller Campus South. Additionally, some areas of the university are located in the adjacent “Technologiepark”.

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