Darmstadt is 30 km south of Frankfurt and can be reached easily by plane via Frankfurt international airport as well by train or car.


By plane

Flights to Frankfurt Main are currently offered by a large number of airports around the globe.

Route planning by Frankfurt Airport



By car

Darmstadt can conveniently be reached by using the motorways A5, A67. Thus travelling by car or coach is another option.



By train

The German railway network links Darmstadt (via Frankfurt Main) with all major German and European destinations. Long-distance trains to and from Frankfurt arrive at and depart from the station "Frankfurt-Hauptbahnhof" (main station).

Route planning by Deutsche Bahn


Local public transport

The local public transport service in Darmstadt and the surrounding region is also excellent, featuring train, tram and bus services that will provide you with optimal mobility.



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