• Contacts and Directions

    © Universität Bielefeld


Primary Address

Bielefeld University
Universitätsstraße 25
D-33615 Bielefeld

Postal address, telephone and more addresses

Update: University open with restrictions

Bielefeld University was transferred to a reduced basic operation on 23 March 2020 in response to developments in connection to the spread of Coronavirus (Covid-19).

Currently, the buildings are open to employees and students. Access is also permitted to persons who have to be present at the University for operational reasons or who are present for agreed reasons (e.g. invitations). The following entrances may be used:

  • the main entrance of the main building
  • the entrance at the guardroom of Building X
  • Entrance area in the western part of the Main University Building (sports area, building section P)
  • Entrance UMV (from the morning speech), barrier-free access

The entrances are open on weekdays from 6.45am to 8pm. The University is closed on weekends and public holidays.

More information

Contact tracing / Traceability

Since 31.08.2020 a digital recording system has been available in the main building and in Building X. Scanners that can be operated without contact are used to record data. Registration takes place at the open entrances to the main university building and Building X by scanning UniCards. Other university buildings will gradually be equipped with scanners as needed.

Those who do not have a UniCard or do not wish to use must fill in an access form at the entrance with the relevant contact details (name, address, e-​mail address, telephone number, time of entry) or hand in an appropriately completed access form. Access forms can be downloaded here. Please use your own pen when completing the form onsite.


... by train

Bielefeld is easy to reach (see below) both by car and by train: every hour an intercity train on the route from Cologne/Bonn to Berlin stops at Bielefeld main station. Then you take "Stadtbahnlinie 4" with direction "Lohmannshof" till "Universität" (7 minutes).

Plan of Bielefeld "Stadtbahn-Netz" (in German)

... by car

From the north: You can take the A2 from Hannover to Dortmund, exit at "Bielefeld-Ost", follow the street signs towards the centre ("Zentrum"), and from there the University ("Universität") is signposted.

From the south: You can take the A2 from Dortmund to Hannover. At "Dreieck Bielefeld" on the A33 towards "Bielefeld-Zentrum", exit "Bielefeld-Zentrum", towards Zentrum on the B61, exit "Universität", way over Stapenhorststr., Kurt-Schumacher-Str. (is signposted).

... travel by air

(approx. 190 km from Bielefeld)

At Düsseldorf airport there is a Skytrain which takes you from the terminal to Düsseldorf Airport Rail Station in approx. 5 minutes, departing frequently between 3:45 and 0.45 hours. Depending on the type of train you catch (direct or with change in Hamm or Duisburg) the journey takes 1 1/2 to 2 hours.


Frankfurt am Main
(approx. 320 km from Bielefeld)

There are intercity trains from Frankfurt airport  to Bielefeld (departure at least every hour with a change in Cologne or Hannover - journey time approx. 4 hours).

There is also the possibility of changing planes at Frankfurt and flying from there to Düsseldorf or Hannover. This is generally more expensive and does not necessarily save time.

(approx. 110 km from Bielefeld)

The suburban tram line S5 takes you in 12 minutes from  Hannover airport  to Hannover train station.

Intercity trains from Hannover to Bielefeld leave every hour. The journey takes approx. 50-60 minutes (it is not necessary to change the train).

(approx. 200 km from Bielefeld)

There is an hourly intercity train connection from Köln-Bonn airport to Bielefeld, taking approximately 2 1/2 hours.

(approx. 110 km from Bielefeld)

You can either take a free shuttle bus from Dortmund airport to Holzwickede, which takes about 5 minutes and from there a local train to Bielefeld, changing in Hamm (travel time approx. 1 hour) or you take a shuttle to Dortmund main station (25 minutes) and from there a direct train to Bielefeld (travel time is a bit less than 1 hour).

Paderborn-Lippstadt Airport is located very close to the country´s main road network. With just a stone's throw away from the motorways A33 and A 44 you will find excellent road links making access easy and very convenient.