How to Reach Darmstadt

The Easiest Way to Reach Darmstadt


  • By Train: Trains connect this German city to various cities which include; Aschaffenburg, Frankfurt, Heidelberg, Mainz and Mannheim. ICE trains halt at Darmstadt train station. S3 S-Bahn line runs from Darmstadt to Frankfurt as well. To make the journey faster, change between ICE trains on the Frankfurt-Koln line and the Airliner bus to or from Darmstadt via Frankfurt airport.
  • By Plane: The Frankfurt airport is just 20 minutes from Darmstadt, Germany. Take the Darmstadt airport shuttle bus service to travel to Darmstadt from there. It is more convenient than the train.
  • By Car: Freeway A6 and A67 stretch to the eastern end of Darmstadt. But do follow the signboards because they are confusing. Also the inner city roads are slightly confusing. Main roads B3 and B26 connect to Darmstadt as well.


  • By Bus: Single and double letter denote local bus lines. Buses travel with a frequency of 30 minutes. Usually the last transfer is at 12.15 am but of Fridays and Saturdays it extends to 2.15 am.
  • By Train: Single-digit numbers denote tram lines. Lines 1 to 9 form a network connecting Darmstadt to various other cities.
  • By Bike: You can easily get around the city. The roads are broad and the bigger streets have a separate lane for bicycles and bikes. Darmstadt has this bike surf project that rents out bikes for free.

Modes of Transportation in Darmstadt

Know about the preferred mode of transport, average time spent and average distance traveled for commute in Darmstadt. The most preferred mode of transport in Darmstadt is Car.

Average distance: 9.75 km Average time: 25.5 min

  • Car 50%
    Driving 20 min Walking 1 min Overall average time for 12.5 kms 21 min
  • Bus/Trolleybus 25%
    Bus 15 min Train 10 min Walking 3 min Waiting 2 min Overall average time for 10 kms 30 min
  • Walking 25%
    Walking 30 min Overall average time for 4 kms 30 min
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