Your journey to Frankfurt (Oder)
When to arrive?
Please, arrange your arrival during working days!
You will not reach someone at the university or the halls of resdence during the weekend. For those of you intending to live in one of our residence halls, we recommend to arrive during the office hours of the Studentenwerk.
Please, arrive, at least, the week before semester start!
(i.e. for winter semester: end of September and for summer semester: end of March)
How to travel?
In order to travel to Frankfurt (Oder) you will most probably go via Berlin.
- Berlin is the next big interchange where international flights arrive at. So far, Berlin has two airports (Tegel and Schönefeld). Most international flights arrive at Berlin-Tegel.
You have the following possibilities to get to Frankfurt (Oder):
Arrival via airport Berlin-Tegel
After the arrival at Berlin-Tegel you can either take a taxi (about 12 Euro) or the bus (X9) to reach the train station "Zoologischer Garten". Tickets are available at the ticket-booth or directly from the driver (ca. 2,50 Euro). From this train station you have direct connection to Frankfurt (Oder).
Arrival via airport Berlin-Schönefeld
If you arrive at Berlin-Schönefeld you can either take the suburban line ("S-Bahn", nr.9) or the train "Regionalexpress" ("RE", Airport-Express) to the train station "Ostbahnhof". There are direct trains going to Frankfurt (Oder) as well.
Arrival by train via Berlin
Timetables are availabe from the web site of the Deutsche Bahn. Usually, trains are going every 30 minutes from Berlin to Frankfurt (Oder) and are called "Regionalexpress" (RE1). Be aware that the trains can have different destinations, depending on the time. They either go directly to Frankfurt ( Oder ), or via Frankfurt (Oder) to Eisenhüttenstadt or Cottbus.
Please, makes sure to get off the train not at the train station "Frankfurt (Oder) - Rosengarten" but at the next stop "Frankfurt (Oder)".
Arrival by train via Poland
If you are coming via Poland you can reach Frankfurt (Oder) directly by train.
Welcome to Frankfurt (Oder)!
Please, do not mix up Frankfurt (Oder) and Frankfurt am Main!
These are two different cities!
You may check the interesting podcast "The other Frankfurt" on this topic.