The nearest airports are in Hamburg (70 km), Hanover (120 km) and Bremen (150 km).
All three airports are connected to the respective main station by S-Bahn or tram. In Hamburg, the S-Bahn runs every 10 minutes and takes about 25 minutes to the main station. In Hannover, the S-Bahn runs every 30 minutes and reaches the main station in about 20 minutes. In Bremen tram line 6 runs every 10 minutes.
For information on local transportation and timetables
Lüneburg is located on the main, well serviced, route between Hanover (approximately 1 hour to Lüneburg) and Hamburg (approximately 25-45 minutes to Lüneburg). There are rental and storage facilities for bicycles at the train station. Train tickets should be purchased before entering the train (online, at the ticket desk, or from the many ticket machines located on the station platforms).
You can plan your journey directly with the timetable information of Deutsche Bahn. DB travel information
For those traveling from Hamburg airport a single ticket (currently 8.80 €) covering rings ABCDE (Gesamtbereich Einzelkarte) includes travel from the ariport (via S-Bahn) to Hamburg Central Station and regional express (RE) trains to Lüneburg.
On-campus parking is limited. However, we are glad to say that there are good connections by public transport. If possible, please plan to reach the university by public transport or by bicycle.
- From the south: Follow the A7 Hannover-Hamburg until the exit Soltau-Ost. Then follow the federal road 209 to Lüneburg. From here the directions to the university campus are signposted.
- From the north: Follow the A39 Hamburg-Lüneburg and then the eastern bypass until the exit Lüneburg-Häcklingen. From here the directions to the university campus are signposted.
- Parking: Please note the parking regulations on the campus and park your car in one of the designated parking spaces. Parking violators must expect that their vehicle will be towed.
By bus & bike
At Lüneburg train station, there are three bus lines that stop at the university. Line 5001 (at the same platform where the trains arrive from Hamburg) will take you directly to the main campus in 13 minutes. (note that there is one stop before the main campus.)
The bus lines 5011 (direction Rettmer / Häcklingen) and the 5012 (direction Bockelsberg) also stop at the main campus. The stop at the university is called “Blücherstraße”.
To continue by bike, there are city bikes available at the train station. More information can be found here.