Tra­vel Ad­vi­ce


Paderborn University has two locations. The Paderborn Center for Parallel Computing is located in building X at the main site (Campus Warburgerstrasse) south of the city center. The building located at Mersinweg 5, 33100 Paderborn. Here is a map of the campus.

Below you can find specific travel instructions for arriving by public transport or by car.


Public Transport

Train to Paderborn

Arrive by train at Paderborn Hbf / Hauptbahnhof (main station). For schedules and booking of tickets, you can use the Deutsche Bahn website.

Bus from Paderborn main station to University

Local busses in Paderborn are operated by PaderSprinter. Leaving the train station you find the bus station to your right hand side on the same side of the road. Take line 4 towards Dahl or line 9 towards Kaukenberg and leave the bus at exit Uni/Südring. During the teaching term, there is also a special Uni Linie service connecting the main station and the University. You find the exact schedule and fare information at the pages of the PaderSprinter (German only).

After leaving the bus at the Uni/Südring stop, you can reach us in about 5 minutes by walking. Follow the Südring street (into the direction of Südringcenter/Husener Str.) until you reach building L at the intersection of Südring and Pohlweg, then turn right into Pohlweg. Immediately after the crosswalk, take the first left into Mersinweg. Building X is easily recognizable by its antracite-colored facade.

By Car

Take the A33 and exit at Paderborn Zentrum (exit 27). Follow the signs Universität and turn onto the street Pohlweg. You can use this map for driving information within town.

For Apple/Bing/Google/OSM maps, use Mersinweg 5, 33100 Paderborn as your destination. The GPS coordinates of our building are (N 51.70609, E 8.76854).

By Air

The closest airport to Paderborn is Paderborn/Lippstadt (PAD) located about 25 kilometers south-west and conveniently connected to the international airports Munich (MUC) and Frankfurt (FRA).

From the airport Paderborn/Lippstadt you can

  • rent a car
  • take a taxi (approx. EUR 30)
  • take a bus, line S60 or 460, to Paderborn Hauptbahnhof (main station). From there, follow the instructions above for public transport.

Depending on your point of origin, there are also other airports that may be more convenient and can be reached by train from Paderborn quite easily, such as: Hannover (HAJ, 2h by train), Düsseldorf (DUS, 1h20 by train), or Dortmund (DTM, 1h30 by train).