How to get to the university

Lüneburg is located on the main train line between Hannover and Hamburg. You can travel to Lüneburg from Hamburg every half hour and from Hannover once an hour. Lüneburg is within the commuter zone for the Hamburg rapid transit system (HVV).

Arrival by bus

Lüneburg is located on the train line between Hannover and Hamburg. You can travel to Lüneburg from Hamburg every half hour and from Hannover once an hour. Lüneburg is within the commuter zone for the Hamburg rapid transit system (HVV).

  • Departing from the Lüneburg train station, two different buses travel to the Scharnhorststraße campus.  They each leave every fifteen minutes. You can take either bus 5011 (towards Rettmer/Häcklingen) or bus 5012 (towards Bockelsberg). You need to get off the bus at the Blücherstraße stop.
  • A university shuttle bus, number 5001, runs during the semester from the train station to the Universitätsallee Campus and the Rotes Feld Campus.
  • For lectures at Volgershall you can take bus number 5013 towards Reppenstedt.

Ride-Share Service

In the evening when buses are no longer running (after 9:00pm), the ASM ride-share service is available, which brings Leuphana students to their destination until 1:00 AM on workdays and Saturday nights/Sunday mornings until 3:00 AM for a reduced fare. You need to call in your desired destination to the ASM-dispatcher at least 30 minutes before the planned departure time. The phone number is +49.4131.533.44. The rates, schedules and drop-off locations are listed on the ASM-website.

Arrival by train

For information about all bus and train connections in Lower Saxony and Bremen, check the VNN electronic time schedule online. You can find information about connections to Lüneburg at every train station in Germany.

Lüneburg is within the commuter zone for the Hamburg rapid transit system (HVV). To take the train from Hamburg to Lüneburg all you need is a train ticket.  You can reach customer the HVV service at the following telephone number: +49.40.19.449

Traveling fromFrequencyTravel TimeMo-Fr
HamburgEvery half hour28 min6:00-23:55
Hannoverhourly1 hour5:00-22:30
Lübeckhourly70 min6:00-21:00
Dannenbergseveral times daily

You can find more precise information regarding schedules on the internet pages of the Hamburg Transit Association (HVV) and the KVG bus company. 

Arrival by car

While on-campus parking is limited, public transportation in Lüneburg is excellent. Our three Leuphana campuses are very well connected to Lüneburg’s bus and railway network. Join in the Leuphana spirit of a sustainable campus and contribute to environmental protection by using the local transportation network or a bicycle.  
A bicycle is the most popular means of transport on and to the campus. In front of each building and lecture hall are bicycle stands, and there is Kon-RAD, a student-run repair shop. On-campus, at the railway station and in the city you will find Stadt-RAD (Sharing Concept) bikes.

University Campus

  • From the South: Take the federal highway A7 Hannover-Hamburg until you reach the Soltau-Ost exit, from there take state highway 209 to Lüneburg.   From there, follow the road signs to the university campus.
  • From the North: Take the A39 Hamburg-Lüneburg highway and then go onto the eastern by-pass until the Lüneburg-Häcklingen exit. Then follow the road signs to the university campus. 
  • Parking: Please obey the parking regulations on campus. Please park only in official designated parking locations. Illegally parked cars will be towed.  View campus map.

Arrival by car to the Rotes Feld site

  • From the South: Take the A7 Hannover-Hamburg highway until the Soltau-Ost exit, from there take route 209 until Lüneburg. Take the city beltway (Willy-Brandt-Straße) towards the inner city and follow the signs to the Rotes Feld campus.
  • From the North: Take the A39 Hamburg-Lüneburg highway and then further onto the eastern by-pass until the Kaltenmoor exit. Then follow the signs to the Rotes Feld campus
  • Parking: You can reach the visitors' parking lot from Willy-Brandt-Straße. It is marked on the map.

Arrival by car to the Volgershall site

  • From the South: Take the A7 Hannover-Hamburg highway until the Soltau-Ost exit, Then take route 209 until Lüneburg. Take Soltauer Straße towards the inner city (Städtisches Klinikum), then further onto Bögelstraße, then Jägerstraße, then follow the wigns to the Volgershall campus.
  • From the North: Take the A39 highway Hamburg-Lüneburg and then onto the eastern by-pass until the Lüneburg Nord exit. At the police station bear right onto the city ring street (Hundenburgstraße). Follow the signs to the Volgershall campus.
  • Parking: Free visitors' parking places are available on the student and employee parking lot. The parking lot is marked on the map.

Arrival by plane

The nearest airports to Lüneburg are located in Hamburg (70 km)  Hanover (120 km), and Bremen (150 km).

All three airports can be easily reached by public transport: In Hamburg, urban trains (S-Bahn) run between Hamburg airport and the main train station every 10 minutes; the ride takes 25 minutes. In Hanover, urban trains (S-Bahn) run between Hanover airport and the main train station every 30 minutes; the ride takes about 20 minutes. In Bremen, the tram line 6 leaves for the main train station every 10 minutes. 

 

Arrival by bike

The best way to get around Lüneburg is by bicycle, especially when the weather is good!

  • At the station, there are parking facilities in the bicycle storage.
  • Rental bikes are available from StadtRAD Lüneburg with several locations such as the railway station or university.