Travel to Darmstadt
Darmstadt is situated in the south-west of Germany in the federal state of Hesse and is part of the metro area Rhein-Main. Frankurt on the Main is only 30 kilometers away and the travel to cities as Mainz, Wiesbaden, Heidelberg and Mannheim is also not far. Because of its traffic-favorable position, you can reach Darmstadt and the TU Darmstadt by car, train or plane easily and quickly.
Location of the ETA-Factory
Arrival by Car | Bus | Train
Autobahn A5 (Frankfurt–Basel) or Autobahn A67 (Cologne–Mannheim), Exit Darmstädter Kreuz, from there in the direction of Darmstadt Center. Follow the road signposts to TU-Lichtwiese. Depending on the time of the day, the drive through the center takes between fifteen and twenty minutes. Attention: fees are required for parking on the entire campus during day-time hours between 7 am and 6 pm (0,50 euro/hour or 2,50 euro/day ticket).
From Frankfurt Main Airport to Darmstadt Central Station
From terminal 1 on bus platform 14 and from terminal 2, the HEAG-Airliner departs every 30–60 minutes directly to Darmstadt (travel time around 30 minutes). In Darmstadt get off at the third stop Hauptbahnhof. See „From Darmstadt Central Station“ for how to get to the ETA-Factory from Darmstadt Hauptbahnhof. Information about the HEAG-Airliner: +49 6151 709 4115
From Frankfurt Central Station
Take the Odenwaldbahn SE 65 in the direction of Erbach (Odw.) to the stop TU-Lichtwiese. Follow the footpath along the experimental halls of the faculty of mechanical engineering until you see the big red gear onto your right (approx. 5 minutes). It stands directly in front of the foyer of the main building of mechanical engineering. Turn right and follow the street until it makes its final left curve. The ETA-Factory is the building on the right side of the street and the entrance is on the other side of the building.
From Darmstadt Central Station
Bus line K or KU to the final stop TU-Lichtwiese. The travel time takes about 30 minutes, the buses leave every 15 minutes. At the final stop you will arrive at the canteen of the campus Lichtwiese. Walk the same way back where you came from and after 300 meters you will see the ETA-Factory on your right.