by public transport

Cologne is known to be a very friendly and open-minded city. The public transport system is considered quite safe. Athletes will receive a “City Ticket” on arrival and check-in to use the city’s public transport at no extra charge. We are currently negotiating with the city and are very confident to offer a solution for everyone. Detailed information will follow roughly 4 weeks prior to the event.


Cologne’s Central Station is one of Europe’s most important railway hubs. You can travel to Cologne quickly and comfortably from major cities in Germany and other European countries. Every day, more than 1,300 trains run between Cologne and destinations throughout Germany and abroad. Highlights of the service include the international high-speed trains that connect Cologne with London, Paris, Amsterdam and Brussels. With the high-speed rail service to Frankfurt, the Köln-Deutz railway station — the second terminal for high-speed ICE trains in Cologne — and the Cologne/Bonn Airport station, Cologne has further enhanced its vital role as a central hub for railway transport.

The local public transport service in Cologne and the surrounding region is also well-connected, featuring underground, tram and bus services that will provide you with optimal mobility during your stay in Cologne.


This airport might seem like the obvious choice, however, as it is a domestic airport, not all airlines fly into this airport. So, it may be worthwhile to consider checking the prices to the closest international airports in Düsseldorf and/or Frankfurt.


If coming into Cologne by car, you can reach the city via a number of Europeans motorways, then easily transfer to public transport by leaving the car at designated “Park-And-Ride” stations. You also have the option of docking in at the metropolis on the Rhine River by ship.



Hop on board the city tram line #1 to Junkersdorf/Weiden West, or take the buses 141/143/144, and get off at the “Rheinenergie-Stadion” stop, where you will find our shuttle service to the campus.

We will be providing a shuttle service between the “Rheinenergie-Stadion” stop and the designated event locations on campus. In addition to this, we have also planned a shuttle service between the B&B City Hotel to the closest tram line to facilitate easy access to the public transportation system.

Hotel nameClostest tram stopDistance to GSUDistance to the City-Centre
Ameron Hotel ****Aachener Str./ Gürtel16 min20 min
A&O Hostel NeumarktRudolfplatz25 min13 min
B&B City HotelAachener Str./ Gürtel20 min*25 min
Dorint Junkersdorf ***Mohnweg10 min30 min
Guesthouse German Sports Universitylocated on campus5 min30 min