Tropentag 2019:

Filling gaps and removing traps for sustainable resources management

September 18 - 20, 2019,
organised by
Universities of Kassel and Goettingen, Germany

How to get to Kassel by airplane and train


We would recommend arriving at Frankfurt International Airport, Hamburg Airport or Hannover Airport.

Frankfurt International Airport

At Frankfurt Airport there are two train stations:

  • long-distance transfers
  • local transfer

If you got your luggage, follow the signs to either the Regional Train Station (Regionalbahnhof) or the Long-Distance Train Station (Fernbahnhof). At the Railway Travel Centre (Reisezentrum) you can buy a ticket to Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe.
From Frankfurt International Airport you can take either:

  • an ICE-train (Inter City Express) directly to Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe (which will cost about 60 € and takes about 2 hours);
  • or take the S-Bahn to Frankfurt Central-Station and change into an ICE to Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe (travel time: ca. 2:00);
  • take the S-Bahn to Frankfurt Central-Station (Hauptbahnhof) and change trains to Kassel Hauptbahnhof; the Regional Express (RE) from Frankfurt Main Station is cheaper(about 40 €) but the travel time is much longer (about 3:30).

Hamburg Airport

If you arrive at Hamburg Airport you'll have to take the S-Bahn (city train) to Hamburg Central Station (Hauptbahnhof). From there you take an ICE directly to Kassel Wilhelmshöhe. It’s about 3 hours from Hamburg to Kassel by train and it will normally cost around 85 €. You can buy the S-Bahn tickets from Hamburg Airport to Hamburg Central Station at a vending machine on the platform.

Hannover Airport

If you arrive at Hannover airport you have to take the S-Bahn (city train) to Hannover Central Station. Please buy the S-Bahn ticket at the vending machine at the track or the ticket counter. From there you can take an IC (Inter City) or ICE (Inter City Express) to Kassel Wilhelmshöhe. A one-way ticket will cost about 50 € and you’ll arrive in about 1:45 hours time.

Train, train stations in Kassel and traintickets

The InterCity Express (ICE) and the Inter City (IC) are the fast trains. Regional Express (RE) is a slow train. Although ICE and IC are more expensive than RE we recommend you to go for the fast travel options. With RE you have to change train more often, which means that you can get lost more easily (for instance there is a little village called Kassel close to Frankfurt).

Kassel has two train stations, Kassel Wilhelmshöhe (fast trains) and Kassel Hauptbahnhof (local trains), but most trains departing and arriving at Kassel Hauptbahnhof are just local traffic, so normally you should arrive at Kassel Wilhelmshöhe. From Kassel Wilhelmshöhe it's easy to reach the conference place, Campus Centre, Moritzstrasse 18, which is located at the Kassel university campus, as well as every recommended hotel by tram.

You can check connections and book your tickets for your train rides online at: (this Homepage is available in at least seven different languages) or at the train stations. If you book early enough you can get some good offers, but your train ticket will only be valid for the booked train. This means, if you miss the train, you will have to buy a new ticket. To be more flexible we would recommend buying tickets at a normal price.

Further info:

  • google maps of the Campus Centre University of Kassel
  • Information on accommodation in Kassel