Public Transport

When registering at university you get your student identity card called “Semesterticket” that gives you free access to all buses and trains in Saarland.

Bus and tramway tickets

Until your university registration is complete you need to buy single or one week tickets. Bus tickets and Saarbahn (tramway) tickets are the same. Single bus tickets can be bought from the bus driver on board the bus. At the Saarbahn, single tickets can be bought from ticket vending machines at Saarbahn stations or on board the trains.

One week tickets, as well as timetables, can be obtained at the Kundenzentrum der Saarbahn (the public transportation company’s service centre, website only in German).

For general information about the public transport system in Saarland, please read the following flyer.


Nassauer Str. 2-4
66111 Saarbrücken

Tel.: 0681 5003 377

Opening hours:
Monday- Friday: 8a.m. to 6p.m.

Get more information on Saarbahn and buses, e.g. prices (German: Tarife), special offers, timetable (Fahrplan) and timetable changes, from the Saarbahn website (in German).

Bikes in buses and trains

In buses, Saarbahn and trains in Saarland you can take your bike with you for free from 9:00 a. m.


You can get information concerning timetables, prices and special offers, and buy train tickets, either at the Saarbrücken main train station (Hauptbahnhof) or from the railway company’s website. With the Semesterticket, you can use all normal (slow) trains in Saarland for free, except express trains like the ICE, IC and EC.