... via train

A convenient way to travel to Greifswald - not just for students - is by train. Greifswald has two train stations: the Südbahnhof in the southern part of the town, close to the new campus and the Hauptbahnhof, from which you can quickly get to the University buildings in the town centre. Both train stations are on the Stralsund-Berlin line and can thus be reached with both the Inter-City and the regional express trains with a direct connection from Berlin.

Berlin – Greifswald

You can board a train from Berlin to Greifswald in the stations Berlin-Hauptbahnhof and Berlin-Gesundbrunnen.

Trains run to Greifswald once every hour. The train ride from Berlin to Greifswald takes around 2.5 hours. The last train from Berlin-Hauptbahnhof to Greifswald departs around 8:30 p.m. Ticket price (one-way / no reduced fares): between € 41 and € 46.

Cheaper fares are possible with special deals.

Hamburg – Greifswald

The train ride from Hamburg to Greifswald takes between three and five hours. There are regular connections. You may need to change trains in Stralsund, Rostock or Berlin.

The last train to Greifswald leaves Hamburg at around 6:30 p.m. Ticket price (one-way / no reduced fares): between € 51 and € 103.

Cheaper fares are possible through special deals and state tickets (Ländertickets).

Rostock – Greifswald

The train ride from Rostock to Greifswald takes around 1.5 hours. There are various direct trains to Greifswald every day. At other times, you will need to change trains in Stralsund. The last train to Greifswald leaves at around 9:00 p.m.

Ticket price (one-way / no reduced fares): around € 22.

In addition, the UBB offers the possibility of travelling to sites on Usedom and the surrounding areas quickly and at a low cost.


Rideshares save your wallet and the environment
Students who drive to or from Greifswald often arrange rideshares and take advantage of the cheaper weekend or Mecklenburg-Vorpommern tickets.
The University of Greifswald’s bulletin board and other online offers provide a platform to find others for rideshares with a car or train.

Rideshares on the University of Greifswald’s Bulletin Board [de]