Berlin Brandenburg Airport (BER)
The nearest international airport is "Berlin Brandenburg Willy Brandt Airport" (BER).
From "BER Terminal 1-2" and "Terminal 5 (Schönefeld)" you need about 1.5 - 2 hours by public transport to get to Cottbus and Senftenberg.
You can check the current train connection on the website of the Deutsche Bahn. Within the field "from station/stop/address" write "Flughafen BER - Terminal 1-2" or "Flughafen BER - Terminal 5 (Schönefeld)" and within the field "to station/stop/address" write "Cottbus Hbf" or "Senftenberg". The current connections will be displayed.
Frankfurt am Main Airport (FRA)
Several regional trains (e.g. S8, S9) run directly from the regional train station at Frankfurt am Main Airport to Frankfurt (Main) Central Station. From here there are train connections to Berlin or Leipzig with options to Cottbus and Senftenberg. The train ride from Frankfurt (Main) to Cottbus or Senftenberg takes about 5.5 to 6 hours.
From the long-distance train station at Frankfurt am Main Airport, there is also an hourly ICE express train directly to Leipzig with connections to Cottbus and Senftenberg.
The current train connection can be found on the website of the Deutsche Bahn. Write "Frankfurt (M) Flughafen" in the field "from station/stop/address" and "Cottbus Hbf" or "Senftenberg" in the field "to station/stop/address". The current connections will be displayed.
Germany has a well-developed railroad network. Cottbus and Senftenberg have fast and direct train connections to Berlin, Dresden, Leipzig, and Wrocław (Poland). Therefore, you can reach the BTU relatively easily from any point in Europe.
From the Berlin stations "Zoologischer Garten," "Berlin Hauptbahnhof," and "Berlin-Ostbahnhof" the trains of the line RE 2 leave every hour to Cottbus.
From Leipzig central station,the RE 10 train leaves for Cottbus every two hours.
From Cottbus central station, regional trains RB49 or RE18 leave for Senftenberg station every hour.
Information about train connections and fares can be found on the Internet or in the "DB Navigator" app of Deutsche Bahn.
From the Train Station to your Accommodation
Once you have arrived at the main train station in Cottbus or Senftenberg, you can take various buses (and in Cottbus also tramways) to your accommodation. You can check the public transportation connections on the homepage of the "Verkehrsverbund Berlin-Brandenburg (VBB)". Enter e.g. "Cottbus, Hauptbahnhof" as "Start location" and your new address in Cottbus or Senftenberg as "Destination".
Main Campus Cottbus …
From the Cottbus main station
- Bus line 16 (direction “Cottbus, Stadthalle/Puschkinpromenade”) takes you in ten minutes to the central campus (bus stop "Cottbus, TU-Mensa")
- or bus line 15 (direction “Sielow/Burg”) takes you in ten minutes to the central campus (bus stop "Technische Universität, Cottbus" in front of the iconic library).
Sachsendorf Campus …
From Cottbus main station, bus line 16 (direction “Cottbus, Gallinchen Telering or Uhlandstr.”) takes you to Campus Sachsendorf in ten minutes (bus stop "Cottbus, Poznaner Str./BTU").
Senftenberg Campus …
From Senftenberg train station, bus line 641 (direction “Senftenberg, Busbahnhof”) takes you to the Senftenberg campus in five minutes (bus stop "Senftenberg, Universität").
With your student identity card (chip card), which you will receive after your enrolment, you do not have to pay for public transportation in Berlin and Brandenburg. The BTU semester fee already includes the semester ticket for bus and train.
Please read our leaflet before your arrival: Entry from a Risk Area and Quarantine Regulation