Airport Düsseldorf International
From Düsseldorf airport there is a direct train connection (Regionalexpress, RE) to Bochum main station. The RE runs every 30 minutes, direction Paderborn or Minden. The train ride is around 35-40 minutes. From Düsseldorf to the RUB you can use a ticket 'Preisstufe C' (8 €).
From Cologne/Bonn airport there is a regional train (S-Bahn) every ten minutes (Line S13) direction Cologne main station. Get off the train at Köln Messe/Deutz and take the train (Regionalexpress RE) direction Hamm, which runs every hour and will take you to Bochum main station in approximately 1 hour. (Ticket from Köln/Bonn airport to the Ruhr-Universität approx. 15 € ).
From Dortmund airport the bus SB47 runs every hour to Dortmund main station (only Monday to Friday!). You can take the train Regionalexpress (RE direction Aachen) to Bochum main station, or the train S1, which runs every 20 minutes (From Dortmund airport to the RUB you can use a ticket 'Preisstufe B').
At Frankfurt airport, go to the train station for long distance trains (Frankfurt Flughafen (M) Fernbahnhof) where you can take an ICE train directly to Bochum (takes approx. 3 hours/ ticket approx. 70 €). OR you go to the regional train station (Flughafen (M) Regionalbahnhof) and take the train Regionalexpress (RE direction Koblenz) to Koblenz Hauptbahnhof. Then take the Regionalexpress (RE direction Emmerich) to Duisburg Hauptbahnhof. From there you can take various trains to Bochum (takes approx. 5 hours/ticket approx. 40 €).
From Bochum Central Station (Bochum HBF)
From Bochum Hauptbahnhof (Central Station) take the U35 towards Bochum Querenburg (Hustadt) and get out at stop "Ruhr-Universität". Lageplan Klein(Ticket needed: 'Preisstufe A').
On weekdays the subway U35 leaves every 5 minutes and reaches the university within 9 minutes.
Other transport connections reach and leave the university directly
- Subway U35 towards Schloß Strünkede via Herne
- Schnellbus SB67 towards Wuppertal Central Station via Sprockhövel (every hour)
- Bus 320 towards Witten (every 30 min) Bus 339 towards Witten-Center (every hour)
- Bus 346 towards Bochum-Oberdahlhausen (every 20 min)
- Bus 370 towards S-Bahnhof Dortmund Lütgendortmund via BO-Langendreer (every hour)
- Bus 377 towards BO-Langendreer Nord (every 20 min)
Timetables are available on the website of the local transportation company "Verkehrsverbundes Rhein-Ruhr".