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Augsburg is located in the heart of Europe! It is only a few hours away from some of Europe’s major cities. Take your visit to Augsburg as a chance to discover Europe.

By plane

To Munich Airport (Flughafen München)

The closest airport to Augsburg is the Munich Airport which is located 90 km away. Munich Airport features flights to 248 destinations, making it the airport with the fifth-most destinations worldwide.

From Munich Airport, you can reach Augsburg by car or by train (in approximately 1.5 hour).

If you arrive in Munich at the airport then you will need to take the S-Bahn S1 or S8 to the Munich Hauptbahnhof (main train station), a 45 min ride, before you can catch a train bound for Augsburg. You can also take the S8 to “Munich Pasing” station, and change there onto a German Rail (Deutsche Bahn) train to Augsburg. S-Bahn trains are red and white.

We strongly suggest you use the Deutsche Bahn (German railway) website to check for travel times and ticket prices. You can purchase tickets from a vending machine at the S-Bahn station from the Munich Airport.

Once you are on the S-Bahn train platform signs above the platform indicate train numbers, destinations, and where to stand on the platform for the train (look for the overhead sector signs labeled A, B, C, and D).

Remember to validate your ticket. Use one of the blue time-stamping machines at the station entrance. If you travel with an unstamped ticket or card, you’ll be subject to a fine.

To Allgäu-Airport Memmingen (Munich West)

The international airport Allgäu-Airport Memmingen located near the city of Memmingen (60 km outside of Munich) provides low-cost flights to over 26 to European leisure and metropolitan destinations.

With public transport and scheduled busses you can easily reach Allgäu-Airport Memmingen. The stop of all busses to Memmingen train station as well as to Munich and Zurich are directly in front of the terminal. You can find more information about how to get to and from the Allgäu-Airport Memmingen at the following link.

To Frankfurt Airport (Flughafen Frankfurt am Main)

Frankfurt Airport is a major international airport located in Frankfurt. Frankfurt Airport serves 293 destinations, making it the airport with the most direct routes in the world.

From Frankfurt Airport, you can reach Augsburg with a direct train. The journey between Frankfurt Airport train station and Augsburg train station takes 3 hours. We strongly suggest you use the Deutsche Bahn (German railway) website to check for travel times and ticket prices.

By train

Augsburg lies on the main railway line from Paris to Budapest. All trains traveling on that line stop in Augsburg.

Deutsche Bahn is Europe’s biggest online travel booking tool. On the website you can fin information about travel routes, look for train tickets for Germany and Europa and buy online-tickets. We strongly suggest you use the Deutsche Bahn (German railway) website to check for travel times and ticket prices.

By Car

If you are coming from Munich, Nuremberg or Stuttgart take A8 München-Stuttgart (autobahn) and exit at the Augsburg West junction. To get to the city center, take B17 towards Landsberg and exit at B300/A-Zentrum.

If coming from the south (Allgäu, Austria and Switzerland) take A96 (autobahn) and exit at the Landsberg a.L. Nord junction. Follow B17 toward Augsburg and exit at Eichleitnerstraße. At the traffic light turn right onto Eichleitnerstraße and follow this street until it ends. Turn right onto Gögginger Straße and continue to the city center.


EU nationals
EU nationals do not need a visa to enter the Federal Republic of Germany.

Non-EU nationals
Generally speaking, all other foreigners do require a visa to visit Germany. A visa is not required for visits of up to 90 days for those who are from countries where the European Community has waived the visa requirement. Click here to find out if you need a visa to visit Germany.

It is the sole responsibility of the 2018 WVC conference delegates to take care of their visa requirements. Delegates who require an entry visa must allow sufficient time for the application procedure. Delegates should contact the nearest German embassy or consulate to determine the appropriate timing of their visa applications. Please check passport and visa requirements in due time before your departure. Visas can take a while to be processed, so leave enough time before departure to apply.

Note: German embassies and consulates-general are independent decision-making agencies for visas, sometimes after specific checks have been made with other Schengen countries. The 2018 WVC organizing secretariat cannot intervene on your behalf in case of a rejection or to speed up the procedure.






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