Bild: Autobahnabfahrt

Travel by car, train or local bus

How to reach us by car:

Ilmenau is located about 40 km south of the state capital Erfurt on the A 71, about 80 km north of the region Coburg and about 50 km southwest of Weimar. Via two direct descents from the A 71, the Goethe and university town can be reached quickly and easily.

• From the north, take the A4 to Erfurter Kreuz, then A71 until the exit Ilmenau Ost or West
• From the south, take the A71 (from Schweinfurt) or A73 (from Nuremberg)

Data for navigation devices:

Coordinates:  50 ° 41 '14' 'N, 10 ° 54' 51 '' E
Decimal:  50.687222 °, 10.914167 °
UTM:  5616792 635212 32U

Arrival by train:

The ICE train station in Erfurt offers you an hourly connection with the regional train from Erfurt to Ilmenau and back again. The journey by train is especially attractive if you use the Hopper ticket (Ilmenau Pörlitzer Höhe to Erfurt main station) or the Thuringia ticket for your excursions. You can get more information by train directly.

Arrival by bus:

Bus operators offer an attractive offer for travelers.
Under Flixbus you will find the current connections, the tickets you can book online.

From Ilmenau (stop at the bus station) Busses travel directly to Berlin, Schweinfurt and Wuerzburg.

Nearest airports:

Airport Erfurt-Weimar: approx. 42 km away

Leipzig-Halle Airport: about 175 km

Leipzig-Altenburg Airport: about 160 km

Sportflugplatz Pennewitz: at Gehren, about 15 km