Augsburg: arrival and traffic
Arrival in Augsburg
This airfield provides good transport connections to Stuttgart and Munich. It is located about seven kilometers from Augsburg city center. Despite the name, Augsburg Airport does not have the status of a commercial airport. Since 2005 there have been no more scheduled flights. It is therefore mainly used by business travelers and private pilots.
Arrival by car
According to relationshipsplus, Augsburg’s most important long-distance road within the city is the A8 federal motorway, which runs in the direction of Munich and Stuttgart. The city is directly connected to it via the two junctions Augsburg-Ost and Augsburg-West. There are also two interchanges in the suburbs of Dasing and Neusäß. Augsburg is also the junction of the federal highways B2, B10, B17 and B300, via which the “Fuggerstadt” can also be easily reached.
Arriving by train
Of the current seven train stations in the city, the main train station is of course the most popular. As the terminus of the high-speed line Augsburg – Munich, it is one of the two destinations of what is probably the busiest railway line in Germany. The main station is also served by ICEs and ICs that run between Munich and Berlin, Dortmund, Frankfurt / Main, Hamburg and Stuttgart. Detailed information on the train connections to and from Augsburg can be found under the following link: https://reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Arrival by bus
An inexpensive and comfortable journey to Bad Münstereifel is also possible with a long-distance bus:
Traffic in the city
Within Augsburg it currently looks like the old town and city center cannot be reached by car or can only be reached with difficulty. The rest of the city is quite comfortable for drivers. But because public transport is also very good, it is worth leaving your car behind. In addition, the most important sights of the city center are easily accessible on foot. The bike can also be recommended.
As far as the parking situation is concerned, there are a lot of parking options, but these are usually chargeable near the touristically interesting areas. However, there are several multi-storey car parks in the inner city as well as the free so-called “Park & Ride parking spaces” on the outskirts of the city.
In the meantime, public transport in the city center of Augsburg is free of charge.
A detailed and richly illustrated description of the traffic rules in Germany, which of course also apply in Augsburg, can be found here >>>
The Augsburger and Gersthofer Verkehrsgesellschaft operate four tram lines in Augsburg. The tram network, which is now almost 36 kilometers long, now also runs past the university, the northern city limits and the hospital. Two more tram lines should be able to be used from 2011. The main junction of the trams is the Königsplatz, also called “Kö”.
There are currently a total of 27 city bus and 6 night bus routes in Augsburg. Regional transport is guaranteed by Regionalbus Augsburg GmbH and other bus companies. Many of these bus lines go to the main train station and are therefore also used for urban local transport. The main hub of the city bus routes is Königsplatz (“Kö”)
Augsburg can be explored very well by bike. Bike paths are very numerous and well signposted. There are also numerous options for renting a bike, for example via an app.
The beautiful Ingolstadt can also be visited from Augsburg. It is located about 70 kilometers from the Fugger city.
This impressive Cistercian monastery in Gessertshausen in Bavaria belongs to the diocese of Augsburg. It dates back to 1186, but was only founded in 1248. The Swabian Folklore Museum has been located in the stables of the monastery since 1984.
The Bavarian capital is just 60 kilometers south-east of Augsburg – an idiosyncratic mixture of a million-dollar village and a metropolis. After Berlin and Hamburg, it is the third largest city in Germany and enjoys an enormous reputation as one of the most important economic and cultural centers.