The public transport network in Stuttgart is operated by Verkehrsverbund Stuttgart (VVS), Stuttgarter Straßenbahnen AG (SSB) [de] and Deutsche Bahn (DB). Because the transport network in Stuttgart is so extensive, you do not need a car here. It is better to use the bus and train instead.
As of the winter semester 2023/24, the semester fee will change, because the VVS solidarity fee, which was previously EUR 48.20, will no longer apply. This also eliminates the possibility of using public transport free of charge in the evenings and on weekends using the VVS semester stamp.
There are alternative tickets available. For more information, please visit the websites of the VVS and the SSB.
To the downtown campus, take�
- Tram lines U1, U2, U9 und U14 the stop "Börsenplatz"
- Bus lines 40 und 42 to the stop "Katharinenhospital" or line 43 to the stop "Linden-Museum"
- Any S-Bahn line to the stops "Hauptbahnhof (tief)" or "Stadtmitte"
To the Vaihingen campus, take the S-Bahn lines S1, S2, und S3 to the stop "Universität".
The maps can help you to find your destination on both university campuses.
To use the public transport system, you can purchase a VVS Semester Stamp or a VVS-StudiTicket. These are both student tickets for students enrolled at the University of Stuttgart. The purchase of one of these student discount tickets is, of course, voluntary. Both the VVS Semester Stamp and the VVS-StudiTicket are valid for one semester (April to September or October to March) on all S-Bahn trains, light rail and buses in the entire VVS area. Please note that in order to purchase either ticket, you must already be enrolled/re-registered at the university.
StudiTicket/JugendTicket BW or semester stamp?
The two tickets differ in terms of cost and validity:
StudiTicket or JugendTicket BW for students:
- Payment required
- Valid at all times
VVS Semester Stamp (only until summer semester 2023):
- Valid from Monday to Friday from 6 p.m. until the network closes, and all day on weekends/holidays
For information on new public transport ticket offers, such as the JugendTicketBW for students, please visit the websites of the VVS and the SSB.
Who needs a StudiTicket?
Anyone who wishes to use the public transport system in Stuttgart before 6 p.m. from Monday to Friday.
Where can I buy a StudiTicket?
There are two options for buying a StudiTicket. You can order one online and either print it out or download it on your smartphone. Or you can purchase a StudiTicket at one of the SSB customer service centers. At the SSB customer service center, you will need your ECUS student ID and a Verbundpass or polygoCard. You can apply for the latter either at the customer service center or online. You will find more information about purchasing a StudiTicket on the following SSB and VVS websites:
- More information about the StudiTicket [de]
Detailed information from the SSB about purchasing a StudiTicket as an online ticket, or as a printed ticket.
- Purchasing a StudiTicket in the ticket shop
Link to the DB and SSB ticket shop and further information from VVS.
Please note that in order to purchase your tickets, you must already be enrolled/re-registered at the university.
Where can I get a VVS Semester Stamp?
You can print out the VVS Semester Stamp free of charge via the SSB website or download it to your smartphone using the app. It is possible to print or download your ticket from March/September for the following semester and this can either be done without registration (printed ticket only) or with registration (printing and downloading) on the SSB website. Please note the following important points:
- The VVS Semester Stamp is free of charge! You have to click on "purchase" ("kaufen"), but you don't have to pay anything.
- Please ensure that you select correct semester: Valid from April 1 (= summer semester), October 1 (= winter semester).
- Please write your name exactly as it is written in your C@MPUS account.
- Printout: Do not adjust the print size (reduce or enlarge).
If you need detailed step-by-step instructions, you can find these in the list below. Please select the instructions depending on whether you would like to have the semester ticket as a printout (with or without registration with SSB) or as a digital ticket on your smartphone (only with registration).
- Instructions on how to print the VVS semester stamp without registration
- Instructions on how to print the VVS semester stamp with registration
- Instructions on how to download the VVS semester stamp as a HandyTicket with registration
Accessibility information: The instructions are not barrier-free; if you have difficulty reading the documents, please feel free to contact us by phone or email.
As of the winter semester 2023/24, the VVS solidarity fee of EUR 48.20 will no longer apply. This also means that the VVS semester stamp, which gives you the option of using public transport free of charge in the evenings and on weekends, will no longer apply.
The VVS Semester Stamp must be presented to the VVS ticket inspectors in printed form. A digital ticket on your smartphone is only permitted if you have downloaded the VVS Semester Stamp as a digital ticket using the app. You must always carry a valid photo ID (e.g. ID card) or your student ID card (ECUS) with you.