Public transport in Frankfurt (Oder)
The fare area of the Transportation Association Berlin-Brandenburg (VBB) covers the federal states of Berlin and Brandenburg including their rural districts and the cities of Brandenburg a.d.H., Cottbus, Frankfurt (Oder) and Potsdam. Although the VBB fare area is divided into several zones, it provides one structure, a uniform assortment of tickets, the same conditions of transport and fare regulations as well as one information system. The passenger will either be charged for the number of passed combs or for the mileage.
For Berlin and Brandenburg’s cities, tariff areas are defined and divided into tariff zone A, B, and C. Tariff zone C also belongs to the county of the respective cities except for the city of Potsdam which belongs to Berlin’s tariff zone C.
A route network map of Frankfurt (Oder) can be found here
Information on ticket fares
You can obtain your tickets from our crew (only a partial assortment of tickets available) or at any customer service centres, selling points, and at self-service ticket machines within the VBB region. Please make sure to validate your ticket before you enter any public means of transport if there is no date-stamp on your ticket. You normally find ticket validators on the platforms or at the stops (see photo). If you travel by bus or tram, you find ticket validators in those public means of transport.
There is no direct public transport connection between Frankfurt and Słubice. Tram no 1 and buses will however stop at the bordercrossing.
For the tram no 1, the relevant stop is Magistrale, buses 980, 981, 985 and the night bus N1 stop at An der alten Universitaet.
Getting around in Frankfurt (Oder)
From the train station to the university: You can catch the trams no. 2 or 3. To get to the tram stop you need to walk across the bus terminal which is located in front of the train station. Make sure to catch such trams that go to "Europa Universitaet" (European University). The terminal stop is located directly in front of the Countess Doenhoff building.
As the university is only a short walk away from the train station you may also choose to walk. Turn right as you leave the station building, follow Ferdinandstraße downhill, turn left into Klenksberg and continue downhill, across Gubenerstrasse, through a little passage way and across Lindenstrasse into a little park. Walk straight through the park and follow Gartenstrasse until you get to Logenstrasse. To your left is now the main building of the university. The Auditorium Maximum is in front of you and if you turn right a few metres down Logenstraße you will find the Countess Doenhoff building. To walk from the train station to the university is much easier than it sounds: basically, you turn right as you leave the station building, walk down hill, walk straight through the park and you’re there. This should take you 10-20 minutes, depending on your walking speed.
From the university to the border: From the Grafin Doenhoff building you can walk down to the Oder, turn left and follow the river to the bridge. It will take you about 10-15 minutes.
From the train station to the border: There is no direct public transport connection between Frankfurt (Oder) and Słubice. Tram no 1 and buses will however stop at the border crossing.
For the tram no. 1, the relevant stop is Magistrale. The buses 980, 981, 985 as well as the night bus N1 stop at An der alten Universitaet. You will then need cross the Grenzbruecke (the bridge) to get to Słubice.
If you prefer walking, follow the directions above to get to the university and subsequently to the border crossing. Walking all the way from the train station in Frankfurt (Oder) to Słubice will take about 20-30 minutes.
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