Ilmenau can be reached via the airports Frankfurt/Main, Berlin, Leipzig/Halle or Erfurt-Weimar. From all these airports there are train connections (via Erfurt) to Ilmenau.
There are a number of high speed train connections to the ICE main station at Erfurt (from airports: Frankfurt/Main - 230km, Berlin - 300km, Leipzig/Halle - 180km, Erfurt-Weimar - 40km). By regional trains from Erfurt you will reach Ilmenau within 50 minutes. Detailed information may be found at
Ilmenau can be easily reached by car from east and west via motorways A4 and A71, and from north and south via A71. Parking area is available on the campus.