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Ulm Transportation: 10 reviews and 12 photos

  very modern trams in Ulm
by richiecdisc

Though Ulm is in Baden-Württembergit is just across the border (Donau River) from Bavaria and is thus reachable with that state's Bayern Ticket. This ticket allows single travelers all day access to all but ICE and IC trains within Bavaria for €21. Even better, groups of up to five people can do the same for only €29! The easiest and quickest route is via Augsburg which doesn't involve changing trains and only takes two hours. Going via Memmingen takes about 45 minutes longer and you must change twice. We didn't plan so well on our return trip and got stuck doing the latter which was no fun at night and after two big meals and two brewery visits!

When traveling around Bavaria, your Bayern Ticket generally includes local transport and we assumed this to be the case in Ulm as well so we did not pay for tram tickets from Ulm's main station to Söflingen, where Zur Krone is located. We did not get checked and we were prepared to explain our dilemma over buying a ticket we did not think we needed. Tram tickets are €1.90 each way, a bit steep for less than a 2.5km walk. It was not a particularly scenic route though and if time is a factor, it's well worth paying for the tram. There is a group ticket for €6.20 which is good for up to 5 people for a whole day. This would come in handy for going to the brewery in Neu-Ulm which we walked to as we did not have any bus information. This is about 2.5km in the opposite direction from the station as Zur Krone so you are looking at over 5km from one to the other. Once home, I checked buses and Bus 80 goes from Neu-Ulm train station to Schlössle in Offenhausen (a small suburb next to Neu-Ulm proper). So, if you are in a group, it is well worth shelling out the six Euro for the pass and avoiding a few long tedious treks. It's not much fun walking back to Neu-Ulm station from Offenhausen at night after eating a big meal and drinking a few brews.

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Type: Train

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  • Updated Jul 14, 2011
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