Skip navigation

Arrival and Accommodation

Where is Münster?

Münster is in north-west Germany, about 170 km north of Cologne.

How do I get to Münster?

You can fly to Münster: Flughafen Münster/Osnabrück (FMO). You can also fly to Düsseldorf, Dortmund, Cologne or Frankfurt and then travel to Münster by train. We can book all airport transfers for you. You can of course also come by car or train (Münster/Westfalen, Hauptbahnhof).

When will I get the address for my accommodation?

We send the accommodation address about 2 weeks before the start of the course. We send this by the fastest way e.g. if we have your email address, we will send you an email. Please check your mailbox regularly and send us your new email address if it changes. If you haven't heard anything a week before your course starts, please contact us. It may be that the message has got lost.

When do I need to arrive?

Students should arrive the day before the course begins. Your host will be expecting you. Please tell your host or KAPITO the approximate time of your arrival. When you can't travel on Sunday but will arrive later, please let KAPITO and your host know.

I will be in Münster a few days before the start of my course. Where can I stay?

If you will be in Münster one or two days early, we can ask your host if you can move in already. If you will be in Münster a lot earlier and your room isn't free, we can tell you about some reasonably priced hotels.

I want to live with a family at the start and then later in a shared flat. Is that possible?

That's no problem. When you apply for the course tell us what kind of accommodation you would like. We will try our best to fulfill these wishes.

How do I get to my accommodation?

If you arrive at Münster Airport: there are regular buses to the centre (to the Hauptbahnhof). There you should take a taxi. You can also take a taxi directly from the airport to your accommodation. If you arrive at another airport: Take a train to Münster. You can find train connections here. At Münster station take a taxi. If you arrive by train: take a taxi from the station. A journey from the station to addresses in the city centre will cost about 12 - 20 EUR.

Can I order a transfer?

Yes. We can organise for you to be picked up at the airport. The taxi will then bring you straight to your accommodation. Please ask us at least 3 days before your arrival and send us your exact flight details. If you also need a transfer for your return, you can organise this in our office.

My boyfriend/girlfriend/parents want to visit me. Where can they stay?

In the KAPITO office you can get information about hotels of different price categories.

After my course I want to stay for longer in Münster. Can I keep my room?

Normally students travel back on the Saturday after the end of their course. If your return flight is one or two days later, or if you want to stay longer, please let us know when you register for your course.

How do I find KAPITO when I'm in Münster?

KAPITO is in the city centre (Servatiiplatz), a few minutes away from the station. You can travel with almost any bus to Servatiiplatz. Ask your host about the best way to get here.

More questions?

No answer to your question? Then write to, send us a fax (+49-251-98 11 97 10) or call us on +49-251-98 11 97 0!