There is good reason that many people describe Bochum as the beating
heart of the Ruhr. The city has a high-capacity travel network that
ensures that it is fully connected to the German, European and world
markets. This represents huge potential, as one in three EU citizens
lives within a radius of just 500 kilometres.
They can reach Bochum very easily: with motorway connections from all four points of the compass and a direct ICE rail connection to the major German cities. There are no fewer than five airports offering extensive international connections in the immediate vicinity of Bochum: Dortmund, Düsseldorf, Cologne/Bonn, Münster/Osnabrück and Weeze. An efficient local public transport network ensures that all cities in the Ruhr metropolis can be reached within 30 minutes.