Transport in Augsburg
Tramway and Busses:
With a valid semester ticket, students can use the tramway and buses within the inner zone (zone 10 and 20) of the AVV network for free. With this you can go until the neighbour cities Gersthofen, Stadtbergen, Friedberg and Neusäß as well.
The trams and busses run from 5am to 12pm.
Nachtbus (night bus):
On nights following a thursday, friday, and saturday, as well as on days before public holidays, the night bus runs every hour from 1:00AM until 4:00AM. The semester ticket is not valid for the night bus, and 2,80 € need to be payed for one ride.
Tickets without CampusCard:
If friends or family come to visit you, day tickets or even group day tickets can quickly pay off in addition to the strip card. Please check the prices beforehand.
The Bayern Ticket is also valid on trams and buses in Augsburg.
The AVV-App for the traffic network in Augsburg can be downloaded here.
Travelling by train
Travelling within Bavaria:
The cheapest way for travel within Bavaria is usually the Bayern-Ticket. With this ticket, you can travel alone or with a group of up to five people using all regional trains in Bavaria and the public transport in many big cities. The price is 25€ for one person and an additional 7€ for every further person (Therefore, for five people, it would be 53€ collectively or 10,60 € per person). From Monday to Friday, the ticket is only valid from 9:00AM until 3:00AM of the following day. Within this period of time, the ticket is valid for an unlimited number of rides, but if you use it earlier, you will have to pay a fine of 60€ each person. The names of all passengers need to be written on the ticket before entering the train, so remmber to bring a pencil to your journey! Lately they even check the passports, so be aware to not sell the ticket to other people.
If you only want to ride in the evening, you can use the cheaper version: Bayern-Ticket Nacht. It is valid from Sunday until Thursday from 6pm until 6 am of the following day. Friday and Saturday is is valid from 6pm until 7am of the next day.
Attention: None of these tickets allow you to travel with the IC, EC und ICE. For these trains you will need to buy a separate ticket.
If you want to travel farer you get better fares if you book in advance - the so called "Sparpreis" can offer you a huge discount.
In some cases the discount cards Bahncard 25 or Bahncard 50 can (or maybe better the 3 Months trial version) could be an option for you if you plan a long trip or more than one since the price pays off sometimes.
You can find further information about the prices and savings here.
Travelling by bus
Skiing- and snowboarding-trips during the winter are organized by Schneebeben.
There is no uber in Augsburg, but there are several taxis in case you missed the night bus and don't want to wait for the next one or the first tram or have an other matter. The price is constantly showed in the mirror of the taxi and must not be higher than the shown amount. There usually are no cheaters or manipulated taxis and the ride is safe. To get one just go to one of the taxi stands or call one (for example taxi augsburg)
To go to other cities you can use blablacar to find a shared ride.
How to reach Augsburg from the airport
You take the S-Bahn (preferably the S1 but S8 is also fine) to Munich Central station (München Hbf) and there you take the train with the direction to Ulm Hbf.
You should see the track number on the bigboard in the big hall. Leave the train at Augsburg Haunstetter straße and take the tram line 3 to University. Or go until Augsburg Hauptbahnhof to reach the center.
Ticket price varies depending on the train, around 20 € (check prices at www.bahn.de). You might consider using the Bayernticket (see above) to have a day ticket for public transport in Augsburg directly since you won't have your campus card then.