Car: The motorway 33 (A 33), a connection between the A 2 (Ruhr-Hannover) and the A 44 (Dortmund-Kassel), leads to Paderborn. The city can also be reached via federal roads: the B 64 (from Höxter, Bad Driburg as well as Münster, Rheda-Wiedenbrück); the B 68 (from Warburg, Kassel); the B 1 (from Hameln, Detmold and Soest, Geseke) and via the B 480 (from Brilon).
Train: Paderborn is located directly on the IC/ICE route Düsseldorf-Hamm-Kassel-Erfurt-Dresden. Furthermore, there are good regional connections to the IC/ICE train stations Bielefeld, Dortmund, Hamm, Kassel and Hannover.
Plane: The Paderborn/Lippstadt airport (3-letter-code: PAD) lies about 20 km southwest of Paderborn. Buses run between the airport and the city Paderborn. Other airports are located in Dortmund (90 km), Münster/Osnabrück (80 km) and Hannover (150 km).