Brian's Guide to
Getting Around Germany

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[!] Warning From 15 July to 14 December, the main rail line between Frankfurt and Mannheim will be closed for reconstruction. This will result in numerous service changes and likely delays. More details (in German) here.

Train and Autobahn

(Photo by Deutsche Bahn/Claus Weber)

"It's not the destination, but the journey."

The Germans are extremely adept at getting people (and things) efficiently from Point A to Point B and it shows. Its world-class transportation system is one of the most admirable things about the country. The road, rail, and air systems are all extensive and well-maintained, and public transport in cities is also outstanding. This site contains all the information you will need to take advantage of Germany's transportation networks. The information is divided into two major sections: Intercity Transport and Local Transport, with each section subdivided into the various modes of transport.

If you're planning a trip to Germany, this is a great place to get the practical information you need. If you are a road, railroad, air transport, or urban transit enthusiast, then this will be a great reference. Whatever your purpose, I think that you will find this to be the most complete site on this subject on the Web.

Gute Reise!


Please understand that the information contained on this site is provided "as-is". Although I make reasonable efforts to keep it updated, I can make no guarantee regarding accuracy and assume no responsibility for inconveniences or other issues arising from its use. All opinions expressed are strictly my own. Please contact me with any suggestions or corrections.

Air travel Air
Airports, arriving and departing, Frankfurt Airport, and airlines
Bus Bus
Intercity bus services
Rail travel Rail
Rail services, high-speed trains, tickets, timetables, train stations, on-board, and GermanRail bus and ferry services
Driving Road
Renting a car, German roads, the Autobahn, traffic laws and regulations, and traffic signs and signals

City Driving and Parking Driving and Parking
Driving in towns and cities, on-street parking and parking lots and garages
Urban public transport Public Transport
Types of service, tickets and fares
Taxi Taxis and Ridesharing
Hiring a taxi, fares, and service, and ridesharing in Germany