Travelling within Germany

How can I travel within Germany without a car?

Germany is vast and has many attractive cities and regions worth visiting. Even if you do not have a car, there are still many alternative ways to travel within Germany to see new places or visit old friends.

Important: From June 1, 2022, to August 31, 2022, you can travel nationwide with with the so-called “9-euro ticket”. You can buy this ticket starting May 23, 2022 at bahn.de, in the DB Navigator app, at DB ticket machines and from the travel centers at the stations. You can use it to travel by buses, trams, subways (U-Bahns and S-Bahns), and regional trains. You cannot, however, use the ticket for long-distance buses and IC/EC, ICE. Each ticket is valid for one month.

What are my options?

Train ("Bahn")

Long-Distance Bus ("Fernbus”)

Ride-sharing ("Mitfahrgelegenheiten")

Bike Trips

Important

Asylum seekers with a tolerated stay permit ("Duldung") and those whose asylum procedure is ongoing are not allowed to leave their city or district within the first three months. This is called "Residenzpflicht"-  you can find out more about it in our “Temporary Stay Permit” (Aufenthaltsgestattung) chapter.