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.

What are my options?

Train ("Bahn")

Long-Distance Bus ("Fernbus”)

Ride-sharing ("Mitfahrgelegenheiten")

Bike Trips


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.