Racing along or at a leisurely pace, travelling in Germany is always a pleasure
Germany's transport infrastructure is among the best in Europe. As well as the extent of the network, the excellent links between different modes of transport enable everyone to travel between places quickly and easily.
The country is criss-crossed by 12,700 kilometres of autobahn and a rail network of nearly 35,000 kilometres with around 5,400 stations, while air passengers have more than 40 airports to choose from. If you prefer to explore at a more relaxed pace, make for a minor road – one of the country's 150 or so scenic routes perhaps – or why not take a branch line train into the countryside?
Whether you're dashing to a business meeting or taking a laid-back tour, Germany has the means of transport to suit.
Travelling by car
When travelling by car it should be noted that many German towns and cities have designated low emission zones, in which only vehicles meeting certain emission standards and bearing a colour-coded sticker are permitted to enter.
Further information can be found here.
There are no tolls levied on passenger cars in Germany.
Car rental in Germany
Travelling by train
Thanks to Germany’s extensive rail network with excellent international connections, you will be sure to arrive comfortably at your chosen destination with Deutsche Bahn (German Railways).
Travelling by bus
With numerous routes and stops, Germany's largest intercity bus service, MeinFernbus, not only connects domestic towns and cities, but also provides an international route network for travelling to Germany.