"Difficulties to find cheap bus connections" Germany Transportation Tip by Freising

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A lot of people ask for cheap bus connections to travel within germany. After wondering why it seemed to be so difficult to find some, I just learned something (after over 30 years living in germany): There is a law that forbids regular passenger transportation on lines that are already served by another supplier (most of the time that would be the train-connection).

This law was meant to protect the "Deutsche Bahn" when it was still in public ownership. Now although the "DB" is a private company and the prices are raised constantly, the law still exists...

So if you can find a direct train connection between two towns in germany (http://reiseauskunft.bahn.de/), you will probably not find any cheaper bus connections.

Type: Bus
Website: http://bundesrecht.juris.de/pbefg/index.html

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written May 9, 2006
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