Vom Wald das Beste. – Nationalparkregion Bayerischer Wald


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If you arrive by train, you will arrive safely and rested in the national park region. GUTi, the guest service environmental ticket, offers free mobility by bus and train. The National Park Card with the GUTi logo is valid as a ticket. The national park facilities and many other sights, as well as the most important hiking destinations, can be reached by bus and train.

Convenient accessibility by train

The Bavarian Forest National Park vacation region can be easily reached by DB long-distance trains. There are direct ICE/IC connections from Dortmund via Cologne and Frankfurt (Main), from Hamburg via Hanover and from Vienna via Linz to Plattling and Passau. At weekends there are direct ICE connections from Berlin via Leipzig and Nuremberg to Plattling and Passau.

From Plattling, the green Waldbahn shuttles run directly to Zwiesel, Bayerisch Eisenstein and Bodenmais every hour, as well as every two hours from Zwiesel to Frauenau, Spiegelau and Grafenau. The scenic journey from Plattling to Zwiesel takes just under an hour.

Through the large panoramic windows of the Waldbahn you can enjoy a clear view of one of the most beautiful railroad lines in Bavaria.


Mobile on site. By bus and train through the Bavarian Forest

You can explore the Bavarian Eisenstein National Park and Nature Park region on a network of over 1,100 kilometers. GUTi and Bayerwald-Ticket are valid for travel on the Waldbahn, the Igel and Falkenstein buses, the Ilztalbahn, all RBO lines in the districts of Regen and Freyung-Grafenau, as well as other private bus companies. Between Bayerisch Eisenstein and Spicak, Czech State Railways trains are included in the fare.

Ask your host for special excursion tips by bus and train! Whether you go hiking in summer or cross-country skiing in winter, you'll be safely chauffeured by bus and train and experience the region from a cozy vantage point.

GUTi and Bayerwald-Ticket are valid Monday to Friday from 8 a.m., at weekends and on public holidays all day for any number of journeys by bus and train. Current timetables for the GUTI can be found here

With your personal National Park Card, you can also take advantage of a whole host of free and discounted services in the vacation region.
You can find out exactly what these are here: Information about the National Park Card

Forest railroad

Rail replacement services 2023 due to construction measures

In the period from 31.03.2023 to 30.04.2023, rail replacement services (SEV) will be in operation on the line between Deggendorf and Zwiesel.

RB 35 Plattling - Zwiesel - Bayerisch Eisenstein and back

Due to construction work by DB Netz, all trains between Deggendorf and Zwiesel will be cancelled from 31.03.2023, 9 p.m. to 30.4.2023, approx. 5:25 a.m. and will be replaced by buses. The connections in Gotteszell from and to the RB 38 direction Viechtach will be reached.

Update: The connections in Gotteszell from and to the RB 38 direction Viechtach can usually be reached. Contrary to the published timetable information, the SEV bus to Ruhmannsfelden waits for the connection. Update: Due to a road closure between Regen and Zwiesel from 11.04.2023, the timetable for the rail replacement service (SEV) had to be adjusted. Among other things, the SEV buses depart 4 minutes earlier in Zwiesel.

Please take into account the longer travel times of the rail replacement service to Zwiesel or Deggendorf and, if necessary, use earlier connections to reach connecting trains.

The stops of the rail replacement service (SEV) are not always located directly at the respective stations.

Please refer to the attached timetable information (FI) for the travel times of the rail replacement service (SEV) and the exact location of the SEV stops.

Bicycles can only be carried on the bus within the limits of the available space. Therefore, transportation cannot be guaranteed. Strollers are transported to a limited extent.

Mobility-impaired persons can be transported in principle. However, since it cannot be guaranteed that an appropriate bus (e.g. low-floor) will be available at the appropriate time and place without prior notification, please be sure to register your trip via the Mobility Service Center at 030 65 21 28 88 at the local rate. In this way, a solution can be sought in coordination with the rail transport company.

Rail replacement services with buses cannot usually replace regular train services in terms of comfort, speed and reliability. For this reason, Länderbahn attaches great importance to implementing the SEV in a way that is as passenger-friendly as possible.


Period: 31.03.2023 - 30.04.2023 Rail replacement service (SEV) between Deggendorf and Zwiesel Timetable information for download


Update for the railroad line Plattling- Zwiesel (as of 06.04.2023):

Rail replacement service from 25.04. to 03.05.2023 in the late evening Waldbahn Plattling- Zwiesel In the mentioned period the trains 83951 and 83952 between Plattling and Gotteszell or Zwiesel are cancelled and replaced by buses in rail replacement service (SEV).

From 25.04. - 29.04.2023 these two trains are cancelled between Plattling and Zwiesel.

From 30.04. - 02.05.2023 these two trains will be cancelled between Plattling and Gotteszell.

Timetable information for download


There will also be restrictions with rail replacement services in the neighboring district of Viechtach (RB38)

Period: 31.03.2023 - 23.04.2023 Rail replacement service (SEV) between Gotteszell and Ruhmannsfelden Timetable information for download



Further information about the ongoing planning until 2023 can be found here


Overview winter buses

From 25.12.2024 we will start the winter season with the hedgehog buses and ski buses winter season:

Download the individual bus schedules:

Freyung-Grafenau district:

  • Line 604 (divided into 3 branches) --> valid from 26.12.2023 to 18.02.2024 & 23.03.2024 to 07.04.2024
    - Line 604 A (Klingenbrunn - Spiegelau - St. Oswald - Lusen National Park Center - Finsterau and back)
    - Line 604 B (Schönberg - Grafenau - Neuschönau - Lusen National Park Center - Waldhäuser and back)
    - Line 604 C (Grainet - Freyung - Hohenau - Lusen National Park Center - Philippsreut and back)

District of Regen:

  • Line 6081 (Bayerisch Eisenstein - Arber Bergbahn) --> valid from 25.12.2023 to 17.03.2024 & 18.03.2024 to 30.04.2023
  • Line 6085 (Bodenmais - Bretterschachten - Arber Bergbahn - Brennes --> valid from 25.12.2023 to 17.03.2024 & 18.03.2024 to 31.03.2024
  • Line 6091 (Zwiesel - Arber - Bretterschachten ski bus) --> 25.12.2023 to 18.02.2024
  • Lines 7149 / 7150 (Zwiesel - Buchenau - Zwiesel / Zwiesel - Zwieslerwaldhaus - Zwiesel) --> valid from 25.12.2023 to 07.04.2024


On-call buses:
Please note the information on the on-call buses (these must be ordered well in advance! At least one hour before the start of the service!)
- Freyung-Grafenau district: Registration Mon-Fri 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. on tel. 08551/57 12 15 or nahverkehr@landkreis-frg.de and digitally via frgmobil.de
- District of Regen: Registration Mon-Sun 6:30 a.m.-2 p.m. on tel. 09921/94 999 64 or www.fahrtwunschzentrale.de



Innovations in public transport


Hourly service of the Waldbahn between Zwiesel and Grafenau


Since December 11, 2022, guests and locals benefit from the hourly frequency of the Waldbahn between Zwiesel and Grafenau.

The timetable for the hourly connection between Zwiesel and Grafenau can be found here.


Extension of line offers


Bus routes and line offers are constantly being expanded and strengthened.

The area of validity of Bayerwald-Ticket and GUTi was extended in 2022 and also already in 2023. They are now also valid in the Šumava region, on all bus and train lines in the western part of the Pilsen district. Excursionists from the region can use the Bayerwald ticket, or vacationers with their GUTi guest card over 140 bus and train lines in the western district of Pilsen (Plzeňský kraj) at no extra charge. This also includes the trains of the Czech State Railways, for example from Bayerisch Eisenstein border station or Furth im Wald to Klattau or Domažlice, as well as the Green Buses in the Šumava National Park.

The most important timetables and an overview of the route network are available here

www.bayerwald-ticket.com/linienbusse-in-tschechien/ for download.

All further detailed information about the GUTi (including the extension of the municipalities in the district of Cham and the route network summer 2023) can be found here


NEW since June 2023

The Bavarian Forest Day Ticket & the Bavarian Forest Day Ticket + CZ

Bavarian Forest day ticket

  • Price per person: 13 Euro / day
  • Area of validity: Cham, Freyung-Grafenau, Regen districts
  • Validity: Mon - Fri from 8.00 a.m. / Sat, Sun + public holidays all day
  • Additional services: up to three children up to the age of 14 can travel free of charge per ticket & dogs can travel free of charge

Link: https://www.bayerwald-ticket.com/tarife-bayerwald-ticket/

Bavarian Forest day ticket + CZ

  • Price per person: 17 Euro / day
  • Area of validity: Cham, Freyung-Grafenau, Regen districts and in the western part of the Pilsen and South Bohemia districts in the Czech Republic
  • Validity: Mon - Fri from 8.00 a.m. / Sat, Sun + public holidays all day
  • Additional services: up to three children up to the age of 14 can travel free of charge per ticket & dogs can travel free of charge

Link: https://www.bayerwald-ticket.com/oepnv-in-tschechien/

A ticket for

Cross-border excursions

Bavaria and Bohemia

with just one ticket!

Flyer for download

Regional mobility

Thinking across borders

A funding project for regional mobility in the border region

Whether you are a local or a tourist: an interactive map gives you a perfect overview of the border region of Lower Bavaria - South Bohemia - Pilsen.
Want to know the best way to reach your destination?

The interactive map for the regional mobility promotion project has the answer.
In addition to various bus and train routes, some of which cross the border, the best excursion tips are also integrated.
The pilot project could be implemented thanks to the funding and long-term support of the Bavarian State Ministry of Finance and Home Affairs and the district of Lower Bavaria.

Regional mobility Lower Bavaria - South Bohemia/Pilsen

Flyer Regional Mobility (Flyer for download)


Restrictions around the National Park