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German Transport Vocabulary

Planning a trip to Germany? Feeling nervous about your hotel transfer or navigating your way around the city you are visiting? No need to worry! We have put together a list of some of the most common and needed German transport vocabulary to help you get around.

This list will give you a good basic grasp on all the areas of transportation you might need. It covers all the main phrases and words you could possibly need on a trip to Germany. From helping understand signage to simple phrases which might help you out of a confusing situation.


Useful German Transport Vocabulary

• Ticket = Fahrkarte (f)
• Metro/underground = U-Bahn (f)
• Stop (noun) = Haltestelle (f)
• Direction = Richtung (f)
• Day travelcard = Tageskarte (f)
• Line = Linie (f)
• Zone = Zone (f)
• Platform = Bahnsteig (m)
• Bus = (Auto)bus(m)
• Timetable = Fahrplan (m)
• Bus route = Busstrecke (f)
• I’ve lost my ticket =  Ich habe meine Fahrkarte verloren
• Which metro line/bus should I take? = Welche (Linie) U-bahn / welchen Bus muss ich nehmen?
• Do I have to validate my ticket? = Muss ich meine Fahrkarte stempeln?
• To the airport = Zum Flughafen
• Could you take me to…? = Bringst du mich in…?

While these words and phrases are by no way exhaustive. They are definitely a good place to start when learning how to get around in Germany and German speaking countries. As well as these phrases and words, a great way to make sure you know where you are going is to check your route and maps beforehand.

German Transport Vocabulary - Train in Germany

There are many apps, such as Google Maps that allow you to download maps to your phone ahead of time. If you are online, they are perfect to check the live timetable Perfect for use on a city’s metro system.

The most sure fired way to guarantee to getting where you are going in a German speaking country however is by learning the local language. German courses from Cactus will give you confidence and ability to ask others to assist you if you happen to get lost. As well as this, the skills you learn will also help you understand signage and notices at bus stops, train stations and metro stations.

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