Detour recommended: Now you know which connection will get you to your destination in the event of delays or disruptions
This works in the same way as portable navigation devices for your car: At bahn.de and m.bahn.de, changes to your travel connection are directly displayed for you and, if required, the system proposes alternative connections to get you to your travel destination. Whether there are delays or disruptions, or for regular travel connections, the information you are provided takes into account all factors that may lead to a change in your planned travel connection. The system takes these factors into account when it reviews the travel connections.
Reviewing the connection
The connections are reviewed using the time-based forecasts for the trains, the reliability of the connections and known train cancellations. The conditions for your ticket (e.g. any restrictions to specific trains) are not taken into account when the alternatives are reviewed and displayed. Information about the use of alternative trains in the event of delays and about your rights can be found on the information page regarding passenger rights on our website. Go to the information page
Displaying alternative connections
Is your train delayed and you want to find out whether you can reach your destination more quickly by using another connection? We can help. In the details section of your planned travel connection, bahn.de and m.bahn.de offer you the function "Alternatives based on the current traffic situation". You can use this function to view all of the alternative connections at a glance.
This new service offers you the following benefits
- Minute-by-minute information about whether your train is on time
- Review of the travel connections in terms of whether they will be reached or not
- Identification of alternative connections on the current day of travel for the next 12 hours
- Available on bahn.de or m.bahn.de