©BAMBERG Tourismus Service. Foto: Sonja Krebs
Getting around the City
Bamberg public transport relies exclusively on buses. More than 20 routes connect the outer quarters and some villages to the Central Bus Station (ZOB) and the train station (Bahnhof). Several Night Lines run from 20:00 to midnight and there are some park-and-ride lines from car parking facilities on the periphery to the town centre. However, many trips around Bamberg can be done on foot in less than 30 minutes.
You could also rent a bike for the duration of the Winter School, because there is an excellent network of cycle paths connecting Feldkirchenstraße (the Winter School location) with different parts of the city.
Buses run from the city centre to Feldkirchenstraße at least every 10 minutes during the day. From the ZOB, take buses 914 (direction Gundelsheim), 915 (direction Gartenstadt) or 907 (direction Memmelsdorf) and alight at Feldkirchenstraße. Alternatively, take buses 931 (direction P+R Kronacher Straße) or 901 (direction Bamberg Gartenstadt) and get off at Kloster-Banz-Straße. There are fewer buses after 19:00.
A single journey currently costs €1.90, a day ticket €4.20, four journeys €6.50 and a weekly ticket €13.60. Tickets are available from machines at many bus stops, from the Information Center at the ZOB, or directly from bus drivers.
Bus route map.
Download the free VGN Fahrplan & Ticket App for Android, iOS and Windows, which contains local routes, timetables and ticket prices.
Bamberg's daily bus timetable ends at 20:00. Thereafter, four night bus lines, 935, 936, 937 and 938, run in the urban area at 40-minute intervals, starting at ZOB. Lines 936, 937 and 938 run until midnight; line 935 to Kantstraße until 00:50am. On Friday and Saturday nights, all four lines run additional services at 00:50 and 01:30.
Call-line Taxi (ALT)
The call-line taxi is a service for low-demand bus routes and an alternative option to night buses. After 19:00 taxis run along regular bus routes instead of buses. The routes that are part of the ALT service are mentioned with an 'ALT' or 'AL' symbol on the bus timetable and not every route is part of the ALT service. The ALT taxis run once or twice per hour, depending on the route. The service runs along bus routes and you can see operating times in bus timetables. To be picked up, call 0951-14-443 at least half an hour before the departure time specified in the bus timetable. When calling, you must state which bus stop you want to be picked up from, how many people there are and where you want to be dropped off. Bear in mind that you can only be picked up/dropped off at a regular bus stop. The service costs the same as a simple bus ticket. You can buy tickets directly from the taxi driver.
You can also call a local taxi to pick you up, wherever you are. Call +49 (0)951 15015 or +49 (0)951 34545.