Inhaltsbild FahrradBUS Bad Schandau

Take a bike to discover idyllic landscapes and unique cultural heritage: in the Saxon Elbe, Saxon Switzerland and Upper Lusatia. The VVO's bike bus is an easy option which makes it extremely convenient for you to get to the most beautiful places.

From 29 March to 3 November 2024
on the road with the FahrradBUS

From March 29th to November 3st 2024 the transport companies in the VVO area provide bike buses on certain routes. They offer a regular service on Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays, and some may be booked in advance.

With your bike in the trailer, the bus will take the strain off, getting you up steep hills and over long distances to where you want to start your cycle tour. The bike trailers have room for up to 16 bikes. Groups of more than 5 people should please contact the relevant transport company. This will make it easier to schedule the cycle loading.

The service is free. You simply pay the normal price for taking a cycle.

FahrradBUS routes - 2024 season

You will receive the information for the FahrradBUS routes for the coming year in good time before the start of the season.

FahrradBUS routes - 2023 season

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Bike buses in Saxon Switzerland

  • Bus routes 216/219 – 217 (– 242/245): Pirna – Bad Gottleuba – Bahratal Grenze – Tisá – Sňězník – Rosenthal (– Königstein)
    (Route 216 via Langenhennersdorf, Route 219 via Dohma)

    Weekday routes: Bus route 219 –217 Pirna – Bad Gottleuba – Bahratal Grenze (border) – Tisá runs not only at the weekend but also from Monday to Friday at 8.10am and 10.15am with a bike trailer.

    Recommended cycle routes:
  • Bus routes 242/245/246 – 217 (– 216/219) Königstein/Pirna – Bielatal – Rosenthal – Sněžník – Tisá – Bahratal Grenze (– Bad Gottleuba – Pirna)

    Recommended cycle routes:
    Three Lakes Tour:
  • Bus routes 260/268/269 Bad Schandau – Sebnitz – Hinterhermsdorf

    Recommended cycle routes:

The bike buses (routes indicated on the timetable) always have a bike trailer.

Logo der RVSOE - Regionalverkehr Sächsische Schweiz-Osterzgebirge GmbH Regionalverkehr Sächsische Schweiz-Osterzgebirge GmbH (RVSOE)
Tel.: 03501 / 71 11 0


Bike bus at the Saxon Elbe

  • Bus routes 407 – 441 – 433 (direct bus): Meissen – Nünchritz – Riesa – Strehla – Mühlberg

    Recommended cycle routes:
    Elbe Cycle Route, Gohrischheide Trail, Churches Cycle Route
  • Bus route 418: Meißen – Miltitz – Nossen – Rüsseina

    Recommended cycle routes:
    Ketzerbach Valley Trail, Sächsische Städte Route, Meißner 8, Mulde Cycle Route

You should phone the VGM to book the above bike buses. Please quote “FahrradBUS”, and state the date, route number and number of bicycles.

VVO tariff tip: The right ticket for you

Day ticket

If you are travelling by bus & train and returning on the same day, we recommend the day ticket. Day tickets are valid for any number of journeys from validation until 4 a.m. the following day.

Reduced day tickets can also be used by people over 60 years of age.

Tip: A maximum of 2 schoolchildren up to their 15th birthday may travel on a day ticket at the normal fare. Bicycles and dogs may not be taken in place of persons.

1 fare zone (outside Dresden): 7,40 Euro (reduced: 6,20 Euro)
fare zone Dresden: 8,60 Euro (reduced: 7,20 Euro)
2 fare zones: 11,80 Euro (reduced: 9,90 Euro)
VVO region: 19,30 Euro (reduced rate 16,10 Euro)

Family day ticket

For family travel or travel as a couple, we offer the family day ticket. The ticket is valid for 2 adults and max. 4 pupils up to their 15th birthday from the time of validation until 4 a.m. the following day:

1 fare zone: 13,10 Euro
2 fare zones: 18,00 Euro
VVO region: 27,70 Euro

Small group ticket

In a group of up to 5 people, all means of public transport (except special means of transport) are open to you for one day.

We offer the small group ticket for one or two tariff zones as well as for the entire area covered by the association. The small group ticket is valid on the day of validation until 4 a.m. the following day.

1 fare zone: 21,70 Euro
2 fare zones: 29,20 Euro
VVO Area: 40,30 Euro

VVO tariff tip: The best ticket for your bicycle

If you wish to take your bicycle on bus & rail or the bike bus, just buy a cycle day ticket. The price is based on the tariff zones in which you intend to travel:

  • To travel in one tariff zone you need the price level 1 cycle day ticket, costing 2 Euro.
  • To travel in two or more tariff zones, buy the cycle day ticket for the entire VVO area, costing 3 Euro.

The cycle day ticket is valid up to 4am on the day following the day of stamping.

Monthly cycle pass: If you use your bike frequently

Do you want to bring your cycle or cycle trailer on board frequently, but prefer to use single tickets, day tickets or weekly passes? If so, we recommend the monthly cycle pass. 

  Validity Normal
Monthly ticket for bicycle11
valid: see Monthly pass

VVO region

20,00 €

Cycle included: Tip for monthly ticket holders and subscription monthly ticket holders

As a (Abo) monthly travel pass and Ticket for pupils, you can take your bicycle, bicycle trailer or a dog with you free of charge within the corresponding tariff zone(s).

A monthly bicycle pass is valid from the time it is validated until midnight on the same day of the following month.