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The best transportation for students

The best transportation for students

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What is the best way to get to university? With an application, of course! Hohoho!
But which means of transport is the coolest, fastest and most cost-effective for the student? And which one is comfortable to go on vacation with?
We at allmaxx have thought a few things about it and put together the advantages and disadvantages for you:

Public transport

Ö-P-What? Local public transport means: bus, subway, S-Bahn or tram. In large cities they have a well-developed network of routes and you can usually get from A to B quickly. In smaller cities, trains and buses come a little less often. Spontaneous trips are not quite as easy to make here as in big cities. If your university offers a semester ticket for public transport, you will also save a lot of money - if you compare it with individual day or monthly tickets. This form of transport is probably the most used among students. It's annoying, however, when a train is canceled or the bus is late and you're late for an exam, for example, or you're standing in the cold in winter and everything freezes off you.

The train

If you live and study in two different cities, you will probably travel by train. Commuters usually use the regional train, which is also quite cheap. If it takes longer to get to the region and needs to take a faster train, we recommend a BahnCard. With BC 25 or 50 you save the respective percentage on the fare. Students up to the age of 26 benefit from the BahnCard student discount and only pay half of the annual fee for the card.

Long-distance bus

Long-distance buses are less suitable for commuters because they do not run as frequently as the train. When it comes to traveling, however, they are a cheap alternative to the train . There are now numerous providers of long-distance buses. You have to look at which one is most worthwhile for your connection - both in terms of departure times and the price list.


Driving your own car is much warmer than waiting for buses and trains in winter. This also makes you more flexible. Especially when it comes to nighttime excursions, you don't have to rely on the limited travel times of buses and trains. When it comes to cost, the car is one of the most expensive means of transport. Taxes, insurance and gas can put a dent in some students' finances. Therefore, purchasing your own car should be carefully considered. Our tip: form carpools! If you have a partially identical route to the university, you can pick up your fellow students along the way. At least you share the cost of the fuel and have a nice companion on the journey. And if you want to go on vacation with a car, you can also use a rental car , for which costs are only charged temporarily.


The number one means of transport for the eco-friendly! A bike protects the climate and costs almost nothing. On the one hand, they are available to buy new in bike shops or online shops. Used - at a flea market, for example - they are usually even cheaper. Vintage things are particularly popular because they are also often viewed as accessories. Once purchased, bicycles cost little later . Repairs or if you want to pimp up the bikes later are excluded. You are clearly at a disadvantage in winter or when it rains, when driving is made difficult or even impossible. You can get a parking space for your two wheels everywhere and have flexibility, but if you're not the sportiest, it just takes longer to get to your destination.


Similar advantages to a bicycle, but much faster: the moped or moped! You move quickly around the city, have hardly any problems finding a place to park and enjoy almost limitless freedom . With the right model, like this one from OTTO, you'll even become a real eye-catcher on the streets. You can also take some of your fellow students with you. The costs arise from a mix of car and bicycle. Due to the smaller volume, fuel consumption is significantly lower compared to a car and is therefore cheaper. You can also go on small or larger trips with a moped or moped if you pack a backpack instead of a suitcase.

On foot

Ah yes, if your university is in the immediate vicinity, we recommend a leisurely walk. It costs nothing and keeps you fit.

“It has to be quick and cheap!” This is what students expect when they have to get from A to B. You can read here which transport options best suit the student lifestyle!

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