Regular public transport services; application for authorisations and exemptions

The paid or commercial transport of passengers by tram and motor vehicle is subject to the provisions of the Passenger Transport Act (PBefG) and therefore requires a licence.


The governments

  • issue licences for regular services. These include forms of transport such as commuter services, school and kindergarten routes, and airport feeder services,
  • issue licences for hire and excursion services (occasional services).
  • issue permits for international regular services,
  • issue licences for fares,
  • grant exemptions from the ban on taking other passengers on school bus and kindergarten routes in individual cases, and
  • promote entrepreneurs (compensation services, buses, depots, etc.).

The Ordinance on the Operation of Motor Transport Undertakings in Passenger Transport (BOKraft) contains regulations that go beyond the Passenger Transport Act (PBefG) concerning:

  • the operation of motor transport undertakings
  • the conduct of the driving service
  • rules of conduct for passengers
  • Equipment and condition of vehicles
  • the installation of stops

The Government may grant exemptions from the regulations applicable to regular services in specific individual cases or in general for specific applicants.


The subjective requirements for approval are:

  • the professional suitability (examination at the IHK)
  • the financial capacity of the company and
  • the reliability of the transport operator.

In addition, the objective requirements for approval must be fulfilled (e.g. public transport interests, requirements of local transport planning).


Please select a location in "Localization" so that the address of the responsible authority can be filled in.


  • Costs (fees and expenses) shall be charged for official acts under this Act and under the legal provisions based on this Act.

Status: 20.08.2021

Responsible for editing: Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Wohnen, Bau und Verkehr

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