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The BF5Days with bus & train

(Last update 30.11.2021) We have been asked by a few competitors if the BF5Days can be visited using public transport only. The answer is "Yes", the entire competition should be possible by public transport. Although the Bavarian Forest is quite rural, the public transport network is surprisingly dense.

At the  Langlaufzentrum Bretterschachten where 3 days will be staged, there is a bus stop right in front of the competition centre, closer than the allocated car park. There is an hourly bus from Bodenmais (roughly a 12 minute ride) and Bayerisch Eisensteim. We are in discussion with the local authorities to increase frequency on this bus line to make it more convenient for athletes to take this bus. Click here for the timetable, it is line number 6198. 

For one day, there will be shuttle buses from a large car park in Bodenmais which can be reached on foot from the town centre.

To reach Bodenmais by train you can use the scenic Waldbahn (forest railway), which connects once per hour in Plattling to the German long distance network. Click here for the Waldbahn timetable.

The city sprint will be in Viechtach, which you can also reach with the Waldbahn. In summer there is a direct bus link between Bodenmais and Viechtach (Bus 6093) taking about 35 minutes and running once every hour. However, in the summer of 2021 this bus did not run on Sundays. At the moment there is a "dial a bus system" (Rufbus) for a connection that has to be booked in advance by telephone and takes about 1 hour. Click here for the timetable, additional information for buses from Bodenmais can be found  here.

The ideal solution:
The easiest and most convenient way to get on Sunday from  Bodenmais to Viechtach and back is to make use of the offer of the OLG Goldau, a Swiss orienteering club taking part in the BF5Days. They are coming with a larger group and therefore have hired an entire coach. They have a few remaining seats which they will make available to other orienteers for the cost price of 10 Euro (single) or 20 Euro (return) Please contact the club directly under salamare(at)bluewin.ch .

Please note: If you are looking at local timetable right now, often only the winter or shoulder season timetables are displayed.  These have significant less connections than the busy summer timetables. 

Also interesting to know is that nearly the entire public transport in the district of Regen (which includes both Bodenmais and Viechtach) is free of charge if you have a GUTI ticket. You will get this ticket automatically from the accommodation provider, be this hotel, hostel or a camp site when you stay overnight at any of the participating communities.
More details for the GUTI ticket here.
Communities offering the  Guti ticket.

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