Rental bus permit granted

If you want to transport more than nine people in national transport outside the regular service (occasional services, e.g. by hire bus services, excursions or holiday destination trips), you will need a permit for this.

If you want to carry out the transport of more than nine people with motor vehicles outside the regular service in Germany (occasional traffic), you need a permit for this. This is granted for the desired type of transport (rental bus transport, excursions or holiday destination trips).

Formal application:

Name as well as domicile and place of business, in the case of natural persons birthday and place of birth; the beginning and end of the requested period of validity; information on the number, type and capacity (number of seats) of the vehicles used;

Supplementary application documents and proof of the existence of the approval requirements according to § 13 PBefG:

Certificate of good conduct, extract from the Central Trade Register; Clearance certificates from the social security institutions, the employers' liability insurance association, the tax office and the municipality with regard to the proper tax payment; Proof of financial capacity as well as the IHK certificate of competence


Applicants must:

  1. personally reliable;
  2. financially efficient and
  3. be professionally suitable.

§ 49 Passenger Transport Act (PBefG)

§ 2 Passenger Transport Act (PBefG)

Ordinance on the Operation of Motor Transport Companies (BoKraft)

Ordinance on Access to the Occupation of Road Passenger Transport Operator (PBZugV)

Vehicle Registration Ordinance (FZV)

Related Links

  • § 49 paragraph 1 Passenger Transport Act (PBefG)
  • § 2 paragraph 1 number 4 Passenger Transport Act (PBefG)
  • Regulation on responsibilities in the field of transport (Main Vo)

Submission of the application form and the additional required application documents;

Examination of applications;

Initiation of the hearing procedure with the participation of the Chamber of Industry and Commerce, LRÄ in particular the lower transport authorities, the professional associations, the Office for Occupational Safety and Health, etc.

Granting of the permit by means of a decision, after the entry into force of title, the approval documents are handed over.

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