Check your environmental impact

No traffic jams, no tolls and no harmful fumes. Instead of flying or driving, you can take the train to so many fantastic destinations in Europe. Deutsche Bahn's services are not just comfortable, they're also very eco-friendly.

If you want to see just how green a journey with our trains can be, use our Environmental Mobility Check, a free comparison tool available on our travel information website. It puts a figure on CO2 emissions, energy consumption and pollutant levels, while also displaying how trains compare with the equivalent journey by car or plane.

This information is available for every journey within Germany and for routes across Europe, all at the touch of a button. So you can use the tool to calculate how many kilos of CO2 and other emissions you can eliminate by taking the train. 

Mit der Umweltrallye die grünen Maßnahmen der DB direkt auf dem Smartphone oder PC erleben

Wie umweltfreundlich die Reise mit der DB ist, kann man auch in der virtuellen Miniaturwelt unserer Umwelt-Rallye erleben. Einfach auf den Link oben klicken und sehen, wie sich die Bahn von der Dampflok zum klimafreundlichsten Verkehrsmittel entwickelt hat.

DB's long distance services are particularly green: they have been 100 percent powered by renewable energy since the beginning of 2018. This makes travel on our ICE, IC and EC trains more environmentally friendly than ever for all customers (over 140 million passengers every year), meaning our long distance trains make up the first virtually carbon-neutral transport network in Germany.

By way of comparison: an equivalent journey by car emits an average of 139 grams of greenhouse gases per person and kilometer, and this figure rises to 201 grams for planes. 

Comparing different modes of transport: Greenhouse gas emissions in grams per person and kilometer in Germany.