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BTE BahnTouristikExpress

Within the RDC Group, BTE specializes in long-distance and night-time transport and is active throughout Germany and in neighboring countries. In addition, BTE is a service provider for special transport services, terminal services such as vehicle loading and temporary employment of locomotive drivers, train drivers and train conductors.

We currently operate the following trains:


BTE AutoReiseZug

Travel from Hamburg to Lörrach with your own vehicle

The BTE AutoReiseZug brings you relaxed overnight to your destination - and you take your car or motorcycle "piggyback".

Whether you are planning a vacation on Germany's coasts, in Scandinavia, the Swiss Alps, in France or Italy:
With the BTE AutoReiseZug between Hamburg and Lörrach you can look forward to a relaxed and safe overnight train ride - and your vehicle (car or motorbike) travels along well secured on our vehicle transport wagons.

Let long distances, traffic jams or bad weather pass you by, enjoy your compartment and use the night to sleep. In the morning you change into your own vehicle fresh and rested and drive relaxed to your destination. Make yourself comfortable in your compartment.

SJ EuroNight

Travel with the night train from Berlin and Hamburg to Stockholm

Do you want to travel comfortably and sustainably to Sweden?

In cooperation with the SJ (Swedish State Railways) we operate a night train between Stockholm, Hamburg and Berlin.

From 30 € you can travel overnight to the Swedish capital.

The SJ EuroNight also stops in Copenhagen, Malmö, Lund, Linköping and Norrköping.

All informationen about the BTE AutoReiseZug:


Bookings for 2024 season: Secure your desired places now!

You can find all information about the BTE AutoReisezug and the travel days offered for the coming season on our new website and the integrated online booking.
Simply click here for the new website and your direct booking.


Everything worth knowing for your holiday with the BTE AutoReiseZug.


Your advantages with the FlexService
You get more possibilities should something not work out as planned in your holiday planning.
You once can change your travel day free of charge to any other travel day, as long as places are available and only need to pay the difference for a more expensive day.
You benefit from more favorable cancellation conditions, should you not be able to use your booking at all.

ADAC members save 15 euros per booking and route

The discount is granted when booking a combined passenger and vehicle ticket, whereby the ADAC member must be part of the travel group. The discount cannot be combined with other promotions and is only valid in connection with a valid ADAC card in the name of the booking participant. The discount applies per route and booking (regardless of the number of people).

That's how it's done
Book by phone on +49 (0) 911 - 240 388 - 22 or online with your ADAC membership number.
When booking online, enter the membership number in the requested field and the discount will be granted automatically.


BTE AutoReiseZug makes for a comfortable journey in every way.

Would you prefer to travel in complete privacy
 with your own compartment?
Or would you like
 to travel conveniently and economically in a compartment shared with others?
Whether with family as a group or alone, you’ll find just the right option among our comfort classes, which all share one thing in common: they’ll ensure you have a pleasant journey.


All information on the categories offered (couchette and sleeping cars) can be found on our new website.

Simply click here for all information and your direct booking.

On the way with vehicle and luggage.


The vehicle transportwagon are designed so that your vehicle and luggage are transported securely. The open vehicle transportwagon travel at speeds of up to 160 km/h, which is why your roof luggage racks and baggage need to be secure. For this reason, there are a few rules, certain vehicle specifications (length, roof width, height, weight, etc.) to be observed.

You’ll find the vehicle dimensions and information on curb weight in your vehicle registration. The roof width is to be measured individually. Please make sure that the vehicle information you provide during booking is correct according to your vehicle registration. Any deviations could make it impossible to load your vehicle.

Height (incl. any mounted luggage): In the case of roof luggage /roof boxes / racks, please measure the height at the highest point.

Roof width: The upper roof width including any mounted luggage must not exceed 135 cm or 155 cm, depending on the vehicle type. Unfortunately, we cannot transport vehicles with a roof width of more than 155 cm.
In the case of mounted roof luggage/roof boxes, please measure the width of the luggage/box at its highest point.

Curb weight: The vehicle transportwagon have a maximum loading weight for each loading level. That’s why it’s absolutely essential for us to know the curb weight of your vehicle according to your vehicle registration.

Luggage: You can transport permanently mounted, secured and locked roof boxes and bike racks on or at your vehicle as well as motorcycle bags if all specified loading dimensions are complied with.

Other items as well as magnetic boxes cannot be transported on the roof of the vehicle.

Surfboards and lightweight boats can also be transported if affixed next to the vehicle if they are specified prior to booking.

Loading und travel times.

Please note: Only the loading and travel times printed on your ticket apply. Please be sure to check your e-mail inbox shortly before your day of travel for any loading and travel times that may have been updated at short notice.

COVID-19: Current information.

As our guest on the BTE AutoReiseZug, you travel safely. No requirements, e.g. wearing masks or compulsory vaccination, are currently mandatory.
According to our current conditions of carriage, we assume no liability (e.g. refunds) for restrictions from your travel planning that might arise in connection with Covid-19 requirements.
We wish all passengers a pleasant journey with us on board - stay healthy.

Do you have any questions or do you need support?

The BTE AutoReiseZug customer service team is available by telephone on +49 (0) 911 - 240 388 22.
You can reach us personally from Monday to Friday during office hours as well as around the clock by e-mail
Should we not be available, we will be happy to call you back.


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