Bayerische Oberlandbahn

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Bayerische Oberlandbahn GmbH
Type GmbH
Founded 1998
Headquarters Holzkirchen, Germany
Area served Germany
Services Passenger transportation
Parent Veolia Verkehr
Bayerische Oberlandbahn
Route number: 955 (Munich–Bayrischzell)
956 (Munich–Lenggries)
957 (Munich–Tegernsee)
0.0 Munich Central
from München Ost (S-Bahn trunk line) S7
to München-Pasing (trunk line)
1.6 Donnersbergerbrücke
3.4 Heimeranplatz
5.2 Harras
from München-Pasing S20
6.4 Mittersendling
7.9 SiemenswerkeBOB only on work days
9.6 SollnBOB only on Sat. and Sun.
Isar Valley Railway to Wolfratshausen S7
Isar Valley Railway from München Süd
10.8 Großhesselohe
Isar (Großhesselohe Bridge 258.30 m)
from München Ost S3
Deisenhofenterminus of S20
26.0 Sauerlach
33.2 OtterfingBOB on weekdays on occasion
HolzkirchenS3 terminus
Mangfall Valley Railway (KBS 958) to Rosenheim
KBS 955 to Bayrischzell
6.6 Darching
11.1 Thalham
Schlierach channel
17.2 Miesbach
20.1 Agatharied
22.2 Hausham
Neuhaus Bockerlbahn to Waitzinger-Alm
4.8 Fischhausen-Neuhaus
9.6 Fischbachau
12.5 Geitau
14.3 Osterhofen (Oberbay)792 m
16.7 Bayrischzell
42.4 Warngau
Tegernsee Railway to Tegernsee
4.6 Moosrain
7.6 Gmund (Tegernsee)
10.1 St. Quirin
12.3 Tegernsee
Cement works line
52.0 Reichersbeuern
B 13
to Bad Tölz (old station)
57.1 Bad Tölz
59.9 Gaißach
63.4 Obergries
66.6 Lenggries

The Bayerische Oberlandbahn GmbH (BOB) is a private railway company based in Holzkirchen, Germany, and owned by Veolia Verkehr.

BOB Trains connect Munich with the alpine hamlets of Bayrischzell, Lenggries, and the spa town of Tegernsee. The routes are not electrified and are serviced with diesel-electric EMUs.

Lines Served[edit]

The 3 lines of the BOB run on part of the former Bayerischen Maximiliansbahn as a combined train-set from München Hauptbahnhof via the southern ring to Holzkirchen. In Holzkirchen the combined train-set separates with one train-set heading off to the east, running through Miesbach and Schliersee to Bayrischzell.

The two remaining train-sets continue on to Schaftlach where they separate again, with one train-set going to Lenggries via Bad Tölz, while the last train-set heads off towards the southeast to Tegernsee. The Tegernsee Line makes use of the tracks owned by the Tegernsee-Bahn, a private rail infrastructure provider.

The separate train-sets travel from Munich Central Station to Holzkirchen or Schaftlach as a single train. They then split-up and travel on to their individual destinations. On the return trip to Munich the individual units are connected again and run as a single train back to Munich Central Station. Between Holzkirchen and Munich BOB Trains run under the Münchner Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund tariff system.

The Bayerische Oberland Bahn GmbH is a member of the "Tarifverband der Bundeseigenen und Nichtbundeseigenen Eisenbahnen in Deutschland" (TBNE).


BOB was founded on 31 March 1998 and began service the same year. The company was launched to create more competition on the rail systems of southern Bavaria.

In the early days of service BOB trains were often plagued by technical problems with the new/untested Integral train set. These initial problems have since been resolved and BOB is now considered very reliable.

Since the beginning of July 2004 BOB has added 3 Bombardier Talent Train-sets to cover rush hour service.

Time Table[edit]

BOB Lines are serviced at hourly/bi-hourly intervals, and with extra trains during rush hour. However since December 2004 every other train/direction has had an increased journey time of 12-14min. This contradicts the basic idea of a single Integrated Timetable.


BOB Trains are not only highly used during weekdays, but also on the weekend by tourist and locals planning excursions to the Bavarian Alps, with walking, bike riding and skiing being favorite activities. Either a Bayern Ticket from Deutsche Bahn or a B.O.B weekend pass may be purchased for up to 5 passengers at a significantly discounted fare. Bus connections are available in Lenggries and Tegernsee to Karwendel, Achensee, Rofan and the Ski slopes on Wendelstein (not to be confused with the town Wendelstein), Sudelfeld, Brauneck, Spitzing.


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