Bus & Train
Trains, trams and/or buses serve almost every town and village in the region, though public transport across the Black Forest can be slow, and long-distance trips (for instance, Freiburg to Konstanz) may involve several changes. Plan your journey with the help of www.nvbw.de and www.bahn.de.
Available at all train stations and online (www.bahn.de), the great-value Baden-Württemberg Ticket allows unlimited 2nd-class travel on IRE, RE, RB, S-Bahn trains (local trains operating within a city and its suburban area) and buses in the region. The one-day ticket costs €24 for an individual, plus €6 per extra person. Children aged 15 and under travel for free when accompanied by an adult.
Car & Motorcycle
Motorways blazing through the region include the A5 from Baden-Baden south to Freiburg and Basel, which can get hellishly congested due to ongoing roadworks; www.swr.de (in German) has up-to-date traffic news. The A81 runs south from Stuttgart to Lake Constance via Villingen-Schwenningen, while the A8 links Stuttgart to Karlsruhe, Ulm and Munich.