Security & Hygiene Concept

We want our passengers to feel safe on board of our buses - especially in times of corona

The health and safety of our passengers and staff is our top priority. We have implemented extensive protection and hygiene measures so that customers can continue to use our service with confidence.

Spending an extended period of time in a small, poorly or unventilated space can increase the likelihood of the coronavirus being transmitted by aerosols. A continuous supply of fresh air and the rapid exchange of air is therefore extremely important in enclosed spaces.

This diagram shows the exchange of air in various modes of transport; it is much faster in a bus than a train or plane! By this, we don’t mean journey times, but the speed at which air can be exchanged. And incidentally, a bus really does benefit from a supply of fresh air. The same air isn’t just repeatedly recirculated.

How we protect you

We have put several security and hygiene measures into effect to protect you and your fellow passengers. 

Ventilation of passenger compartments

The passenger compartments in our buses are continuously supplied with fresh air via vents. Air is extracted via the luggage compartment while the bus is moving. A complete air exchange is performed within every one to three minutes. 

Air masses of up to 13,000 m3/h are circulated on a double-decker bus. For comparison: A typical detached house with an area of 150 m2 and a ceiling height of 2.5 m has an air volume of 375 m3. In other words, the air volume of up to 35 detached houses flows through a double-decker bus every hour.

Filters ensure additional safety

The fresh air drawn in from the outside and the circulating air that remains in cooling mode on hot days is cleaned by highly efficient filters. These filter out particles as small as 0.5 micrometers. Droplets that harbour viruses or dust particles on which they adhere can therefore be captured and filtered. The filters are replaced at least every six months.

This video clip demonstrates how effective the permanent exchange of air in the bus is using air conditioning.

Separate boarding zones

We ensure that there is sufficient distance between the passengers. Therefore, we have defined boarding zones providing the necessary space. The entry/exit takes place via separate doors, front and rear.

Deep-clean of passenger compartments

We have intensified the cleaning of passenger compartments by taking additional measures, such as cleaning grab handles and other surfaces even more thoroughly.

Hand sanitizer available on all buses

All our buses are provided with hand sanitizer or contactless hand sanitizer dispensers.

How you can support us

By following those measures and guidelines, you will help to minimise the risk of infection and make your journey with Autobus Oberbayern as safe as possible.

Obligation to wear a face covering

We are only allowed to transport passengers if they are wearing a face covering. Please also wear your face mask when entering / exiting the bus.

Passenger documentation

To be able to ascertain and inform passengers in case of a subsequently identified Covid-19 infection, we kindly ask you to prepare a list including names and contact details of all passengers (phone number or address). 

Corona Warn-App

The "Corona-Warn-App" helps to determine whether we have had any contact with an infected person which could result in a risk of catching the virus. This way, we can interrupt chains of infection more quickly. The app is a service by the Federal Government. Autobus Oberbayern recommends using the app. It is available as a free download in the App Store and from Google Play

Rules of hygiene

We ask all passengers to follow the rules of conduct and hygiene. This means covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze, regularly and thoroughly washing your hands with soap and water and avoid touching eyes, mouth and nose with your hands.


Passengers are not allowed to use our buses if they have been in contact with anyone testing positive for Covid-19 nor tested positive themselves within the last 14 days. For your safety and your fellow passengers, please check that you are not experiencing any common Covid-19 symptoms including fever, cough, and loss of taste.

Frequently Asked Questions

According to an official decree, the use of our buses is only permitted with face covering. All passengers must wear a face covering when boarding as well as alighting and during the entire journey. The obligation to wear a face covering does not apply to children up to their sixth birthday and persons who are exempt from this requirement due to a disability or for health reasons (according to § 1 para. 2 of the 6th BayIfSMV).

Yes, the face covering requirement applies to all passengers without exception, even if a distance of 1.5 metres is maintained.

The obligation to cover the mouth and nose does not apply to the driving personnel during the journey. When our drivers are in direct contact with passengers (boarding assistance, loading suitcases, etc.), they are also obliged to wear a face covering.

The passenger compartments in our buses are continuously supplied with fresh air via vents. Air is extracted via the luggage compartment while the bus is moving. A complete air exchange is performed within every one to three minutes. 

Air masses of up to 13,000 m3/h are circulated on a double-decker bus. For comparison: A typical detached house with an area of 150 m2 and a ceiling height of 2.5 m has an air volume of 375 m3. In other words, the air volume of up to 35 detached houses flows through a double-decker bus every hour.

Separate entry and exit zones ensure that there is sufficient distance between passengers when entering and leaving our buses. Boarding takes place exclusively at the front door, and alighting only through the rear door.

It is still possible to reserve food and drinks in advance. At present, however, there are restrictions in our range of products. The on-board service as well as the food/beverage sale are carried out in compliance with the corresponding hygiene regulations. The serving and consumption of alcohol during the journey is currently not permitted.