Important information regarding a change in bus use.

Dear Parents,

It is essential that the Transportation Office is informed about any change in school bus use, (e.g. using another bus home with friends, a drop off at a different location or no bus use at all due to private pick up from school, etc.) by 13:00 on Mondays to Thursdays and on Fridays no later than 11:30 please.

We regret to inform you that requests received after these times cannot be taken into consideration since the safety of your child(ren) could be jeopardised.

Your assistance in this matter is greatly appreciated.


Bavarian International School provides a bus system which serves over 80% of the BIS community. Our transportation service is optional. The prices are calculated to cover costs. The costs of the service are divided up equally among the users by zones. Routes, stops and travel times are likely to change during the year and also from year to year.
We will try to accommodate a pick up/drop off point as close as possible to your home. In case a public bus stop is close to your home we have to use this one. Please be informed our bus fees are calculated for one year and have to be paid in two instalments (1st semester / 2nd semester). Bus fees are not refundable.
In addition to the individual close-to-home school bus service, BIS also offers a shuttle bus from /to the U-Bahn station “Garching-Hochbrück” (U6 line) in the morning and after school, for children of families living close to an underground station. The U6 line to/from "Garching Hochbrück" and our shuttle bus provide an alternative fast and cost effective way of getting to/from school (school bus costs from "Garching Hochbrück" and return: ca. 410,-EUR per semester).
Further to this service BIS provides a courtesy bus from Monday to Thursday for all Secondary School students who travel home by public transport after the After School Activities (ASA). This bus departs directly after the ASAs at 17:35, from the Reception area at BIS and stops at the S-Bahn station “Lohof” (S1 line) and then continues to the U-Bahn station “Garching-Hochbrück” (U6 line). From here students can use the public transport service to travel home.
We do our best to accommodate all applicants.
The Bavarian International School Bus System is an optional service provided for the BIS community and is designed to operate at no cost to the school. The cost of the service is calculated by the number of buses required to serve all routes and the number of users enrolled for the bus system.
Alrun Bauer
Transportation Manager| City Campus & Haimhausen Campus
Phone: +49 (0)8133/917-122 | Fax: +49 (0)8133/917-195 |

Please note
Due to a stipulation of German Law, all children from birth to age 12 / height under 150 cm must be secured in an authorized and age‐appropriate car seat. Our school buses are equipped with booster seats which fulfill the legal requirements for transporting children from age 4. For reasons of safety, insurance and liability, we highly recommend that children under 4 years of age should not travel on a school bus.