Germany with a Baby or Toddler

Lufthansa is Germany’s national air carrier and operates flights to a variety of international cities.

German Wings is a budget carrier and operates cheaper flights throughout Europe to many German cities. If you are travelling from Ireland to the UK you will be able to fly with Ryanair, British Airways, Aer Lingus and Easyjet to a number of cities in Germany. Other airlines that fly to the country include Air France, KLM, Swiss Air, Finnair and American Airlines.

Munich and Berlin are the most popular destinations in Germany. If you are flying with Ryanair to Munich be aware that the airport that the airline flies into is quite far outside the city thus adding over an hour to your travel time. The airports in both Berlin and Munich offer a train and bus service to the city centre. For further information please see our regional sections. If you are flying from the UK and Ireland then you will only have to deal with an hour time difference. If you are travelling from further afield, click here for advice on helping your child to adjust to a new time zone.

You will be able to take trains to Germany from many of Europe’s major cities and towns. There are stations throughout the country and German trains run efficiently and are generally stroller accessible. Most city stations will have elevators although if you are going to a less urban location you might find yourself carrying your stroller up or down a few steps.

There are also coach services from many of the surrounding countries to Germany. The major coach service provider in Europe is Eurolines and you will be able to book tickets on their website. If you are driving, the roads connecting the countries bordering Germany with the country are excellent and Germany’s autobahn is well maintained with plenty of rest areas with changing facilities, cafes with high chairs and many also have kids play areas. For information on car seat laws in the EU and Germany, click here.