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Most used modes of transport for reaching a vacation destination Germany 2017-2019

Germans traveled by airplane the most to get to their vacation destination in 2019. Other much-used modes of transport included passenger cars and trains. The figures are based on a survey conducted in Germany in 2019.

Most used modes of transport for reaching a vacation destination in Germany from 2017 to 2019

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Release date

November 2019



Survey time period


Age group

14 years and older

Special properties

German-speaking persons who undertook one or more vacation trips in the last 12 months

Method of interview

Face-to-face interview

Supplementary notes

* From 2019, airplanes of a cheap airline (Ryanair, Germanwings, easyJet), regular airlines (Lufthansa, Air France) and airplanes of a charter airline (LTU, Thomas Cook) were all included under "airplane".
** Not evaluated since 2019.

Information on sample:
Base: German-speaking population aged 14 and older.

Information on total sample:
2017: 23,106 respondents, projection to 70.09 million persons
2018: 23,086 respondents, projection to 70.45 million persons
2019: 23,120 respondents, projection to 70.60 million persons

Information on target group "German-speaking persons who undertook one or more vacations in the last 12 months":
2017: Projection to 45.31 million persons
2018: Projection to 44.92 million persons
2019: Projection to 44.88 million persons

The figures presented refer to the following studies:
2017: VuMA 2018; 2018: VuMA 2019; 2019: VuMA 2020

Further information on methodology available here.

Multiple answers were possible.

Figures were rounded.

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