Rail freight transport is going digital - with our free online tools

Convenient, free of charge and without login: With our online tools you have a wide range of services at your disposal to plan your rail transport.


Rail Access

Find the right access points to the rail network.

Rail Access

As a shipper, you depend on a dense network of transfer points from road to rail and vice versa. Even without your own rail siding, you have the opportunity to carry out multimodal transports throughout Europe.

The eService Rail Access offers a simple way to find the nearest access points to the rail network:

  • quick search based on existing data
  • additional filter options
  • a clear presentation of search results on the result list and on the map

Each rail access profile offers a well-structured overview of the current and relevant data of the charging point, the existing infrastructure and contact options. The data is continuously updated and expanded.

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Get a quick overview of DB Cargo's international rail freight services.


Get a quick overview of DB Cargo's international rail freight services.
Here you can take a look at a graphical representation of our most important products, divided into four categories:

  • Networks: across Europe and as far as Asia
  • Shuttles: fast, high-frequency direct connection
  • Industry solutions: our special products, e.g. for transporting chemicals or steel
  • Fast corridors: regular links between European industrial centres

The graphical representation shows the freight stations, multimodal terminals, hubs and ports, the locations of the DB Cargo national companies as well as product details, running times and contact details.

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Find your best connection.


The freight timetable gives you connection information quickly and simply. The overview of the range of single wagon system services simplifies the planning of your transport.

Use our online freight timetable and its many functions, such as:

  • Display of departure, arrival and journey times
  • Information on route classes
  • Additional information, such as environmental balance
  • Area maps and overview maps for the dispatch and receiving railway stations

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From the general inquiry to the individual offer


We will gladly take care of your transport request. Use our form and we will let you know without obligation what we can do for you.


Wagon Catalogue

Find the optimal freight wagon for your transport.

Wagon Catalogue

DB Cargo has approximately 75,000 freight wagons of numerous designs in use. Learn here how you can optimally use such freight wagons for your transport purposes.

Whether you want to get an overview or verify detailed information and modalities – our freight wagon catalogue informs you about

  • Load limits
  • Dimensions
  • Stowage plans
  • Ordering options
  • Loading periods
  • Demurrage

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Find freight stations near you with DIUM.


Here you can search for the most important information on 12,000 freight railway stations in 29 European countries online and have fare distances calculated between the freight railway stations.

The DIUM (Distancier international uniforme marchandises) is a directory of all European freight traffic points, published by the International Railway Union (UIC).

The “Güterbahnhöfe DIUM” eService makes all information stored in the DIUM accessible to you as a user.

  • Railway station search: Displays information relating to freight railway stations and loading points
  • Distance search: Calculates the distance between individual railway stations/loading points
  • Marks of reference: Gives an overview of customs clearance conditions at the respective freight railway station
  • DIUM profile: As a regular user, allows you to permanently save pre-settings in a profile in the selection of border crossings.

Older DIUM information: You can always find the most up-to-date DIUM information in the Internet application. Older data can be found as a PDF file on the webpages of the UIC.

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EcoTransIT World

Decision-making aids for the choice of modes of transport from an ecological perspective

EcoTransIT World

EcoTransIT World supplies decision-making aids for the choice of modes of transport from an ecological perspective.

With EcoTransIT World, companies can work out quickly and comprehensibly which transport mode can take their goods to their destination in the most environmentally-compatible manner. EcoTransIT World determines the ecological balance of different modes of transport for global transport flows (lorry, ship, aeroplane, train) which contains both energy consumption and the emission of CO2- and other air pollutants. And all of that in just a few clicks.

You can find further information and scientific bases regarding EcoTransIT World here (Balance Sheet).
Industrial companies which have their own sustainability management systems are increasingly using EcoTransIT World and are opting ever more frequently for transport solutions which are not only sustainable from an economic perspective, but also an ecological perspective. The calculation method corresponds to current accounting standards, such as DIN EN 16258.



Find the right NHM code for your goods.


To simplify logistical tasks, all types of goods are provided with their own clear NHM code. We will help you to determine the correct code. 

With NHM-Codes (NHM = „Nomenclature Harmonisée Marchandises – Harmonised Goods Directory“) every individual type of good can be clearly assigned. If you do not know the NHM code of your goods or do not have it to hand at the moment, you can find it using the NHM code overview files, which you can download below. 

You will quickly find the relevant code using the goods sector, goods group and goods type.

Conversely, the assignment of the type of goods is possible by entering the code via the Excel search function. The search function is available in German and English. 


NHM codes differences 2023

NHM codes 2 digits

NHM codes 4 digits

NHM codes 6 digits

NHM codes 8 digits

Valid from 01.05.2023

All data without guarantee. Source and copyright: International union of railways (UIC)