Rail traffic and transport

The Rhenus Group realises regional and international rail transports in many European countries with its railway undertakings (RUs) and also as a pure rail forwarder - mainly with its own resources such as locomotives, freight wagons and operating personnel.

Rail transports by Rhenus

Rail transports by Rhenus

Rhenus mainly produces block train transports with its own operating resources and personnel, often across several national borders. In addition, we operate wagon groups and single wagon transports in several countries – both nationally and regionally. Operation of connecting railways (first and last mile) as well as the complete takeover of internal transports or adjacent logistics processes are also part of our range of services.

Operating on trans-European routes

More than 500 highly trained, experienced employees in transport and logistics ensure that your goods travel safely and at low cost. More than 20 years of experience have taught us what international customers want, what challenges have to be overcome on trans-European routes – what role the weather plays and how important it is to be able to react quickly at any time with the 24/7 helpdesk – as well as what individual details have to be taken into account at the end points or on the customer’s premises.

Our offer for your rail freight transport

Consulting and concept

We develop innovative and individual logistics concepts for you which, in addition to the main rail leg, also cover pre-carriage and on-carriage by road and, if required, transshipment or warehousing services. You will be assigned a personal contact person who will take into account all general conditions and your special requirements.

Do you have special requirements? No problem for Rhenus!

  • Special transports and transport of hazardous goods are usually subject to special regulations and legal requirements. The Rhenus Group has subsidiaries in numerous European countries that ensure compliance with country-specific requirements.
  • We take special requirements into account by tailoring our offer to your needs in close dialogue with you.

Procurement of wagons and equipment

If required, we can procure wagons or other desired equipment for you, such as:

  • Containers and special vessels
  • Transport safety devices and loading equipment
  • Train/cargo guarding – both technical protection and provision of security personnel
  • IT solutions, also with track-and-trace functions

Production of rail transport service

Main leg

  • We carry out regional, national or international rail freight transport for you.
  • For cross-border freight transport, the Rhenus Group trains are on the move as often as possible throughout and across borders – without time-consuming and cost-intensive locomotive changes.
  • 24/7 dispatch service for all eventualities – diversions, line closures, bad weather: The dispatch service reacts immediately with alternatives – so your goods arrive safely and reliably.

First & Last Mile, Shunting Service

  • We also offer first & last mile services for reaching departure and destination stations away from the main routes – either from our own resources or from carefully selected cooperation partners.
  • Trains are formed by our own shunting personnel and wagon masters.
  • Rhenus freight trains on private tracks – of course, the goods trains of the Rhenus Group also run on private routes in order to keep delivery times as short as possible and save costs for overall operations.

Do you have any questions about our products?

Our experts are there for you at all times. We will also call you back on request – simple and hassle-free.

Contact us!


Our word counts – we reliably fulfil your transport requirements so that you can concentrate on your core business.



Always keeping an eye on the time – we keep our appointment promises so that your customers are also served on time.


Cost transparency

Fair and comprehensible – our prices are calculated sustainably and presented in a comprehensible way so that you too can manage economically and competitively.