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A SBB/CFF/FFS commandline based timetable client.

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Goal: Simple access to the SBB/CFF/FFS timetable service from the commandline with human readable argument parsing.

Relies on the public transport API by

Fahrplan supports Python 3.5+.


To install the current version using pip, issue:

$ sudo pip install fahrplan

To install from this repository, clone it and use:

$ python fahrplan


fahrplan --help:

usage: fahrplan [--full] [--info] [--debug] [--help] [--version]
                [--proxy PROXY]

A SBB/CFF/FFS commandline based timetable client.

positional arguments:

optional arguments:
  --full, -f            Show full connection info, including changes
  --info, -i            Verbose output
  --debug, -d           Debug output
  --help, -h            Show this help
  --version, -v         Show version number
  --proxy PROXY, -p PROXY
                        Use proxy for network connections (host:port)

 You can use natural language arguments using the following
 keywords in your desired language:
 en -- from, to, via, departure, arrival
 de -- von, nach, via, ab, an
 fr -- de, à, via, départ, arrivée

 You can also use natural time and date specifications in your language, like
 - "now", "immediately", "at noon", "at midnight",
 - "tomorrow", "monday", "in 2 days", "22/11".

 fahrplan from thun to burgdorf
 fahrplan via bern nach basel von zürich, helvetiaplatz ab 15:35
 fahrplan de lausanne à vevey arrivée minuit
 fahrplan from Bern to Zurich departure 13:00 monday
 fahrplan -p de lausanne à vevey arrivée minuit


Testing is done using tox and nosetests.

To run the tests on supported Python versions:

$ ./


The sourcecode is available on Github:


The code is licensed as GPLv3. See LICENSE file for more details.

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