UIC – International Union of Railways

In 2014, Quotas was contracted by International Union of Railways (UIC) to investigate potential differences in ticket prices between rail, plane and bus on selected, highly-frequented European routes.

The purpose of this study was to review the ticket prices of trains, planes and buses on selected national and cross-border routes in Europe, where air and rail can be substituted due to similar overall travel times. Based upon three typical types of travel and four different booking lead times, the survey mainly compares the fares of air and rail travel after having requested more than 2,200 travel prices on several online sales platforms.



USEmobility: EU-project on mobility behavior USEmobility (full title: Understanding Social behaviour for Eco-friendly multimodal mobility) is a project that was supported by the Seventh Framework Programme of learn more »

VCD railway test

German Traffic Association: studies on traffic behavior For many years, Quotas has been conducting the yearly “railway test” in Germany on behalf learn more »

Transport and environment

Quality research – transport and environment Moving mobility! As a research institute in the transport sector, we deal with empirical surveys, concepts learn more »


Thomas Krautscheid @ Quotas GmbH

Thomas Krautscheid

Head of Quality Research Transport & Environment

  • Phone: +49 (0)40 41 09 69 -24
  • Email: