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Träwelling is a free check-in service that lets you tell your friends where you are and where you can log your public transit journeys. In short, you can check into trains and get points for it. Check it out at

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Träwelling Screenshot


  • Check into trains, trams, busses and more travel types in most of Europe
  • Track your work trips, e.g. for tax returns and travel expenses
  • Follow other people and see where they're going
  • Meet new friends who are on the same trip
  • Find who's going to an event and is with you in your journey
  • Optional sharing to Mastodon
  • See statistics about your trips
  • Export your trips to CSV, JSON or PDF
  • Create own applications with our API
  • Available in German, English, Polish, French and Dutch

Set up an instance

Option 1: Using docker compose

In the docker folder you will find a sample docker-compose.yml and minimal settings in the .env files. Adjust the values according to your requirements and start the containers:

cd docker
docker-compose up

You can have sample data created if you set the environment variable SEED_DB=true.

Option 2: Manual installation (e.g. for local development)

To set up a Träwelling instance you'll need:

A local instance of db-rest v5 is recommended for the connection to HAFAS. Alternatively you can use a public instance (see .env.example).

After setting up these, you can clone the repository and install the project's dependencies:

composer install
npm install
npm run dev

Now, you can create your own environment configuration:

cp .env.example .env
vi .env

Please change whatever sounds wrong to you. This is also the place to add API keys (e.g. for Mastodon). While you will not need all of those, you can stumble into weird bugs.

Then, generate some application keys and migrate the database to the latest level:

php artisan optimize
php artisan key:generate
php artisan migrate 
#for example data use 
#php artisan db:seed
php artisan passport:install

Use your webserver of choice or the in php included dev server (php artisan serve) to boot the application. You should see the Träwelling homepage at http://localhost:8000.

Developing and contributing

We want to let you know that Träwelling is a leisure project, developed and maintained by a team of volunteers who dedicate their spare time to the project. We do our best to address issues and improve the platform, but please keep in mind that we may not always be able to respond to requests immediately. However, we welcome anyone who wants to contribute to the project! If you find a bug or have an idea for a new feature, please feel free to open an issue on GitHub. We also encourage you to help us out by fixing bugs and implementing new features yourself. When submitting a pull request, please keep it small and focused, and open multiple pull requests if needed to make the review process smoother and faster. Thank you for your support as we work together to make Träwelling the best it can be!

If you add code:

  • If you edit the language files, please check if your change is applicable at least in english.

  • If you work on the front page (see screenshot above), please consider updating the screenshot.

  • Please consider adding unit and integration tests, especially if you're adding new features.

If you want, you can join our discord server for discussions, support and more:


We currently support the languages German, English, Polish, French and Dutch. We would like to become even more international and for this we need you and your language skills.

We use a Weblate instance to manage the translations. There you can add new translations and correct mistakes.


If you have identified a security issue, please refrain from directly creating an issue or PullRequest so that the vulnerability is not exploited.

Instead, please contact or use other contact methods.


We are using the Affero General Public License (why?) - you are required to publish changes that you make to this software. Please refrain from creating your own public instance of Träwelling, instead try to create a better version for everyone.