Deutsche Bahn - Tickets, Timetables & Offers

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Deutsche Bahn Tickets from 19.90€

Super Saver Tickets

Deutsche Bahn are offering their Super Saver Tickets and you can book them 3 months in advance! Tickets are limited so be an early bird and get the cheapest tickets!

Terms and Conditions

  • Tickets are limited.
  • 2nd Super Saver Tickets from 19.90€, 1st Class Super Saver Tickets from 29.90€.
  • Tickets are available on high-speed ICE trains and fast IC/EC trains.
  • Children up to 14 can travel for free, name(s) must be added to the ticket at the time of purchase.
  • Up to a further 25% off with a Bahncard.
  • Tickets are non-exchangable and non-refundable.
Ticket Types
Train Types
FAQs
Popular Routes

Deutsche Bahn (DB) is the largest train company in Germany with their high-quality rail network making them one of the most popular ways to travel among locals and visitors. They are also a popular option as they offer connections between major cities that can often be faster than flying. As an authorized ticket seller, this page serves as a guide for international travelers about buying tickets and traveling with Deutsche Bahn, as well as outlining their services and routes.

The first step of traveling with Deutsche Bahn is by booking your train ticket. Where should you book your ticket, online on the company's website or directly at the train station in Germany? How cheap are Deutsche Bahn train tickets?


 

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Deutsche Bahn: Buying Tickets

Best Time to Book

Booking in advance can save you time and money. The further in advance, you book your Deutsche Bahn train tickets, the cheaper they are. As the table below shows, tickets can fluctuate quite significantly when booking last minute. From these top connections, booking three weeks or one month in advance can save you 30 percent to 57 percent. So it’s worth planning ahead, especially with longer journeys where fares are generally more expensive.

Other advantages of booking early!
DB offers Super Sparpreis tickets for only 19.90€ one-way. Supply is limited. More info here .

Route Today 1 week in advance 1 month in advance
Frankfurt to Munich 100€ 82€ 38€
Berlin to Leipzig 48€ 38€ 20€
Frankfurt to Berlin 123€ 82€ 63€
Berlin to Hamburg 78€ 41€ 25€
Munich to Berlin 142€ 127€ 84€
Note: Prices in the table above are based on internal data, collected in 2018, selecting the most direct and fastest Deutsche Bahn services. Prices may be subject to change.
 

Ticket Types

    Below are Deutsche Bahn ticket fares available on Omio:

  • Super Saver: This ticket cannot be refunded nor exchanged. Super Saver fares can also be used on regional trains.

  • Saver: This ticket is valid only for the selected train. For a 19€ fee, tickets can be exchanged for a voucher. However, tickets cannot be refunded nor exchanged on the departure date.

  • Flexible: This fare is valid for any train on the selected date. Free refunds before the first day of validity. After the date of validity, the ticket can be cancelled for a 19€ fee.

Useful Info:
Limited on time but want to cram in as much of Germany as you can? Book a Deutsche Bahn flexible ticket and enjoy the freedom to explore hidden gems on the way to your final destination. Hop on and hop off anywhere you’d like!

Class Types

Deutsche Bahn offers first and second class seating. First class affords more space and comfort and seat reservations are included. Note: WiFi, food and beverage services are only available on ICE trains.

Anyone booking a longer journey will enjoy upgrading to a higher level of service as it affords more comfort. Book in advance as upgrades tend to be cheaper when purchased in advance to booking last minute.

    Useful Info:
  • DB chooses seats for reservations starting from the bistro location. Consequently, seats furthest away from the bar/cafe car are less likely to be reserved. Many stations display train configurations on platforms so plan wisely.

  • Express or Comfort seats are labelled as such and are kept free for last-minute reservations or Comfort members. If no one claims them, they become available to everyone.

  • It is often louder in the middle of a car on older Deutsche Bahn trains due to the location of the axis. The opposite is true for newer models.

Discounts and Special Offers

Deutsche Bahn offers deals regularly to help passengers save money. Have a look at the options below to see if you can save even more on travel with DB.

Offer Savings
City Ticket Option 1€ to 5€ depending on the destination.
Ländertickets 15 to 30%
Quer-durchs-Land-Ticket 10%

Buying Children's Tickets

Children under 5 can travel on all Deutsche Bahn trains within Germany, as well as trains to Austria and Swizerland, free of charge. They do not need a ticket to travel but to guarantee a seat then a seperate seat reservation must be bought. Children under 5 are allowed to travel for free with others who are not their parents or grandparents.
Children between 6-14 can also travel for free on all Deutsche Bahn trains within Germany, as well as Austria and Switzerland, but they must be accompanied with either a parent or grandparent. The name of the child(s) must be added to the main ticket at the time of purchase.
Children aged 15 and over must pay the full price fare.

 

Deutsche Bahn: FAQs

How far in advance do Deutsche Bahn tickets go on sale?

Usually, six months in advance. Timetables may change, so book accordingly.

Can I pay for Deutsche Bahn tickets in Dollars?

Although prices are in Euros, on Omio you can pay with dollars via all popular payment methods.

Changes and Cancellations

Is it worth reserving a seat on Deutsche Bahn?

Seat reservations are recommended for traveling during peak times. Seat reservations are included in all Deutsche Bahn 1st class tickets. Seats can be can be reserved on Deutsche Bahn trains using the Omio App.

Will there be a problem if more than one person is on our booking but just one name is on the ticket?

Only one passenger name is needed when making a booking for Deutsche Bahn.

What are the cancellation and exchange policies?

It depends on the ticket type purchased. Visit our ticket section for more details. If you need to amend your ticket, visit our help centre
 

Boarding and Amenities

What is the luggage policy?

You can travel on Deutsche Bahn with your luggage free of charge, no reservation required. Passengers can store larger items of luggage in the racks provided at each end of the carriages. Passengers are responsible for the safety of their own luggage during the journey.

Can you bring bikes on board?

On long-distance train trips, a reservation is required for bicycles, which costs an additional €9. More information can be found on bahn.de

What amenities are there on DB trains?

Food: Deutsche Bahn offers food in both the Bordbistro and Bordrestaurant on-board. The menu is varied from Chilli con Carne to roast pork with dumplings, to a variety of salads. These are mostly found on the long-distance train journey.
WiFi: ICE Trains: Deutsche Bahn's ICE trains have free WiFi in both first and second class.

How long are DB transfers? If I miss my connections will my ticket carry over to the next train?

Food: Deutsche Bahn offers food in both the Bordbistro and Bordrestaurant on-board. The menu is varied from Chilli con Carne to roast pork with dumplings, to a variety of salads. These are mostly found on the long-distance train journey.
WiFi: ICE Trains: Deutsche Bahn's ICE trains have free WiFi in both first and second class.

Can I bring my Dog onboard a Deutsche Bahn train?

Dogs under the size of a domestic cat are allowed onboard free of charge but must be kept in a carrier. Larger dogs will need to have a ticket bought for them, write the german word for dog "Hund" in the name box . Once on the train they must be muzzled and on the leash at all times. Guide or assistant dogs are allowed on board without a ticket and do not need to be muzzled.
 
 

Deutsche Bahn: Train Types

Deutsche Bahn has three major train types:

InterCity Express (ICE)

  • Germany’s high-speed train, which reduces travel time by 34 percent to 42 percent on major routes.
  • Recognised by its white colour and continuous red stripe on the side.
  • Ideal for travellers short on time or travelling long distances. Great option for business travellers as outlets and WiFi are on board.
  • Omio customers usually book ICE trains 30 days in advance.
InterCity (IC)

  • Operates between large and medium-sized cities. Also travel to small cities that are located in important destinations.
  • EuroCity (or EC trains) are cross-border trains running between major cities that operate at comparable speeds to DB's IC trains.
  • Intercity trains are sometimes as fast as ICEs, but much cheaper.
Regional Express (RE) and Regional (RB)

  • Trains that usually operate between locations inside of one of Germany's federal states.
  • Many are double-decker trains, so passengers have more seats to choose from.
  • Travellers oftens choose this train when travelling to smaller German towns.
 

Top Deutsche Bahn Routes

Deutsche Bahn's principal hubs are also the main train stations of Germany's larger cities:

 

International Deutsche Bahn Routes

Deutsche Bahn also offer rail services linking neighbouring countries in Europe:


 

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