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About FlixTrain
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About FlixTrain

FlixTain is a German transport provider offering comfortable and affordable train travel in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Sweden. Based in Munich, FlixTrain’s has focused its operations on the most important metropolitan areas. Since launching in Germany in 2018, it has expanded into several countries and runs daily train connections to major cities such as Berlin, Hamburg, Stuttgart, Gothenburg, Stockholm, Basel, Innsbruck and many more. Read on to discover the best way to buy cheap FlixTrain tickets, amenities onboard, the ticket types, plus incredible train routes across Europe.

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Popular FlixTrain routes

FlixTrain currently connects about 70 cities across its German network, with more routes in Sweden and Austria. Thanks to FlixTrain’s affordability, the most popular routes are German domestic routes which run daily between major commuter cities and cultural hubs. These include:

Hamburg to Cologne by train. This routes leads through the picturesque landscape of Lower Saxony and North Rhine-Westphalia, with stops along the way in cities such as Bremen, Osnabrück and Münster. The journey takes an average journey time of 3 h 55 mins.

Cologne to Berlin by train. This journey which leads through the idyllic Harz mountain range and offers stops in cities such as Hanover, Braunschweig and Magdeburg along the way.

Explore the breadth of Germany

From the port city of Hamburg on the North Sea down to Dresden in the East and Stuttgart in the South, FlixTrain offers multiple routes across Germany, for a cheap, green and easy way to explore this incredible country.

See Sweden’s dramatic scenery

From the Gothenburg archipelago through breathtaking countryside filled with lakes and medieval castles to the city of Stockholm! FlixTrain connects charming Swedish cities such as Skövde, Laxå, Falköping and Hallsberg.

A gateway to the Austrian Alps

Nestled under the dramatic peaks of the Austrian Alps are the stunning cities Innsbruck and Salzburg, with easy and affordable connections to Germany and major hubs in Austria, including Vienna, Linz and Wels.

Train ticket types with FlixTrain

FlixTrain offers low-cost fares for both long-distance and high-speed journeys on all their train routes, there are no options to choose between different classes. All passengers enjoy the same class and benefits. FlixTrains come equipped with free Wi-Fi, toilets, power outlets to charge devices and a snack bar for food and refreshments. In need of extra legroom? Passengers can choose between different types of seat to add comfort to their journey. These vary between the Classic Seat, the Table Seat if you need room to work, Comfort Sea which has more spacious legroom, or the Extra Seat which gives you the option to reserve the seat next to you.

Cheap FlixTrain tickets

The best way to secure a cheap FlixTrain ticket is to book tickets as far in advance as possible. Whilst FlixTrain prides itself on affordability, its best ticket offerings are available well in advance of the departure date. To keep the price of tickets down, travelers should also opt to travel outside of peak hours on weekdays. For large groups, FlixTrain offers ticket promotions for groups of over 20. Groups of 100 can also book an entire carriage at a discount. Book with friends and save money as you go!

Luggage allowance on FlixTrain

Passengers are allowed All FlixTrains have ample storage options, including luggage racks for suitcases in the carriages and racks above the seats for smaller bags. For those looking to book extra luggage, additional pieces can be booked for a small fee.

Sustainable travel with FlixTrain

FlixTrain is committed to using renewable energy and providing a sustainable way to travel by train. FlixTrain are already carbon neutral, with their trains running on green electricity from wind and water power sources. Their green trains are spacious and luxurious, so you can enjoy all the amenities they have to offer during your journey.

FAQ: FlixTrain

Are FlixTrains accessible to passengers with disabilities or mobility restrictions?

If you travel with a wheelchair or walking aids, you can reserve space onboard the train for these items. You can also request assistance getting around the train station at both the departure and arrival stations. Please note that access is dependent on the model of the train and the accessibility at the departure and arrival train stations.

Passengers with reduced mobility should contact FlixTrain’s Customer Service no later than 36 hours in advance of traveling so that the appropriate assistance can be arranged.

If no extra assistance is needed and the customer can use the standard seating, then a normal ticket can be booked without forewarning.

Guide dogs are allowed on all FlixTrains free of charge as long as sufficient paperwork is provided.

What service does FlixTrain offer for people with reduced mobility?

According to the company, the trains and the service are designed in such a way that people with reduced mobility can also travel alone with FlixTrain. If you need assistance for your journey, you can book it in advance. Travelers with a wheelchair should book their ticket at least seven days before departure via the Customer Service Team.

If you need help getting on and off the train, you can request assistance no later than 8:00 p.m. the evening before your journey

With FlixTrain you can also take a companion with you free of charge to support you on your journey. You should register the accompanying person at least seven days in advance. Guide dogs and companion dogs also travel free of charge. Simply register them with the Customer Service Team at least 36 hours before departure.

Are bicycles allowed on FlixTrains?

Yes, bikes are allowed on FlixTrains, however an extra fee starting at $8 applies for each bike. E-bikes are also allowed on FlixTrains as long as the battery has been removed. Folding bikes can be put in the luggage racks but can also be stored in the bike luggage space for the standard fee. Make sure to reserve your bike space when booking your FlixTrain ticket.

Can I take my pet on a FlixTrain?

If your pet is the size of a domestic cat and is kept in an appropriate travel carrier, then they are allowed on FlixTrains free of charge. Larger dogs are allowed on FlixTrains for the price of a child’s ticket, but they are not allowed to sit on the seats.

Due to health and safety reasons, no pets are permitted on FlixBuses except guide dogs or companion dogs, so, if you have purchased a combination ticket, please take this into consideration. If you have a companion or guide dog, then FlixBus must be made aware of it by phone before you travel.

Can I change or cancel a FlixTrain ticket?

Yes, all tickets can be changed or canceled. Speak to the Omio Customer Service Team for help. Passenger names and contact details are allowed to be changed free of charge. However, if you would like to change the route of your ticket, you will need to pay the difference in cost if there is one.

If you decide to cancel your whole trip or part of your journey (with a combined ticket), you will then receive a voucher by email that can be used for your next trip with FlixTrain. Please note, there is a cancellation fee that varies depending on when you cancel your trip. If you cancel more than 30 days before departure, you will get at 100% refund. Cancellations made 7 and 29 days before departure will receive a 75% refund. If you cancel between 1 and 6 days before departure, you will receive a 50% refund, while cancellations made less than 1 day ahead will receive a 25% refund.

Can I rebook a FlixTrain ticket?

Yes, if you have canceled part of the trip and paid the cancellation fee (as above), you will be able to rebook your ticket. Again, speak to our Customer Service Team.

Is there a discount price for children?

Yes, children up to 5 years old can travel for free, and children up to 14 years can claim a discounted ticket. However, children using the discounted ticket must either be accompanied by an adult or have written confirmation that they are allowed to travel alone.

Where can I buy FlixTrain tickets?

You can buy your tickets via Omio on the website or via the Omio App. Tickets are available to purchase between 4 and 6 weeks in advance.

Can I reserve a seat on FlixTrain?

Yes, it is possible to reserve seats on FlixTrain. Simply go through the booking process and select the type of seat you want before checkout.

How much luggage can I take with me on FlixTrain?

Both hand luggage and larger suitcases are allowed on FlixTrains free of charge. Make sure that all items are safely stored in the allocated luggage racks and that they comply with the safety rules. Much larger, bulky items may not be stowed.

If you have booked a combination ticket with FlixBus, please double check the luggage policies for FlixBus, which can be found in the FlixBus FAQs, as the luggage allowance may differ.

Does FlixTrain offer Wi-Fi on the train?

Yes, there is free Wi-Fi in all FlixTrain carriages.

Are there power sockets at the seats?

Yes, in all FlixTrain carriages, you will find power sockets at the seats.

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