Trains in Germany

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Trains in Germany - Info

Travel by train in Germany

  • Comfortable trains like the ICE and the EuroCity 
  • Very spacious and peaceful atmosphere in the 1st class in the ICE 
  • Cheap "Sparpreis" tickets if you book early 
  • All cities in Germany can be reached by train 
  • Eurail is valid on all trains in Germany
  • National railways: Deutsche Bahn 
  • Very fast connections between Cologne and Frankfurt + Berlin and Munich 
  • Find & book all popular trains in Germany

High speed trains

Regional and Intercity trains

Night trains 

  • Munich - Salzburg - Florence - Rome
    Hamburg – Berlin - Basel - Zürich
    Hamburg - Hanover - Vienna
    Düsseldorf - Cologne - Frankfurt - Vienna

  • EuroNight
    Berlin – Malmö

  • EuroNight 420/421
    Cologne – Frankfurt – Vienna

  • EuroNight Kálmán Imre
    Munich – Salzburg – Vienna – Budapest

  • EuroNight Metropol
    Berlin – Prague – Bratislava – Budapest
    Berlin – Prague – Vienna

  • EuroNight Lisinski
    Munich – Ljubljana – Zagreb

Rail Map Germany

Rail Map Germany

Sparpreis tickets

How to book cheap Sparpreis tickets to and in Germany

Domestic fares start at only €19. These Sparpreis-tickets are subject to availability and prices get higher as more tickets are being sold. Sales for domestic journeys start 6 months before journey date.

You will be likely to find the cheapest tickets on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. The cheap tickets on fast ICE-services will get sold as first, sometimes a slower Intercity-connection might be cheaper.

Seat reservation is included in first class fares, for second class journeys a reservation can be purchased for €4,50 extra. Reservation is not compulsory, but is strongly recommended on busy travel dates around the weekend and holidays. 

The price depends on the largeness of the state. Taking the regional train might take two or three times more travel time and involves more changes, but is also a great way to discover the countryside of Germany.

Travel by ICE

Routes: 

2nd class

  • Free Wifi
  • Comfortable seats
  • Reservation optional (highly recommended during rush hour and on longer trips)  

1st class 

  • Free Wifi
  • Reservation included
  • Comfortable leather seats
  • Quiet atmosphere
  • All seats have power sockets 
  • At-seat service for drinks and food
  • Acces to first class lounges

  • ICE - More info and photos

Travel by Intercity / Eurocity

Routes: 

2nd class

  • Comfortable seats
  • Reservation optional (highly recommended during rush hour and on longer trips), compulsory on Italian IC-trains 

1st class 

  • Reservation included (compulsory on Italian IC-trains), reservation not possible in Belgium and the Netherlands
  • Comfortable seats
  • Quiet atmosphere
  • All seats have power points 
  • Acces to first class lounges

  • Intercity/Eurocity - More info and photos

Travel by regional trains

2nd class

  • Comfortable seats
  • Free Wifi on a few routes which are operated by new trains 

1st class