Regional Express Germany

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Regional Express Germany - Info


Regional trains on main and secondary routes. First and second class available, bikes are taken without reservation. RE-services are semi-fast services which go to important stations only, RB-services go to all stations.

2nd class

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

1st class

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


A catering trolley is available on some Regional Express routes in the Northern and Southern part of Germany.


Free Wifi on a few routes which are operated by new trains.

Power sockets

Available on routes operated by new trains.


Special compartments for familys and for parents with babies and toddlers. Children up to 14 years travel for free with their (grand)parents.


Dogs are taken as long they are on a leash and wear a muzzle. Dogs carried in a bench or bag travel for free, bigger dogs pay half the fare of an adult.


No luggage limit on board of RE/RB-trains. Small luggage can be stowed in the overhead luggage racks or under your seat, for larger cases there are luggage racks in the compartments and near the outside doors. 


No check-in needed, you can turn up at the station and board the train at any time before departure. 

Discount cards - Bahncard

The German Bahncard 25 and Bahndcard gives 25 or 50 percent discount on full fares. Furthermore the BahnCard 25 gives 25% off cheap Sparpreis-fares.

Interrail / Eurail

Interrail and Eurail are accepted on all RE/RB-services without supplement. Seat reservation is not possible.


For groups from 6 persons we offer special group fare, see Group travel by train


The first class onboard RE/RB-trains offers a comfortable and quiet working sphere. More information: Business travel by train

At the station

For first class passengers special lounges are avaible on large stations, both within Germany and abroad. For second class passengers waiting rooms and restaurants are located within all stations. The train number, destination and time of departure will be published at screens at the stations. The platform will be announced around 30 minutes for departure but always keep a look at the screens or listen to the announcements for any changes.

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Rail Map - Germany

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