S Bahn Germany

Trains in Germany - Rail Guide, Train Tickets & Reservations

S Bahn Germany - Info


S-Bahn trains provide suburban services in and around the big cities in Germany. Most trains provide second class only, bikes are taken without reservation.

2nd class

  • Comfortable seats 

1st class

  • Comfortable seats
  • Quiet atmosphere
  • First class is not provided on all S-Bahn services


Not available 


Not available 

Power sockets  

Not available 


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, large dogs pay half the fare of an adult. 


No luggage limit on board of S-Bahn-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 S-Bahn-services without supplement. Seat reservation is not possible. 


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


The S-Bahn connects with ICE-trains in many big cities like Berlin and Frankfurt.   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

Rail Map - Germany