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International tickets: Germany.

Whether you are travelling to Germany with a low-cost supersaver ticket or at the flexible standard tariff, whether you require a ticket for the City Night Line or DB Autozug: we are sure to have the right one for you. On this page, you will find a summary of the various tariffs.

Standard tariffs

The ticket at the standard price offers you the highest degree of flexibility with a free choice of trains when travelling. You therefore pay a distance-related price for your journey. You can obtain the tickets at the normal price for 1st and 2nd class, for single journeys and return journeys. We recommend that you reserve your seat, particularly for trains with a high occupancy rate. You can book separately online, and reservations are now included in the price for 1st class.

The same specifications apply to the InterCity bus but with additional booking requirements so that you are guaranteed a seat. If you are travelling with a “pass offer”, e.g. Interrail, you can also travel on the InterCity bus after purchasing a seat reservation.

Purchase your ticket at the standard fare simply online and print it out yourself!

Conditions.

  • Advance purchase from 90 days before departure.

Reductions.

  • With the Half-Fare travelcard and the GA travelcard With the Half-Fare travelcard and the GA travelcard for your journey across the border, the ticket is 25% less for the German part of the fare. For the Swiss part of the route the usual reduction with the Half-Fare travelcard and GA travelcard also applies.
  • Children up to 16 years of age in families, travelling with a parent or grandparent or with the partner of such, travel free of charge (proof required). However, seat reservations must be paid for.
  • Children up to 15 years travelling on their own pay half the fare.
  • Groups of 6 people or more receive a discount attractive ticket reduction of 30% when buying at the ticket counter.

Reservations and supplements.

  • You pay for seat reservations separately as required. The reservation is already included in the price for 1st class.
  • Any counter fees will be due for payment when purchasing tickets at the staffed ticket counter.
  • Seat reservation is obligatory for the InterCity bus and must be paid for separately.
  • A supplement is charged for fast journeys with the ICE Sprinter, and this includes seat reservations.

Supersaver tickets

With a supersaver ticket, you can travel at particularly low prices to Germany from most stations in Switzerland and in the reverse direction. Supersaver tickets are always issued for a single journey only. We also recommend that you reserve your seat, and you can purchase the reservation separately. With a supersaver ticket, you may only board the selected train or bus and if you do not travel on that train or bus, it becomes invalid. You can purchase supersaver tickets for 1st and 2nd class but their numbers are limited we therefore recommend that you buy early.

Purchase your supersaver ticket simply online now and print it out yourself!

Conditions.

  • Reduced ticket for a single journey in 1st or 2nd class.
  • The offer is limited in number.
  • Advance purchase from 90 to at least 1 day before departure (no advance booking terms for the InterCity bus).
  • The ticket is only valid in the trains or InterCity bus selected.
  • Children up to 16 years of age in families, travelling with a parent or grandparent or with the partner of such, travel free of charge (proof required). However, seat reservations must be paid for.
  • Children up to the age of 15 travelling on their own pay half the fare.
  • No further discounts (not even with the Half-Fare travelcard or GA travelcard).

Reservations and supplements.

  • You pay for seat reservations separately as required. The reservation is already included in the price for 1st class.
  • Any counter fees will be due for payment when purchasing tickets at the staffed ticket counter.
  • Seat reservation is obligatory for the InterCity bus and must be paid for separately.
  • A supplement is charged for fast journeys with the ICE Sprinter, and this includes seat reservations.

Night trains

You travel comfortably to Germany overnight on the City Night Line. Board in the evening, arrive relaxed in the morning and have more of the day. Included in the ticket price are the seat reservation as well as the supplement for the place required in the sleeping car, couchette car or seating car. This ticket is valid exclusively in the train and for the day for which it was issued. The validity period cannot be extended. The prices may vary according to the season and day of departure.

Purchase your ticket for the City Night Line simply online and print it out yourself.

Standard tariffs.

Conditions.

  • Obligatory reservation.
  • Advance purchase from 4 months before departure.

Reductions.

  • With the Half-Fare travelcard and the GA travelcard, you benefit from a reduced fare.
  • Children up to 6 years of age travelling with a paying adult travel free of charge if they do not require their own place in the sleeping car, couchette or seating car.
  • Children up to 16 years of age in families, travelling with a parent or grandparent or with the partner of such (proof required) only pay the supplement for the place in the sleeping car, couchette or sleeperette car.
  • Children up to 15 years travelling on their own pay a reduced fare.

Reservations and Supplements.

  • If you travel with an Interrail or Eurail pass, you only pay the supplement for the place in the sleeping car, couchette or seating car. You require a 1st class Interrail or a Eurail pass for the journey in the deluxe sleeping car category (compartments with shower and WC) as well as in the suites.
  • Any counter fees will be due for payment when purchasing tickets at the staffed ticket counter.

Spar Night.

Spar Night is the advantageous offer for all City Night Line connections. Numbers are limited, so the earlier you book the greater the opportunity to travel at a very favourable price.

Conditions.

  • Limited low-price offer.
  • Advance purchase from 4 months to 3 days before departure.
  • Cannot be used in conjunction with other reductions (nor with the Half-Fare travelcard or GA travelcard or for children).

Reductions.

  • Reduced ticket for a single journey in the compartment required (applies to all compartments form sleeperette to deluxe single).
  • Several price brackets available: the prices are managed dynamically by City Night Line and depend on the category, route, day of travel and train occupation.

Supplements.

  • Any counter fees will be due for payment when purchasing tickets at the staffed ticket counter.

Car trains

You can find information on prices, tickets and connections on the page of our partner, Deutsche Bahn.

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