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International tickets: Germany.

Whether you are travelling to Germany with a low-cost supersaver ticket or at the 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 and types of ticket.

Standard tariffs

For your journey with the standard tariff, you pay a distance-related price plus a supplement for travelling in the ICE. (For the journey on most ICEs, the supplement is already included in the ticket price, and on a few ICEs you have to pay the supplement in addition.) Naturally, we recommend that you reserve your seat, and you may purchase the reservation separately. There are tickets for the standard tariff for 1st and 2nd class, and for single and return journeys. You also have a free choice of trains.

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 tariff online and print it out yourself!

Conditions.

  • Advance purchase from 90 days before departure.

Reductions.

  • With the Half-Fare travelcard and the GA travelcard, you pay 25% less for the German part of the fare, and the usual discount applies for the Swiss part of the route. (This reduction only applies from a minimum distance in Germany of 60 kilometres from the Swiss border.)
  • 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.
  • Short-notice provision, effective immediately until revoked: children up to 150 cm or 12 years travelling on the InterCity bus to/from Zurich must travel in a child safety seat. Please bring your own child safety or booster seat as the buses are not equipped with these items.
  • Children up to 15 years travelling on their own pay half the fare.
  • Groups of 6 people or more receive a discount.
  • All reductions only apply for the purchase of a cross-border ticket and not for purely domestic travel within Germany.

Reservations and supplements.

  • You pay for seat reservations and supplements in trains separately, depending on the train and as required.
  • 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.

Supersaver tickets

With a European supersaver ticket, you can travel 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.

Purchase your supersaver ticket 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.
  • The ticket is only valid in the trains 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.
  • Short-notice provision, effective immediately until revoked: children up to 150 cm or 12 years travelling on the InterCity bus to/from Zurich must travel in a child safety seat. Please bring your own child safety or booster seat as the buses are not equipped with these items.
  • 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 and supplements for trains separately, depending on the train and as required.
  • 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.

Night trains

At night you travel with the City Night Line (CNL) to Germany. For the journey with the City Night Line you will be issued a so-called global price ticket, and the seat reservation, the supplement for the place in the sleeping car, couchette or seating car as well as the fare are included in this. This ticket is valid exclusively for the train and on the day for which it was issued. The period of validity cannot be extended. These global price tickets are issued at the market price, i.e. the prices are higher or lower depending on the season and day of departure. The City Night Line sets off from the station in the evening and you arrive at your destination the next morning.

Purchase your ticket for the City Night Line 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 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 (except for partial summer route Berlin–Baltic resort of Binz). 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 14 days before departure.
  • No further reductions (not even for the Half-Fare travelcard, GA travelcard and children).

Reductions.

  • Reduced ticket for a single journey in the compartment required (applies to all compartments form sleeperette to deluxe single).
  • Several price brackets: 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

Tickets for car trains.

The fares are calculated separately for passengers and vehicles on the DB Autozug. You receive the corresponding tickets at the flat-rate fare, depending on the price bracket. The date of travel is crucial for calculating the price.

For vehicles, the prices are divided into three categories: motor vehicles, motorbikes and trailers.

For adults, the flat-rate fare includes the price for the route and seat reservation. For children up to and including 14.99 years, you can book individual seats at a reduced price (50%). If they do not require their own seat, children under 6 years travel free of charge when accompanied by a paying adult. A maximum of 1 adult and 1 child under 6 years may share a couchette berth.

Autozug Special.

From CHF 123, you and your car can travel on the DB Autozug to Germany. You pay just CHF 75 for each additional person. The offer includes a single place in the couchette for each person and transportation of the vehicle.

Booking.

Please book the space for your car and the associated reservation early at your station, or via Rail Service on 0900 300 300 (CHF 1.19/min. from the Swiss fixed-line network). You will also be issued with your timetables and information.

If you would like to book car-carrying services from/to Germany with a travel date on or after 1 November 2014, please contact DB directly. You will find more information here on our partner's website.

Prices for the various destinations:

Prices: Lörrach (Basel)–Hildesheim

Download the prices for the Lörrach (Basel)–Hildesheim car train.

Prices: (Basel)–Hamburg Altona

Prices: Munich–Hamburg

Download the prices for the Munich–Hamburg car train.

Important information

Inclusive charge per vehicleCHF 60.–
CancellationsUp to 50% of fare (incl. sleeping car or couchette berth) will be charged, depending on when you change or cancel your booking. We recommend taking out cancellation insurance.
Elvia travel insuranceFor CHF 10,000: CHF 16. Every additional CHF 1,000 of cover costs CHF 1.60. 
Maximum cover: CHF 30,000.
This travel insurance covers a single journey.
  

Loading height

Max. vehicle width at roof level               Max. height

1.35 m = category A1

(e.g. limousine, estate, minivan)

2.05 m

1.55 m = category A2

(e.g. jeep, van)

1.96 m
  

Loading terminal

Descriptions for the loading terminal.

General Terms & Conditions (GTC)

The terms & conditions, to be found at www.dbautozug.de, under GTC are applicable when using the DB Autozug. Version: 16.11.2006.

Price, product and timetable specifications subject to modifications.

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