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Deutsche Bahn AG was founded in 1994. Today, it is one of the world’s leading passenger and logistics companies, operating in 130 countries. The company’s railway activities in Germany are its core business. Every day about 290,000 employees are committed to providing mobility and logistical services for customers around the world, as well as controlling and operating the related transport networks in the rail, land, ocean, and air freight transport sectors. DB transports in its busses and trains about ten million passengers a year all over Europe. Moreover, 415 million tons of freight are transported by rail every year.
The main focal points of DB Bahn’s strategy, in addition to increasing its international activities, are linking together all modes of transport, and building overlapping and comprehensive intermodal travel and logistics chains. This is how the company is meeting the changing challenges posed by the market, which is increasingly demanding efficient and environmentally friendly services from a single source. Already today, DB Bahn is providing answers to the determining trends of globalization, climate change, and scarcity of resources, as well as deregulation.
When you arrive in Germany by air, DB Bahn is there to take you further – quickly, directly and comfortably. Fly to any major airport and connect directly to DB Bahn’s rail and service networks using one of our 11 convenient airport railway stations, e.g. in Frankfurt, Düsseldorf or Cologne. Frankfurt Airport is Germany's largest airport station has direct ICE connections to all major German and many European cities. Take advantage of the regular services to Hamburg, Munich or Amsterdam in less than 4 hours. Dusseldorf Airport offers ICE-connections from the Airport to the hearts of Berlin or Cologne once an hour.
Our Standard fare allows you to plan your business trip completely flexible, tickets can be used on every DB train on the booked relation. But not only flexibility, also convenience is very important for us. As a first class passenger, you benefit from numerous privileges. A wide range of services is offered while you travel to your destination. First class compartments on ICE trains are fully air-conditioned, maintain a stylish interior with a relaxing atmosphere, offer enhanced cell phone and wireless reception, as well as designated quiet areas. A selection of beverages and meals from our menus can be served at your seat.
Furthermore the offered convenience does not stop when you leave the train; you will also find it at the station. 1st class passengers with valid 1st class point-to-point rail tickets have the opportunity to use our exclusive DB lounges, which are located at the 15 most important stations in Germany. There you can enjoy the quiet atmosphere, relax or use the time for work.
DB Bahn offers several discounts for group travel to help you make the most out of your travels throughout Germany and even internationally. Whether you are travelling with friends, schools or colleagues, DB Bahn helps you save up to 70% on the regular price of your rail travel.
Depending on group size and travel interest, DB Bahn offers you different attractive group fares.
For regional travel during the week, the “Quer-durchs-Land-Ticket” (across the country ticket) is the best choice: starting at 44 euros for all regional trains (Regional-Express, Regionalbahn, S-Bahn) in 2nd class at one day. Up to four accompanying people may join the trip for just 6 euros supplement each.
If you decide to travel on regional trains at the weekend, the “Schönes-Wochenende-Ticket” (happy weekend ticket) fits your needs perfectly. This ticket comes at only 42 euros and up to five people can travel together.
Groups of six and more adults travelling together can save up to 70% on rail travel in Germany and beyond with the “Gruppe&Spar” offers. Group contingents can be booked up to 12 months in advance. Please note that group discounts are subject to availability.
Travelling with DB Bahn you can decide on the spot where and when to continue your journey – with a Rail Pass or a Standard fare ticket.
Depending on your travel interest and ticket, DB Bahn offers you different degrees of flexibility. Whilst Savings fare and Europa-Spezial tickets are limited to a certain day of travel and a distinct train, Standard fare tickets can be flexibly used on every DB train on the booked relation. Just board the train and get going – travel flexibly at any time. You never have to pay more than 139 euros (2nd Class) or 225 euros (1st Class) for a single journey (e.g. Hamburg-Munich in less than 6 hours).
Rail Passes are a flexible and uncomplicated alternative. The German Rail Pass is the ideal variant for travels throughout Germany. It offers unlimited travel on all DB trains (ICE included) for 3-10 days within a month and starts at 188 euros only. For travellers exploring Europe a Eurail Pass is the appropriate option.
The Savings fare for Germany is our ongoing special throughout Germany. It is available starting at 29 euros and is valid for any journey across Germany. Travel from Frankfurt to Berlin in just over 4 hours or reach Munich in 3 hours from 29 euros (2nd class) or from 49 euros (1st class) for a single journey on our Intercity-Express (ICE) trains. All at speeds of up to 300 km/h (185 mph) and enjoy the fascinating sights and get to know the German culture.
Please note that availability is limited and terms and conditions apply.
If you would like to discover the rest of Europe, e.g. cities like Amsterdam, Paris or Vienna the Europe Special Fare (Europa-Spezial) is the right ticket for you! It is valid for journeys to and from Germany. Fares depend on availability in the relevant trains and apply for a single journey. Europa-Spezial is available in 2nd class, for example from Frankfurt to Paris from 39 euros, and in 1st class, from 69 euros (and even cheaper for certain connections). The advance purchase deadline is 3 days. Exchange/refund is possible up to 1 day before departure for a fee of 15 euros. The offer is only valid on the dates and trains booked.
The close networking of trains and planes implies that you can easily change from the one mode of transport to the other without any loss of time, and so continue your journey quickly to reach the German city or region of your choice. So why not visit Germany for a shopping trip while you are travelling through Europe?
There are several cities that offer great shopping experience to their guest. One of them is Düsseldorf , which can be reached e.g. from Frankfurt in 1:34 hours or from Cologne in less than 30 minutes.
Düsseldorf is one of the most elegant shopping metropolises worldwide, with its exclusive 'Königsallee', a splendid boulevard featuring luxury shopping malls and flagship stores, and Schadowstraße, the shopping street with the highest turnover in Germany. Last but not least, the trendy boutiques of the Altstadt, old town. Another great shopping destination is Cologne, with it’s ‘Hohe Strasse’ which is the most popular shopping street in Germany. Take the ICE from Frankfurt and 1:30 hours later it is time for shopping!
DB Bahn restaurant cars and catering on board are offering a great variety of meals and drinks. Sip a freshly tapped beer or enjoy a gourmet platter of French cheeses while you are travelling to your destination. Some ICE, EC and most IC trains have a bistro offering light snacks and meals. Additionally, a wide selection of hot and cold drinks is available. We also recognize how important it is to maintain a healthy lifestyle while travelling, therefore DB Bahn restaurant cars offer a selection of organic products, marked in menus on board.