Eurail train reservations
Deutsche Bahn (DB)
Eurail and Intercity (IC). How to buy a reservation or can I travel for free. Train information, photos and videos.
Intercity trains are long-distance trains operating on many routes throughout Germany, complementing the network of Intercity-Express (ICE) trains. The different IC lines normally run every two hours, on main lines two IC lines running parallel form an hourly service.
Most regular IC trains of DB consist of recently refurbished coaches with air-condition and power sockets. All trains convey 2nd and 1st class seats. In 2nd class, most carriages have four seats per row (2+2 seats) in open-plan arrangement with seats both in rows as well as facing each other with large tables in between. Some cars also have compartments with six seats. In 1st class you will find seats in open-plan arrangement with three seats per row (2+1 seats), most of them in rows with only a few seats facing each other, as well as compartments with six seats. On some routes, new double-deck coaches are used. There are many relief trains operating mainly on Fridays and Sundays, these often consist of older rolling stock.
On main routes, trains convey a bistro car with a varied menu offering snacks, drinks and several hot dishes. On trains without a bistro car there often is a minibar service available at least on parts of the journey. Most trains have facilities for the disabled and can also convey bicycles.
reservation possible but not required
2nd class: EUR 4,50
1st class: EUR 5,90
Buy the reservation at a railway station. Reservations are usually available at stations in all countries where a particular train runs through. In many countries, especially in central and eastern Europe you can also buy reservations for trains in other countries. In some countries (for instance in the Netherlands or Spain) you have to pay a service fee at the ticket counter.
Buy your official Eurail pass via the rail.cc/eurail.com partner link. Get a free PLUS account on rail.cc. With your purchase you support all the free information on rail.cc. Thank you!
Do you have further questions and need assistance? Do not hesitate to ask in our friendly forum where you always get detailed help.
Eurail in Germany
How to travel by Eurail in Germany. Overview and information to travel routes, German train types, night trains and Eurail reservations.
about railcc: We are real travellers and offer honest and well-grounded tips and tricks for your train journey.