Interrail in Germany

How to travel by Interrail in Germany. Overview and information to travel routes, German train types, night trains and Interrail reservations.

The Interrail pass is NOT available for purchase in your selected country of residence (United States (USA)). You have to travel with an Eurail pass.

Validity:

Interrail is valid in all trains of Deutsche Bahn DB (State Railways), on Thalys and in the following private railways listed here.
Reduction available on the Paris – Berlin – Moscow night train of RZD.
For more information about train companies in Germany click here.


Reservation and supplement:

Day trains: All trains within Germany can be used without a reservation. Compulsory reservation for international travel on ICE and TGV to Paris and Marseille, on Thalys to Brussels and Paris, on EC to Warsaw and Gdansk and during summer season on trains to Denmark.
Supplement payable on EC trains from Munich to Verona, Bologna and Venice.
For more information about reservations in Germany click here.

Night trains: Interrail is valid on all night trains except on the Paris – Berlin – Moscow night train operated by RZD where a reduction is available. Compulsory seat reservation in the night trains from Munich to Zagreb, Budapest, Venice and Rome, from Düsseldorf and Hamburg to Vienna, from Cologne to Warsaw and from Berlin to Budapest.
For more information about night trains in Germany click here.


Good to know:

Interrail in Germany is simple. Besides the state railway DB there are many private railway companies and most of them accept the Interrail ticket. Reservations are needed for certain international trains only, so you can basically just hop on a train and start travelling. Between the big cities there is a dense network of Intercity trains, but you can also easily reach more rural areas. Besides destinations such as Berlin, Hamburg, Munich and Cologne there are many smaller cities waiting to be discovered, for instance Görlitz, Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Weimar or Bamberg. Scenic routes can be found in the Elbe Valley from Dresden to Prague, in the Rhine Valley from Koblenz to Mainz and in the Mosel valley from Koblenz to Trier as well as in the Black Forest.

Timetables are available in our schedule planner or the Interrail app which include all trains and timings. You can also check on the schedule planner of DB and the sites of the other railway companies.
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