An Eurorail Pass or a German Rail Pass can save you a lot of money on your German train journey. Get all the details and find the right train pass.
Before you look at available pass options, you should know how many days you want to travel by train. You also need to decide if you want to be flexible or have a fixed schedule while you travel in Germany by train.
Let me give you an example: The standard fare one-way ticket from Munich to Berlin varies from €121 to 135 € in the second class. You can reduce this price to €89 or even €69 if you book a week or more in advance.
The super cheap tickets are train specific bookings, and subject to availability. Don't be surprised to find different prices for different trains on the same route throughout the same day. Prices depend on several factors, demand and train type are two of them.
So if you are willing to hunt for those cheap tickets weeks in advance and give up flexibility while you travel, you don't need any train passes. However, if you want the freedom to change your plans while you travel, a German Rail Pass or any other Eurorail Pass is your chance to save money.
The range of train passes for Germany and Europe is quite overwhelming. The good news is that you can purchase all passes through one company. Rail Europe is a company with more than 75 years of experience selling Eurail and national rail passes for Germany and other European countries.
In many countries around the world you can purchase eurail passes before you leave home, and pay in your own currency.
If your travel itinerary is already fixed, you can even purchase seat reservations from home. Of course, this would spoil the flexibilty advantage of any pass. You can easily make seat reservations online a couple of days in advance. Reservations are only possible for long-distance trains.
General facts about rail passes:
If you want to criss-cross Germany by train, and want to explore several regions and cities, it is really worth to consider to purchase a German Rail Pass.
Want to see more of Europe?
The Eurail Selectpass lets you travel in Germany plus 3, 4 or 5 bordering countries. From Germany you can visit these countries with the Eurail Select Pass: Austria, Benelux, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Sweden, Switzerland.
The Eurail Select Pass is only available for 1st class travel. Travel in luxury for affordable prices. For people aged 12 to 25 a Youth Pass in the 2nd class is available.
Too much to see in one holiday you think? You can also get passes that let you travel in Germany and one other European country. Multiple Country Passes, just select Germany as the first country, and add any other destination you want to see.
Browse around the RailEurope website and find many more Eurorail Pass details to plan an itinerary for your Germany/Europe trip of a lifetime.