Germany train travel tips & questions - This is another contribution to my growing train travel guide. Look around, and you'll certainly find useful answers to your questions.
I have already written a few pages to help you get around by public transport. This includes info about the German rail network and trains in Germany, whether or not using rail passes might save you money, the BahnCard while you travel in Germany by train.
Getting around in cities and metropolitan areas like Frankfurt, Berlin, Ruhr?
Nothing better than using public transport. You would lose more time in daily traffic jams than on any delayed train, believe me. Buses S- and U-Bahnen bring you everywhere, and you don't have to spend a fortune on parking fees.
Here's the overview of all rail related topics.
Just a few thoughts on planning your train journey.
Having some experience with train travel in Germany, I am sure I can answer your general questions.
Please understand, I can't give you individual schedules and prices, I am not a travel agent.
However, I have partnered with the Deutsche Bahn, RailEurope and ACP Rail to offer you the possibility to get more information about timetables, tickets and rail passes. Find the relevant links in the grey box above right.
Okay, here a a few frequently asked questions answered.
Don't think it is too complicated to travel by train, it isn't. Train travel is fun, and the most relaxed way to discover Germany.
Below is a list of questions (and answers) readers have already asked. I am pretty sure you will find many useful tips there.
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