Children and Railpasses

by Steve

Travelling by train in Germany

Travelling by train in Germany

I know that children travel free with a parent's train ticket, but I am just wondering if I buy a German rail pass, then do the children still travel free, or must I buy a half-price youth rail pass for each of them. They are 9 and 11 years old. Thanks

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Jun 15, 2011
Railpass for children
by: Rita

Hi Steve,

Children from age 6 to 14 travel free when accompanied by a parent or grand-parent. They must be registered on the train ticket of the adult.
If children of this age group travel alone, they need to have a ticket which costs 50% of an adult ticket for the journey.

Unfortunately, kids from 6 to 14 don't travel free when their parents use a German rail pass. You need to purchase a child pass (not a youth pass) for each kid.

Children up to five years travel always free and don't need a train ticket at all.

By the way, there is an offer for German Rail Passes at the moment. If you buy passes by 11 July 2011 you get 5 travel days for the price of 4, or 10 days for the price of 8 travel days.

Another option, depending on when, and how long you travel in Germany, is the Weltmeisterinnenpass. Your children (up to the age of 14) travel for free when they are registered on the parents' pass. There is also a "Twin Pass" for two adults available.


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