Eurocity – Germany

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    Faster than regional trains, EuroCity trains connect major cities, reaching speeds of 200 km/h. They run frequently, either every hour or every two hours depending on the destination. Eurocity trains reach neighbouring European countries and are very comfortable offering many amenities that are sure to satisfy you.

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    When to Book:

    You can generally book a Eurocity ticket up to 90 days before departure. The cheapest fares are those booked as early as possible for travel at less frequented times: Mondays through Thursday and Saturday.

    How to easily and safely book your tickets:

    The easiest way to book France and European Rail is via the official secure websites established for this purpose. All the 'Buy Now' links to purchase rail tickets on BonjourLaFrance will direct you to the specific site for your country.

    This has a number of advantages. Firstly, purchasing on such a site protects you from fraud and secondly these sites all have customer services in your language for your peace of mind. These services are accessible via the 'help' (or similar) links you'll find on the respective sites.

    Where to Book your Tickets and Reservations:

    Click your country link 90 days before you travel for the most savings and peace of mind. To book a train pick your country of reference below. Buy all your Tickets online. CLICK on the link for your home country to see information in your language and check Real Time Schedules, Prices and Travel Times and make A SECURE PURCHASE.

    France and European City to City Train Tickets:

    Train travel offers you downtown to downtown comfortable and efficient rail service. No hassle with early arrivals, delays, and luggage security checks. You can take unlimited weight and reasonably bulky items on board. European rail is the way to travel and really see the French countryside. USA > UK > Argentina > Australia > Belgium-Fr > Belgium-Nl > Brazil > Canada > France > France Promotions > France Groups 10-30 people > GCC Countries > Germany > Hong Kong > India > Israel > Italy > Japan-Jp > Mexico, Central America, Caribbean > Netherlands > New Zealand > Singapore > South Africa > Spain > Switzerland-Fr > Switzerland-De > Rest of the world (English) > Rest of the world (Español) > 中国 > 香港 > 日本 > 한국 > 新加坡

    Train Passes:

    If you are traveling by train on 5 different days or more in one or a few European countries then buying a European Rail Pass could be to your budgetary advantage compared to ‘point-to-point' tickets. Click below to see Rail Pass options. For European citizens use the point-to-point links above, the Rail Pass access is on the same page. USA > Argentina > Australia > Brazil > Canada > GCC Countries > Hong Kong > India > Israel > Japan-Jp > Mexico, Central America, Caribbean > New Zealand > Singapore > South Africa > Rest of the world (English) > Rest of the world (Español) > 中国 > 香港 > 日本 > 한국 > 新加坡

    Service Levels:

    With 1st class a quieter atmosphere, ample space, free WiFi, and comfortable seating await you on board ICE services – ideal for working or relaxing. Many seats have power points, and specially designated areas provide interference-free enhanced mobile phone reception. Look out for the mobile phone symbols in the carriages.

    At-seat service when ordering food and drink from our on-board menu, or when requesting the daily newspaper. On the ICE Sprinter, we also serve 1st class passengers a small snack and soft drinks (coffee, tea, mineral water, orange juice) free of charge at their seats.

    Mobility Access:

    Eurocity trains are equipped for those with reduced mobility. DB staff, members of the Travellers’ Aid Society and other social services are available to provide assistance at approx. 300 stations. All assistance provided by DB staff and the Travellers’ Aid Society is free of charge.


    The luggage service of Deutsche Bahn allows passengers to travel without having to look after their luggage the whole time.
    Your luggage can be sent from door to door in Germany (airport, hotel or home address) with a specialized luggage service. Otherwise, you can travel with your pets and lots of luggage. It's a delight!

    On board: Eurocity has luggage areas for your bags next to your seat, overhead and at each end of your car for bigger bags. You should label them with your name and address.
    Luggage trolleys can be found at key points near stations and platforms. They are free to use but you might need a 1 Euro coin to access them... returned when you're finished.

    You can take your bike on Eurocity trains. You'll need a bicycle reservation as well as a bicycle ticket which you can do when purchasing your own ticket. You can use these for all Eurocity trains within the German transport system.

    Lost Property:

    Report misplaced items on the train or at the station to our lost and found department up to four weeks prior to the current date. Following a thorough search should we locate the misplaced item, we will contact you immediately. Fill out an online lost and found report form at

    Fill this out online and your report will be fed directly into our lost and found database, ensuring its timely review and immediate notification if your misplaced item is found.

    Food Service:

    Some EuroCity trains have a bistro offering light snacks and meals. A wide selection of hot and cold drinks is also available. On many trains, the staff also serves passengers at their seat with light snacks and drinks.


    Passengers can bring small dogs (e.g. the size of a domestic cat and smaller) free of charge if using a carrier for transportation. If your dog cannot be transported in a carrier, you simply need to buy a half-price ticket, so it can travel by train.

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