The Regional-Express connects cities and offers travel in comfortable modern trains. It leaves at regular intervals and links local to long-distance trains.
The Regionalbahn offers a basic service from all local stations. It provides the connection between the regions and city centres. It also connects to the Regional-Express.
The S-Bahn services high-density areas, leaving in quick, regular intervals. Some S-Bahn stations have access to longer distance regional trains, making travel within the city and between cities a breeze.
- When to Book your Reservation
You can generally book a regional 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 Book your Reservation
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 Reservation
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
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 Classes
1st and 2nd class
- Mobility access
Regional trains are less equipped for those with reduced mobility. Where it's possible DB staff, members of the Travellers’ Aid Society and other social services are available to provide assistance. 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: ICE 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.
In local trains you can take your bike with you. 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 within the German transport system.
- Lost & Found
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 bahn.com
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, Snacks & Drinks
No food services as the trips are much shorter.
- Pets onboard
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.
- Don't miss these opportunities