German Pass

Travel Bonuses for German Pass

Please be sure to note that any bonus that is free will use a travel day on your rail pass. Discounted bonuses will not require the use of a travel day, but do require a valid rail pass. And all bonuses are handled locally and are subject to change.

Travel Bonuses for German Rail Pass

Trains

  • Travelers with a German Rail Pass do not pay supplement on ICE, IC, EC trains or City Night Line trains (only if the pass covers the entire route)** Reservations, however, are strongly recommended during peak travel times and are manditory on all night trains. ** Exception: supplements may be required for ICE Sprinter trains.
  • The pass and German TCV tickets cover the S-Bahn service
  • Why not see more than Germany? A German Rail Pass Extension adds travel to Brussels, Prague, and popular destinations in Italy and Austria without buying additional country rail passes or train tickets.

Private Rail Road

  • Bayerische Zugspitzbahn - 10% reduction on round-trip tickets to Germany's highest mountain, near Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

Ferries and Cruises

  • Free transportation on boats of the Koln-Dusseldorf Rheinschiffahrt AG Line (KD Rhine Line) on:
    • The River Rhine between Cologne and Mainz
    • The Mosel River between Koblenz and Cochem am Mosel.
    • A supplement is needed for the hydrofoil. (Ships with cabins are not included).
  • On the Lake of Constance a 50% reduction on all boats operated by Bodensee Schifffahrtsbetriebe

Buses

  • A 20% discount on the following Europabus routes:
    • "Romantic Road" route,(Frankfurt am Main-Wurzburg-Augsburg-Munich-Fussen)
    • It is strongly recommended to reserve seats about two working days in advance by contacting:
      Deutsche Touring GmbH, Am Römerhof 17, 60486 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
      Phone: +49 69 719126 261; Fax: +49 69 719126 156
  • Expressbus service Nürnberg - Praha (Czech Republic)and v.v. This Expressbus runs 6 times a day with a travel time of 3 hours and 50 minutes. To received a discount the traveler will need to purchase a special ticket and reservation locally.  The ticket and service supplement are available at the ticket windows in Prague or Nürnberg. Tickets purchased in Prague, Czech Republic are issued separately for the ticket and reservation while if purchased in Germany the ticket includes the reservation.

Hotels

  • 10% discount on the daily rate at A&O hotels and hostels in Berlin, Hamburg, Munich and other German cities.

European Trains