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German Train Tickets – Quer-Durchs-Land

Quer-Durchs-Land Ticket

1. One day train pass within Germany

Quer-Durchs-Land ticket valid for one day with coverage of entire Germany. It valid only on regional trains, look for symbols RB, S-Bahn, RE, IRE. NOT permitted on high speed trains, eg. IC, ICE, EC, RJ, CNL, etc. This ticket is almost similar to Bayern ticket, but valid whole Germany.

2. Ticket fare

Only second class ticket available, not possible to upgrade to first class. From 44 Euros per person, and second to fifth person only 8 euros supplement each. Maximum up to 4 additional accompanying travelers allowed. The number of accompanying passengers has to be locked down during ticket purchase. Quer-Durchs-Land ticket is fixed price ticket, it does not sell out, so no need to rush to buy ticket early.

3. Validity times

Ticket valid from 9am onward until 3am the next day, for weekdays.
For Saturday and Sunday, ticket valid all day, from 0am to 3am the next day.

4. Validity documents

Printed train ticket and credit card which payment was made are required for ticket validation by train conductor during train ride.

Quer Durchs Land Ticket
Quer Durchs Land Ticket

German Train Tickets – Bayern/Bavaria

Bayern/Bavaria Ticket

1. Regional train pass within Bayern state

Bayern ticket is one day regional train pass within Bayern a.k.a Bavaria state, eg. München(Munich), Füssen(Fussen).It also covers some border areas of Bayern state, eg. Salzburg in Austria. It provides you unlimited access to local trains, S-bahn, buses and trams for a day. This ticket is especially good for travelers who plan to cover most area within Bayern, including countryside.

2. Ticket fare

Bayern Day Ticket
For second class ticket, starts from 23 Euros, add 5 Euros for each additional passenger.
For first class ticket, starts from 34.50 Euros, add 16.50 Euros for each additional passenger.
Do note that maximum up to 4 additional passengers allowed. This also means traveling in group of 5 person giving you great saving as low as 8.6 Euros per person for second class ticket.

Bayern Night Ticket
For second class ticket, starts from 23 Euros, add 2 Euros for each additional passenger.
For first class ticket, starts from 34.50 Euros, add 13.50 Euros for each additional passenger.
This is fixed price, free seating ticket, it does not sell out, so there is no need to rush for buying or secure a ticket early. The ticket can also be used in such a way that partial passengers joining the group at the route along the way. Number of travelers has to be locked down during ticket purchase. Buy your ticket online at www.bahn.com. Buying ticket at ticket counters from train staff charge 2 Euros extra. Buying from ticket machines or online thru internet has no extra charge.

3. Validity times

For weekdays, Monday to Friday, ticket valid from 9am onward until 3am the following day.
For weekend, Saturday and Sunday, ticket valid all day, from 0am to 3am the following day.

4. Validity documents

Hard copy of the train ticket is required. For those who bought ticket online, do bring along the credit card you used for ticket payment. Both hard copy ticket and credit card are mandatory as identification document/ID for ticket validation by train conductor. Ticket bought online has date printed already, so there is no need to validate/stamp ticket at ticket validation machine anymore. Ticket validation is performed manually by the train conductor after train departure during your train ride. Ticket bough online has itinerary printed on ticket too, which can be ignored, as Bayern ticket allows you to take unlimited train ride within a day within Bayern state.

5. Validity train types

NOT valid on high speed trains, for example, ICE, IC, EC, RJ, D, NZ, TGV, CNL, EN.
Valid on regional train only, for example, RE, IRE, RB, S-Bahn, ALX, BOB.

Bayern/Bavaria Ticket
Bayern/Bavaria Ticket