The Länder-Tickets of Deutsche Bahn have arrived on Trainline Europe!

by Malin Schibler, posted 29 March 2017 | Add comment

Many of our customers that travel regularly in Germany (or live there), have been waiting for this offer for a long time: the discounted Länder-Tickets that are provided by Deutsche Bahn. If you are wishing to travel to a particular region in Germany (which is known as a Bundesland by our more experienced rail-goers or connoisseurs of German travel), you’ll get the most out of it by using a Länderticket. So finally we are ready to fulfill your wishes and are able to provide you with this fantastic offer!

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Our regional offers for Germany: a short overview

On top of the Regio-Tickets (link in German) that we’ve offered for a long time, we have now added 20 new types of tickets from Deutsche Bahn. Included in this release are the Schönes-Wochenende Ticket and the Quer-durchs-Land Ticket. Now what does this exactly mean? With the Schönes-Wochenende Ticket (it literally means: Nice Weekend Ticket), you can travel on a Saturday or Sunday as often as you wish, throughout all of Germany, via regional transport. This includes the Regional-Bahn (RB), the Interregio-Express (IRE) and the Regional-Express (RE), plus the S-Bahn (a hybrid urban-suburban rail serving the metropolitan region). Additionally, many other regional carriers are also included in this offer. The Schönes-Wochenende Ticket costs €40 and allows you to book up to 4 fellow passengers that only have to pay €4 for their own tickets. So grab your friends or family (or both!) and start spending your weekends exploring Germany!

If you’re not planning on having a weekend adventure, then you’ll be glad to know that the Quer-durchs-Land Ticket is exactly what you need. So what does this ticket include? You can travel across the country (this is also the literal meaning of the ticket’s name) with the exact same benefits as the Schönes-Wochenende Ticket. In this case, the Quer-durchs-Land ticket costs €44 and all of your fellow passengers pay only €8 to enjoy your fabulous company. Or at least, we hope they will!

Make use of local and regional transport to explore the 13 states of Germany

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As you can see on this map, you can now book the Ländertickets for all 13 states (Bundesländer) in Germany. From the Baden-Württemberg-Ticket in the South up to the Schleswig-Holstein-Ticket in the North. The benefits and conditions of each Länderticket depend on the region that you’re travelling in, yet the basic concept remains the same for all.

Brandenburg-Berlin-Ticket

Let’s use the Brandenburg-Berlin-Ticket as an example, as we all know that Berlin is a number one travel destination in Europe, and has some amazing surrounding cities and areas that are waiting to be explored. With this ticket, you’ll pay €29 in 2nd class and €49 in 1st class. It will allow you to travel from 09:00 a.m. on the first day of validity until 03:00 a.m. on the following day, for all local (regional) trains, public transport companies (there are several that operate in this region) and almost all public transport buses in Brandenburg and Berlin. So if you’d like to explore the capital of Germany without having to purchase a public transport ticket every time you hop on a bus or a tram, then you’ll be best served with the Berlin-Brandenburg-Ticket. This is especially useful if you’re staying a bit outside of the centre of Berlin (we all know how expensive accommodation can be there!) as you won’t miss out on any opportunities to travel around and explore.

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Great for group travel

For many other states, the Ländertickets are particularly beneficial if you’re planning on travelling in a small group (we’re looking you, the Lads on Tour). If you’d like to get your Lederhosen or Dirndl tailored for Octoberfest in Bavaria, you’ll only pay €25 for the ticket and any of your fellow passengers (up to a maximum of 4 per ticket) will only pay €6.

You’ll also find very similar benefits for the Baden-Württemberg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Niedersachsen, Rheinland-Pfalz, Saarland, Sachsen-Anhalt, Sachsen, Schleswig-Holstein and Thüringen Tickets. You can review the details of these conditions during your search and booking process and of course, you can always contact us if you need any assistance with understanding the conditions. After all, no one is as famous as the Germans for their great attention to detail and this also includes their train tickets. Unfortunately we do have to announce that we cannot yet sell the Hessen-Ticket on our website or apps.

Tickets for night owls

For those who consider themselves revelers of the night (getting into the Berghain on a Friday night in Berlin and staying until Monday morning may qualify you for this), we also have something to offer you! If you prefer to go out when the street lamps turn on and stay up until sunrise, then check out the evening Ländertickets, which could be quite suitable for you:

  • Baden-Württemberg-Ticket Nacht
  • Bayern-Ticket Nacht
  • Brandenburg-Berlin-Ticket Nacht
  • Rheinland-Pfalz-Ticket Nacht
  • Saarland-Ticket Nacht

Pro tip: “Nacht” means night in German, though we assume you’ve already picked up on that one! Just make sure you do not confuse it with Nackt because this has an entirely different meaning and  you may end up in a very embarrassing situation.

For these Nacht-Tickets, the conditions are basically the same as the day-time tickets. Yet, they are generally even cheaper. For example, you’ll pay €7 less for the Berlin-Brandenburg Ticket. These evening tickets are valid from 6:00 p.m. until 06:00 a.m. or 07:00 a.m. the next day, for any number of trips. So go ahead and party like the Berliners do!


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