Choosing a German Rail Pass

Read our FAQs about choosing your German Rail Pass. If you cannot find your answer, please contact our rail experts.

Frequently asked questions

  • What are the delivery costs of my order? 

    We offer 3 methods of signed delivery of your German Rail Pass, including FREE Economy Shipping to the United States. With the shipping calculator you can check out the expected delivery date and costs of your order.

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  • How can I make a group booking? 

    If you’re traveling in a group of 25 or more people we can help you place your order at GermanRailPasses.Com. Just fill in this form and we'll get back to you with an order proposal and can advise you about the different pass types and traveling in Germany by train.

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  • What is the Eurail Germany Pass? 

    The German Rail Pass is a product of the German Railways. Eurail offers thousands of European train travel options, also including Germany but no single country rail pass for just Germany. So if you're looking for travel within Germany, the German Rail Pass is your best option, if you're looking for international travel including Germany, you can choose a Eurail Pass.

  • What is a travel day? 

    You can buy a pass with either 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 or 10 travel days. A travel day lasts for 24 hours, from 12 midnight on one day to 12 midnight of the following day. On each travel day you can take as many trains as you want. The travel days can be used within a 1 month period.

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  • What is the German Rail Twin Pass? 

    When two people travel together they are entitled to a 50% discount on the second pass they buy with the German Rail Twin Pass. A great option for couples!

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  • Is there a youth discount on the German Rail Pass? 

    Travelers who are 27 or younger get a 20 to 30% discount with the German Rail Youth Pass.

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  • Do you offer cover loss or theft of the pass? 

    We offer a Loss & Theft Coverage that protects your valuable German Rail Pass against loss or theft. After loss or theft of your German Rail Pass, we will cover the costs of replacement tickets, up to the remaining value of your pass.

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  • How long is the pass valid? 

    The German Rail Pass is valid for train travel for 1 month after activation. Within this month you can use your travel days. How many travel days you have depends upon the pass you choose.

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  • Who can use the German Rail Pass? 

    You can travel with the German Rail Pass if you are a citizen/resident of any country outside of Europe, for instance the USA, Canada or Australia.

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  • How can I pay? 

    You can safely order your German Rail Pass online with various credit cards and PayPal.

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  • Is there a child discount on the German Rail Pass? 

    Children aged 11 and under can travel for free when traveling with an accompanying adult. Children younger than 6 do not need a pass to travel.

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  • What is the difference between 1st and 2nd class? 

    The German Rail Pass is available for 1st or 2nd class travel. 1st class offers more space than 2nd class, both in terms of legroom and storage space for your luggage. The seats are more comfortable and compartments are usually less crowded than in 2nd class.

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  • What are the shipping costs?  

    We offer FREE Economy Shipping to the United States.

    We can also ship your pass to an address in Germany for you to collect when you arrive, for example to a hotel or hostel. Please ensure that someone will be available to sign for the package during business hours.

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