Travel outside of Germany

With a German Rail Pass, you can extend your trip to explore even more of Europe!

Travel to exciting cities outside of Germany, such as Venice, Prague, Zürich and Brussels. Check out the list of European countries below that you can add to your itinerary. With German Rail Pass, the possibilities are endless!

Cities to visit outside of Germany

 
Prague in summer

Prague in summer

Add extra cities in Europe to your travel plans with German Rail Pass. German trains and buses operate on certain international routes and can take you to many wonderful cities, like Venice or Prague.
 

Austria                   Italy
Belgium                 Luxembourg
Czech Republic     Poland
Denmark               Switzerland
Great Britain

Austria

 
Route from Germany to Austria with the Extension

Route from Germany to Austria

Travel by train from Munich (München) to Innsbruck, Austria's beautiful mountainous city. Alternatively, you can travel on the German rail network to Salzburg HBF, which is also considered a border station.
 

Routes from Germany to Austria

The German Rail Pass is valid on the following direct route with DB-ÖBB EuroCity trains:

  • Munich (München Hbf) – Innsbruck (Innsbruck Hbf
    (5 connections per day).

  • Munich (München Hbf) – Kufstein
    (frequent services).

 

In our timetable (powered by Deutsche Bahn railway) DB-ÖBB EuroCity trains are shown as "EC". No reservation is required for this train.

Belgium

 
Route from Germany to Belgium with the Extension

Route from Germany to Belgium

Travel by train from Cologne (Köln) to Belgium's capital city Brussels (Brussel, Bruxelles) as well as Liege. Or travel by IC bus from Düsseldorf to Brussels or Antwerp (Antwerpen).
 

Routes from Germany to Belgium

The German Rail Pass is valid on the following direct routes:

  • Cologne (Köln Hbf) – Brussels (Bruxelles-Midi
    (4 connections per day)

  • Cologne (Köln Hbf) – Liege (Liège-Guillemins
    (3 connections per day)

  • Düsseldorf (Düsseldorf Hbf) - Antwerp (Antwerpen Centraal)
    (1 connection per day)

  • Düsseldorf (Düsseldorf Hbf) - Brussels (Brussel-Noord)
    (3 connections per day)
     

On our timetable (powered by Deutsche Bahn railway) the ICE trains are shown as "ICE". No reservation is required for this train.

Czech Republic

 
Routes from Germany to Czech Republic with the Extension

Routes from Germany to Czech Republic

Travel by bus from Germany to Prague (Praha), the Czech Republic's mesmerizing capital.
 

Routes from Germany to the Czech Republic

The German Rail Pass is valid on the following direct route with the IC Buses:

  • Nuremberg (Nürnberg Hbf) – Prague (Praha hl.n.)
    (7 connections per day)

  • Munich (München Hbf) – Prague (Praha hl.n.)
    (4 connections per day)

 

On our timetable (powered by Deutsche Bahn railway) the Express Bus is listed as "BUS". It is necessary to reserve the Express Bus between Nuremberg/Munich and Prague. Make reservations at main train stations in Germany; reservation fee: €4 (no class distinction). The bus stop is located at the front of each train station.

Denmark

 
Route from Germany to Denmark

Route from Germany to Denmark

Travel on the German IC bus from Berlin to the Danish capital of Copenhagen.
 

Routes from Germany to Denmark

The German Rail Pass is valid on the following direct route operated by the German IC bus:

  • Berlin (Berlin Südkreuz) - Copenhagen (connections on Fridays and Sundays)
     

In our timetable (powered by Deutsche Bahn railway) the DB IC bus connecting Berlin with Copenhagen is shown as "BUS". A reservation is required for this bus.

Great Britain

 
Route from Germany to Great-Britain

Route from Germany to Great-Britain

Travel on the German IC bus from Düsseldorf all the way to the British capital of London. This bus travels by night and stops at Eindhoven (Netherlands) and Antwerp (Belgium).
 

Routes from Germany to Great Britain

The German Rail Pass is valid on the following direct route operated by the German IC bus:

  • Düsseldorf (Düsseldorf Hbf) - London (London Victoria Coach Station)
    (Travels only in weekends)
     

On our timetable (powered by Deutsche Bahn railway) the DB IC bus connecting Düsseldorf with London is shown as "BUS". A reservation is required for this bus.

Italy

 
Routes from Germany to Italy

Routes from Germany to Italy

Travel by train or bus from Munich (München) to beautiful Italian cities like Venice, Milan, Bologna and Verona.
 

Routes from Germany to Italy

The German Rail Pass is valid to and from the following Italian cities with DB-ÖBB EuroCity trains. 

  • Bolzano/Bozen

  • Trento

  • Verona

  • Bologna

  • Venice
     

On our timetable (powered by Deutsche Bahn railway) the DB-ÖBB EuroCity trains connecting Munich with the above Italian cities is shown as "EC". Reservations are compulsory for these trains.

The German Rail Pass is also valid on the following direct route operated by the German IC bus:

  • Munich - Milan
     

In our timetable (powered by Deutsche Bahn railway) the DB IC bus connecting Munich with Milan is shown as "BUS". A reservation is required for this bus.

Luxembourg

 
Route from Germany to Luxembourg

Route from Germany to Luxembourg

Travel on the German IC bus from Frankfurt to the beautiful city of Luxembourg. This bus will also stop at Frankfurt Hahn Airport.
 

Routes from Germany to Luxembourg

The German Rail Pass is valid on the following direct route operated by the German IC bus:

  • Frankfurt (Frankfurt Hbf) - Luxembourg (Luxembourg Gare Centrale)
    (2 connections per day)
     

On our timetable (powered by Deutsche Bahn railway) the DB IC bus connecting Frankfurt with Luxembourg is shown as "BUS". A reservation is required for this bus.

Poland

 
Routes from Germany to Poland with the Extension

Routes from Germany to Poland

Travel on the comfortable IC bus from Berlin to the Polish cities Krakow, Katowice and Wroclaw

 

Routes from Germany to Poland

The German Rail Pass is valid on the following direct routes operated by the German IC bus:

  • Berlin (Berlin Hauptbahnhof/Europaplatz) - Wroclaw (Wroclaw Glowny) (1 connection per day; 4hr 20min )

  • Berlin (Berlin Hauptbahnhof/Europaplatz) - Katowice (Katowice Dworzec) (1 connection per day; 7hr 10min)

  • Berlin (Berlin Hauptbahnhof/Europaplatz) - Krakow (Kraków Glowny) (2 connections per day; 8hr 15min)
     

On our timetable (powered by Deutsche Bahn railway) the DB IC bus connecting Berlin with the above Polish cities is shown as "BUS". A reservation is required for this bus.

Netherlands

 

Travel on the comfortable IC bus to Eindhoven or Roermond in the Netherlands from Dusseldorf in Germany.
 

Routes from Germany to the Netherlands

The German Rail Pass is valid on the following direct route operated by the German IC bus:

  • Dusseldorf - Roermond
    (1 connection per day)

  • Dusseldorf - Eindhoven
    (1 connection per day)
     

On our timetable (powered by Deutsche Bahn railway) the DB IC bus connecting Dusseldorf to the Netherlands is shown as "BUS". A reservation is required for this bus.

Switzerland

 

You can use your German Rail Pass to travel by train to Basel (Basel Bad Bf) at the German border with Switzerland.
 

Routes from Germany to Switzerland

The German Rail Pass is valid on trains in Germany to the Swiss border:

  • Munich / Frankfurt / Stuttgart / Karlsruhe / or Freiburg - Basel (Basel Bad Bf)
    (several daily services)

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 
  • Which trains and buses outside of Germany is the German Rail Pass valid on? 
    The German Rail Pass is valid on the following trains and buses:

    Trains:
    • Belgium: ICE International trains from Cologne to Liege (Liège-Guillemins) and Brussels (station: Bruxelles-Midi).

    • Austria: On DB-ÖBB EuroCity trains from Munich to Innsbruck (station: Innsbruck) and Kufstein. You can also travel with the German rail network to the border station at Salzburg.

    • Italy: DB-ÖBB Eurocity direct trains from Munich to Venice (station: Venezia Santa Lucia), Verona (station: Verona Porta Nuova), Bologna (station: Bolgan Centrale), Bolzano (station: Bolzano/Bozen) and Trento.

    • Switzerland: Use the German rail network to travel to the border station at Basel (Basel Bad Bahnhof)


    The IC bus on the following routes:
    • Berlin-Copenhagen

    • Berlin-Wroclaw-Kraków

    • Dusseldorf-Eindhoven-Antwerp-London

    • Stuttgart–Vukovar (Croatia)

    • Dusseldorf-Roermond-Brussels

    • Frankfurt-Hahn-Trier-Luxemburg

    • München-Ljubljana-Zagreb

    • München-Vinkovci (Croatia)

    • München-Prague

    • Strasbourg-Mannheim-Nuremberg-Prague


    For travel dates and frequencies of IC Buses please check www.bahn.com

  • Can I use my German Rail Pass to travel on the Thalys train? 

    No, the German Rail Pass gives you access to German ICE trains only. The Thalys international high-speed train is French-owned.

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