German trains: Intercity (IC)

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Intercity and Eurocity trains connect all major German cities.

  • Book up to 180 days in advance
  • Regional trains

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Intercity 2 at Dörverden

Overview

German trains: Intercity (IC)

Travelling faster than regional trains, Intercity (IC) and Eurocity (EC) are the most popular way to move around in Germany. The trains can travel up to 200km/h making them the ideal means of transport to travel between major cities. While the Intercity (IC) trains operated only in Germany, Eurocity (EC) trains operate on international routes to reach neighbouring countries. Both IC and EC are operated by the DB, Germany’s national railway company.



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Booking :
  • German trains: Intercity (IC) tickets are open for booking 180 days ahead.
  • Get the lowest prices by booking early and don’t wait until the last minute as cheaper seats sell the fastest.
  • Opt for off-peak trains when you have to travel short notice. They are more affordable than morning and evening trains along with those running on holiday eves, Friday and Sunday afternoon.

A class apart

Classes of service

Classes and facilities offered by Intercity & Eurocity trains
First class Second class
Comfortable seats Spacious seats with a headrest and generous legroom.
Bar buffet car Access to the bar buffet car where snacks and beverages can be bought.
Reclining seats Cosy with more legroom, reclining seats are ideal to enjoy the trip.

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Common Questions, Simple Answers

  • Q. Are there facilities on board for disabled travellers?

  • Q. Is it possible to have travellers of different genders in the same sleeping compartment?

  • Q. I selected a ticket but when I went to place my booking, the price changed. I went back to search for train tickets and saw the same price listed again in the results. Why did this happen?

  • Q. What do I do with my luggage?

  • Q. Where can I find my e ticket number or e ticket confirmation code?

  • Q. How can I book an itinerary with multiple cities?

  • Q. Can I print my train ticket at the station?

  • Q. How do I get a promo code?

  • Q. Why does my train ticket say “coach” if I bought a ticket in the First class or Premier Category?

  • Q. What should I do if the train is late?

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