The Online Ticket: Easily, quickly and conveniently!

Easy access to your ticket

Print your Online-Ticket at home without a hassle.
For almost all routes in Germany, tickets can be booked up until shortly before the train departs.

  • Search, select and book at via Travel Information
  • Pay by credit card or direct debit (prior notification necessary)
  • Order confirmation by e-mail. Online tickets can be opened directly in PDF format and printed out immediately
  • If you make a booking with delivery by mail, the tickets are handled and sent by
  • Tickets which are ordered by mail are sent within 2-3 working days
Online tickets are non-transferrable. They are only valid for the passenger shown in the booking (possibly with companion) – in conjunction with the identification quoted in the booking. If you want to book an online ticket for a friend or member of your family please enter their personal data and valid identification card during booking. You can still enter you own data for payment. The passenger must show his/her printed online ticket on the train, a file, e.g. on a memory stick, will not be accepted. He/she must also present the personal identification as quoted in the booking.
Tickets for children travelling unaccompanied by their parents or grandparents can only be sent by post. Our service center will be pleased to send you the tickets directly to your home by post for a handling and shipping charge of 3.50 euros.
Normal conditions apply for special offers and saving fares.

An identification card (BahnCard, bahn.bonus Cards, credit cards*, ec-card/Maestro or ID card**) for booking over the Internet and as identification during fare controls on the train.

The software Adobe Reader® to open the online ticket PDFs.

* American Express, MasterCard, Diners Club, Visa or JCB

** The ID cards of the following countries can be used as identification on the train: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Italy and the Czech Republic.

Note: Passports are not accepted as identification documents,

Please note:

Your train ticket is only valid with an identification card.
You have to carry the card you chose during the booking process with you on the train for fare controls.
A provisional BahnCard never serves as an ID card.

Guided Tour

Do you need support to book an Online-Ticket? Please have a look at our guided step-by-step tour to your print-at-home ticket.

Booking a ticket via Travel Information:

Select your connection via Travel Information, book your ticket online and print it out at home!

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Booking a ticket after previous registing:

To register once with "My Bahn" fill in the form on the registration page and benefit from many advantages.


Booking without previously being registered:

Tickets are also available without prior registration. In this case payment is only possible by credit card.

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