Saver fare for groups

Travel throughout Germany from as little as 19 euros

Are you planning a long weekend with friends in one of Germany's many beautiful towns? Do you want to take your entire family to the beach? Is your hiking club thinking of a tour in the mountains? The choice is yours, and you can count on one thing: being in a group makes travelling even more enjoyable.

It's unbeatable value, starting at 19 euros per person in second class and offering maximum flexibility regarding all conditions (see terms and conditions of offer for details).

The saver fare for groups is available at staffed sales points:

  • DB Travel Centre
  • DB agencies
  • DB Mobility Centre: contactable via the service number +49 180 6 996633 (calls charged)

You can also use the travel information option for groups to check what group saver fares are available for the journey you are planning with others and what the entire journey will cost. You can also authorise the booking (for national and selected international group journeys).

Price Long-distance travel
Second class: from 19 euros per person
First class: from 29 euros per person

Regional and local transport
50% discount on flexible fares in first and second class
Booking period Bookings/enquiries for groups can be made max. 12 months before the date of travel. Within the booking period you can make bookings; outside the booking period you receive a guaranteed price quotation. Group saver fares cannot be purchased aboard trains.
Products Long-distance travel
ICE, ICE Sprinter, TGV, RJ, IC, EC, D, CNL, EN and IC Bus.

Regional and local transport
IRE, RE, RB and S.
Group size Tickets are available for groups consisting of 6 to 99 paying passengers (adults and children aged 6 and over).
Children
Tickets for children aged 6 to 14 cost 50% of the full price. Children under the age of 6 travel free of charge. Groups of children must be accompanied by at least one adult.
Reservations
Groups require seat reservations when travelling together on long-distance trains. These reservations are free of charge for groups. Reservations can be made max. 3 months before the date of travel. Children aged 0 to 5 years travel free of charge and do not require seat reservations. However, if you wish to reserve a seat for a child aged 0 to 5, you can do so for a fee of 4.50 euros.

Seat reservations cannot be made for regional and local services. Groups of 21 and more people, school groups, cycling groups and groups of mobility-impaired travellers should register their journeys at a sales point at least 7 days before the date of travel.
Advance sales period
Up to 1 hour before departure, subject to ticket and reservation availability.
Provisional booking For long-distance travel, you can make a provisional booking free of charge. This option is available between 12 and 3 months before the date of travel and it is valid for 10 days (provided the timetable is in the system on the date of travel).
Deposit
Deposits for travel within Germany amount to 10% of the ticket price or min. 50 euros per direction of travel. Deposits for international connections amount to 20% of the ticket price. The remainder must be paid at least 7 days before travel.
Exchange
17.50 euros (up to 7 days before travel)
Refund/cancellation
36 euros (up to 7 days before travel)
Partial cancellation 6 euros per person, max. 36 euros (up to 7 days before travel)
Adding passengers You can add further passengers for long-distance journeys provided group saver fare tickets with the same terms and conditions are available.
Abroad If planning a journey to a destination outside of Germany, you can also use our Gruppe&Spar offer. Simply contact your preferred DB agency to find out more about this special offer.
Night trains Group saver fares can also be used on City Night Line trains (subject to a supplement; within Germany).
Bahn.bonus
Group saver tickets allow you to collect bonus points corresponding to the full price of all tickets combined. Further information is available at†bahn.de/bahnbonus. No additional BahnCard discount is available.
On-board restaurant
Booking ahead for the†on-board restaurant†is another option available for your group when travelling on long-distance trains.
Insurance
Get the right kind of insurance with EUROPńISCHE Versicherung: contractually agreed cancellation costs are reimbursed (minus excess). In the event of a serious accident or unexpected illness, the excess per person generally amounts to 20% of the reimbursable sum or min. 25 euros.

You can also book a ticket for your group journey online, from the comfort of your own home. Group online tickets are available max. 3 months before the day of travel. Groups can range from 6 to 20 people in size. The terms and conditions are stricter (see terms and conditions for details).

Price
Long-distance travel with regional and local services for starting and completing journeys.
Second class: from EUR 19 per person
First class: from EUR 29 per person

Not available for purely regional and local services
Booking period
Bookings and enquiries for groups can be made max. 3 months before the date of travel.
Products
ICE, ICE Sprinter, TGV, RJ, IC, EC, D and IC Bus.

Regional and local services (IRE, RE, RB and S) can be used for starting and completing journeys.
Group size
Tickets are available for groups consisting of 6 to 20 paying passengers (adults and children aged 6 and over).
Children
Tickets for children aged 6 to 14 cost 50% of the full price. Groups of children must be accompanied by at least one adult.
Reservations
Groups require seat reservations when travelling together on long-distance trains. These reservations are free of charge for groups. Reservations can be made max. 3 months before the date of travel. Children aged 0 to 5 years travel free of charge and do not require seat reservations. However, if you wish to reserve a seat for a child aged 0 to 5, you can do so for a fee of 4.50 euros.

Seat reservations cannot be made for regional and local services. Groups of 21 and more people, school groups, cycling groups and groups of mobility-impaired travellers should register their journeys at a sales point at least 7 days before the date of travel.
Advance sales period
Up to 1 hour before departure, subject to ticket and reservation availability.
Provisional booking
Provisional bookings are not available.
Deposit
It is not possible to pay a deposit.
Exchange
17.50 euros (up to 7 days before travel)
Refund/cancellation
36 euros (up to 7 days before travel)
Partial cancellation
6 euros per person, max. 36 euros (up to 7 days before travel)
Adding passengers
Adding passengers is not possible.
Bahn.bonus
Group saver tickets allow you to collect bahn.bonus points corresponding to the full price of all tickets combined. It is not possible to make any changes to status. No additional BahnCard discount is available.

Environment Plus ("Umwelt-Plus"): Travel with 100% green electricity

Now when you purchase a Gruppe&Spar group and saver fare ticket, you can use our Environment Plus ("Umwelt-Plus") service to make your rail journey more environmentally friendly. For just 1 euro per person and direction, you can have any long-distance journey within Germany powered by 100% renewable sources. Accompanying children under 15 who travel for free can of course also travel with 100% renewable power: the same surcharge of 1 euro per person and direction applies.