BahnCard 100 conditions and ordering process

Ordering BahnCard 100:

NB: We must receive an application at least 14 days before you want to start using a BahnCard 100. Once your order has been processed, you receive a provisional BahnCard 100 that is valid from the requested validity date. The final BahnCard 100 is sent to you after about 3 weeks.

BahnCard 100 conditions:

EUR 4,027 for one year in 2nd class (single payment)
EUR 6,812 for one year in 1st class (single payment)
Orders via form on
Alternative ordering process at DB Travel Centre

EUR 372 per month in 2nd class (subscription)*
EUR 632 per month in 1st class (subscription)*
Ordering possible only at DB Travel Centre

* Minimum duration period: one year. Validity: from first day of month if order received by fifth day of previous month. Order forms for a subscription BahnCard 100 are available from all DB ticket outlets.
100% off flexible fares within Germany

Discount on flexible fares for the foreign part of the route in more than 20 European countries.

Travelling to and from France: Fixed prices for French section of journey (including seat reservation). Available for booking at travel centres.
Price of partner cards:
Reduced-price partner cards (BahnCard 25 or 50) are available to the spouses and civil partners of BahnCard 100 holders. Simply include documents that prove your status when ordering the card.

Reduced-price BahnCard 25:

EUR 36.90 for one year in 2nd class
EUR 72.90 for one year in 1st class

Reduced-price BahnCard 50:

EUR 114 in 2nd class
EUR 226 in 1st class

Travel class:
Please note: a BahnCard 100 for 2nd class cannot have a partner card for 1st class, but a BahnCard 100 for 1st class can have a partner card for 2nd class.

A partner card has the same validity period as the corresponding full-price BahnCard 100 (main card) even if ordered after the main card.
Price for children travelling with parents/grandparents:
Up to four children aged 6-14 travel for free when accompanying a parent/grandparent.
Validity / cancellation:
A BahnCard 100 is valid for one year starting on the first day of its stated validity period. A subscription BahnCard 100 is automatically renewed for an additional year unless it is cancelled at least 6 weeks before it is due to expire. After the end of the first year of validity, subscription cards can be cancelled with a 6-week notice period. Please note: the end of the 6-week notice period must coincide with the end of a month. A single-payment BahnCard 100 expires after one year and is not automatically renewed for an additional year.

Please send the cancellation in writing to BahnComfort-Service, 60645 Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
Means of transport:
You may use the following transport services:
ICE, IC/EC, ÖBB Nightjet (reservation may be required), local trains (IRE, RE, RB, S-Bahn).

The BahnCard 100 is also valid within the City-Ticket zone of all towns and cities covered by the City-Ticket offering. Many transport associations also provide BahnCard 100 discounts.
ID when travelling:
A BahnCard 100 features a photo. When travelling, please bring your passport or national ID card with you for presentation during ticket inspection.