BahnCard 25, 50 & 100: Travel and save
A BahnCard 25 or 50 will get you a discount of 25% or 50% on the ticket price. BahnCard 100 gives you total flexibility: you can travel as often as you want without needing to buy a ticket.
- You save 25%, 50% or 100% on the price of flexible and saver fares within Germany
- You get to choose how long your card is valid (3 or 12 months)
- Secure payment using the Sofort system, direct debit or credit card
Trial BahnCard 25, 50, 100
Try out a BahnCard for 3 months and get 25% or 50% off flexible and saver fares within Germany. Or use a BahnCard 100 for flexible, unlimited travel without tickets.
From EUR 17.50.
For occasional travellers. 25% off super saver, saver and flexible fares within Germany.
For as little as EUR 54.60 for one year.
For frequent travellers. 50% off flexible fares and 25% off super saver and saver fares within Germany.
For as little as EUR 224.70 for one year.
For flat rate travel. Ticket-free travel whenever you want.
For as little as EUR 3,878 for one year.
Youth BahnCard 25
For young travellers aged 6-18. 25% discounts on flexible and saver fares within Germany.
For travellers aged 26 and under. 25% and 50% discounts on flexible and saver fares within Germany.
For as little as EUR 34.20 for one year.
BahnCard Business 25/50/100
For business travellers. 25% and 50% discounts on flexible and saver fares within Germany. Or use a BahnCard 100 for unlimited travel without tickets.
For as little as EUR 64.30 for one year.
Questions and answers about BahnCard
Do I have to live in Germany to order a BahnCard?
No. People living outside Germany can also order BahnCards.
When is the BahnCard valid?
You can determine when your BahnCard should be valid when you place your order.
When can I start using the BahnCard?
If you order your BahnCard online and pay with a credit card, you will receive a temporary BahnCard when you place your order. You can use it immediately for your travels. At sales points in Germany you can buy your BahnCard immediately and receive a provisional BahnCard. Sales points abroad can be found under "Contact". You will receive the plastic card later by post.
How long do I have to wait for my BahnCard to be delivered?
You will normally receive your BahnCard about 2 weeks after we receive the order.
How do I book with a BahnCard?
Indicate what BahnCard you have on bahn.com's travel information page. If you have already reached the list of train connections but have not indicated what BahnCard you have, simply click ""Change"" to open the BahnCard selection option. Our system factors in your BahnCard when calculating the ticket price.
If you have a BahnCard 100, you do not need a ticket.
Do I need a BahnCard to buy a ticket with a BahnCard discount?
No, but you need to make sure that you have a valid BC on the day of travel.
Can I combine a BahnCard discount and saver fare?
Yes. Saver fares and discounts can be combined. The following discounts are available:
Super saver fare: 25% discount with a BahnCard 25 or BahnCard 50
Saver fare: 25% discount with a BahnCard 25 or BahnCard 50
Saver fare Europe: 25% discount on the German part of the route with BahnCard 25
In Switzerland and the Czech Republic: 25% discount on the German part of the route with BahnCard 50 as well.
Can I use my BahnCard for local transport?
If you have a BahnCard 100, it automatically includes the City-Ticket function, so you can make as many trips - free of charge - as you want within the applicable area of the towns and cities covered by the offering.
Other BahnCards do not give you free travel on local transport services.
Do I get a discount if I take a trip from Germany to another country?
Discounts covering the non-Germany part of a Flexible fare are available in the following European countries:
Austria, Bosnia-Herzegovina (ZFBH and ZRS), Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Montenegro, Netherlands, Republic of North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland.
Our system automatically includes the discount during booking.
The discount applies only for cross-border travel. There is no discount if your journey is exclusively within one country outside of Germany.
How do I cancel my BahnCard?
Do I have to cancel my trial BahnCard if I no longer want it after it expires?
You can cancel your trial BahnCard 25/50 in writing up to 6 weeks before it is due to expire. If you do not cancel your card, it automatically becomes an annual subscription. You do not need to cancel a BahnCard 100. Your trial BahnCard 100 expires immediately after the last day of validity and is not automatically extended, as it is not a subscription product.
Can I use someone else's BahnCard?
No. Each BahnCard is person-specific and non-transferrable.
Can I load my BahnCard onto my smartphone?
What do I need to do if I lose my BahnCard?
Please contact our BahnCard customer service if you lose your BahnCard.