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Affordable travel across Germany on local services during the weekend

It's weekend and the sun is shining: escape the city and explore Germany's beautiful regions. With the weekend ticket for Germany, you can use local services to travel the whole day across Germany and to selected destinations in neighbouring countries. For as little as EUR 40 you can travel to the seaside, mountains or visit interesting cities. In a group of up to five persons, you travel even cheaper.

The original German name of the ticket is "Schönes-Wochenende-Ticket".

  • EUR 40 for 1 passenger
  • Each extra passenger pays EUR 4 (max. 4 fellow passengers)
  • Valid on regional trains (RB, IRE, RE) and S-Bahn services operated by DB AG and other cooperating railway undertakings, on many transport association services and on selected routes in neighbouring countries.
  • Children aged 15 and under often travel for free with their parents/grandparents.
  • Valid Saturday or Sunday from 00:00 until 03:00 on the following day.

Please note: after you have purchased the ticket, you must enter the first and last names of all passengers on the ticket.

Original name of the offer: Schönes-Wochenende-Ticket
Price:* 2nd class - online/mobile/DB ticket machine:

1 passenger: EUR 40
2 passengers: EUR 44
3 passengers: EUR 48
4 passengers: EUR 52
5 passengers: EUR 56

The number of passengers must be specified when purchasing the ticket. The number of passengers cannot be changed subsequently.
Advance sales period: Tickets can be bought from max. six months in advance until shortly before travel.
Validity: The weekend ticket is valid for unlimited travel on a Saturday or Sunday from 00:00 until 03:00 the following day.
Means of transport: With the weekend ticket for Germany you can travel on all local and regional trains operated by DB AG (S-Bahn, RB, RE and IRE) and other cooperating railway undertakings, as well as on many transport association services (local rapid transit, underground, tram and bus services) within Germany. You can also use many bus routes in Germany. The ticket is also valid on selected connections to Denmark, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Austria and Poland.
Train-specific booking: No, you can travel on all permitted means of transport within the period of validity.
Travel class: 2nd class only.
Seat: Free choice of seats. The ticket does not include a seat reservation.
BahnCard discount/RAILPLUS: No.
Discount for children: With the weekend ticket for Germany for one or two persons, you can travel with any number of your own children or grandchildren aged under 15. Children aged five and younger always travel for free, regardless of whether they are your own children. You do not count towards the number of passengers.

Children aged between 6 and 15 who are not your own children or grandchildren count as normal passengers and must be considered when determining the number of passengers. If this means that there are more than two passengers, your own children or grandchildren aged under 15 no longer travel for free.
Bicycle transport: To transport bicycles, you need to buy an all-day bike ticket for each bicycle. This does not apply to routes where special conditions apply that allow holders of DB tickets to transport bicycles for free.
Dogs: Passengers can bring small dogs (no larger than a domestic cat) free of charge if using a carrier for transportation. Larger dogs are considered passengers and charged as adults.
Exchanges/refunds: Not possible.
Other requirements: Enter your first and last name on the ticket before you travel. If you are travelling with fellow passengers, enter their names on the ticket as well. You may be required to identify yourself during ticket inspection.

Fellow passengers using the weekend ticket for Germany can join or leave the group at any station along the route.

Used tickets may not be sold or given to third parties.
* The prices specified apply to purchases made at a DB ticket machine or online. All tickets are available at our DB sales offices for a surcharge of EUR 2 for the customer service provided.
Please remember that ...
the names of all passengers must be entered on the ticket.
The weekend ticket for Germany is only valid if the first and last names of all passengers are entered on the ticket. Passengers who join the group along the route must enter their first and last names on the ticket immediately after boarding the train.
the name of the first passenger will be automatically printed on the online ticket.
The name of the first passenger is automatically printed on the weekend ticket, provided it was bought online and issued as an online ticket.
the names of fellow passengers must be manually entered on the online ticket.
On weekend tickets that were bought online and issued as online tickets, the names of fellow passengers must be manually entered on the front side of the ticket.

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