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".

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  • Offer
  • Terms and conditions of the offer

Offer

  • 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.

Terms and conditions of the offer

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

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 count as passengers and are charge as adults. If you are travelling with a dog that requires a ticket, enter the German name for dog (Hund) instead of a passenger name.

Exchanges/refunds:

Not possible.

Other requirements:

You must enter the first and last names of all passengers when you purchase the ticket. It is not possible to change names after you have purchased the ticket.

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.

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Please note that you must enter the first and last names of all passengers when you purchase the ticket. It is not possible to change names after you have purchased the ticket. If you are travelling with a dog that requires a ticket, enter the German name for dog (Hund) instead of a passenger name.

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