Intercity and Eurocity trains: your direct connection between cities and regions.

The Intercity (IC) and Eurocity (EC) connect major cities with each other at speeds of up to 185 km/h. IC and EC trains normally run hourly or two-hourly. Intercity trains operate within Germany, on Eurocity trains you can also travel to neighbouring European countries.

Benefits at a glance:

  • Hourly or two-hourly services
  • Fast connection between cities
  • Fast transferring to connecting trains, normally on the opposite side of the platform
  • IC trains within Germany
  • EC trains to neighbouring countries
  • On-board catering or at-seat service (IC 2) on many IC and EC trains
  • First class compartments for more comfort

Travelling in Germany

Regardless of whether you want to travel within Germany, from Germany abroad or from abroad to Germany, on our website you can purchase tickets for all destinations.

Discover destinations in Germany

The 2018 EC- /IC network with all ICE lines