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German Pass

I wanted to buy German Rail Pass but I have some questions which

need to be answered before buying. It is observed from Bahn website that

so many trains are travelling in Germany including many

local trains. So my question is that whether traveling by local train is free in this German Rail Pass ?

Other Question is below:

Are following trains covered under the German-Austria Pass as I am planning to travell in following routes:

1. BOB (Bayerische Oberlandbahn) from Schliersee to Munchen Hbf and return.

2. S1 and S8 (S Bahn Directions) from Munich Airport to Munchen Hbf and return.

3. RB (Regional Bahn) from Munchen Hbf to Garmisch - Parlenking and return.

4. M (Meridian) from Salzburg to Rosenheim and return

5. EC (Euro City) from Munchen Hbf to Innsbruck Hbf and return

6. ICE (Intercity Express) from Munchen Hbf to Frankfurt Airport and return

7. ALX (Landerbahn und Vogtlandbahn-GmbH) from Munchen Hbf to Lindau Hbf and return

8. RE (Regional-Express) from Lindau to Buchloe

9. IRE (Interregio-Express) from Ulm Hbf to Lindau

10. IC (Intercity) from Munchen Hbf to Ulm Hbf

11. RJ (Railjet) from Munchen Hbf to Salzburg and return.

3 Rd Question is below:

On which train as mentioned in the question no. 2 reservation is required for me?

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Rail Europe Posted 5 years ago

Hello Pankaj,

Thanks for your question.

Kindly note the details as mentioned below:

1. BOB (Bayerische Oberlandbahn) from Schliersee to Munchen Hbf and return - Yes covered by the pass.

2. S1 and S8 (S Bahn Directions) from Munich Airport to Munchen Hbf and return - Yes covered by the pass.

3. RB (Regional Bahn) from Munchen Hbf to Garmisch - Parlenking and return - Yes covered by the pass.

4. M (Meridian) from Salzburg to Rosenheim and return - Not covered by the pass.

5. EC (Eurocity) from Munchen Hbf to Innsbruck Hbf and return - Yes covered by the pass. Reservation required as these are border crossing trains.

6. ICE (Intercity Express) from Munchen Hbf to Frankfurt Airport and return - Yes covered by the pass. Reservation required on ICE Sprinter trains.

7. ALX (Landerbahn und Vogtlandbahn-GmbH) from Munchen Hbf to Lindau Hbf and return - Yes covered by the pass.

8. RE (Regional-Express) from Lindau to Buchloe - Yes covered by the pass.

9. IRE (Interregio-Express) from Ulm Hbf to Lindau - Yes covered by the pass.

10. IC (Intercity) from Munchen Hbf to Ulm Hbf - Yes covered by the pass.

11. RJ (Railjet) from Munchen Hbf to Salzburg and return - Yes covered by the pass. Reservation required as these are border crossing and high speed trains.

With a Eurail Austria - Germany Pass you can avail of unlimited travel on the national rail networks of Austria and Germany.

With this pass you can travel free on the regional trains of Austria and Germany.

Passes can be purchased up to 6 months before your first day of travel. The pass must be validated within 6 months from the original date of issue.

However reservations are mandatory on high-speed trains, night trains, scenic trains and border crossing trains.

With a Pass the seat reservations will be offered at discounted fares (Pass holder fares).

The pass seats can be reserved by clicking on "book a compulsory seat reservation when using your rail pass” & then feed in the Departure city and the Arrival city along with the travel date and preferred time & the number of passengers (Senior, adults, youth and children), and then click on “search tickets”. Once you do so, you would find the schedules along with the fares.

Please click on the “Fare Details” tab to view details regarding the type of fare, type of seat, whether a reservation is included or not and the After Sales Policy.

In order to book tickets, please visit our website

Regards,

Aamir, Rail Europe Travel Expert

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In German Rail Pass, can we go to Salzburg from Munchen by Eurocity as this train is border crossing? Can German Pass eligible for entering in Salzburg (Austria Country)?

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Hello Pankaj,

Please note that with a German Rail Pass you can travel unlimited on trains operated by Deutsche Bahn (DB) on the national rail network of Germany, inclusive of Salzburg (Austria).

However reservations are mandatory on high-speed trains, night trains, scenic trains and border crossing trains.

Regards,

Aamir, Rail Europe Travel Expert

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Thnx for reply.

You are saying that with a German Rail Pass you can travel unlimited on trains operated by Deutsche Bahn (DB) on the national rail network of Germany,

That means I can go from Munich to Innsbruck by Euro City trains. In other word, is German Pass eligible from Munich to Innsbruck if I am travelling by Eurocity (To and fro including Innsbruck to Munich also by Eurocity)

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Actuallly, I am there in Munich for 2 weeks out of only two days I will visit to Austia in a following manner:

1. On 24/05/2014, from Munich to Innsbruck by Eurocity and the same day return

2. On 28/05/2014, from Munich to Salzburg by Eurocity and the same day return.

So, please suggest me which pass I have to take.

Only German Pass will do for above one day tour of Innsbruck and Salzburg.

Or for these tours, I have to purchase German-Austria Pass.

I am totally confused. Please help me in this regard.

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Hello Pankaj,

Thanks for your revert.

I suggest that you purchase a German Rail Pass.

Please note that a German Rail Pass covers your travel Munich to Salzburg and return by Eurocity train. Please click on the “Fare Details” tab to view details regarding the type of fare, type of seat, whether a reservation is included or not and the After Sales Policy.

Munich to Innsbruck you would have to purchase a passholder fare with your German Rail Pass. The pass seats can be reserved by clicking on "book a compulsory seat reservation when using your rail pass”

- Munich to Kufstein (Return ) – Eurocites train. Covered by your German Rail Pass.

- Kufstein to Innsbruck – You would have to purchase point to point tickets

Hope this helps !!!

Regards,

Aamir, Rail Europe Travel Expert

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