If your Eurail pass is valid in Germany, you can get discounts on ferry crossings and boat trips, cheap hotel stays and other benefits offered by our partners.
To take advantage of these offers just show your Eurail pass or contact the company, that offers the benefit, directly. Free travel offers are only valid during travel days, whereas other benefits apply during the entire validity of your pass.
Travel to Denmark with Scandlines Ferries
With Eurail passes that are valid in Denmark and Germany you can travel for free on the route:
- Puttgarden – Rødby Færge (Denmark)
It is not necessary to make a reservation. Scandlines Ferries depart every 30-40 minutes. Simply go to the Scandlines dock and present your Eurail pass to receive your free ferry crossing.
For more information call +49 1802 11 66 99, visit the
Puttgarden’s train station is a 15-minute walk from the passenger terminal. If you travel with the ‘Vogelfluglinie’, the train boards the ferry, so you don’t have to worry about how to get to and from the harbor.
Sail off to Finland or Poland with Finnlines
Eurail pass holders get a 30% discount on offical fares on the routes:
- Rostock – Helsinki (Finland)
- Rostock – Gdynia (Poland)
- Travemünde – Helsinki (Finland)
You also get a 20% discount on official fares on the route:
- Travemünde – Malmö (Sweden)
Reservations can be made on the Finnlines website (booking code: RAIL) or you can call +49 45 028 0543 or +46 771 340 940.
Please note that the offer does not apply to cabin accommodation. Port charges and meals are also not included in the discount offer.
From Rostock’s train station, take bus 40 in the direction Seehafen Anleger. After 30 minutes get off the bus at Seehafen Fähre.
To get to Travemünde’s ferry terminal, take a train from Lübeck. This train takes you to the ‘Skandinavienkai’ in 30 minutes.
Travel with the Berlin Night Express
Eurail pass holders get special fares on the overnight train that operates on the route:
- Berlin – Malmö (Sweden) (including the ferry crossing Sassnitz – Trelleborg)
Reservation of a couchette or bed is compulsory. You can travel overnight for just €19 in a 6-berth couchette or for €39 in a 2-berth compartment in an exclusive sleeping car.
Your pass only has to be valid in Sweden.
Please note: this train only runs March 30 - November 4.
Hop on the S-Bahn and discover major German cities
A Eurail pass is also valid on the S-Bahn (suburban metro railways) networks that DB operates in major German cities. The S-Bahn can be recognized by its logo (a white S on a green background).
Travel directly from Nuremberg and München to Prague (Czech Republic)
The "Expressbus" EXB is a new non-stop motor coach service on which Eurail pass holders receive a special fare. It runs on two routes:
- Nuremburg to Prague (Czech Republic). 6 daily round trips in each direction, with a travel time of 3 hours and 50 minutes.
- München to Prague (Czech Republic). 4 daily round trips in each direction, with a travel time of 5 hours.
Tickets and service supplements can be bought at ticket offices in the Czech Republic and Germany. Service supplements are also available from the bus driver with limited availability and at a slightly higher fare.
Additional charges and conditions
- Holders of an Eurail Global Pass, Eurail Select Pass (containing Czech Republic and Germany) or Eurail Czech Republic-Germany Pass pay the service supplement "Pass":
- 1st class: €15
- 2nd class: €10
- Eurail Select Pass (containing Czech Republic or Germany) or Eurail Czech Republic Pass: a point-to-point ticket for the section of the country not included (at the regular fare) up to the border point (Waidhaus Grenze) is compulsory, and includes the reservation.
- All passengers on this motor coach are required to make a reservation.
- Snacks and beverages are available on board. For travelers in 1st class, snacks are included in the fare.
- There are 14 seats in 1st class and 58 seats in 2nd class on each coach.
Go shopping in Frankfurt or Munich
Eurail pass holders get a free ride on the "Shopping Express Bus" which takes you to Wertheim Village Shopping Outlet in Frankfurt or Ingolstadt Village Shopping Outlet in Munich. To get the benefit, just show your Eurail pass to the driver.
Reservation is recommended. Call +49 (0)89 - 24 24 85 14 or e-mail the company.
Visit the Wertheimvillage website or the Ingolstadtvillage website for more information.
The Shopping Express Bus to Wertheim Village departs at 09:30 from Frankfurt main train station (exit south to coach parking, opposite Mannheimerstrasse 15, bus stop: Romantische Straße) or at 10:00 at Westin Grand Hotel (next to underground station Konstablerwache).
The Shopping Express Bus to Ingolstadt Village departs at 09:30 from Munich main train station (opposite Karstadt department store) or at 10:00 from Westin Hotel Grand Munich (Arabellastrasse 6).
Meininger Hostels & Hotels
Get a 10% discount on your stay at Meininger Hotels or Hostels in Berlin, Frankfurt, Munich, Cologne and Hamburg.
A&O hotels and hostels
Eurail pass holders get a 10% discount on the daily rate at A&O hotels and hostels in Berlin, Hamburg, Munich and other German cities.
Participating hotels and hostels
- A&O Berlin Friedrichshain
- A&O Berlin Mitte
- A&O Berlin Hauptbahnhof
- A&O Dortmund Hauptbahnhof
- A&O Dresden Hauptbahnhof
- A&O Düsseldorf Hauptbahnhof
- A&O Frankfurt Galluswarte (as of 2013)
- A&O Hamburg Hammerkirche
- A&O Hamburg Hauptbahnhof
- A&O Hamburg Reeperbahn
- A&O Hamburg City Süd
- A&O Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof
- A&O Köln Neumarkt
- A&O Köln Dom
- A&O Leipzig Hauptbahnhof
- A&O München Hauptbahnhof
- A&O München Hackerbrücke
- A&O Nürnberg Hauptbahnhof
The discount applies to advance booking only. Book your hotel or hostel on the A&O website or by phone (0049 30 80 947 5110).
To receive your discount, please make sure to use the code 'rail pass'.
Discover the breathtaking Zugspitze
Eurail pass holders get a 10% discount on the mountain railroad Garmisch Partenkirchen – Grainau – Zugspitzplatt train journey and on some cable cars in the summit area.
Cruise the Rhine and the Mosel on KD German Rhine ferries
Eurail pass holders get free sailings on regular domestic runs on the routes operated by the KD German Rhine Line making :
- Cologne (Köln) – Mainz (river Rhine)
- Koblenz – Cochem (river Mosel)
Currently, the Eurail discount is only available in person. Present your Eurail pass at the dock when you make your reservation.
Additional charges and conditions
- The discount does not apply to overnight or international travel.
- On some routes you have to pay a fuel surcharge of €0.80 per person, per journey.
Cruise the dazzling Danube
Receive a discount of 7.5% on cruises of Donauschiffahrt Wurm & Köeck on the route Linz – Passau (reservation compulsory).
Take the train from Passau to Linz, and enjoy a walking tour through Linz before boarding the ship that will bring you back to Passau. Spectacular views and interesting tales at every leg of the journey.
Buy tickets at ÖBB train stations or when you reach the dock.
Visit the Donauschiffahrt website for more information.
The offer does not apply to cruises which include buffet, menu, overnight stays and return trips by bus or train.
Experience breathtaking scenery on Lake Constance
Eurail pass holders receive a 50% discount on Lake Constance boat trips operated by BSB, SBS and ÖBB (from May to October).
Drive through the German capital in the cult car of the old east
Eurail pass holders receive a €10 discount on this unique sightseeing tour. The discount applies to the Trabi Safari 'Classic' and 'Wild-East' tours.
Experience Germany's most popular holiday route with the Romantic Road Coach
Eurail passholders receive a 20% discount on the Romantic Road route:
- Frankfurt/M – Rothenburg ob der Tauber – Ausburg – München/Füssen
Munich Hard Rock Café
Get a free Hot Fudge Sundae with any main meal in the café, or a free gift in the Rock Shop (with every purchase over €30).
Discover popular German cities with All Audio Guides
Save 15% on MP3 audio guided tours about Berlin, Cologne, Kassel, Munich and Oranienberg.
The discount is valid on MP3 audio guides from All Audio Guides. Download audio guides for destinations like Cologne, Kassel and Oranienberg.
You can find your discount code in the Eurail pass guide that you receive with your Eurail pass. The discount applies during the entire validity of your pass and can be used multiple times.