Eurail benefits in Germany

The Town Hall in Munich Germany

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.


Ferry leaving port
Ferry leaving port

Sail off to Finland with Finnlines

Eurail pass holders get a 50% discount on standard fares on the routes:

  • Travemünde – Helsinki (Finland)

  • Travemünde – Malmö (Sweden)

Booking information
Reservations can only be made on the Finnlines website (booking code: RAIL) or by calling +49 45 028 0543 or +46 771 340 940. You need to show your Eurail pass at check-in. It's not possible to purchase a discounted ticket at the counter.


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.

S-Bahn in Berlin
S-Bahn in Berlin

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 Germany to every corner of Europe

Travel by bus from Germany to many other countries on the following routes:

  • Berlin Südkreuz-Copenhagen

  • Berlin-Wroclaw-Kraków

  • Düsseldorf-Eindhoven-Antwerp

  • Frankfurt-Hahn Airport-Trier-Luxembourg

  • Munich-Milan

  • Munich-Prague

  • Munich-Zürich

  • Nuremberg-Mannheim-Heidelberg-Strasbourg-Paris

  • Mannheim-Nuremberg-Prague

Pass holders with a Global Pass need a reservation only (regular reservation fee). Pass holders with a Pass which is not valid in all countries through which the bus passes need a reservation and a ticket for the section not covered by the pass.

Tickets and reservations are available at railway ticket windows in Germany or by calling the DB.

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.

Booking information
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.

Bus departures
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).

Enjoy the top of Germany

Eurail Pass holders get a 10% discount on the Zugspitzbahn, Germany's highest mountain railroad.

  • Route: Garmisch-Partenkirchen-Grainau-Zugspitzplatt




Meininger Hostels & Hotels

Get a 10% discount on your stay at Meininger Hotels or Hostels in Berlin, Frankfurt, Munich, Cologne and Hamburg.

Wi-Fi is free in the hotels and hostels.

Booking Information
The discount is only available for bookings via Meininger by email, or per telephone +49 30 666 36 100. Please use the Meininger website to check availability.

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 Aachen Haubtbahnhof

  • 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

  • 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 (+49 30 80 947 5110).


Mosel river with the Kaubburg and Gutenfels castle at the background, Germany
Mosel river, Germany

Cruise the Rhine and the Mosel on KD German Rhine ferries

Eurail pass holders get a 20% discount on sailings on regular domestic runs on the routes operated by the KD German Rhine Line:

  • Cologne (Köln) – Mainz (river Rhine)

  • Koblenz – Cochem (river Mosel)

Booking information
Reservations for the sailings are only available in person. Present your Eurail pass at the dock when you make your reservation.


For information about boarding places and timetables visit the KD Germany Ferry Line website or e-mail the KD.


Additional charges and conditions

  • This offer 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.

View of Linz
View of Linz

Cruise the dazzling Danube

Eurail pass holders get a 7.5% discount on cruises of Donauschiffahrt Wurm & Köeck on the route Regensburg – Deggendorf – Passau – Linz (reservation compulsory).

Take the train from Passau to Linz, and enjoy a walking tour through Linz before boarding a ship that will sail you back to Passau. Spectacular views and interesting tales at every leg of the journey.


Booking information
Buy tickets at ÖBB train stations or when you reach the dock.

You can also book in advance by sending an e-mail or by calling +49 851 929 292. 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.

Lake Constance
Lake Constance

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).

Booking information

Currently, the Eurail discount is only available in person. Present your Eurail pass at the dock when you make your reservation.


Fore more information contact the BSB by email, call + 49 7531 3640 389 or visit the BSB website (only available in German).

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

Booking information

Reservations are strongly recommended and can be made by e-mail or by calling +49 (0)69 719 126 261.

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