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Eurail Benefits in Germany

Eurail Pass Benefits in 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 Eurail Pass.


Eurail Germany Transport Benefits

Sail off to Finland with Finnlines

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

Travemünde – Helsinki (Finland)
Travemünde – Stockholm (Sweden)

Finnlines 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.
  • Please note that the offer does not apply to cabin accommodation.
  • Port charges and meals are also not included in the discount offer.
NB: 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.

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 on International IC Buses Throughout Europe

As a Eurail Pass holder you can travel for FREE on IC Bus connections passing through Germany. With this, you can travel to cities in 10 countries, as long as your Eurail Pass is valid in all the countries you travel through.
  • A €4.50 reservation is required.
Which Routes are Covered? How can I Reserve a Place on the Bus?

Tickets and reservations are available at railway ticket windows in Germany. Due to seasonal route changes, it's worth checking the dates of your preferred route on the DB Bahn website before you travel.

What do I Need to Reserve?
Do you have a Eurail Global Pass or a Eurail Select Pass including all the countries that the bus travels through on the route you wish to take? 

If so, you only need to make a reservation (and pay the reservation fee).

Do you have a Eurail One Country Pass or a Eurail Select Pass which does not include all countries that the bus travels through on the route you wish to take?

If so, you need to make a reservation plus pay for a ticket for part of the journey in the countries not included in your Pass.


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.

Shopping Express Bus Booking Information

Reservation is recommended. Call +49 (0)89 - 24 24 85 14 or e-mail the company.

Visit the
Wertheim village website or the Ingolstadt village website for more information.

Bus Departures

The Shopping Express Bus to Wertheim Village departs at 09:00 from Frankfurt Central Station (bus-stop gates 7-9 - south exit towards coach parking opposite Mannheimerstrasse 15). Bus departs back to Frankfurt at 15:30.

The Shopping Express Bus to Ingolstadt Village departs at 09:30 from Sofitel Munich Bayerpost (Bayerstrasse 12, close to Munich Central Station) or 09:45 from BMW Welt, Am Olympiapark 1). Bus departs back to Munich at 15:30.


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


Cross the Sea with Stena Line Ferries

Eurail pass holders receive up to 30% discount on these routes to Lativa and Sweden:
Stena Line Ferries Booking Information

Discounted tickets can be booked online (use the code EURAIL) or purchased at the port on presentation of your Eurail Pass. For more information check the Stena Line website.


Eurail Germany Accommodation Benefits

Meininger Hotels

Meininger Hostels & Hotels

Get a 10% discount on your stay at Meininger Hotels or Hostels in Berlin, Frankfurt, Munich, Leipzig, and Hamburg.
  • Wi-Fi is free in the hotels and hostels.
Meininger Hotels 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
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). Offer code: Rail Pass. 

Please have your pass ready to show at check-in.


Circus Hostel Berlin

Stay in Berlin at the Circus Hostel

As a member of Europe's eYouth, the Circus Hostel Berlin offers Eurail Pass holders a 10% discount on advance bookings. Enjoy a friendly hostel atmosphere while saving on your stay in Berlin's Mitte!

Circus Hostel Berlin Booking Information

To claim your 10% discount:
  • Make your booking in advance, through Europe’s eYouth Hostel Website (
  • Present your hostel booking confirmation email and Eurail Pass when checking in at the hostel.

Five Elements Hostel Frankfurt

Stay in Frankfurt at Five Elements Hostel

As a member of Europe's eYouth, the Five Elements Hostel in Frankfurt offers Eurail Pass holders a 10% discount on advance bookings. Enjoy a friendly hostel atmosphere as well as the hostel's free pub crawls and pasta nights!

Five Elements Hostel Frankfurt Booking information

To claim your 10% discount:
  • Make your booking in advance, through Europe’s eYouth Hostel Website (
  • Present your hostel booking confirmation email and Eurail Pass when checking in at the hostel.

Citadines Frankfurt

10% off top quality serviced apartments in Germany

Get a 10% discount on the Best Flexible Rates at Citadines Apart’hotels. Enjoy amazing guest facilities and amenities at central locations in Berlin, Munich, Hamburg, and Frankfurt.

Offer only available on using the promo code EURAIL. Choose from the following residences:

Best Flexible Rate conditions:
  • Booking must be cancelled by 6PM local time the day before arrival to avoid a cancellation charge amounting to 1 night rental fee.
  • A valid credit card is required to guarantee the apartment.
  • Credit card is used for guarantee purposes only and will not be charged at the time of booking. No deposit is required.
  • Offer subject to availability and conditions of the Best Flexible Rates. Ends 31/12/18.

Eurail Benefit German Youth Hostel Membership Card

Free: One Card for 500 Youth Hostels in Germany Eurail Pass holders can take advantage of a 1 year free membership at German Youth Hostels. The card is your ticket to 500 youth hostels all over Germany.

Why do I Need to Become a Member?

Youth hostels in Germany are part of a non-profit association. As such, it is necessary to be a member to be able to stay in one of the hostels.

How do I apply for Free Membership as a Eurail Traveler?

To apply for your free membership, fill out the form at before you start traveling. The documents will be sent to you by post.


Eurail Germany Attractions Benefits

Cruise the Rhine and the Mosel on KD German Rhine Ferries

Cruise on the Mosel river, Germany

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

KD German Rhine Ferries 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.

Germany's Romantic Road Trip

Experience Germany's Famous Romantic Road Trip

Eurail Pass holders receive a 20% discount on the Romantic Road scenic tour, stopping in:
  • Frankfurt am Main
  • Rothenburg ob der Tauber
  • Ausburg
  • Munich
  • Füssen
Romantic Road Trip Booking Information

Reservations are strongly recommended and can be made online (select the EURail option under Persons), by e-mail, or by calling +49 (0)69 719 126 261.


Nuremberg Card Eurail Benefit

Explore the City of Nuremberg for Less

If you're visiting Nuremberg, you can use your Eurail Pass to get a 10% discount off the city's Nürnberg Card. The super useful card gives you free admission to all of the city's museums and attractions as well as free access to public transport within the region.

How to get the discount:

Present your Eurail Pass at one of the following tourist Information centers:
  • NÜRNBERG INFO, Königstraße 93, 90402 Nürnberg.
  • Tourist Information, Hauptmarkt 18 (main market square), 90403 Nürnberg.
For more information about the card and what do to in Nuremberg, you can visit the Nuremburg city website.

Frankfurt Card

Save 10% on the Frankfurt Card

Use your Eurail Pass to get a 10% discount when purchasing a Frankfurt Card.
  • Up to 50% discount on admission to various Frankfurt attractions
  • Free and unlimited use of Frankfurt's public transport.
  • Various discounts at restaurants and retail stores  
Where to Buy?

Get your Frankfurt Card at the tourist information office at the main central station or in the city center at Römer.

What is Needed?

You need a valid Eurail Pass and your ID.

For more information, please
visit the website 
or send an email:


Explore all Düsseldorf has to offer with a city card!

Eurail or Interrail Pass holders get a 10% discount on the 2-day Düsseldorf City Card.

With this card you will get:
  • Free travel on public transport in the city area of Düsseldorf.
  • Discounts of up to 100% on around 50 offers.
  • Guided city tours.
  • Museums.
  • Souvenirs
To get the discount book here and enter code: Interrail

For more information, please visit:


Eurail Germany Shopping Benefits

Neumunster Shopping Outlet

Enjoy a VIP shopping experience at McArthurGlen

As a Eurail Pass holder, you can take advantage of special offers at selected McArthurGlen Designer Outlets in Germany.

Participating Designer Outlets:

McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Berlin
McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Neumünster

What you'll get:
  • A 10% Discount Card that can be used for any purchase made in any of the participating shops in any of the participating Designer Outlets.
  • A €2.50 food & drink voucher to use at any of the cafes or restaurants in the participating Designer Outlets.
How to claim the offer:

Show your Eurail Pass at the outlet's Information Centre

Best Way to the Designer Outlets

To McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Berlin:
  • From Berlin (Südkreuz, Potsdamer Platz, Hauptbahnhof, Jungfernheide, Spandau) take a regional train RE4 towards Rathenow, getting off at Bahnhof Elstal. 
  • Take bus 662 from the front of the station in the direction Wustermark / Falkenrehde directly to the main entrance of Designer Outlet Berlin.
For more information, visit

To McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Neumünster:
  • From Neumünster Railway Station, you can take the number 7 or 77 bus which stops right out the front of the Designer Outlet.
For more information, visit

Ingolstadt Village

Visit the Boutiques of Ingolstadt

Enjoy a unique shopping experience in Ingolstadt Village – and a whole lot more.

Great benefits await you at Ingolstadt Village. 

More than 110 boutiques offer a relaxing day in atmospheric surroundings on leading brands, located close to the castles of Bavaria and less than an hour from Munich. 

Your Benefits:

To receive your VIP Card for an additional 10% saving on your purchases, download the invitation and present it along your Eurail train ticket upon your arrival at Tourist Information in Ingolstadt Village by 31 October 2018.

You can arrive in style with the Shopping Express® direct from Munich and enjoy complimentary tickets by booking online at and quoting COSERAI872.  

To find out more, please visit

A trip to Ingolstadt Village is the perfect addition to any European travel itinerary this season!


Wertheim Village

Fancy a spot of retail therapy on the Romantic Road?

Enjoy a unique shopping experience in Wertheim Village ­– shop more, see more!

Great benefits await you in more than 110 boutiques, located close to the Romantic Road and just 50 minutes from Frankfurt. Wertheim Village offers the world’s finest brands – the perfect combination for a getaway. 

Wertheim Village Your Benefits:

To receive your VIP Card for an additional 10% saving on your purchases, download the invitation and present it along your Eurail train ticket upon your arrival at Tourist Information in Wertheim Village by 31 October 2018.

You can arrive in style with the Shopping Express® direct from Frankfurt and enjoy complimentary tickets by booking online at and quoting COSERAI872.  

To find out more, please visit 

A trip to Wertheim Village is the perfect addition to any European travel itinerary this season!
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