The quick, fast and convenient way to book tickets online and print them out in the comfort of your own home.
You can also transfer your tickets to the DB Navigator app and use them on your mobile device.*
The Online-Ticket guarantees flexible booking options and convenience when travelling. It's available for almost all connections within Germany and scores of routes to other European countries, and it can be booked until shortly before departure.
You need an identification card to book an Online-Ticket and for inspection on board trains. You also require Adobe Reader® to open the PDF file that serves as the ticket, or you need a functioning smartphone or tablet computer if you are using a mobile device to display your ticket.
You can book Online-Tickets for other people as well as for yourself.
Greater security, greater choice
The Online-Ticket's additional visual security features are designed so train attendants can check it without the need for additional electronic devices. This means you can also use Online-Tickets for services that involve regional trains, i.e. Länder-Tickets and the Schönes-Wochenende-Ticket. Please ensure that image display is enabled when viewing Online-Tickets on your computer screen and during printout.
|Routes covered:||Online-Tickets are available for almost all connections within Germany and scores of routes to other European countries. They can also be booked until shortly before departure.|
|Conditions of special offers:||The normal terms and conditions apply for special offers such as saver fares, Sparpreis Europa tickets, etc.|
|Personal tickets:||Online-Tickets are non-transferable and are only valid for the person named during booking (and travellers accompanying them, if applicable). The tickets are valid only in connection with the traveller's selected identification card.|
|Booking tickets for other people:
||Please supply the name of the passenger/s and indicate their identification card/s. The payment details provided remain yours.|
|Downloading to the app:||You can download your Online-Ticket straight to the DB Navigator app for use on your smartphone or tablet computer.*|
|Identification card:||The following cards can be used as identification:
During ticket inspection, the train attendant will scan the barcode and compare the details on the device display with the name on your ID document.
The following means of identification are accepted during ticket inspection:
• German ID card
• German passport
• Children's passport
• Electronic residence permit
• Asylum registration confirmation (BüMA),
• European ID card
• International passport
• BahnCard* (in accordance with the Conditions of Carriage, valid only in conjunction with a photo ID, which may have to be presented on occasion).
Note: driver's licenses are not accepted as a means of identification during ticket inspection.
* BahnCard (provisional BahnCards are not accepted as a means of identification), bahn.bonus card, credit card (American Express, MasterCard, Diners Club, Visa or JCB), Girocard/Maestro card, ID card (Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Italy, Poland and the Czech Republic)
|Children's tickets:||Online-Tickets are not available for children travelling on their own (i.e. without parents or grandparents). Tickets for these children must be delivered by post. Our service centre charges a processing and postage fee of EUR 3.90, and the tickets are sent to your private address.|
|Inspection on board trains:||If you download your ticket to the DB Navigator app, open the ticket on your smartphone or tablet and present the device to the train attendant. Please ensure that the screen is well lit and that the barcode is displayed in full. In certain circumstances, you may be asked to display other sections of the ticket (text, inspection image).|
|* Your personal identification card, selected during booking, is also necessary, even if it has expired since booking.|
For many of our connections, you can now choose Handy-Ticket as your desired ticket delivery method when booking on bahn.de. Make sure you are logged into your mybahn account before booking in order to have your ticket directly sent to your mobile phone after purchase - no printer required!
New feature: Your ticket can also be downloaded later in your DB Navigator App - even if you purchased your ticket via bahn.de. You must be a registered mybahn customer for this feature to function.*
The DB Navigator is available for free from the App Store and from the Google Play Store. You can book Handy-Tickets for adults and up to four accompanying persons.
Handy-Tickets are not transferable and are valid only for the passengers entered during booking. It is not possible to book for someone else.
Please show the barcode on the ticket to the DB train attendant. The attendant will scan the barcode directly from the display on your phone. You will also need the identification card you chose to use when you booked, even if it is now expired (BahnCard, bahn.bonus Card, government-issued ID, credit card or girocard).
Click here for more information and FAQ about Handy-Tickets and here to log into My Bahn.
Select the destination you want and book your ticket online. Print your ticket or download it to the DB Navigator. Now you're ready to go!
Would you like to pay by direct debit or book a ticket for someone else? Simply log onto bahn.de and benefit from a host of special offers.
Guided Tour to book an Online-Ticket
Need support to book an Online-Ticket? Please have a look at our guided step-by-step tour to your print-at-home ticket.
Are there any questions?
Your ticket is invalid without a means of identification. You must have the means of identification you declared when making the booking with you in the train. A temporary BahnCard cannot be used as a means of identification.
*This option is available for all Online-Tickets that can also be booked as Handy-Tickets. The option is not yet available for certain Laender-Tickets and Sparpreis Europa tickets, for Schönes-Wochenende-Tickets or for tickets that include additional bookings (City mobil, hotel bookings or travel insurance). More information about the Handy-Ticket (Smartphone-Ticket).