Free travel on Deutsche Bahn trains for children under 14: conditions

Deutsche Bahn offers children under 14 free travel or discounts up to 50%. There are discounts for children under 18 and youth under 27. 01 december 2022 0 1 min

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Conditions for free or reduced travel for children:

  • up to 6 years old – travel is free, a separate ticket is not required, but when purchasing a ticket for an accompanying person an adult should indicate that an adult is traveling with a child;
  • under 14 years old – travel is free when accompanied by a person under 15 years old. Up to 4 children can travel with one accompanying person, but this must be specified when purchasing a ticket for an accompanying person. If a child under 14 years old is traveling alone, then 50% of the ticket price must be paid.
  • from 15 years old – full payment is provided, but for children from 6 to 18 years old, a preferential BahnCard25 card is valid for €9.5. It provides a 25% discount on all long-distance travel in economy class. The card can be purchased once and will be valid until the passenger turns 19.

Special fares apply for passengers under the age of 27. Read more about them here.

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