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Old Feb 26th, 2013, 05:01 AM
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AliceVix,

Did you book the Global 2 Saving Night for 150 Euro
or the 218 Euro option? Did you receive your tickets in the mail yet? Are they for a sleeper? Thanks for your help.
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Old Jul 29th, 2013, 12:25 PM
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New Question, similar situation...

Myself and 3 friends (ages 24, 24, 25, 26) are planning to take the night train from Munich to Budapest.

When I look up the price of one ticket on bahn.de I get 59 EUR (Global fare -1 Saving-Night) and 84 EUR (Europa-Spezial Ungarn) for 1 person in a 4-berth cabin. When I look up the price of 4 tickets together I get 356 EUR [89/each] (Global fare - 4 Saving-Night) and 336 EUR [84/each] (Europa-Spezial Ungarn) for 4 persons in a 4-berth cabin.

It seems WAY cheaper for each of us to buy our own Global fare Saving-Night ticket than to buy a group of 4. (59 EUR/each vs. 89 EUR/each) Does anyone know the reasoning for this? When you buy a single ticket does it assign you to a specific couchette cabin.

We'd obviously like the buy the cheapest ticket (especially when you consider the conversion to USD -- $78 vs. $118 or $111), but the only question that would remain is whether we could all get the same cabin if we purchase separately...
Anyone know?
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Old Jul 29th, 2013, 07:02 PM
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Perhaps it's the date you are selecting and Global Fares are limited. If there are only one or two low fares left, you may be paying more for the other travelers. That's the way it is for most discounted fares.

When I select a random date (10/10) I get a price of 236€ (59 each) for four in a four person couchette.
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Old Aug 21st, 2014, 02:52 AM
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What is the difference between a saving-night fare and a normal fare on the bahn website? There is a huge price difference between the two on the train I am currently looking at booking
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Old Aug 21st, 2014, 05:25 AM
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When you select the train and get a list of price choices, you can click the various fares at the top of each column to see the explanation.
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Old Aug 21st, 2014, 07:56 AM
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Both have global fare above them and I can click that but neither allow me to click 'saving-night' or 'Normal'. I gather that there is no exchanges or refunds with the saving option which is fine. It's just such a big price jump I want to make sure I still get a bed to sleep in (I am selecting a cabin)
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Old Aug 21st, 2014, 09:12 AM
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Yes, it does. If you enter Munich/Budpest and select the EN (EN = night train) train departing at 23:02, the next screen gives you a selection chart with the various discounts listed across the top. Left to right is:

1. Global fare 1 saving night
2. Europa Special
3. Global Fare normal
4. Normalpreis

You can click any of these to get the explanation. You will get a pop-up window with explanations, scroll down it to view all of them (the pop-up window is the same no matter which of the four things I listed that you click).

If you are not seeing any other fares, perhaps you are outside the time window of buying such fares. Some require a certain number of days advance purchase or can only be bought through a certain number of days. It's also possible the fares are limited per train (first come, first serve) and the fares you want are no longer available for that particular day.

If you are selecting a cabin, you will get a bed (number of beds per cabin should be listed in the choice).
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