Train ticket prices for kids

Feb 6th, 2007, 07:05 PM
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Train ticket prices for kids

My family and I are planning a trip to Germany for May and we'll be bringing our boys who are 3 and 7 years old. Does anyone know at what age a person needs a ticket for the DB trains and whether there are reduced rates for certain ages as well. Thanks.
Familee95 is offline  
Feb 6th, 2007, 08:08 PM
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Kids under 15 travel free with paying parents. I think you need to indicate your kids and their ages when you buy your tickets though.
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Feb 7th, 2007, 11:33 AM
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Hi F,

Children under 6 are free.

Children 6-14 traveling with an adult get reduced fares.

See for schedules and tickets.
You can get big discounts buying in advance.

ira is offline  
Feb 7th, 2007, 12:37 PM
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The DB site has details about all sorts of deals, some of the best of which for families (up to 5 people) are the Regional Tickets (Länder-Tickets), which allow unlimited travel for a day within one of the Federal states for about $30.

So if you're in Munich, for example, you can take the whole Gang of Four to Ludwig's Castle and back for €27.
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Feb 7th, 2007, 06:35 PM
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I think you will find that in Germany, children up to and including 14 y.o., traveling with a parent or grandparaent, who is paying full fare or with a Bahn card, will get a discount of <100%>, i.e., they will not have to pay anything at all.
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