German Pass Bonuses

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German Pass Bonuses

Pass holders are granted reduced fares and sometimes even free offers with many companies

Pass holders are granted reduced fares and sometimes even free offers with many companies. The traveler can obtain these discounts locally with  the company offering the discount.

Rules for using extra Pass Benefits

  • For a reduced passage, the Pass must be valid for the country of departure OR the country of arrival.
  • If traveling at a reduced rate, the travel may take place at any time, provided it is within the overall validity of the Pass, even if all the travel days in the calendar have been used up.

When traveling on a Flexi Pass (with a certain number of flexible travel days) please note:

  • Free transportation requires use of a travel day; in case of a free overnight ferry, the holder may either enter the day of departure or the day of arrival in the calendar.
  • Reduction benefits do not require use of a travel day.



Free & Reduced boat services

  • Puttgarden to R Faerge (Denmark) with Scandlines/DFO
    (free transportation when the Eurail Pass is valid in Germany AND Denmark)


  • Cologne to Mainz regular cruises on river Rhine with KD German Rhine Line
    (extra charge for the use of hydrofoils)


  • Koblenz to Cochem (on river Mosel) with KD German Rhine Line
    (extra charge for the use of hydrofoils)


  • Rostock to Helsinki (Finland) With Silja Oy AB

30% off

  • Danube river day trips (Passau to Linz in Austria)
    (with Wurm & Kock)

reduced fares

  • Trips on Lake Constance (May to October)
    (with BSB, SBS, ւB)

Other pass benefits

Free transport on S-Bahn Eurail Passes are also valid on the S-Bahn (local and suburban train services operated by DB) throughout Germany.

Free use of the Shopping Express motorcoach shuttle service for German pass holders only.

Not valid Eurail passholders with Germany listed as a country.

  • From Frankfurt (Main Station) to and from the Luxury Shopping Outlet "Wertheim Village"
  • From Munchen (Main Station) to and from the Luxury Shopping Outlet "Ingolstadt Village"

Reduced train fares:

  • Freiburg to Schauinsland by rack railway

reduced fares

  • Garmisch Partenkirchen to Zugspitzplatt (via Grainau)

10% off Reduced bus fares:

  • Bus 189 Burgenstrasse(Castle Road)
    (May to September)
    Route: Mannheim, Heidelberg, Heilbronn, Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Ansbach and Nuremberg
    REMEMBER: reservation recommended

60% off

  • Bus 190/190A Romantische Strasse (Romantic Road)
    (April to December only)
    Route: Frankfurt am Main, Rothenburg ob der Tauber and Fbr /> REMEMBER: reservation recommended!

20% off

Reservations can be secured in advance via:
Phone: +49 (0) 69 79030
Fax: +49 (0) 69 793219

A&O Hostels and Hotels

10% discount for German Rail Pass holders on the daily rate. The discount is exclusively granted for advance bookings. Advance bookings can be made:

  • Online via the dedicated link
  • By phone: free call numbers:                       0800 225722 (within Germany)                                                  0800 228807 (within Austria)
  • By phone: regular phone number                ++49 30 80 947 5110
  • In order to obtain the discount, the code "rail pass" has to be mentioned.

When checking in at the hotel/hostel the valid pass has to be presented.

The discount is granted in the following A&O Hostels and Hotels in Germany, Austria and Czech Republic:


A&O Berlin Friedrichshain
A&O Berlin Mitte
A&O Berlin Hauptbahnhof
A&O Dortmund Hauptbahnhof
A&O Dresden Hauptbahnhof
A&O Düsseldorf Hauptbahnhof

A&O Frankfurt Galluswarte (as of 2013)
A&O Hamburg Hammerkirche
A&O Hamburg Hauptbahnhof
A&O Hamburg Reeperbahn
A&O Hamburg City Süd
A&O Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof
A&O Köln Neumarkt
A&O Köln Dom
A&O Leipzig Hauptbahnhof
A&O München Hauptbahnhof
A&O München Hackerbrücke
A&O Nürnberg Hauptbahnhof


A&O Wien Stadthalle

A&O Wien Hauptbahnhof (as of 2013)
A&O Graz Hauptbahnhof (as of 2013)

Czech Republic

A&O Prag Metro Strizkov