Germany Eurail Bonuses

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Germany Eurail Bonuses

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

Including ferry crossings, sightseeing attractions and hotels. The traveler can obtain these discounts locally with  the company offering the discount.

Rules for using extra Pass Benefits

  • For free passage on international ferry routes, the Eurail Pass must be valid for the country of departure AND the country of arrival.
  • For a reduced passage, the Eurail 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 Eurail 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.

Germany

Reduced and Free boat services

BSB, SBS and ÖBB 50% discount; www.bsb-online.com

  • Boat crossings on Lake Constance (Bodensee) from May to October

Donauschiffahrt Wurm & Köck; www.donauschiffahrt.de

  • Linz-Passau: reservation compulsory

KD-German Rhine Line free transportation; www.k-d.de

  • Free sailings on boats operated by 'KD German Rhine Line' making trips on the
    Rhine between Köln and Mainz and on the river Mosel between Koblenz and
    Cochem (except on boats making cruises of several days between Basel and
    Rotterdam or Trier and Koblenz).

Finnlines - 20% discount on official fares (port tax and meals excluded); www.finnlines.com

  • Travemünde - Malmö
  • Travemünde - Helsinki
  • Rostock - Gdynia

Information and reservations: www.finnlines.com, or call Germany +49 45 028 0543 or Sweden +46 771 340 940

Scandlines free transportation; www.scandlines.de

  • Puttgarden-Rødby Færge

Tallink Silja Oy; www.tallinksilja.com

  • Helsinki-Rostock: 30% discount
    All discounts granted on the cabin category C-A. Port taxes are extra.
    Finland +358(0)600 174 552; Sweden +46(0)822 2140

Other Pass Benefits

Berlin Night Express
reduced fare if the Pass is valid in Sweden (compulsory reservation of a couchette or bed); www.berlin-night-express.com

  • Berlin-Malmö (not daily, includes ferry crossing Sassnitz-Trelleborg)

Expressbus Nürnberg - Prague

  • Nürnberg-Prague and v.v.: This Expressbus runs 6 times a day; travel time 3 hours 50 min. Pass holders with a Pass valid in Germany AND Czech Republic pay a service supplement inclusive of the reservation (10 Euro 2nd class, 15 Euro 1st class). Pass holders with a Pass valid ONLY in Germany OR Czech Republic need to buy a special ticket and a reservation. Special tickets and service supplements are available at the ticket windows of Prague or Nürnberg. In Czech Republic special ticket and reservation are issued separately while in Germany the special ticket includes the reservation.

Characteristics:

  • Modern motorcoach service with 1st and 2nd class sections
  • Snacks and beverages available on board, for 1st class travellers included in the fare
  • 14 seats in 1st class and 58 seats in 2nd class
  • Compulsory reservation for all passengers using this motorcoach service

Europabus 20% discount; www.romanticroadcoach.de

  • on the EB 190/190A Romantische Strasse (May to October): Frankfurt/M - Rothenburg ob der Tauber - Augsburg - München/Füssen. Reservation strongly recommended through www.romanticroad-coach.de or via Deutsche Touring in Frankfurt by phone + 49 (0) 69 719126 261 or fax +49 (0)697 903 209 or e-mail: incoming@touring-travel.eu
  • Timetable Europabus - 844 kB pdf

Meininger hostels10% discount if you book directly with MEININGER at www.meininger hotels.com

  • Located in Berlin, Munich (München), Cologne (Köln), Hamburg, Vienna (Wien), London and Frankfurt (from autumn 2010). Book at MEININGER hotels and get 10% off on your stay. All-you-can-eat breakfast buffet is only € 4,00 and WiFi Internet is free in the Hotel lobby. Contact: welcome@meininger-hotels.com or +49(0)30 6663 6100

Railway museum in Nürnberg

S-Bahn
Free transportation on the S-Bahn in major German cities. In Berlin the Pass is only valid on the S-Bahn lines that connect the Berlin long-distance railway stations. S-Bahn can be recognized by the logo; White S on a green background.

Zugspitzbahn 10% discount; www.zugspitze.de

  • mountain railroad Garmisch-Partenkirchen - Grainau - Zugspitzplatt and on some cable cars in the summit area