Germany – ICE

Important Information:

  • Booking Horizon: Tickets may be reserved from 180 days prior to date of departure
  • Ticket Type: Paper and Print @ Station tickets
  • Traveller Type: Adult, Child (6-15) Group (10 or more) and Passholder
  • No check-in procedures: ticket control occurs onboard the train
  • Wi-Fi connection available on some trains, at an additional cost
  • Panoramic lounges available on some trains
  • Seat reservations are compulsory, and at an additional cost, on the following ICE Sprinter trains:
Hamburg HBF <> Frankfurt HBF
Frankfurt HBF <> Berlin HBF
Berlin HBF <> Frankfurt HBF
Hamburg HBF <> Cologne HBF
Cologne HBF <> Hamburg HBF
  • Seat reservations for all other ICE trains are highly recommended and will be charged at an additional cost. Supplements may be required at the station, if a reservation is not made prior to travelling.
  • ICE trains extend to international routes between Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Belgium and the Netherlands

Routes and Durations:

Amsterdam <> Cologne 2h38
Frankfurt <> Brussels 2h58
Frankfurt <> Munich 3h10
Frankfurt <> Hamburg3h37
Frankfurt <> Berlin4h08
Cologne <> Berlin4h16
Hamburg <> Mannheim 4h18
Bonn <> Berlin 4h43

Additional Services:

First Class
  • Access to DB lounges in most major stations (not available to Passholders)
  • Video screens at the seats
  • Quiet zones
  • Lockers available in the vestibules
  • Meal services offered at your seat at an additional cost
Second Class
  • Lockers available at the vestibules
  • Service crew taxi booking service
  • Trolley service with beverages


  • Bord-bistro or Bord-restaurant available on all ICE trains
  • Facilities for disabled passengers. Wheelchair bookings must be made locally

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