Digital ticket

You can book almost all of our rail offers as a digital ticket. After booking, you can use the ticket as a mobile phone ticket in the app. You can also take it with you on your journey as an online ticket, either printed out or as a PDF.

Advantages of the digital ticket

Frequently asked questions about the digital ticket

No, digital tickets are not transferable. The person to whom the ticket is issued must therefore actually be present for the journey.

Online ticket
An online ticket is a ticket booked online on that is provided digitally in PDF format after purchase.
During a ticket inspection on the train, you can show the online ticket either on your smartphone, tablet or printed out. You can also use most offers as a mobile phone ticket in the DB Navigator app after booking online.

After booking an online ticket, you will also receive an e-mail with a PDF attachment. This gives you a receipt for each booking that you can then submit for expense claims or tax deductions, for example.
Mobile phone ticket
The mobile phone ticket is a digital ticket that you use in the DB Navigator app on your smartphone or tablet.
You can book it directly in the app or buy it on When purchasing via, the ticket will also be displayed directly in the app, provided you are logged in there with the same customer account. 

You can book the digital ticket from the comfort of your own home. To do so, simply search for the required connection on and select the "Digital ticket" option in the booking step "Ticket & options". You will receive your booked ticket digitally as a PDF download and by e-mail. Save the PDF ticket on your laptop, tablet or smartphone to show it as a digital ticket on the train.

The ticket will also be displayed directly in the DB Navigator app if you are logged in there with the same customer account.

Retrieve ticket again later 
You can access the digital ticket again at any time via your customer account. After logging in, you can view your tickets via "My Trips" and open them again as a PDF or in the DB Navigator app, for example.

Note: You can now book the digital ticket flexibly up to 10 minutes after your long-distance train (ICE and IC/EC) has departed, even if there is a delay, on or in the DB Navigator app. There is one condition: the train must travel for over 10 minutes between the station where you board and the following stop.

Digital tickets can be cancelled depending on the refund conditions of the respective ticket.