BahnCard 25, second class: travel occasionally, save right away


  • 25 % discount on the flexible fare and saver offers in long-distance transport (City-Ticket is not included)
  • Can be used as a digital BahnCard directly in the app (no need to carry the plastic card)
  • Discounts on some local transport offers
EUR 62.90

Frequently asked questions

The BahnCard 25 gives you a BahnCard discount of 25 per cent on flexible, saver and super saver fares within Germany in the corresponding coach class. The chargeable City-Ticket for the saver fare and super saver fare is not discounted.

You can use the ICE and IC/EC trains, ÖBB Nightjet (reservation may be required) and local transport (IRE, RE, RB, S-Bahn).

Many transport associations, bus operators and private rail operators also grant BahnCard 25 discounts.

If the BahnCard is recognised on the desired connection, the discount is automatically deducted at the time of booking. You can use the digital BahnCard in the same way as the plastic BahnCard for the various regional fares and transport associations.

Whether the BahnCard is recognised in the respective state tariffs or transport associations is regulated by their tariff and transport conditions.

The BahnCard is available to all travellers between the ages of 27 and 64. When you order your BahnCard, your date of birth is used to check whether you comply with this. 

Please also show your official photo ID during the ticket inspection on the train. 

Our tips:

  • Travellers between the ages of 6 and 26 can use the My BahnCard
  • Persons up to and including 64 years of age who receive a pension due to full invalidity, and severely disabled persons with a disability rate of at least 70 are entitled to a discounted BahnCard
  • The BahnCard for senior citizens is available for people aged 65 and over

The costs of the BahnCard 25 are as follows:

  • EUR 62.90 for second class
  • EUR 125 for first class

The BahnCard is valid for 12 months. The BahnCard 25 is valid for 1 year from the 1st day of validity. It is automatically extended for a further year unless it is cancelled in text form 4 weeks before the end of the term.

Yes, this BahnCard is always automatically extended by one year unless it is cancelled in writing 4 weeks before it is due to expire. The subsequent card is either a regular or reduced BahnCard, or a first/second-class My BahnCard.

If you have any questions about your subscription, please contact BahnCard customer service.

You can cancel your BahnCard 25 up to six weeks before the end of the validity period.

Simply use your customer account:

  1. Log in to your customer account via website.
  2. Under "BahnCard" and "Options" you can find out whether you can cancel.
  3. If cancellation is possible, confirm by clicking "Cancel BahnCard".

You can buy your BahnCard 25 online right here. 

It is also available at DB travel centres and Deutsche Bahn agencies, as well as in the DB Navigator app.

BahnCard Services let you manage your BahnCard, use your digital BahnCard, view invoice documents, order a replacement card and much more.

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