Trial BahnCard 25, 1st class: try it now & save immediately

Since 10 December 2023, the Trial BahnCard 25/50 has been made available as a purely digital BahnCard and no additional plastic card has been issued.


  • Immediate savings: the trial BahnCard is often worth it from the first journey onwards
  • No obligation trial period: cancel up to 4 weeks before the expiration date*
  • Digital version for immediate use: just add your BahnCard in the DB Navigator app
EUR 39.90

* If you do not cancel your trial BahnCard 25, it automatically becomes an annual subscription with a minimum contract period of one year.

Frequently asked questions

The trial BahnCard 25 gives you a 25% BahnCard discount on flexible and saver fares within Germany in the corresponding travel class.

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

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.

Anyone can purchase a trial BahnCard 25.

A trial BahnCard 25 does not feature a photo. When travelling, please bring your passport or national ID card with you for presentation during ticket inspection. No photo ID is required for holders under the age of 16.

The trial BahnCard 25 costs

  • EUR 19.90 for 2nd class and
  • EUR 39.90 for 1st class

A trial BahnCard is valid for 3 months from the first day of validity.

Your trial BahnCard 25 is automatically renewed for one year unless you cancel it in writing at least 4 weeks before it is due to expire.

You can cancel your trial BahnCard 25 up to four 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 order the trial BahnCard 25 right here online. 

It can also be purchased at a DB Travel Centre, a Deutsche Bahn agency or in the DB Navigator app.

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

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