Saver fare for senior citizens – for everyone over 65

Back again: Low-priced rail tickets for everyone over 65. Travel within Germany on selected routes from as little as EUR 19.99. Seats in 2nd class can be booked online and in our app. 

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  • 25% discount with the BahnCard 25 or BahnCard 50 (excluding City-Ticket)
  • Children up to 14 years of age travel free of charge in many cases with an accompanying person who is at least 15 years of age
  • Cancellable for a fee
From EUR 19.99

Conditions for the super saver fare ticket for senior citizens

The saver fare ticket for senior citizens can be booked in the regular travel information on our website and in our app DB Navigator. At the DB Travel Centre and agencies, the ticket can be purchased as a digital ticket.

You can change or cancel your saver fare ticket for senior citizens before the first day of validity. The processing fee is EUR 10. We issue a voucher that is valid for 3 years. It is not possible to cancel a ticket on or after the day of travel. To cancel your saver fare ticket for senior citizens, log in to your My Bahn customer account and go to "My last bookings". You can also use the order search function. Afterwards, you can book your new ticket as you normally would. 

Instant cancellation
You can cancel your digital ticket free of charge within a period of 12 hours (720 minutes) after purchase regardless of the specific offer's terms and conditions. You will receive a full refund of what you paid. 

If you are 65 or older on the first day of travel, you can purchase the saver fare ticket for senior citizens. 

The saver fare ticket for senior citizens is currently only available for 2nd class.

If you have a saver fare ticket for senior citizens, you can only travel on the travel connection indicated on the ticket. Saver fare tickets for senior citizens are available for ICE, IC/EC services within Germany. You can use local rail services (e.g. RE, RB, IRE and S-Bahn or non-DB trains) to get to/from a long-distance station if you include them in your booking. You are not restricted to travelling on a specific train when using local rail services. However, your journey must be completed by 10:00 the following day.

Yes, but you have to book local transport when you buy your ticket. Tickets with local transport are available in a saver fare for senior citizens. However, the offer is not available for local transport connections only.

Passengers who purchase a saver fare can also use the City-Ticket. It is now issued as an add-on to the saver fare, depending on your connection.
When booking a saver fare, the City-Ticket will be available separately for a fee depending on the specific departure or destination stop. This is subject to the following conditions:

  • The departure or destination stop is in one of the approximately 130 City-Ticket towns and cities
  • Your booking includes a journey to or from the long-distance service within the City-Ticket area using local transport

If you indicate in your booking enquiry that you only need DB long-distance trains (e.g. from Cologne Main Station to Berlin Central) and do not require a transfer within the City-Ticket area using local transport, the saver fare ticket will be issued without a City-Ticket.

If a delay of at least 20 minutes is expected at the destination, the journey can be continued on the same route, on a different route or at a later time. 

A seat reservation is not automatically included in the ticket. However, it can be booked separately. 

For larger luggage, we recommend simply sending it ahead. The luggage will be picked up conveniently at your home. This will make your journey easier – and not just when it comes to boarding or disembarking from the train. 
We’ll be happy to provide some advice on the best way to transport your luggage, including how to adjust the transfer time or book a seat near the luggage rack.