ICE ticket for 14.30 euros: This is how you secure a 20 percent “Friends discount” with Deutsche Bahn
Whether it’s a family trip or a city trip with friends: If you join two to four other people, you will receive an extra 20 percent discount on already reduced tickets with Deutsche Bahn for a short time. Small groups can travel across Germany with the ICE for as little as EUR 14.30 per person. We took a closer look at the new promotion.
Special conditions for small groups
Deutsche Bahn normally only grants one for at least six people
group discount . In addition, with the
Super saver offer often even better prices possible: Here you can travel through Germany from 17.90 euros.
As part of a current
action of the DB can
from three to five people
until June 10, 2023
save. This means that the price for a ticket on national long-distance Deutsche Bahn trains (ICE, IC and EC trains) can be calculated
The so-called ”
Friends discount “ applies exclusively to
and depends on the workload, i.e. it only applies to selected connections. It cannot be combined with the discounted target group tickets “(Super) Sparpreis Young” or “(Super) Sparpreis Senior”. Also note that only full-paying guests are included in the group size – that is, people
from 15 years
up to 14 years
travel in general
with (maximum four children per ticket).
For example, a single journey costs from
Munich to Berlin
family of five
Ideally, two adults, one young person aged 15 and over and two younger children
a total of only 42.90 euros
– or 85.80 euros including the return journey. The
“Friends discount” of 20 percent
will be automatically deducted from the price. However, a cancellation is not possible with the “Super Sparpreis” (in contrast to the normal “Sparpreis”). There is also a train connection.
the essentials in brief
20 percent ”
“ on saver fare and super saver fare tickets
applies only to groups of
3 to 5 people
April 1, 2023 to June 10, 2023
- Offer is available in 1st and 2nd class
additional 25 percent discount with
BahnCard 25 or BahnCard 50
- cannot be combined with discounted target group tickets (young or senior).
Only full-paying adults are included in the group size
Save even more with the BahnCard
The “super saver price” is available up to 180 days before the start of the journey, while normal “saver price tickets” can be booked six months in advance (from the timetable change in June and December). In the latter case, Deutsche Bahn also offers one for a surcharge
Upgrade to 1st class
including seat reservation. Owners of a
Get a BahnCard 25 or BahnCard 50
additional 25 percent discount
on the unit price. As a result, a ticket would only cost 10.70 euros.
Of course, a portion of luck is still part of it. As already mentioned, the ”
Friends discount “depending on occupancy. On popular routes, it is unlikely that you will be able to get such a cheap ticket at peak times. However, it is worth choosing a rather unusual departure or arrival time (e.g. early in the morning or in the middle of the night) as well as connections with changes. These trains usually have a significantly lower capacity utilization.
You should take this into account when taking action
“ is only available online at the
Deutsche Bahn website or in the app
– The discounted tickets are not available from machines or in the travel center. This only applies to national long-distance transport (within Germany). As already mentioned, the “Super Sparpreis”
possible – unless you change your mind within twelve hours (720 minutes). In that case you will get the full amount back. The slightly more expensive ones
Saver fare tickets, on the other hand, are
can be canceled before the first day of validity
, with the railway retaining a processing fee of ten euros. Payment is made in the form of a voucher that is valid for three years.
Due to the limited availability, you should not hesitate too long. The promotion itself runs up to and including
Tuesday 10 June 2023
. Occasionally, Deutsche Bahn increases the contingent
Super saver tickets
and offers them from 12.90 euros – last in February ( we reported ). Here you can save a little more money compared to the “Friends discount”.
No matter where ticket is valid until the end of the year
If there is no “(super) saver fare” available for the desired connection, we recommend that you take a look at the “no matter where” ticket from the
. This costs
and applies both in the trains of
(ICE, IC/EC) as well as in
(IRE, RE, RB, S-Bahn). The code is
until June 30, 2023
redeemable, the ride must
until December 9, 2023
take place. You can find all information about the Egal-Wohin-Ticket in our purchase advice.