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About Deutsche Bahn IC

Deutsche Bahn IC is the German railway's long-distance train service provider. Deutsche Bahn IC services provide an excellent standard of comfort, speed, and reliability. Most of the routes it operates have a service frequency of roughly every two hours during the day, with the busiest routes seeing Deutsche Bahn IC trains arriving and departing much more frequently.

Deutsche Bahn IC operates trains on more than 5,000 individual routes. Its services connect over 700 towns and cities in Germany and neighboring countries, including the Netherlands, Denmark, Switzerland, and Poland. Its most popular trains arrive in Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen, and Cologne.

All Deutsche Bahn IC services have first-class and standard-class seating. Onboard amenities include restrooms, power outlets, and a restaurant car where passengers can purchase drinks (including alcohol), snacks, and meals.

When you want the best deal on Deutsche Bahn IC services, Wanderu is the only site you'll ever need. Deutsche Bahn IC has been an official partner of Wanderu since 2019, which means we've got the cheapest train tickets available at no extra cost.

Deutsche Bahn IC Amenities

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What travelers are saying about Deutsche Bahn IC

Here’s what Wanderu users who have booked trips with Deutsche Bahn IC had to say about their travel experience.

Onboard Experience

“I’ll travel with them again just for the staff!”
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“Really cheap tickets and really good service.”
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“The train got there on time.”
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“Seats were really comfy and spacious”
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“The train was almost suspiciously clean”
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Deutsche Bahn IC reviews from Wanderu customers

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Deutsche Bahn IC passenger reviews



September 18, 2019- Visiting family

Herzebrock-Clarholz to Dresden

Pros: Great being on the train. Cons: We are having a problem as my husband believes he lost his wallet on the train and there have not found it and the lost and found is open very odd hours. We leave tomorrow and are concerned as this is where it might have been.

Deutsche Bahn IC Routes & Network

Deutsche Bahn IC’s train network features 56 train routes that connect 15 cities serving 25 stations. On average, Deutsche Bahn IC performs about 4 train trips every day. The top cities to which Deutsche Bahn IC offers the highest number of daily train service include Cologne and Hamburg.

Top Cities Served by Deutsche Bahn IC

CityRouteEarliest trainLatest train
Berlin14:51 pm9:18 pm
Hamburg13:07 am4:04 pm
Cologne16:22 pm7:28 pm
Frankfurt112:24 pm1:27 pm
Zurich112:45 am2:00 am
Vienna110:53 pm8:56 pm

Most popular Deutsche Bahn IC routes

The train from Cologne to Hamburg is Deutsche Bahn IC’s most popular route. Trips from Amsterdam to Cologne and Würzburg to Frankfurt are also highly popular.

Top Deutsche Bahn IC routes

RouteDaily TripsDurationPrice
Cologne to Hamburg43h 50m$49
Amsterdam to Cologne53h 30m$27
Würzburg to Frankfurt11h 15m$14
Berlin to Duisburg24h 34m$38
Frankfurt to Hamburg14h 39m$49
Vienna to Berlin211h 32m$55
Vienna to Munich24h 24m$38
Berlin to Hamburg22h 2m$34

Deutsche Bahn IC Train Guide & FAQs

No, unfortunately Deutsche Bahn IC does not offer WiFi aboard its trains at this time. However, we find that a good book makes the time fly by and streaming services like Netflix allow you download TV shows and movies that you can then watch during your trip. Plan ahead and you will stay entertained during the entire train ride.

Yes, there are power outlets onboard Deutsche Bahn IC trains. You can generally find one or two sockets per row of seats, so be a good traveller and check if your seat neighbor might want to charge up their devices as well. With the onboard power outlets, you can charge both a computer and USB devices with a USB power adapter that typically comes with most phones and tablets.

Since Deutsche Bahn IC might sometimes use replacement train vehicles, not all trips are guaranteed to have power points. We recommend to bring a power bank to charge your phone for all trips over 2 hours, just in case.

On a typical day, Deutsche Bahn IC has 4 scheduled train trips in total. However, the exact departure and arrival times vary depending on the day and route. The best way to find the exact schedule for your trip is to use the search tool on this page.

No, Deutsche Bahn IC does not offer will call tickets. You should purchase your tickets online and make sure you have everything you need to board before you arrive at the station.

Yes, Deutsche Bahn IC requires you to present an ID to an agent to be allowed to board the train. Make sure you have identification issued by a government agency that meets the carrier’s requirements. Alternative IDs, such as a college ID, won’t work.

No, there are no bathrooms available on Deutsche Bahn IC trains. Though there are no bathrooms onboard, typically breaks are scheduled in the itinerary to allow passengers to use bathroom facilities along the way.

Deutsche Bahn IC offers meal service during your trip with them. If you require a meal with special dietary restrictions, we suggest you contact Deutsche Bahn IC customer service directly to see if one can be arranged to meet your needs. Don’t worry about being parched while traveling with Deutsche Bahn IC as they offer a beverage service to make sure you stay hydrated. Though we always recommend bringing a reusable water bottle with you to make sure you have water within easy reach and help reduce unnecessary plastic waste.

Deutsche Bahn IC does not require a printed ticket to board the train. Instead, an eTicket is sent to you by email when you make your reservation. You can use your smartphone to show this eTicket to the ticketing agent as you board.

Deutsche Bahn IC focuses on delivering a great travel experience at a low price and currently does not offer premium features like extra legroom or onboard entertainment. But these days, between your laptop, tablet, smartphone and e-reader, you’re the master of your own entertainment even on longer journeys.

How do I get the best deal on Deutsche Bahn IC tickets?

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