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About Deutsche Bahn EC

Deutsche Bahn EuroCity, or Deutsche Bahn EC, is a train service connecting 5 cities in Germany and neighboring countries. All EuroCity trains have to conform to a specific speed, cleanliness, and comfort criteria, ensuring a pleasant journey for each passenger.

Deutsche Bahn EuroCity regularly services Frankfurt, Hamburg, Zurich, Copenhagen, Berlin, Warsaw, and Munich.

All Deutsche Bahn EuroCity carriages are air-conditioned; some cars are single-decker, and some are double-decker carriages, depending on the route. Deutsche Bahn EuroCity trains also offer the choice of first and second-class seats, either separated by different cars or specific sections of the same carriage. First-class areas give passengers more room to relax, with second-class seating usually comprising of a 2+2 arrangement.

Deutsche Bahn EuroCity is a Wanderu partner, which means you can find the absolute best deals on EuroCity tickets through Wanderu. Wanderu makes it easy to check schedules, compare prices, and buy the cheapest Deutsche Bahn EuroCity tickets.

Deutsche Bahn EC Amenities

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What travelers are saying about Deutsche Bahn EC

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

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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 EC Routes & Network

Deutsche Bahn EC’s train network features 10 train routes that connect 5 cities serving 6 stations. On average, Deutsche Bahn EC performs about 5 train trips every day. The top cities to which Deutsche Bahn EC offers the highest number of daily train service include Berlin and Prague.

Top Cities Served by Deutsche Bahn EC

CityRouteEarliest trainLatest train
Berlin15:10 am9:51 am
Prague15:38 am4:01 pm
Munich17:28 am3:28 pm
Hamburg112:28 pm5:09 pm

Most popular Deutsche Bahn EC routes

The train from Berlin to Prague is Deutsche Bahn EC’s most popular route. Trips from Vienna to Munich and Hamburg to Berlin are also highly popular.

Top Deutsche Bahn EC routes

RouteDaily TripsDurationPrice
Berlin to Prague124h 46m€28
Vienna to Munich44h 15m€66
Hamburg to Berlin62h 17m€28
Cologne to Hamburg24h 6m€57

Deutsche Bahn EC Train Guide & FAQs

No, unfortunately Deutsche Bahn EC 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 EC 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 EC 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 EC has 5 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 EC 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 EC 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 EC 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 EC offers meal service during your trip with them. If you require a meal with special dietary restrictions, we suggest you contact Deutsche Bahn EC 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 EC 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 EC 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 EC 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 EC tickets?

Wanderu is the best place to score cheap Deutsche Bahn EC tickets. Wanderu offers the lowest available fares every day and charges no extra booking fees. Plus, you can compare Deutsche Bahn EC prices with trips offered by other train companies to be sure you’re getting the best deal on your tickets!

Pro travelers know that booking your ticket well in advance is key to finding the lowest price. Ticket prices normally go up the closer you get to the travel date, so don’t miss out on a good deal when you see one. If you can be flexible with your travel date, you can also get cheap tickets by traveling on weekdays instead of weekends.

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