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25€ train tickets in fast trains, buy 1-7 days in advance

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25€ train tickets in fast trains, buy 1-7 days in advance

L'Tur sells remainder tickets for Deutsche Bahn's (= German railways) fast ICE or IC / EC trains at 25€ per one-way-trip here: http://bahn.ltur.com/index/ConditionSpar

Please see here for an English machine translation of the above web page: http://tinyurl.com/6np2fx5

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Although this is a offer valid only on national connections within Germany, some foreign cities bordering Germany are also included, e.g Salzburg (in Austria), or Basel (in Switzerland).

Please see here for a map of all possible origins/destinations: http://tinyurl.com/4286pxf

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These tickets are 2nd class tickets and only valid on that/those specific train(s) you chose when booking.

No refund or change is possible.

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You can buy them up to 7 days in advance, but not later than 1 day before travelling.

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How to book:

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1. Insert your travel details here: http://bahn.ltur.com/index/ConditionSpar

"Hin- und Rückfahrt" means a return ticket, "Einfache Fahrt" a one-way ticket.

Insert your "from" and "to" cities and the date you want to travel on, also choose the number of travellers.

Erwachsene = adults. For those cheap 25€ tickets, any kids 6 years or above count as adults.

Kids of 5 years and under travel free and don't need a ticket.

Click on "Suchen"

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2. On the 2nd page, check the box to the left of "nur 25 € Sparangebote" to get a filtered list of connections showing you only the 25€ connections.

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3. In the now filtered list, mark the connections you would like to book and click on "Weiter".

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4. You now have to give your personal details.

Under "1. Reisender" fill in the name, address, phone nuumber and e-mail address of the 1st traveller (the tickets will also be sent by e-mail to that e-mail address):

Anrede = Herr (Mister) oder Frau (Ms./Mrs.)

Vorname = first name

Name = family name, surname

Straße/Nummer: street and street number

PLZ = postal code

Ort = town, city

Land = country of residence

The USA is "Vereinigte Staaten", Canada is "Kanada", and the UK is "Grossbritannien" in the country drop-down menu.

Telefon/privat = your private phone number

Telefon / Mobil = your business phone number of your cell number, you don't have to fill in this field.

E-Mail = your e-mail address

"E-Mail bestätigen" = please write your e-mail address again, to be sure you have got it right.

All fields that have a * next to them have to be filled in.

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Ditto for "2. Reisender" = 2nd traveller, if you are booking for two travellers, and so on.

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5. Under "Identifikation für das Online-Ticket" you have to give the details of a credit card that one of the travellers will have on him/her on the train, to give to the train conductor to scan the magnetic band on it and therefore to see whether the card number is the same one as defined during the booking process.

Put a bullet to the left of "Kreditkarte".

To the right of "Kartennummer" write your credit card number.

To the right of "Gültig bis" put in until when that credit card is valid.

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6. The area "Bezahlung" is about paying for those tickets.

You can either use the same credit card you defined above for identification purposes, or pay with an entirely different credit card.

"Kartennummer"= credit card number

"Kreditkarte" = type of credit card, e.g. MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Diners Club, JCB

"Prüfnummer" = the 3-digit CVC code on the back of your credit card

"Gültig bis" = valid until

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7. Under "Reservierung" you can choose whether to add a seat reservation at 4€ per way and person to your booking.

You don't have to but it's advisable to do so so that you are sure you won't have to stand on the train.

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8. Click on "Eingaben prüfen" to get a page where you can again check all your details, and if necessary go back to make changes.

If all is ok, go to the next page to pay for your ticket(s).

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9. You can print the ticket(s) right away, but they are also sent by e-mail to the e-mail address of the 1st traveller which you gave during the booking process.

If you are printing on US letter size paper, be sure to check after printing that the bar code hasn't been cut off. If it has been cut off, buy some European-size A4 paper from any Staples store and print it again.

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10. Take along the print out and the credit card (the one you defined as identification while booking) on your train journey.

If you are a group travelling together, you need only that one credit card for identifying your whole group.

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Enjoy your train trip in Germany!

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1. Re: 25€ train tickets in fast trains, buy 1-7 days in advance

Hi Panda74,

Is this eur25/way still valid in Sept? Valid from Verona - Munich?

Valid from Munich - Salzburg? How can we check these routes timetable?

Thanks.

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2. Re: 25€ train tickets in fast trains, buy 1-7 days in advance

It is available for Salzburg, but to Salzburg it is cheaper to just buy a BayernTicket.

It is not valid to Verona, that is too far from the German border, see here for the routes it is available for: ltur.com/de/…

Edited: 08 August 2012, 06:57
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3. Re: 25€ train tickets in fast trains, buy 1-7 days in advance

Hi Panda74,

Thanks for the link. It is in German but I managed to recognize the word "Salzburg". :) Does this Bayern ticket can be used in town of Salzburg too?

Also, can this Bayern ticket used to travel to Hallstatt, Bad Ischi from Salzburg?

Thanks.

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4. Re: 25€ train tickets in fast trains, buy 1-7 days in advance

No, the BayernTicket is not valid for buses in Salzburg, nor for those other destinations, which are not in Bavaria/Germany, but quite in Austria (they don't sit on the German border).

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5. Re: 25€ train tickets in fast trains, buy 1-7 days in advance

Dear Panda74,

I hope you can assist me.

We will be in Munich,Germany for 3 nights and will be heading to Interlaken, Switzerland.

1) Is there tickets to Switzerland? If yes, which part of Switzerland?

2) after I click "suchen" there's a message which i do not understand thus i cant proceed as per your above instruction.

3) I will be travelling with 5 adults + 2 kids below 14yrs.

Thank you.

Rgds

Jana

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6. Re: 25€ train tickets in fast trains, buy 1-7 days in advance

This thread is about tickets within Germany.

Please look on Germany's national rail web site, Bahn.de, for instructions please see here: tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowTopic-g187309-i118-k42…

I hope our train travel expert, abalada, will chime on with instructions specific to your travel group size.

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7. Re: 25€ train tickets in fast trains, buy 1-7 days in advance

I see Wien (Vienna) in the destination list but it has no Munchen (Munich) on the departure list... hmmm.... No trains from Munich?

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8. Re: 25€ train tickets in fast trains, buy 1-7 days in advance

This thread is about tickets within Germany.

Vienna is in Austria and unlike Salzburg it is a long way from the German border, so you cannot get a 25€ ticket to Vienna.

Have a look on the Bahn web site: http://www.bahn.de

where you will find starting with 92 days before the date you want to travel, tickets at 29€ for the trip Munich-Vienna.

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9. Re: 25€ train tickets in fast trains, buy 1-7 days in advance

Here is the English version of the Bahn.de web site: http://reiseauskunft.bahn.de/bin/query.exe/en

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To find a ticket from Munich to Vienna, fill in:

Start: Muenchen Hbf

Destination: Wien Westbahnhof

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If you book at the start of the 92-day window, you will still find the special 29€ tickets.

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However, you should be aware that like an Economy plane ticket, these cheap tickets are only valid on that specific day, on that specific connection.

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In order to be valid, take along on your train ride not only the print-out of your ticket but also the credit card you used to pay for it (even it has expired in the mean time, the train conductor needs to check it).

This is a measure meant to prevent multiple groups on the train using the same electronic ticket.

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10. Re: 25€ train tickets in fast trains, buy 1-7 days in advance

Note that L'Tur sells just REMAINING cheap specials last minute. A source one can check when travelling in the next few days. But not a source to plan to buy tickets from in the future. You'll get the L'Tur specials only for trips where the cheaper specials of DB don't sell well. Thus only for some routes and some times. It would be foolish not to buy a special offered by DB now just because it may be offered last minute by L'Tur for a bit less. This won't work out in 98% of all cases.

> I see Wien (Vienna) in the destination list

I'm not. L'Tur sells now also remaining specials to abroad. But changes every 2nd Monday the destination region/country. In the moment it's France (= some important stations in France in easy reach from Germany).

These specials are sold for EUR 35,00. Starting from 14 days and ending 3 days before departure.

> but it has no Munchen (Munich) on the departure list... hmmm.... No trains from Munich?

You have to type in "München Hbf" or just "M" and scroll down the list. Muenchen does not work (unlike with the DB timetable and others). Munich also not. And Munchen is always wrong.

In the departure list there are all long distance train stations in Germany listed. This does not mean that the L'Tur specials are available from all of them. This will depend on the route. There are routes like Cologne - Frankfurt where the specials of DB sell out anyway fast. Thus won't ever be available through the L'Tur sales channel. And this applies of course to all trips such busy routes are part of.