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Euro 2024 by Train: Travel Tips for Germany

As you get ready for the excitement of Euro 2024 starting on June 16, it's important to plan your travel within Germany. The European Consumer Centre Germany is here to provide you with essential information to help you navigate special train offers, compare costs, and avoid potential pitfalls during the tournament.


The Fan Pass: Complimentary Train Tickets for Euro 2024's Match Days

If you’re attending a match, the “Fan Pass” can be a great asset. This free 36-hour ticket is linked to your match ticket and accessible via the UEFA EURO 2024 app.

It allows you to use the public transport network in the host city from 6 am on match day until 6 pm the following day. This makes getting to and from the stadium convenient and eco-friendly.


Avoid Fare Evasion: Understand Germany’s Train Networks

Germany has over 60 transport associations (“Verkehrsverbünde”), each covering different areas. It’s crucial to check the coverage of your Fan Pass beforehand.

If you travel outside the valid network, you could be fined 60 euros for fare evasion. You can find the relevant public transport areas listed on the official UEFA homepage under “Travel areas.”


DB Ticket Euro 2024: Special Train Fares for Tournament Travel

For travel between tournament venues, the “DB Ticket Euro 2024” is a practical option. It grants access to both regional and high-speed trains, with prices set at 39.90 euros for first class and 29.90 euros for second class.

If you’re traveling from another European country, the “Interrail Pass Euro 2024” offers a 25 percent discount for travel from 33 European countries. These tickets can be easily booked through the Deutsche Bahn website or the DB Navigator app.


Deutschland-Ticket: An Economical Choice for Extensive Travel During Euro 2024

For those seeking the most economical travel option, consider the “Deutschland-Ticket.” Available for 49 euros per month, it allows unlimited travel on regional and local trains, buses, trams, and underground trains throughout Germany.

However, be aware that this ticket does not cover long-distance trains like the ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity), and EC (Eurocity) trains, nor connections operated by other companies like Flixtrain.


Subscription Details for the Deutschland-Ticket

The Deutschland-Ticket is subscription-based and valid for entire calendar months. If you don’t cancel the contract by the tenth of the month, it automatically renews for another month.

To avoid unexpected charges, the European Consumer Centre Germany recommends subscribing before the 10th and cancelling immediately after signing up. Cancellation can be done via the customer area or using the online form provided.

Please find more details on our Deutschland-Ticket website.


Know Your Rights During Euro 2024: ECC’sTrain Online Guide

Should you encounter any issues during your train journey, the ECC’s online guide is available to help you understand your rights and the compensation you may be entitled to.


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