How much is a Bahncard? If you are a student, you can usually get a Bahncard from about 20 Euros onwards. In my opinion, going by train is the most comfortable way of travelling in Germany. There is no hassle whatsoever. It’s not like flying or taking a bus. Going by train means you’re very fast. You don’t have go to security checks. You can arrive just 10 minutes before the departure of your train. You can take as much luggage as you want on a train in Germany. No one will look through it. You don’t have to drag your suitcases behind you through endless shopping gates at the airport. No. Instead you just comfortably book your train journey online in Germany. You use your Bahncard and you get a huge discount on the normal amount. You can even reserve a seat for an ICE train, for example. This is definitely advisable if you’re travelling on a line that has high traffic, such as Berlin-Frankfurt, or Munich-Cologne, Berlin-Hamburg. And if you’re travelling with several people, you should definitely reserve a seat on a train in Germany. If you’re travelling yourself I would advice you not to reserve a seat; there’s always one left somewhere on the train. Another advantage of going by train in Germany is that you can walk around a little bit. You can go to the Bistro on the train, buy some snacks or some hot coffee. Chat a bit with strangers. Walk back. Go to the toilet. Oh, and the highlight: you have internet/Telekom wifi on the ICE trains in Germany, so you can even work on the train. The Deutsche Bahn also has great connection to other European capitals – so why not go by train on your next trip & do some good for the environment?