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#1331234 - 04/10/18 07:59 PM Take a bicycle with local train?
Szymon
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Czesc - Servus!

It is my first post here - nice to find this place smile

Could you help me, please? I am not sure what should I do if I want to take a bicycle on local train in Germany.

We are going to cycle Main-Radweg in May. And I need to buy ticket for us and our bicycles. Because we are going to use local trains ("Nur Nahverkehr" when searching) I can't buy bicycle ticket with bahn.de.

I have found also this page:

https://www.bahn.de/p/view/service/fahrrad/rad-nahverkehr.shtml

... but even with Google Translate it's not clear for me.

Summarizing tongue - how can I buy online a ticket from Berlin to Bayreuth for us and our bicycles? :]

Thanks! :]

Szy.
znajkraj. Bicycle touring and cross-country skiing
www.znajkraj.pl
Recently: Ostseeküsten-Radweg. From Lübeck to Stralsund

Edited by Szy. (04/10/18 08:00 PM)
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#1331241 - 04/10/18 08:35 PM Re: Take a bicycle with local train? [Re: Szymon]
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Hi,

you can try the following phone number: 0180 6 99 66 33 I do not know if they have an english service, but you can try. pay with the credit card and print the ticket form the vending machines while you are in Germany.

HTH
Detlef
Cycling is an addiction, it can drive you quite insane. It can rule your life as truly as strong whiskey and cocaine.Forumstreffen Edersee 2014
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#1331249 - 04/10/18 09:20 PM Re: Take a bicycle with local train? [Re: Deul]
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Thanks Deul. May I ask again? wink

I can see that we can buy "Angebote" ticket: Regio 120plus Ticket. Is it limited-time offer?

And I can see also, that prices for bicycle in local transport vary in different lands. So, if we are going from Brandenburg through Sachsen-Anhalt to Bavaria (Berlin-Bayreuth) - we need to buy three tickets? confused

Thanks!

Szy.
znajkraj. Bicycle touring and cross-country skiing
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Recently: Ostseeküsten-Radweg. From Lübeck to Stralsund
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#1331346 - 04/11/18 10:17 AM Re: Take a bicycle with local train? [Re: Szymon]
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Hi,

I have no idea about the Regio 120 offer.
You need one Bicycle ticket for Germany / Bike.
Thanks
Detlef
Cycling is an addiction, it can drive you quite insane. It can rule your life as truly as strong whiskey and cocaine.Forumstreffen Edersee 2014
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#1331358 - 04/11/18 10:38 AM Re: Take a bicycle with local train? [Re: Szymon]
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Servus Szy.

You can use the Regio 120 plus Ticket only in Sachsen, Sachsen-Anhalt and Thüringen. Not in Bayern and Hessen!

It is valid on Monday til Friday from 9.00 AM till 3.00 AM on the next day. On Saturday and Sunday from 0.00 AM till 3.00 AM on the next day.
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#1331361 - 04/11/18 10:42 AM Re: Take a bicycle with local train? [Re: Szymon]
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Hey and welcome!

With the local trains you need a bicycle ticket, but NO RESERVATION. So just buy your tickets for your self (maybee you find a cheap offer online) and when you reach the train station, buy a ticket for your bikes on the local vending machines. It will cost you around up to 6€ per bike.

It gets complicated when you want to take you bikes with you in the faster trains like IC (InterCity) & ICE (InterCityExpress) here you NEED a RESERVATION on top of your bike Ticket (9€). But you can only buy this reservation only at a ticket counter (and maybe from the hotline as well).
You even can't get the information if the bike spaces are already booked out online. sorry!


I hope this helped.
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Edited by joshu (04/11/18 10:44 AM)
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#1331372 - 04/11/18 11:00 AM Re: Take a bicycle with local train? [Re: Thomas S]
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Deul, Thomas, thanks smile


Thomas, first of all - my fault, I need to precise it: I found Schweinfurt, not Bayreuth, as a destination with Regio120plus-Ticket

(beacuse half of us is starting from Bayreuth, the rest from Schweinfurt).


And they say here:

Quote:
Mit beiden Tickets können ausschließlich Nahverkehrszüge in Sachsen, Sachsen-Anhalt und Thüringen sowie auf einigen Strecken außerhalb der Ländergrenzen genutzt werden.


The "Streckenkarte" shows Berlin and Schweinfurt among external destinations, so it looks like a suggestion, that Regio120plus-Ticket also works there. And bahn.de seems to confim it by suggesting that type of ticket between Berlin and Schweinfurt.


Ufff, guys, thank you very much, I think I know everything what I wanted to know wink

Have a nice day there.

Szy.
znajkraj. Bicycle touring and cross-country skiing
www.znajkraj.pl
Recently: Ostseeküsten-Radweg. From Lübeck to Stralsund
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#1331375 - 04/11/18 11:06 AM Re: Take a bicycle with local train? [Re: Szymon]
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Joshu, thank you.

I had an opportunity to try long distance train going to cycle Lower Saxony, but it is the first time we are using local trains on longer route. Thanks! :]

Btw, we loved it:







:]

Szy.
znajkraj. Bicycle touring and cross-country skiing
www.znajkraj.pl
Recently: Ostseeküsten-Radweg. From Lübeck to Stralsund

Edited by Szy. (04/11/18 11:10 AM)
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#1331376 - 04/11/18 11:12 AM Re: Take a bicycle with local train? [Re: Szymon]
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Hi,

you are right! Here ist the "Geltungsbereich" for the Ticket. But how do you reach Berlin? With the Train too?

Maybe the Quer-durchs-Land-Ticket is cheaper. Espiacially by using the ticket with some more persons.
Thomas
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#1331437 - 04/11/18 03:42 PM Re: Take a bicycle with local train? [Re: Thomas S]
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Originally Posted By: Thomas S
But how do you reach Berlin? With the Train too?


Yes, as always with quite convenient connection Gdansk-Berlin managed by PKP+DB. There is always (or almost always) a car with 8 (or more?) bicycle places.


Originally Posted By: Thomas S
Quer-durchs-Land-Ticket


I know it, we were using it last year. But here we are only in two, so Regio120 looks better.

Thanks beer

Szy.
znajkraj. Bicycle touring and cross-country skiing
www.znajkraj.pl
Recently: Ostseeküsten-Radweg. From Lübeck to Stralsund

Edited by Szymon (04/11/18 03:42 PM)
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