BahnCard 25: Card Types, Eligibility, Price/Cost, How to buy, use?, Benefits

BahnCard 25: Card Types, Validity, Price/Cost, How to order, use?, How to cancel?

What is BahnCard 25?

BahnCard (German Bahn – Rail) is a discount subscription programme offered by Deutsche Bahn (DB), the German national railway company. Three variants of BahnCard are sold by Deutsche Bahn: The BahnCard 25, the BahnCard 50, and the BahnCard 100. The BahnCard 25 also entitles the passenger to 25% discounts on top of fares already discounted, called (Super) Sparpreis, that are available under certain constraints such as advance purchase.


  • 25% discount on flex fares and long distance savings offers (except city tickets)
  • Used as a digital bankcard directly in the app
  • More discounts with many transport associations, trains and buses
  • The BahnCard trial is worth it from the first trip


  1. Discounts from transport associations, railways and bus companies
  2. BahnBonus points
  3. RAILPLUS – by train abroad
  4. Cheap parking
  5. Sign up for the Flinkster car-sharing program for free
  6. Call a Bike
  7. Travel Protection
  8. My Advantage World
  9. Get exclusive discounts from Avis, Europcar and Sixt
  10. Save 10% on the DEVK basic tariff (applies to motor vehicle liability, partial/fully comprehensive)

What are the types of BahnCard 25?

  • BahnCard 25
  • Sample Card
  • My BahnCard 25
  • Seniors Card
  • Reduced Card
  • Reduced sample Card
  • Youth Card


  • BahnCard 25 – Between the ages of 27 and 64
  • Sample Card- All travelers
  • My BahnCard 25 – Between the ages of 6 and 26
  • Seniors Card – 65 and over
  • Youth Card- Between the ages of 6 and 18

What is the price/cost of getting BahnCard 25 – 1st Class / 2nd Class?

Card 1st Class 2nd Class
BahnCard 25 125 euros 62.90 euros
Sample Card 39.90 euros 19.90 euros
My BahnCard 25 81.90 euros 39.90 euros
Seniors Card 81.90 euros 40.90 euros
Reduced Card 81.90 euros 40.90 euros
Reduced sample Card 39.90 euros 19.90 euros
Youth Card 7.90 euros

How to buy BahnCard 25 online?

  1. Visit
  2. Select your card and Click “Order Now”
  3. Choose your class type
  4. Enter the personal details
  5. Make a Payment


How to contact BahnCard Customer Care?

Address: DB Fernverkehr AG, BahnCard 100, 60645 Frankfurt

Phone: 030 586020900

Hours: Mon – Sun from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Email: [email protected]



Address: BahnCard-Service, 60643 Frankfurt am Main

Phone: 030 2970 – the service number of Deutsche Bahn, 030 65212888 – Mobility Service Centre

Hours: (Mon – Fri from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.)

Email: [email protected]

Download Deutsche Bahn (DB) Navigator Apps on App Store / Google Play


1. How to  cancel  BahnCard  25?

  1. Log in to your customer account.
  2. Click on the “BahnCard” menu item
  3. Click “Options”.
  4. You will receive information there as to whether termination is possible.
  5. If cancellation is possible, confirm the “Cancel BahnCard” button.

Note: You can cancel your BahnCard 25 or 50 in text form up to 6 weeks before the end of the term.

2.Where to use BahnCard 25?

  • You can use ICE or IC/EC, ÖBB nightjet trains (reservation may be required) and local transport trains (IRE, RE, RB, S-Bahn).
  • In some associations, holders of the BahnCard 25 and 50 are offered discounts on network fares.
  • If the BahnCard is validated on the desired connection, the discount is automatically deducted at the time of booking.
  • The digital BahnCard can be used for various state fares and transport associations.

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