Rail&Fly - the flexible way to get to your Lufthansa flight at a favourable price

Lufthansa and Deutsche Bahn are offering you as a passenger an opportunity to get to your international Lufthansa flight by train, easy and at a favourable price from any train station in Germany. In cooperation with Deutsche Bahn (German railways) you can go by train to any airport in Germany, serviced by Lufthansa.


Rail&Fly - from anywhere in Germany for as little as 29€

Private or business - Rail&Fly will take you to your plane relaxed an at a very reasonable price.

One Way Tariff
Return Tariff
2nd Class
29 €
58 €
1st Class
55 €
110 €

Rail&Fly - is offering you advantages:

  • Comfortable trip to your airport from more than 5.600 Deutsche Bahn train stations.
  • Very convenient - The Rail&Fly ticket is valid one day before departure and one day after returning to Germany, as well as on the date of travel.
  • You have free choice of trains - the Rail&Fly Ticket is not limited to specific trains.
  • You may also use IC/EC (InterCity, EuroCity) and ICE (Intercity Express) trains at no extra charge.

Rail&Fly - important conditions at a glance

  • The Rail&Fly ticket is only valid in conjunction with an international Lufthansa flight ticket.*
  • Rail&Fly tickets cannot be purchased in connection with flights to/from Amsterdam, Brussels, Paris, Salzburg, Vienna and Zürich.
  • Rail&Fly is available on all trains of Deutsche Bahn. For City Night Line night trains and ICE Sprinter a dutiable advance reservation has to be done.
  • Rail&Fly tickets are not valid for the Thalys, the high speed train on the route Paris-Brussels-Cologne-Amsterdam, in the DB-Autozug (Motorail), chartered trains and within the networks of transport associations.
  • In case an airport cannot be reached by a service of Deutsche Bahn, Rail&Fly is offering the use of regional public transport services.
  • Children under the age of 2 years travel for free, children under the age of 12 years receive a 25% discount. Children may not be travelling alone on Rail&Fly services.
  • Rail&Fly tickets cannot be refunded.

* It is not possible to combine Lufthansa Rail&Fly with Germanwings flights.



Overview of free of charge Rail&Fly airport connections

Nearest station
Connection to your flight
Berlin Hbf
TXL Express Bus to Berlin-Tegel Airport
Berlin-Schönefeld Airport station
Regional-Express, S-Bahn from Berlin Central Station to Berlin-Schönefeld Airport
Bremen Hbf
Tramline 6 direct to Bremen Airport
Airport shuttle to Dortmund Airport
Dresden Airport station
S-Bahn line S2 direct to Dresden Airport
Dusseldorf Airport station
Includes ‘Sky Train’ direct to terminal

Direct Intercity-Express/Intercity rail connection, Regional-Express, S-Bahn line S11 to Dusseldorf Airport
Frankfurt/M. Airport station
Direct Intercity-Express/Intercity rail connection
S-Bahn lines S8 and S9 via Frankfurt Central Station to Frankfurt/M Airport

Hamburg Airport station
S-Bahn line S1 from Hamburg Central Station to Hamburg Airport
Hanover Airport station
From Hanover Central Station on S-Bahn line 5 to Hanover Airport
Cologne/Bonn Airport station
From Cologne Central Station direct Intercity-Express/Intercity rail connection, S-Bahn line 13 and bus route from Bonn Central Station
Leipzig/Halle Airport station
From Leipzig and Halle central stations direct Intercity connection and Regional-Express to Leipzig/Halle Airport

Munich Airport station
Via the Central Station or Ostbahnhof Station on S-Bahn lines S1 and S8 to Munich Airport
Münster/ Osnabrück
Münster (Westf) Hbf
Osnabrück Hbf
Bus routes S 50, RT 51, D 50
X 150 ‘FMO-Express’ bus

Nuremberg Hbf
From Nuremberg Central Station on the Underground line 2 to Nuremberg Airport
Stuttgart Airport station
From Stuttgart Central Station on S-Bahn lines 2 and 3 to Stuttgart Airport

Further information on bahn.de/railandfly


General information regarding Rail&Fly


You can now book your Rail&Fly ticket even more conveniently at the same time as you book your flight on LH.com.

Of course you can also book Rail&Fly tickets by calling the Lufthansa Call Centre. For Rail&Fly tickets which are bought in a travel agency or via the Call Centre rather than through LH.com, Lufthansa recommends that you print out the tickets before the start of your journey. You can do this conveniently through the Internet at home, in the office or at your hotel.

Detailed instructions on how to book your Rail&Fly ticket are available here: How online booking works.


Train connections

The travel times for your train journey shown on your itinerary do not represent valid connections. Please choose the fitting connections for your journey by yourself. Schedule information may be obtained at a DB-Reisezentrum (Deutsche Bahn Travel Center), at travel agencies with “DB-Agency” (connected to Deutsche Bahn) or on www.bahn.de.
When choosing your train connection, please consider the check-in deadlines for your flight, so you arrive at the airport in time.


Collecting your ticket

Following your online booking, you will receive a confirmation e-mail with a link which takes you to your train ticket. Please print out this ticket and remember to take it with you on the train, along with the means of identification you entered during the booking.
Please note that for online Rail&Fly tickets all passengers must travel on the same train. – Only one ticket is issued for all passengers.

When you book at a travel agency or via the Lufthansa Call Centre, you have a choice of two ticket versions available to you from 72 hours before you start your journey:
You have the option of printing out your Rail&Fly ticket online: to do this call up the website www.accesrail.com/checkin and enter your name and either your ticket number or your booking code. Alternatively, you can also print out your Rail&Fly tickets at a Deutsche Bahn ticket kiosk. For this purpose you will receive two separate DB pickup numbers from your travel agency or the Lufthansa Call Centre for your outward and return journeys. A one-way Rail&Fly ticket is saved for you under each number at the Deutsche Bahn ticket kiosk. If you are travelling with several people, each passenger receives two pickup numbers, one for their trip to the airport and one for the return trip.

There are more than 3,500 Deutsche Bahn ticket kiosks available in Germany. You can easily locate the one nearest to you by looking it up on bahn.de/railandfly.


Remember to take with you on the train:

  • Your printed-out Rail&Fly ticket (must definitely be printed out before you start your journey).
  • Your personal itinerary for your international Lufthansa flight received from your travel agent or from Lufthansa.
  • Your valid passport or ID-card
  • The means of identification you used when booking

Check-in and Baggage

For your train journey it is not necessary to check-in your baggage at the train station. Just take the baggage onto the train yourself.
You may check-in for your Lufthansa flight as early as 23 hours before departure. This can be done online via your PC or smartphone. Alternatively there you may use the Lufthansa Check-in Machines at the airport. Your baggage can be dropped off at the Lufthansa Baggage Drop-off counter.


Just in case – Rebooking and Refund

  • If you rebook your flight ticket booked via a call center, the Rail&Fly Pickup Number (DB-Auftragsnummer) will still be valid, as long as the ticket has not yet been issued. The ticket will be printed with the updated date.
  • For an online booking of a flight ticket including a Rail&Fly ticket, the confirmation mail and Pickup Number will be sent to you immediately. In case of an online rebooking of the flight ticket, the Rail&Fly ticket will loose its validity. A new Rail&Fly ticket has to be purchased. After purchase, a confirmation mail and a new Pickup Number will be sent to you.
  • In case of loss a refund of a Rail&Fly ticket cannot be done.

Ticket Kiosk out of order - Journey without Rail&Fly ticket

In case a Rail&Fly ticket could not be issued due to a broken ticket kiosk - or you couldn't print your online Rail & Fly card before starting your trip - you will be issued a subsequent ticket charge (Fahrpreisnacherhebung) onboard the train. For claiming a refund for this charge, please send the receipt together with a copy of your booking and the Pickup Number (DB-Auftragsnummer) to:

Deutsche Lufthansa AG
Postfach 6403

26064 Oldenburg

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