Deutsche Bahn is raising prices in long-distance transport

Deutsche Bahn is unpopular with many people because of the delays. Now she has announced: The prices for the journey in the ICE are to rise – by an average of one percent.

Train travel is becoming more expensive again. For the timetable change on December 13th, long-distance ticket prices will rise by an average of one percent, as Deutsche Bahn announced on Tuesday. Super saver prices and saver prices remain unchanged, as do the prices for Bahncards 25 and 50.

Tickets at the so-called flex price are on average 1.5 percent more expensive, for route season tickets and the Bahncard 100 the surcharge is 1.9 percent on average.

Passenger Association criticizes price increase

The passenger association Pro Bahn has criticized the price increase announced by the railway. This “doesn’t really fit in with the times,” said honorary chairman Karl-Peter Naumann on Tuesday to the AFP news agency.

In times of the corona pandemic, “you don’t win people by asking for more money”. At the same time, Naumann expressed understanding for the group that was severely affected by the Corona crisis. “I can understand that the railway needs more money.”

Meanwhile, the railway reminded us that prices had dropped by ten percent at the beginning of the year. The company added that the number of seats and comfort in the intercity and ICE trains will be increased.


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