On a few Intercity Berlin trains in 1st class meals can be purchased and served at your seat. The menu and meals are adjusted according to the time of day. You can always sit and dine at the bistro car and enjoy simple high quality meals including salads, warm snacks, and drinks. (Do you need this sentence twice? Is it necessary to emphasis the options at different locations?) Vegetarian options are available. You are also free to pack your own meal and drinks and enjoy them on the train.
With a 2nd class ticket you can sit and dine at the bistro car and enjoy simple high quality meals including salads, warm snack, and drinks. The menu and meals are adjusted according to the time of day. Vegetarian options are available. You are also free to pack your own meal and drinks and enjoy them on the train.
When traveling on an Intercity Berlin train, you can choose between two travel classes.
The 2nd class offers comfortable individual seats and a drop-down table. European power sockets can be found between every pair of seats in 2nd class.
1st class coaches on the Intercity Berlin include seat reservations for your tickets. 1st class on the Intercity Berlin offers wider seats, reading lights, and outlets at your seat. On a few select Intercity Berlin trains, meals and drinks are served at your seat. You can also enjoy access and a free drink at the comfortable NS International Lounge in Amsterdam Central Station, Rotterdam, and Schiphol.
You are advised to bring only luggage that you can easily carry on and off and stow away in the available storage areas. Small pieces of luggage can be placed on the luggage racks above the seats. Larger items of luggage can be placed in specially provided spaces found between the seats.
Baby carriages or prams travel for free in addition to your luggage allowance. Simply fold it before boarding and store it in the storage areas of your carriage.
- European power sockets (220v, 2 pins) found between every pair of seats in 2ndclass. Individual power sockets available to passengers in 1st class
- Hot and cold drinks, meals, as well as snacks, are available at the bistro car
- Toilets, wheelchair accessible and otherwise, are available on each train
- Wheelchair users can travel in the comfort of their own chairs in a wheelchair space
- Baby changing facilities are available in select areas
- Family cabin for those with young children
The Intercity Berlin offers 2nd class and 1st class tickets. Seat reservations are automatically included in your 1st class ticket, but they are not in 2nd. It’s recommended you reserve a seat with your booking. The cost to reserve a seat is €4. Reserved seats are indicated by a small light above the chair. Those without reservations can sit freely at any non-reserved seat. If the train is busy it is likely you won’t find a free seat.
Children under 4 travel for free when they don’t require a separate seat. Children up to 14 years old also travel for free as long as they’re accompanied by a parent or grandparent. The children need be registered on the ticket during booking.
The price of an Intercity Berlin ticket is determined by class and the level of flexibility.
Mid-flex (Sparpreis): You can refund a Sparpreis ticket one day before departure after a €19 administration fee. When traveling with a mid-flex ticket you are bound to a train number, day, and departure time, and therefore will be charged for any rebooking.
Full-flex (Flexpreis): A Flexpreis ticket can be fully refunded up to the day before departure. You can even receive a refund on the day of departure for unused tickets, after a €19 administration fee. When traveling with a full-flex ticket you are not bound to a train number, day, or departure time, and can therefore change your itinerary one day before departure.