- If you want to buy your tickets for a foreign railway: Please inform yourself prior to departure about the conditions for using the tickets (check-in at the station counter, compulsory stamping, etc) and which documents you have to present during a control (discount card, identity card or passport, cash card used for paying the tickets, etc). The documents required may differ from one railway company to another. If you are not able to show the required documents, you may be fined. E. g. if you cannot proof your right to obtain a discount, you have to pay the full ticket price.
- Prior to departure: Do not forget to check whether all tickets are electronic ones or whether you have to collect them at the station.
- If you are leaving Germany, make sure that you have a valid identity card or a valid biometric passport. Even if there are no systematic checks while departing, customs officers or the police may carry out unannounced checks during the journey.
- If minors are travelling alone, they also need a valid identification document (identity card, child passport or biometric passport). In addition, some countries require a travel authorisation if the child is travelling with an organisation, with only one parent or with someone different than the legal guardian. If your child has a different nationality please check the travel regulations.