When I was in Frankfurt some time back, I was planning a budget weekend trip to European countries and for this I was trying to get a best deal for ICE trains out of DeutscheBahn. Out of all the typical options for best deals, there is one particular thing I noticed:
The ticket machines at central train station were listing reduced fare for high speed trains to neighboring countries (Paris, Amsterdam, Spain etc) for the same day for as little as 28 euros.
I never got a chance to buy it but it was pretty surprising to see such a discount on tickets which otherwise cost 129-139 euros. The only reason i was not taking ICE trains was because of its high price but if i can score this reduced fare...
So my questions:
- Best way of getting the lowest fares on high speed connections (overnight and for solo traveller)
- Any other charges associated after buying these tickets ?
- The whole process (never been on ICE trains)