(Berlin, December 1, 2023) Deutsche Bahn (DB) is getting into the football spirit. Thanks to special offers and more trains for Football European Championship matches, all fans and the 24 national teams will be able to travel by climate-friendly train during the upcoming UEFA EURO 2024™. DB will offer nearly 10,000 additional seats each day on ICE and Intercity trains around match days.
"UEFA intends to host a climate-friendly European Football Championship in Germany in 2024," says Dr. Michael Peterson, Member of the Management Board for Long Distance Passenger Transport at DB. "We look forward to supporting UEFA EURO 2024™ as a strong partner. Big events can't be climate-friendly without trains: People traveling to and from these events are responsible for up to 80% of the emissions. We're putting all the trains we have onto the rails for the sustainable European Championships next year, and that's a lot. This year alone, we have received three brand new ICE trains every month."
EUR 29.90 DB Ticket EURO 2024 to travel to UEFA EURO 2024™ matches
Anyone with a ticket to a match and traveling within Germany can purchase discounted tickets for the journey to the match and back. The DB Ticket EURO 2024 will cost EUR 29.90 per trip and can be booked at bahn.de/db-fussball-ticket beginning January 17.
For the first time, a special offer will be available to ticket holders from other European countries, too. Fans can purchase an Interrail Pass discounted by 25% for UEFA EURO 2024™, which is good for travel between Germany and 32 countries. Customers can choose from a set number of travel days on which to use the pass for travel to and from the destination as well as for unlimited travel within Germany on those days. The Interrail Pass EURO 2024 will also go on sale on January 17. More information will be available in the UEFA Event Guide as of December 2: uefa.com/euro2024/event-guide
10,000 additional seats per day
DB is expecting tens of thousands of additional passengers on trains to the venues. As part of its Strong Rail strategy, DB set the course for its fleet expansion well in advance. Thanks to these efforts, it now has a modern ICE fleet, which will grow to over 400 trains in the coming months. DB is significantly expanding its timetable during the championship period. It will use longer ICE trains and offer trains on additional days, for example. What's more, 14 special EURO trains will run daily. 10,000 additional seats are already firmly planned into the timetable in the days around the matches. Even more will be added once the results of the EURO Final Draw for the group stage are known and the routes requiring additional capacity are identified. Additional special trains will then be planned at short notice for the final.
The additional capacity is primarily intended for late evening and overnight connections in order to offer many travel options for departures from the matches. During the tournament, DB will nearly double the number of travel options after 11 pm from the 10 venues to the 20 busiest long-distance stops.
All of the information about Deutsche Bahn's efforts in conjunction with the 2024 UEFA European Football Championship can be found here: bahn.de/em2024.