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Train ticket won't arrive on time

I'm purchasing a train ticket from DB Bahn's website and the ticket can't be printed from home (that option isn't available). If I opt to have it mailed to me, which is actually the only option, it may not arrive in time before I leave home for the trip. I had considered having it mailed to a hostel, but I was worried it could be mishandled. What should I do?

Posted by
12040 posts

Why can't you print the ticket? A PDF usually appears that allows you to print the ticket immediately after you purchase it. They also email you the same the PDF. You can also pick up the ticket at the station. Last option, just buy the ticket in Germany.

Posted by
11613 posts

George, I bought a ticket from Berlin to Warsaw from and was able to print out the emailed ticket (arrived within seconds).

Posted by
18057 posts

Unless you are purchasing discount (Sparpreis) tickets, there is no reason (no price discount) for advance purchase. Just buy the tickets at the station.

Posted by
19 posts

Yes, just as George stated -- that option isn't always available

Posted by
8430 posts

It looks like you might have to buy your ticket at the train station. When do you leave on your trip?