Has anyone bought a railpass from Deutsche Bahn direct?

I've looked at the prices of the German Railpasses; they seem to be less than the RS-sold German railpasses, using current exchange rates. I'm guessing the difference is the shipping cost. Can anyone confirm this? Thanks!

Posted by Eileen
Texan in CA
4006 posts

I may be mistaken, but I think ETBD railpass prices are set for the year (don't fluctuate with the market). So with today's exchange rate, they're off by $5-25 or so in US dollars. Funny - when I follow the link to the German railpass site from Deutsche Bahn, the price is in US (or CAN or AUS) and is $5-$25 more...! If you buy from ETBD, you get extra goodies! <20%> shopping spree in the travel store, maps and skeds, etc. Delivery is within 5 days.

Posted by Hille
236 posts

Wherever it was that I looked, it was in Euros, not USD. And then I used a 1.35 exchange rate, and it was about $25 less. But I figured that would be the shipping. Just wondered if anyone had ever bought a pass from DB.

Posted by Sarah
Stuttgart, Germany
2029 posts

I've bought all my passes direct from DB, delivery in the US was surprisingly fast, less than 10 days. If it's cheaper to buy that way, I would have no hesitation about doing so.