Trouble booking train from Garmish to Venice

We are looking at taking the train from Garmish to Venice on Dec. 25. We chose the 6:29 am train arriving at 14:20. (Regionalbahn?) When I select 3 adults and try to get cost, it tells me Unknown tariff abroad then has a Price Request. If you click on price request it take me to filling out a form and selecting what type of seats we want then asks for a credit card. We don't want to provide that until we know how much the tickets are! Does anyone know how much this fare might be??

Posted by Tim
Minneapolis, MN, USA
8700 posts

Your route is Garmisch-Partenkirken to Innsbruck to Verona Porta Nuova to Venezia Santa Lucia. You cannot book tickets on the German Rail site for legs that are entirely outside of Germany. You'll need to buy separate tickets. Garmisch-Innsbruck on a Regionalbahn train: The fare is €15.10. Buy your tickets at the station in Garmisch. Innsbruck-Venezia Santa Lucia: You can book the whole route (with the connection in Verona) on the Austrian Rail site. The 2nd class fare is €34.80.

Posted by Lee
Lakewood, Colorado
13076 posts

You can book a ticket on the Bahn website, but you have to pick the train and route correctly. The Bahn shows a connection leaving GaP on a regional train at 10:04, changing in Innsbruck at 11:23 to a EuroCity train at 13:27. That EC goes all the way to Venice at 18:10. Standard fare in 2nd class is 61,50€/P; the Savings Fare for the day I picked was 49,00€/P. Could be as low as 39€/P if purchased long enough in advance. Normally, the Bahn only allows online booking to the first change outside Germany, but here they allow booking all the way to Venice, possibly because, even though you board it in Austria, that EC to Venice is a German train (starting in Munich). There are five ECs daily to Italy, but only that EC goes all the way to Venice. You could also book one of the other ECs to Verona online with the Bahn and buy a separate ticket for an Italian train to Venice in Verona. Note, you could also use the stopover function to book a ticket online from the Bahn for a regional train to Munich and that EC from Munich to Venice, but it would take longer and probably cost more.