ICE International

ICE International

  • WiFi in 1st and 2nd class
  • Travel quickly and comfortably
  • Electrical outlet at your seat
  • Possibility of reserving a seat before departure

  • Schedule

    ICE International schedule

    ICE International is the high-speed train that travels daily from the Netherlands to Germany and Switzerland. Travelling with ICE International is comfortable and relaxing. ICE International offers something exciting in travel: between Cologne and Frankfurt is travels as fast as 300 km/h!

    Connections

    Every day, ICE International connects the Randstad with Oberhausen, Duisburg, Düsseldorf, Cologne, Frankfurt and Basel. The travel time Amsterdam-Cologne is 2.5 hours, Frankfurt Hbf is less than four hours. Every day, ICE International also travels directly to Basel, with connections to all major Swiss destinations.

    Download the ICE International schedule The up-to-date schedule can be found in the itinerary planner

    Departure stations

    ICE International departs from three stations:
    • Amsterdam Centraal
    • Utrecht Centraal
    • Arnhem Centraal

    Arrival stations

    ICE International will be bring you directly to twelve stations in Germany and one in Switzerland:
    • Oberhausen
    • Duisburg
    • Düsseldorf
    • Keulen
    • Siegburg / Bonn
    • Frankfurt Flughafen
    • Frankfurt
    • Mannheim (1x p.d.)
    • Karlsruhe (1x p.d.)
    • Offenburg (1x p.d.)
    • Freiburg (Breisgau) (1x p.d.)
    • Basel Bad (1x p.d.)
    • Basel SBB (1x p.d.)

  • Prices

    ICE International prices

    With ICE International you can travel from € 20 to Germany and from € 65 to Switzerland. The sooner you book the cheaper your ticket. You can book up to 180 days in advance.

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    The price depends on

    Class Superparpreis Europa Sparpreis Europa Flexpreis
    Amsterdam - Düsseldorf One-way trip 2nd class € 20 € 25 € 64,20
    One-way trip 1st class € 40 € 45 € 106,30
    Amsterdam - Cologne One-way trip 2nd class € 20 € 25 € 71,20
    One-way trip 1st class € 40 € 45 € 117,80

    Book in advance and save money!

    • Book as early as possibly to have the most chance of getting the cheapest tickets.
    • Travelling in the evening is often cheaper.
    • For a weekend getaway, travel Sat-Sun-Mon instead of Fri-Sat-Sun.
    • Book online to avoid booking fee.

  • Tickets

    ICE International tickets

    No trip is the same. We are very aware of this and therefore offer a fitting rate for every travel situation depending on the amount of flexibility you want. For flexibility you can choose the Euro Spezial and Normalpreis.

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    Options flexibility ICE International

    Supersparpreis Europa

    • Always the lowest rates
    • Can be booked until departure
    • Can't be rebooked or cancelled (for a charge)

    Sparpreis Europa

    • Can be booked until departure
    • Can be rebooked or cancelled until a day before departure (for a charge)
    • City Ticket included*

    Flexpreis

    • Can be booked until departure
    • Cancellation and rebooking up to 1 day before departure free of charge (except for reservation costs)
    • City Ticket included*
    *City Ticket: In a significant number of German cities free tickets from/to station with local transport

    ICE supplement for domestic travel

    For domestic travel with ICE International (Amsterdam - Arnhem) a supplement is required. Passengers, travelling with a valid NS subscription, can travel with ICE International in the Netherlands without a supplement.

    Seat reservations

    It is not mandatory to reserve a seat with ICE International. However, we advise you to do so. You will receive a confirmation of your seat reservation stating the carriage number and seat number.

    Seat reservation 1st class

    When booking a first class ticket, the seat reservation costs are included in the price of your ticket.

    Rate conditions

    Supersparpreis Europa Sparpreis Europa Flexpreis
    Possible to rebook not ok Until 1st day of valid for a fee of € 19 ok
    Cancellation prior to departure not ok Until 1st day of valid for a fee of € 19 ok
    Cancellation after departure not ok not ok From 1st day of valid for a fee of € 19
    +City * not ok ok
    Presale period 180 days 180 days 180 days
    Availability of tickets sufficient sufficient unlimited
    In combination with Dutch reduction card not ok not ok ok
    In combination with Railplus not ok not ok ok
    In combination with BahnCard Bahncard 25
    Bahncard 50
    Bahncard 25
    Bahncard 50
    Bahncard 25
    Bahncard 50
    Bahncard100
    * Travel to/from the station with local public transport for a significant number of German destinations

  • Classes

    ICE International classes

    ICE International has 2 travel classes: 1st class and 2nd class. In 1st class, you will benefit from additional advantages, such as greater comfort and extra legroom.

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    2nd class

    • 1 electrical outlet for every 2 seats
    • In a number of ICE trains, there is a "kleinkind abteil" (closed off area where children can play)
    • A "Panorama Lounge", where a glass wall has been placed so that passengers can enjoy the same view as the engine driver
    • 37 centimetres of legroom

    1st class

    • Seat reservation included in your ticket*
    • Seat with adjustable back in a carriage with a middle or side aisle
    • Free German newspaper
    • A "Panorama Lounge", where a glass wall has been placed so that passengers can enjoy the same view as the engine driver
    • 46 centimetres legroom
    • 1 electrical outlet for every 2 seats
    • Access to the NS International and DB Lounges
    * Based on availability.

    Free access to the lounges

    If you have a 1st class ticket, you can enjoy a free drink at the NS International Lounge in Amsterdam, Schiphol Airport and Rotterdam. You also have access to the 1st class lounge of Deutsche Bahn at Berlin Hauptbahnhof, where you can enjoy a free snack and drink.

  • On board

    On board ICE International

    Wi-Fi

    Free of charge internet access between Amsterdam and Frankfurt!

    From the beginning of July 2017*, ICE International paggeners can use free Wi-Fi. Both in 1st and 2nd class Internet access is free of charge and you can continue to work, internet and whatsapps. We gladly explain what you must do to get access:

    • Make sure the Wi-Fi reception is on and select the network 'WIFIonICE'
    • The log-in page will open immediately on most devices. If this is not the case, enter the address 'LogIn.WIFIonICE.de' in your browser and select 'Go'.
    • On the English and German language landing page, you accept the terms of use and click 'Jetzt online gehen' / 'Go online now'.

    You are now online and can relax, use the Internet and have a chat on your way to your destination. Keep in mind that the speed for intensive use, for example when streaming, is inadequate.

    * As of July 6 free Wi-Fi on all ICE International trains, in both 1st and 2nd class.

    Catering

    Travelling on an ICE International train means comfortable travel. n the bar/buffet car, you can order a simple meal, sandwiches, salads, hot snacks and beverages and pay in cash or with a credit card. On some ICE International trains, personnel come around to your seat selling beverages and snacks.

    Take a look at the bistro/bar menu

    Enjoy the same view as the engine driver

    In the ICE International 3 train carriages (Cologne–Frankfurt) there are "Panorama Lounges", where a glass wall has been placed so that passengers can enjoy the same view as the engine driver.

    Locating your carriage

    On ICE International trains, the carriage numbers are located next to the exterior doors. Your carriage number is printed on your ticket. When stepping onto the platform you can consult the signs that indicate where the carriages are located.

    Travel information

    Once on board, you will receive "Ihr Reiseplan", a folder that lists the stops the train will make and gives information about departure and arrival times at each station, information about connecting trains, and the services that are available on board. Please also listen to announcements for extra information.

    Travellers with impaired mobility

    Our trains and stations provide a number of special facilities that make sure our trains are as accessible as possible for everyone, including the elderly, visually impaired and other passengers with impaired mobility.

    Luggage

    You are permitted to bring 2 large luggage items on board (max. 85 cm) and one carry-on item. Read more about taking your luggage on board.

    Bringing bicycles on board

    You may not bring a regular bicycle on board ICE International unless it fits inside a piece of luggage to bigger than 85 cm. Read more about bringing a bicycle on board.

    Bringing pets on board

    On board most trains you can bring a pet with you. In certain cases conditions apply. Read more about bringing a pet on board.

    Travelling with children

    What does it cost to travel with children? Can I bring a stroller on board? May children walk about and play? For a worry-free trip, read all the practical information about travelling with children.

    Passengers with impaired mobility

    We offer a number of additional services to increase accessibility for the elderly, poor-sighted and other passengers with impaired mobility.

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