How to get to Bamberg - quickest way?
Replies: 7 - Last Post: Nov 27, 2012 12:46 PM Last Post By: ajvanduska
Nov 26, 2012 11:37 AM
Nov 26, 2012 1:03 PM
1I've made the easy 2 hr trip from Frankfurt... an ICE to Wurzburg and then a regional train to Bamberg. Both legs are just under an hour. Munich may be cheaper though with a Bayern ticket. It's 6 of 1, half a dozen of the other wtih flying into Frankfurt or Munich. Obviously the city of Frankfurt pales in comparison to Munich, but if Bamberg is the only focus, then it's hard to go wrong.
P.S. Bamberg was a highlight of my travels in Germany, especially if you're going for the beer.
Nov 26, 2012 1:30 PM
2Check on bahn.de (available also in english language). If you fly to Munich, tick the "regional transport only" box in the advanced settings (you can't use the cheap BayernTicket for the ICE). Sometimes there are reduced prices for the ICEs ("Sparpreis") and with those it could be cheaper to travel Frankfurt-Bamberg. Just try.
Please note: If you book a Sparpreis ticket, you have to take exactly the train that you booked and not a later one (pity if your flight is delayed).
The Bayernticket is 22 euro or so (+4e for every other traveller). You can book it online as well.
Memmingen is the most difficult airport to reach from Bamberg, you have to go via Munich.
Nov 26, 2012 1:56 PM
Nov 26, 2012 5:16 PM
4Thanks everyone! Well, it looks like I will fly to Frankfurt (not Frankfurt Hahn fortunately). I checked bahn.de and good news is that trains between Frankfurt and Bamberg are regular... Prices for return ticket Frankfurt-Bamberg are usually 63 (Savings fares) and 98 (Standard fares) euros while prices for Munich-Bamberg are usually 63 and 118 euros...
I would have couple of more questions... :) How much time would I need from Frankfurt airport to train station? Is it enough to print ticket I will buy online and what is the procedure during stopover in Würzburg? Sorry for this, but it will be my first experience with German railways and I would like to know everything before I arrive to train station in order to avoid surprises :)
@whatsgoody10, yes, Bamberg is the focus, I am glad you liked it, I will stay for 3 days only, but hope I will enjoy :)
Nov 27, 2012 1:30 AM
5There are 2 railway stations at Frankfurt airport. There is a station for regional trains right in the basement of terminal one, from where you can take local trains or the S-Bahn to Frankfurt main station and city center. At the Fernbahnhof, just outside the terminal, you can find long distance IC and ICE trains, including direct trains to Würzburg.
If you print your online-ticket, Deutsche Bahn will need some sort of identification, which can be a credit card, a national ID card from a limited number of countries, or a BahnCard. The details of this card, which has to belong to you personally, have to be entered during booking and presented to the conductor on the train. The easiest way is to use one and the same credit card as means of payment and identification.
Yor ticket may limit you to one particular IC or ICE train, but you should be able to use any connecting local train from Würzburg to Bamberg.
Nov 27, 2012 6:04 AM
6If you use the ICE from the Fernbahnhof at FRA you come to Wuerzburg, get out of the train cross over to the other track, should take 30 seconds and go to Bamberg, you arrive track 4 and leave track 5, no checks or surprises, only if your train is late it might be a surprise that you have to wait for the next train to Bamberg.
Nov 27, 2012 12:46 PM
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