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ICE International and Intercity Berlin have different kinds of fares: (Super-)Sparpreis Europa & Flexpreis Europa (Plus). The price depends on the amount of flexibility.

Non-flexible tickets ICE International and Intercity Berlin

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Supersparpreis Europa Non-flexible tickets Price depends on availability. This fare is only valid on the ICE, IC and EC trains of your booking. For trains within The Netherlands and regional trains abroad you are not bound to the selected train. Changing and cancellation not permitted

Semi-flexible tickets ICE International and Intercity Berlin

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Sparpreis Europa Semi-flexible tickets Price depends on availability. This fare is only valid on the ICE, IC and EC trains of your booking. For trains within The Netherlands and regional trains abroad you are not bound to the selected train. +City is offered for a large number of German destinations: if this addition is indicated on your ticket, you may use local public transport for your journey to/from the station. Permitted up to the 1st day of validity for a cost of € 19 per ticket. From the 1st day of validity, refunds are no longer possible.Please note: Cancelling a part of the trip or changing the number of travellers is not possible. You can only cancel the trip in its entirety. We advise you to first check what a new booking will cost. It is possible that the original booking rate is no longer available and that you must pay more. Content

Flexible tickets ICE International and Intercity Berlin

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Flexpreis Europa

You need to travel the same route and travel by the same product as indicated on your ticket. This does not apply to trains within the Netherlands and regional trains abroad.It is possible to travel by train in a lower product category as long as you follow the same route.

Category A: ICE - highest category
Category B
: IC (Intercity) / EC (Euro City)
Category C:
 RE / RB / S (regional trains) - lowest category

If you wish to travel by train from a higher product category than listed on your ticket, it is necessary to purchase a new ticket (if your itinerary changes before departure) or to pay extra on the train (if your itinerary changes during your trip).* +City is offered for a large number of German destinations: if this addition is indicated on your ticket, you may use local public transport for your journey to/from the station.

Before 1st day of validity 100% refund. As of the 1st day of validity until 1 month after the 1st day of validity, unused tickets can be exchanged or refunded by paying a € 19 administration fee for each ticket. As of 1 month up to a maximum of 2 months after the 1st day of validity, unused tickets can be refunded via NS International Service Center by paying a € 19 administration fee for each ticket. The refund delay for Homeprint and Mobile tickets is 7 days.

Note: it is not possible to cancel a part of your journey or to change the number of persons. You can only cancel your entire booking. We advise you to first check what a new booking costs. It may be that the originally booked fares are no longer available and that you pay a higher price.

Voor de ingangsdatum 100% restitutie. Vanaf de ingangsdatum tot 1 maand na de ingangsdatum kunnen aantoonbaar niet gebruikte tickets gerestitueerd worden tegen € 19 per vervoerbewijs Let op: Een deel van de reis annuleren of het aantal personen wijzigen is niet mogelijk. U kunt de reis alleen in zijn geheel annuleren. Wij adviseren u eerst te controleren wat een nieuwe boeking kost. Het kan zijn dat de oorspronkelijk geboekte tarieven niet meer beschikbaar zijn en u een hogere prijs betaalt. Bij wijzigen en annuleren vervalt uw eventueel gemaakte zitplaatsreservering zonder restitutie. Content

Extra flexible tickets ICE International en Intercity Berlin

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Flexpreis Europa Plus
  • Seat reservation included
  • Valid 1 day before and 2 days after the chosen day of travel

You need to travel the same route and travel by the same product as indicated on your ticket. This does not apply to trains within the Netherlands and regional trains abroad. It is possible to travel by train in a lower product category as long as you follow the same route.

Category A: ICE - highest category
Category B
: IC (Intercity) / EC (Euro City)
Category C
: RE / RB / S (regional trains) - lowest category

If you wish to travel by train from a higher product category than listed on your ticket, it is necessary to purchase a new ticket (if your itinerary changes before departure) or to pay extra on the train (if your itinerary changes during your trip). * +City is offered for a large number of German destinations: if this addition is indicated on your ticket, you may use local public transport for your journey to/from the station.

Change and cancellation policy: 100% refund up to and including the last day of validity. Afterwards unused tickets can be exchanged or refunded by paying a EUR 19,00 administration fee for each ticket. The refund delay for Homeprint and Mobile tickets is 7 days.

Note: it is not possible to cancel a part of your journey or to change the number of persons. You can only cancel your entire booking. We advise you to first check what a new booking costs. It may be that the originally booked fares are no longer available and that you pay a higher price.

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