Booking Instructions

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Booking Instructions 2017-06-19T00:02:18+02:00

By train

In Germany a lot of long-distance travel is done by train. Prices depend on the earliness of booking, number of travelers and on choosing a smart savings fare. We have assembled a list of booking options, so you may choose the most fitting one for your needs. You can book a ticket using the website www.bahn.de or the app DB Navigator.

Deutsche Bahn ticket (29€ – 60€ per person)

  1. Go to www.bahn.com/en (several languages available)
  2. Enter departure date, time and station. Destination is Oberhof(Thür). Click “Search”
  3. You will see different connections to choose from. There are two prices listed respectively: “Savings fares” (“Sparpreis”) and “Flexpreis”. “Savings fares” is cheaper, but you have to stick to your specific train. The prices will increase as the date of travel comes closer. Flexpreis (flexible price) allows you to change your train spontaneously and gives you even the possibility to cancel your ticket closer to the date.

Group ticket (2-5 persons) (24€ – 60€ per person)

Group tickets can be cheaper.

  1. Go to www.bahn.com/en (several languages available)
  2. Enter departure date, time and station. Destination is Oberhof(Thür). Choose number of travelers. Click “Search”.
  3. You will see different connections to choose from. There are two prices listed respectively: “Savings fares” (“Sparpreis”) and “Flexpreis”. “Savings fares” is cheaper, but you have to stick to your specific train. The prices will increase as the date of travel comes closer. Flexpreis (flexible price) allows you to change your train spontaneously and gives you even the possibility to cancel your ticket closer to the date.

Group ticket (6-30 persons) (13€ – 60€ per person)

  1. Go to www.bahn.com/en (several languages available)
  2. Enter departure date, time and station. Destination is Oberhof(Thür). Choose “more than 5” travelers.
  3. Click “Travel Information for groups”.
  4. On the botton of the page, enter number if travelers. Click “Search”.
  5. You will see different connections to choose from.

Weekend Ticket – Group ticket with slow connection

A weekend ticket is valid everywhere in Germany for one day. Closer to the egc, there may not be any saving fares left. To still get a good price, on weekends you may choose to travel with slow trains only (Frankfort to Oberhof 4h, two transfers) to get a cheaper price. Prices are 40€ for the first person plus 4€ for every extra person (up to 1+4 people per ticket. The price for 5 people is 40€+4*4€=56€). Read more.
1. Follow this link and click “Select Now”.
2. Enter number of passengers and date. Press “to book”.
3. You can book without registering at bahn.de

This ticket you can also buy with the DB-Navigator App or at a ticket machine on the day of travel.

By bus

Long-distance Bus (9€ – 36€)

Besides the train, there are occasional long-distance buses. They are usually cheap. Booking and traveling will be more complicated, as the buses do not drive directly to Oberhof.

Nearby desitinations with flixbus

  • Ilmenau
  • Suhl/Zella-Mehlis
  • Gotha
  • Erfurt

Because of construction work, please avoid connections via Erfurt. If
you are coming from Frankfurt or Nürnberg Airport, try choosing
connections via Würzburg (click “further options” -> Add immidiate stop.
“Enter “Würzburg HBF”).