DB and Lufthansa expand cooperation

ICE of the Deutsche Bahn AG (Photo: Lufthansa / DB).
ICE of the Deutsche Bahn AG (Photo: Lufthansa / DB).

DB and Lufthansa expand cooperation

ICE of the Deutsche Bahn AG (Photo: Lufthansa / DB).
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“Eisenbahnhansa” is expanding the “train-to-flight connections” offered in cooperation with Deutsche Bahn AG. In the future there will not only be more journeys, but also new routes, including from Basel.

“With the additional routes, we can offer even more travelers a comfortable journey to Frankfurt Airport and an optimal transfer to their flight. Train and flight complement each other. An attractive link between the modes of transport offers our customers a good connection to the world and at the same time serves the environment. That is why we rely on intermodal solutions where it makes sense and is feasible. Our goal is to strengthen the successful cooperation between Lufthansa and Deutsche Bahn in the future, ”said Lufthansa board member Harry Hohmeister. “We are continuously expanding our long-distance transport offer for Germany's major cities - with new trains, more seats and additional connections. This means that the connection to the largest German airport from all metropolitan regions is getting better and better. With the expansion of our joint cooperation, air travelers can benefit as much as possible and at the same time do something to reduce CO2 emissions and protect the climate. " 

For Deutsche Bahn AG, Berthold Huber explains: “We will significantly expand the long-standing and successful cooperation between Deutsche Lufthansa AG and Deutsche Bahn. By intelligently linking rail and air traffic, we are jointly supporting the sustainable transport transition in Germany. We want to offer more and more customers a continuous and comfortable travel chain. "

As a first step, the two transport companies are expanding the “Lufthansa Express Rail” offer. This can now be used four times a day from Hannover Hbf and Leipzig Hbf. From Basel, “train-to-flight” is available three times a day. The offer is to be doubled in the coming years. The introduction of new services is also planned.

In total, Deutsche Bahn and Lufthansa offer feeders by rail from the 17 stations with up to 123 train / flight numbers to / from the largest German airport and LH hub in Frankfurt. 

The network of Lufthansa Express Rail connections from / to Frankfurt Airport is growing to include Hanover, Leipzig and Basel to 17 cities. The Lufthansa Express Rail service is currently available from / to the following train stations:

  • Aachen
  • Göttingen
  • Mannheim
  • Basel (New)
  • Hanover (New)
  • Nuremberg
  • Dortmund
  • Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe
  • Stuttgart
  • Düsseldorf
  • Karlsruhe
  • Würzburg
  • Erfurt
  • Cologne
  • Ulm
  • Freiburg
  • Leipzig (New)

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