Rail Services within Europe

Customers flying with ANA between Japan and Europe can travel part of their itinerary using rail sectors.
This page contains information on each of the railway services available for such customers.

  • This service may not be available on some fares and is based on seat availability.
  • If the rail service available with your flight number is not shown on this page, please see the relevant airline's website or other media for details on the service.
Notes

Deutsche Bahn's conditions of carriage will apply following exchange for a Deutsche Bahn rail ticket.

Lufthansa Express Rail Service / Rail&Fly Service

Customers who purchase tickets from ANA for ANA international flights between Japan and Germany can purchase connecting Deutsche Bahn (DB) rail sectors as part of their flight ticket without paying any additional service charges.
Lufthansa Express Rail Service*1, and DB Rail&Fly service are available.

  • *1.Some Lufthansa Express Rail destinations may require an additional charge.

Lufthansa Express Rail Service

This is a service provided by ANA's joint venture partner Lufthansa(LH).

Applicable Routes

All routes operated with flights which have LH flight numbers. Please refer to the Lufthansa Express Rail Service page for details.

Applicable Trains

Certain ICE (Intercity Express) trains and train cars which have LH flight numbers.

Reservations & Purchasing

When purchasing the flight ticket, please make the DB (Lufthansa Express Rail) reservation for the relevant LH flight number as well.

  • The Lufthansa flight number is shown on the flight ticket, as are the departure and arrival times for the relevant train.

Seats

International Flight Ticket Classes Deutsche Bahn
F/A/J/C/D/Z/P/I First Class Car
G/Y/E/B/M/U/H/Q/V/W/S/L/K/X Second Class Car

Check-in & Baggage Drop-off

Boarding Procedures Baggage
Please check-in for the train online or by mobile check-in via LH website Please take your baggage with you to and/or off the train and collect it and/or check it in at the airport.
  • Customers can request their seats when checking in.
  • If a customer uses a train without a valid boarding pass or uses a train that is not on a designated Lufthansa Express Rail line, DB may charge the customer for the relevant fare at a later date.
  • Please note that the baggage drop-off location at the airport will differ depending on whether the connection is to/from an ANA-operated flight or to/from a Lufthansa-operated flight.
  • Please visit the Lufthansa website for further information, including when connecting from (to) a Lufthansa operated flight.

Rail&Fly Service

This service is provided by DB.
All DB routes to/from Frankfurt, Munich, and Düsseldorf and all routes between DB train stations and Frankfurt, Munich, and Düsseldorf airports.
DB routes from Amsterdam central station or Zurich central station to/from  Frankfurt, Munich and Düsseldorf airports.

Applicable Routes

  • All DB routes to/from Frankfurt, Munich, and Düsseldorf Central Station/Airport Station.
  • DB routes from Amsterdam central station or Zurich central station to/from Frankfurt, Munich and Düsseldorf airport station.
  • If DB does not offer direct rail access to an airport, trains may be changed at the central station. 
    In this case, the Rail&Fly ticket can be used between the airport station and the central station*1. 
    • *1.However, usage solely between airport station and central station on city and local public transport is not applicable.

Applicable Trains

  • Trains on the flight's departure date or the day after the departure date. (For flights departing from Germany, trains on the day prior to the departure date can also be used.)
  • All DB trains.
    However, when using Nightjet (an overnight train service) and ICE Sprinter services, additional charges and advance reservations are required.
    Please inquire at a DB ticket counter in such cases.
  • The following trains cannot be used: Thalys high-speed trains connecting Paris, Brussels, Cologne and Amsterdam, DB motorail trains, special trains, and trains on jointly-operated lines.
  • If DB does not offer direct rail access to an airport, Rail&Fly tickets can be used for other local forms of public transportation. (However, Rail&Fly tickets cannot be used solely for city and local public transport)
    Example of Acceptable Use S-Bahn between Ost Station and Munich Central Station (for ICE connection to/from Munich Airport).

Reservations & Purchasing

When reserving a flight ticket, select your desired itinerary from the seat availability search by specifying a German railway station (Rail&Fly).

  • German railways sectors are indicated with the AccesRail carrier code (9B).
  • Apply for the ticket at the same time when reserving an international flight ticket. The offer will not be available after the flight ticket has been purchased.

Respective train tickets can be purchased without paying any additional service charges on top of the published fares for flights from Japan or Germany.

  • This service is not applicable for Star Alliance fares or ANA international flight awards.

Seats

International Flight Ticket Classes Deutsche Bahn
F/A/J/C/D/Z/P First Class Car
G/Y/E/B/M/U/H/Q/V/W/S/L/K Second Class Car

Collecting the Train Ticket

You will also require a train ticket to board the train. You can collect your train ticket from 72 hours prior to the departure of your train.
Please visit Check-in (www.rail-checkin.com), enter your name and ticket number or booking reference, and then select either Mobile Document or Printed Document.
Please be sure to print out your train ticket before boarding the train if you select Printed Document.
You will not be able to change your train ticket after collecting it.

  • The train ticket is not for a reserved seat. Please find a vacant seat after boarding.
  • Please note that if text is displayed on the electronic display above a seat, this means the seat is reserved.
  • If you wish to reserve a seat, please purchase a ticket for a reserved seat at a DB Travel Center.

Connection Times

  • The train journey time that is indicated on the reservation confirmation does not include connection times.
  • The train timetable can be viewed at the DB website (www.bahn.de).
  • When traveling to the airport by train, please note the check-in deadline for the flight and allow plenty of time accordingly.

When connecting to a DB train from a flight from Japan to Germany
Please allow at least 75 minutes after the flight's estimated arrival time to make the connection to the train.

When connecting from a DB train to a flight from Germany to Japan
Please use a train which arrives at the airport at least 90 minutes before the scheduled departure time of the flight.

Documents Required when Boarding the Train

  • A mobile train ticket or printed train ticket
  • A copy of your international flight reservation confirmation or e-Ticket Itinerary Receipt
  • Your passport or another form of personal ID

Check-in & Baggage Drop-off

When connecting to a DB train from a flight from Japan to Germany
Boarding Procedures Baggage
No check-in procedures are required when using DB trains. Please use the ticket that was printed via the methods above and board the train. Please collect your baggage upon arriving at the airport and take it with you to the train.
When connecting from a DB train to a flight from Germany to Japan
Boarding Procedures Baggage
Please use the ticket that was printed via the methods above and board the train.
Separate check-in procedures are required for the flight.
Please take your baggage with you to the train. Proceed to the ANA baggage counter upon arriving at the airport.

InterCity Rail Service

This service is provided by InterCity Brussels-Amsterdam.
Thalys operated trains are not available.

Applicable Sectors

All InterCity routes between Brussels Airport/Brussels Midi Station-Amsterdam Schiphol Airport/Amsterdam Central Station

  • Brussels
  • Brussels Airport
  • Mechelen
  • Antwerp
  • Roosendaal
  • Dordrecht
  • Rotterdam
  • The Hague
  • Schiphol-Airport
  • Amsterdam
  • Only international sectors are available
  • The applicable route may be different depending on your fare types. Please check your fare rules.

Reservations & Purchasing

Please purchase the train ticket at the same time as purchasing the international flight. Train numbers will be shown as 9B (AccesRail) carrier code.

  • The AccesRail carrier code (9B) is shown on the flight ticket, as are the departure and arrival times for the relevant train.

Seats

International Flight Ticket Classes InterCityDeutsche Bahn
F/A/J/C/D/Z/P First Class Car
G/Y/E/B/M/U/H/Q/V/W/S/L/K Second Class Car

Collecting the Train Ticket

Tickets can be collected from 72 hours prior to the departure time of the relevant train. Please be sure to print it out before boarding. No changes can be made after the ticket has been printed.

Online Ticket Collection

Please refer to the AccesRail website and enter your name and flight ticket number or reservation number.

Ticket Collection at InterCity stations

Please check in with customer service agents at the AirRail desk located at the stations.

  • The train ticket is not for a reserved seat. Please find a vacant seat after boarding.

Connection Times

  • The train journey time that is indicated on the reservation confirmation does not include connection times.
  • When traveling to the airport by train, please note the check-in deadline for the flight and allow plenty of time accordingly.

Documents Required when Boarding the Train

  • The printed InterCity ticket (Please be sure to print the ticket before boarding the train)
  • A copy of your international flight reservation confirmation or e-Ticket Itinerary Receipt
  • Your passport or other form of personal ID

Check-in & Baggage Drop-off

Boarding Procedures Baggage
Please use the ticket that was printed via the methods above and board the train. Please take your baggage with you to the train. Proceed to the ANA baggage counter upon arriving at the airport.