Rail Services within Europe

European Rail Services

Customers flying with ANA and traveling between Japan and Europe can use trains as a mode of transportation. On this page, you’ll find information around two major rail services—Deutsche Bahn (DB) and InterCity Rail Service. Note: These rail services may not be available on some fares and are based on seat availability. There may be other rail services which are not indicated below. If you have a reservation on rail services with another airline's flight number, please contact the airline directly for details.

Lufthansa Express

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. One such service includes Lufthansa Express Rail Service. Note: Some Lufthansa Express Rail destinations may require an additional charge.

About the Service

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

Applicable Routes and Trains

  • All routes operated with flights that have LH flight numbers.
  • For more information around applicable routes, please refer to the Lufthansa Express Rail Service website.
  • ANA passengers are able to go on certain ICE (Intercity Express) trains and train cars which have LH flight numbers.

Reservations and 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 Car
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

Boarding Procedure

  • Please check-in for the train online or via phone on the Lufthansa website.
  • Take your baggage with you to and/or off the train and collect it and/or check it in at the airport.
    • You can request a seat upon check-in.
  • If you use a train without a valid boarding pass or uses a train that is not on a designated Lufthansa Express Rail line, DB may charge you 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 website above for more information if you’re connecting from a Lufthansa-operated flight.

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. One such service includes DB Rail&Fly Service.

About the Service

This is a service provided by DB and includes all routes to/from Frankfurt, Munich, and Düsseldorf and all routes between DB train stations and Frankfurt, Munich, and Düsseldorf airports.

Applicable Routes

  • All DB routes to/from Frankfurt Central Station, Munich Central Station, and Düsseldorf Central Station.
  • All routes between DB train stations and Frankfurt Airport Station, Munich Airport Station, and Düsseldorf Airport Station.
  • Note: 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.
    • Note: Usage solely between an airport station and central station on city and local public transport is not applicable.
map of routes and journey times

Find approximate journey times per sector below.

From Frankfurt Airport

Destination Journey Time
Cologne 1:00
Stuttgart 1:15
Dusseldorf Station 1:30
Dortmund 2:10
Nuremberg 2:30
Hannover 2:40
Basel 3:00
Munich Central Station 3:40

From Düsseldorf Station

Destination Journey Time
Cologne 0:30
Dortmund 0:50
Hannover 2:30
Frankfurt Airport Station 1:20
Bermen 2:50
Wolfsburg 3:00

From Munich Station

Destination Journey Time
Salzburg 2:00

Applicable Trains

  • All DB 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).
    • 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. Note: Rail&Fly tickets cannot be used solely for city and local public transport.
  • Example: Use S-Bahn between Ost Station and Munich Central Station (for ICE connection to/from Munich Airport).

Reservations and 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 IATA fares, Star Alliance fares, or ANA international flight awards.
  • A Pickup Number will be issued upon purchase. A unique Pickup Number is issued for each customer, as well as for both the outbound and return journeys. Please keep this number since it must be entered into a DB ticket vending machine to print the train ticket. The pickup number is indicated on the e-ticket under operating carrier. Please note that indicating the pickup number on the e-ticket may require some time. In this case, confirm the number later by displaying the e-ticket from the ANA website.
    • The AccesRail carrier code (9B) is indicated on the flight ticket. Please note that the departure and arrival times on the ticket are provisional and are not the actual times for the train. The train and destination are not specified. Any train may be used, subject to seat availability.

Seats

International Flight Ticket Classes Car
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

Train Ticket Collection

  • Train tickets are required to be collected before boarding the train. They can be collected up to 72 hours prior to the departure time of the relevant train.
  • No changes can be made after the ticket has been issued.
  • After collecting a DB train ticket, DB's conditions of carriage will apply.
  • You can collect the tickets before boarding the train either online or in-person.

Online/Mobile Ticket Collection:

Visit the AccesRail website and select your preferred method to receive your travel documents—after entering your name and flight ticket number or reservation number. Note: Please make sure you have printed out the document if you select Printed Document.

In-Person Collection:

Ticket vending machines (labeled "Fahrkarten") are located in DB train stations. Please select Rail&Fly and enter your Pickup Number. If you have already collected your ticket online, the ticket vending machine will not issue a ticket. Note:

  • The train ticket is not for a reserved seat. Please find a vacant seat after boarding.
    • 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 Deutsche Bahn website
  • 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 that arrives at the airport at least 90 minutes before the scheduled departure time of the flight.

Required Documents

You must have the following documents with you:

  • Printed Rail&Fly ticket (please make 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

Boarding Procedure

When connecting to a DB train from a flight from Japan to Germany:

  • No check-in procedures are required when using DB trains. Please bring your printed ticket 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:

  • Please bring your printed ticket and board the train.
  • Separate check-in procedures are required for the flight.
  • Please take your baggage with you to the train and proceed to the ANA baggage counter upon arriving at the airport.

InterCity

This rail service is provided by InterCity and includes all InterCity routes between Brussels and Amsterdam. Note: Thalys-operated trains are not available.

Applicable Routes

  • All InterCity routes between Brussels Airport/Brussels Midi Station-Amsterdam Schiphol Airport/Amsterdam Central Station.
  • Only international sectors are available.
    • The applicable route may be different depending on your fare types. Please check your fare rules.
map of routes

Reservations and 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 Car
F/A/J/C/D/Z/P First Class Car
G/Y/E/B/M/U/H/Q/V/W/S/L/K/X Second Class Car

Train Ticket Collection

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

Online Ticket Collection:

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

Ticket Collection at InterCity Stations:

Please complete check-in with customer service agents at the AirRail desk located at the stations. Note: 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.

Required Documents

The following documents are required for boarding:

  • 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

Boarding Procedure

  • Please bring your printed ticket and board the train.
  • Separate check-in procedures are required for the flight.
  • Take your baggage with you to the train and proceed to the ANA baggage counter upon arriving at the airport.