Lufthansa and Deutsche Bahn connect the Lufthansa Express Rail network to five cities with the network they have created for joint train-flight services.
Lufthansa and Deutsche Bahn are focusing on the rapid expansion of joint train-flight services. In Frankfurt, the two companies presented their plans for a joint product venture. The Lufthansa Express Rail network will be expanded to five more cities. From December onwards, the "Sprinter", which is an extra-fast high-speed trains, will go to Frankfurt Airport for the first time. Lufthansa and Deutsche Bahn are expanding their cooperation to set a new standard in environmentally friendly transport network modes.
“With this joint venture, we are strengthening the mobility offer in Germany and thereby supporting the local economy. We benefit consumers and the environment by intelligently connecting rail and air transport, offering our customers a seamless and convenient travel network. "
DB Board Member Berthold Huber: “A good collaboration is now turning into a comprehensive partnership, and the like has never been seen before between Lufthansa and Deutsche Bahn. By the end of the year, DB will expand the links between Germany's largest headquarters and new Sprinter connections. Traveling by train will be faster and more comfortable. "
WIDE NETWORK AND NEW EXTRA FAST "SPRINTERS"
Deutsche Bahn and Lufthansa already offer 17 daily trains from 134 German cities to Frankfurt Airport. Five more cities will be added in the second half of 2021. Starting from July, it will be possible to start from Hamburg and Munich to Frankfurt Airport with Lufthansa Express Rail for the first time, and from Berlin, Bremen and Münster in December.
Additionally, new Sprinter connections will be available from December. The train journey between Munich and Cologne will be reduced to under four hours. There will be direct trains from Munich and Nuremberg and from Munich and Nuremberg to Frankfurt Airport twice a day, three and two hours respectively, with no additional stops between them - half an hour faster than today and full with the current departure and arrival times of flights. as scheduled. Headquarters of Lufthansa.
IMPROVED COMFORT AND MORE FLEXIBLE RESERVATION
All tried and tested features of the Lufthansa Express Rail program, such as reserved seats, guaranteed connection, mileage accrual for train travel, as well as 1st class travel and access to DB, lounges for Business and First Class customers will of course continue to be available. Additional services will be added in the future. Express Rail trains will be easier to identify thanks to the common DB-LH marking found on many wagons. LH information can also be accessed on the train via free WLAN. Passengers who book Business or Frist first class benefit from DB Premium in 1st class and free catering on board.
Luggage carrying and storage will also be easier: Deutsche Bahn prefers to use the latest generation trains with large luggage compartments. As soon as traffic rises at the airports again, Lufthansa Express Rail customers will be given fast lane access at the security checkpoint. Also, when landing at Frankfurt Airport, priority will be given to the luggage of Express Rail customers.
Lufthansa Express Rail ticket booking will become even more flexible. From April 2021, feeder trains can be booked as long as the relevant connecting flight is bookable. It also pays to book early, which means tickets can be cheaper. An important feature of this year: Miles & More customers will earn double status miles on all Lufthansa Express Rail journeys, as on all flights.