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The German Rail

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Ways to book

We have teamed up with the German National Railway Company (Deutsche Bahn) to give you rail connectivity beyond our served airports in Frankfurt, Munich, Dusseldorf and Berlin.

When flying with us to/from Frankfurt International Airport (FRA), Munich International Airport (MUC), Dusseldorf International Airport (DUS) or Berlin-Tegel International Airport (TXL), you can book an onward connection on Deutsche Bahn rail network to any of the German train stations it serves (i.e. Hamburg, Stuttgart, Cologne, Dresden).

This seamless air-rail connection can be made in one booking on etihad.com, via our Etihad Airways Contact Centre or through a travel agent.

Booking on etihad.com

Please select the city you wish to fly from in the origin drop-down menu and ‘Rail and Fly’ in the destination drop-down menu. The same concept applies in reverse - select as your destination (Rail and Fly).

Continue through the booking process as normal but be warned that the Deutsche Bahn train times displayed in the booking engine are fictitious. You will need to check with Deutsche Bahn directly for the right schedule. However, the Etihad flight times are correct, and you must be at the airport at least 2 hours before check in closes.

Please note that the rail ticket cannot be printed earlier than 72 hours before departure

Travel guide

TRAVELLING BY RAIL AND THEN BY AIR

TRAVELLING BY AIR AND THEN BY RAIL

  1. Once you have booked your Etihad Airways flight and rail ticket together, you will receive one email containing your flight e-ticket reference and pick up number which you will need to print with your train ticket. Please note that you will be issued different pick up train confirmation numbers for each guest travelling and for outbound and return legs of the rail sector.
  2. Please go on www.accesrail.com/checkin and follow instructions. Alternatively, you can print your train ticket at a Deutsche Bahn (DB) ticket machine by entering the pick up number. Please note that you are not allowed to reimburse your train ticket in case of no-show.
  3. On presentation of your e-ticket and a valid form of ID, you will be given Deutsche Bahn rail travel documents for your journey to Frankfurt.
  • Note: The air segment of your trip is only valid if you have completed the rail segment.
  1. Upon arrival at German airports, reclaim your bags and go to the train station. 
  2. You will receive your train ticket by entering your pick up number at the Deutsche Bahn vending machine. 
  3. You may then take a Deutsche Bahn train to any of the stations in its network
  • Note: The rail segment of your trip is only valid if you have completed the air segment. Please note that you are not allowed to reimburse your train ticket in case of no-show.

The French Rail

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Ways to book

We have teamed up with the French National Railway (SNCF) to offer you convenient rail connectivity beyond Paris.

When flying with us to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG), you can opt for an onward connection on SNCF’s 2,000km high-speed Train à Grande Vitesse (TGV) rail to cities around the country.

This seamless air-rail connection can be made in one booking on etihad.com, via our Contact Centers for TGV Air or through a travel agent.

Booking on etihad.com

Select the city you wish to fly from in the origin drop-down menu and select ‘TGV’ in the destination drop-down menu. The same concept applies in reverse. Guests travelling from French cities served by SNCF can select ‘TGV’ in the origin drop-down menu and the city of their choice in the destination drop-down menu.

Note: Guests must make the booking at least 72 hours before departure and no stopovers are allowed in Paris.

Travel Guide

TRAVELLING BY RAIL AND THEN BY AIR TRAVELLING BY AIR AND THEN BY RAIL
  1. On booking your Etihad Airways flight and TGV rail ticket together, you will receive one e-ticket by email. 
  2. Print this e-ticket and present this to the TGV Air counter at the SNCF train station in the city you selected to travel from at least 15 minutes before the train’s departure (no seat reservation is necessary).
  3. On presentation of your e-ticket and a valid form of ID, you will be given TGV Air rail travel documents for your journey to Paris.
  4. On arrival at Paris-Charles de Gaulle TGV station, take the free light rail CDGVAL service to Terminal 2A to check in for your Etihad flight.
  • Note: The air segment of your trip is only valid if you have completed the rail segment.
  1. Upon arrival at Terminal 2A at Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport, reclaim any bags you may have checked in on your flight before taking the free light rail CDGVAL service to the TGV rail station. 
  2. Your rail travel documents will be given to you after you present your flight e-ticket and a valid form of ID. 
  3. You may then take a TGV train to the destination you selected to travel to without needing prior seat reservation.
  • Note: The rail segment of your trip is only valid if you have completed the air segment.

Stations served by TGV Air

FRENCH RAIL STATION

CODE

Bordeaux Saint-Jean

ZFQ

Brussels

ZYR

Lille

XDB

Lyon Part-Dieu 

XYD

Marseille Saint-Charles

XRF

Montpellier Saint-Roch

XPJ

Nantes

QJZ

Strasbourg 

XWG