Lesson 20: Exactly How To Buy A Train Ticket… In German!

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Want to learn German or want to learn something quickly you can definitely use in Germany? Learn how to buy a train ticket in German!

There’s a good chance you’ll need at least one train ticket when you’re in Germany and while you can buy them online, you may find yourself in a situation where you need to buy them from a ticket office. This will help you out.

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German Lesson 20: How to buy a train ticketPin

Watch the video below to learn the important German train vocabulary including what to say at a train station.

Below the video, you’ll find a list of the basic vocabulary used so you can write it down and practise. There are far more statements in the video though so make sure you watch it.

You can do this!

Some of the vocabulary taught in this lesson:

  • der Bahnhof – train station
  • der Hauptbahnhof – main train station
  • der Zug/die Züge – the train/s
  • der Wagen/die Wagen – the wagon/train carriage/s
  • das Ticket/die Tickets, der Fahrschein/die Fahrscheine – the ticket/s
  • der Fahrkartenautomat/dieFahrkartenautomaten – the ticket machine/s
  • der Bus/die Busse – the bus
  • die Bushaltestelle/die Bushaltestellen – – the bus stop/s
  • die Ankunft – arrival
  • die Abfahrt – departure
  • der Gleis – the track
  • der Schalter – the counter
  • die Verspätung – the delay
  • der Fahrplan – the schedule

Time to practise until you can say these words without thinking 🙂

Want to learn more German? Find the previous lesson here and the next lesson here. You can also find all our lessons here.

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