Sometimes I have to go between North Germany and Vienna, Austria. Until they change the cost of trains it’s the same price as flying. Because of the environment I used to take the train, even if it took me 12 hours more than a flight. After changing the train schedule last December, German train service (DB – real, real bad!) has had numerous cancellations, delays, and worse service! The prices exploded, too. No one can understand that because the service did not improve!
To book travel for the same distance and date is €40 less by plane than train. I cannot understand that. So I will go two times by plane this year. 🙁 The other five times I will take the train, even if it takes more hours and Euros. By the way: I only use a bicycle for my daily business.