List of Intercity-Express lines
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- Routes segments written in bold have a frequency of one train per hour.
- Routes segments written in Italics are only operated by selected trains or no more frequently than every four hours.
- Route segments written in small are to destinations outside Germany.
- All routes written normally have a frequency of one train every two hours.
Line 10 runs hourly between Berlin and Düsseldorf or Cologne. Some trains are held in Stendal. Wolfsburg is served only every 120 minutes. At Hamm, the train is divided or united depending on direction of travel. A train service operates via Essen to Düsseldorf (some trains to Cologne and, on Sundays only, to Aachen), the other train via Wuppertal to Cologne (some trains to Bonn or Koblenz).
Line 11 runs from Berlin to Munich every two hours. Between Mannheim and Stuttgart it uses the high-speed line Mannheim-Stuttgart.
Line 12 goes to Switzerland. From Mannheim, it no longer runs parallel to the line 11, but from Karlsruhe on parts of the unfinished new and upgraded line Karlsruhe–Basel.
|Berlin Gesundbrunnen–Berlin Hbf–Berlin-Spandau–(Wolfsburg)–Hannover Hbf–Bielefeld–Hamm||Dortmund Hbf–Bochum Hbf–Essen Hbf–Duisburg Hbf–Düsseldorf Hbf–(Köln Messe/Deutz–Köln/Bonn Flughafen)||ICE 2|
|Hagen Hbf–Wuppertal Hbf–Köln Hbf–Bonn Hbf (–Koblenz Hbf)|
|Hamburg-Altona–Hamburg-Damtor–Hamburg–Berlin Spandau–Berlin–Berlin-Südkreuz–Lutherstadt Wittenberg–Leipzig–Erfurt–Eisenach–Fulda–Frankfurt (Main)–Mannheim Hbf–Stuttgart Hbf–Ulm Hbf–Augsburg Hbf–München-Pasing–München Hbf||ICE 1|
|Berlin Ostbahnhof–Berlin–Berlin-Spandau–Wolfsburg–Braunschweig–Hildesheim–Göttingen–Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe–Fulda–Hanau–Frankfurt (Main)–Mannheim–Karlsruhe–Freiburg–Basel Bad Bf–Basel SBB–Interlaken Ost||ICE 1|
|Berlin Ostbahnhof–Berlin–Berlin-Spandau–Braunschweig–Hildesheim–Göttingen–Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe–Fulda–Frankfurt (Main) Süd–Frankfurt (Main)–Frankfurt(Main) Flughafen– Mannheim–Stuttgart||ICE 1|
Line 15 is an ICE line, parts of which have the character of a Sprinter line. Four pairs of trains (six pairs on Fridays and Sundays) connect Berlin daily with Frankfurt in less than 4 hours, around 15 minutes faster than via Braunschweig. Individual trains continue from there to Stralsund or Binz. Further train pairs connect Berlin with Erfurt. Between Halle and Erfurt, the line runs on the new line Erfurt-Leipzig / Halle. Already in the annual timetable 2003/2004 there was an ICE line 15 as a successor to the Interregio line 15, but with a route via Potsdam, Dessau and Naumburg and Weimar. In the timetables 2004/2005 and 2005/2006 there were three train pairs of the ICE line 15 Frankfurt-Erfurt-Halle-Berlin together with the ICE line 51 Dortmund-Paderborn-Kassel-Erfurt-Leipzig-Dresden as a line exchanger in time with the ICE Line 50 Frankfurt-Erfurt-Leipzig-Dresden.
Line 20 connects Hamburg every two hours with Zurich, Chur or Basel. Between Hamburg and Frankfurt, it overlaps with line 22 to an hourly frequency. Some trains already start in Kiel, then travel via Neumünster and Hamburg Dammtor to Hamburg central station. This line passes through some stations like Hamburg-Harburg, Lüneburg, Uelzen, Fulda or Hanau without stopping. A single train from Hamburg-Altona leaves the main line at Frankfurt (Main) Hbf and then travels via Frankfurt Airport Station and Mainz Hbf to Wiesbaden Hbf. This then serves the usually traversed hold, but not Hamburg-Harburg.
Line 22 connects Hamburg with Stuttgart every two hours. Between Hamburg and Frankfurt (Main) it condenses with line 20 to an hourly frequency. Some trains which already start in Kiel do not serve Hamburg-Altona. Besides Hamburg-Harburg, the stops Fulda and Hanau are not served by this line. A train pair runs from Frankfurt (Main) to Oldenburg.
|(Kiel)–Hamburg–Hannover–Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe–Frankfurt (Main)–||Frankfurt (Main) Flughafen Fernbf–Mainz–Wiesbaden||ICE 1|
|(Frankfurt (Main) Flughafen Fernbf–Mainz)–Mannheim–Karlsruhe–Freiburg HBf–Basel Bad Bf–Basel SBB–(Zürich Interlaken Ost)|
|(Kiel)–Hamburg–||Hannover–Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe–Frankfurt (Main)–Frankfurt (Main) Flughafen Fernbf– (Heidelberg–) Stuttgart||ICE 1|
|(Oldenburg (Oldb) )–Bremen –|
|(Lübeck)–Hamburg–||Hannover–Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe–Fulda–Würzburg –||Nürnberg–Ingolstadt–||München–(Garmisch-Partenkirchen)||ICE 1 ICE 2|
|(Oldenburg (Oldb) )–Bremen–||Augsburg–|
|(Kiel)–Hamburg –||Berlin–Leipzig–Nürnberg–||Ingolstadt–||München–||(Innsbruck)||ICE T|
|Kiel–Hamburg–Bremen–Münster–Dortmund –||Bochum–Essen– Duisburg–Düsseldorf –||Köln–Bonn–Koblenz–Mainz–Frankfurt (Main) Flughafen Fernbf–Frankfurt (Main) –||Würzburg–Nürnberg–Regensburg||ICE 1|
|Hagen–Wuppertal –||Mannheim–Karlsruhe–Freiburg–Basel Bad Bf–Basel SBB|
|(Dortmund–Bochum)–Essen–Duisburg–Düsseldorf–Köln Messe/Deutz–Frankfurt (Main) Flughafen Fernbf–Frankfurt (Main)–Aschaffenburg–Würzburg–Nürnberg–(Ingolstadt)–München–(Garmisch-Partenkirchen)||ICE 3|
|Münster–(Recklinghausen –) Dortmund–Bochum–Essen–Duisburg–Düsseldorf –||Köln–Siegburg/Bonn–Frankfurt (Main) Flughafen Fernbf–Mannheim–Stuttgart–Augsburg–München||ICE 3|
|Dortmund - Hagen - Wuppertal - Solingen -|
|(Hannover–Bielefeld–Hamm (Westf)–Dortmund–Hagen–Wuppertal–Solingen) –||Köln–Siegburg/Bonn–Frankfurt (Main) Flughafen Fernbf–Mannheim–Karlsruhe–Freiburg–Basel Bad Bf–Basel SBB||ICE 3|
|Köln–Flughafen Köln/Bonn–Montabaur–Wiesbaden–Mainz–Mannheim–Heidelberg–Stuttgart||ICE 3|
|Dortmund–Bochum–Essen–Duisburg–Düsseldorf–Köln Messe/Deutz–Köln/Bonn Flughafen–Frankfurt (Main) Flughafen–Mannheim–Stuttgart|
|Köln–Siegburg/Bonn–Montabaur–Frankfurt (Main) Flughafen Fernbf–Frankfurt (Main)||ICE 3|
All these lines continue outside Germany. Lines 75 & 76 originate in Hamburg Central Station and continue into Denmark. Lines 78 & 79 originate in Frankfurt Central Station and continue into Belgium or The Netherlands:
The train of line 81 connects Freiburg im Breisgau with Paris. The first train station in France is Mulhouse. Then it travels on the LGV Rhin-Rhône and the LGV Sud-Est until the Gare de Lyon. The line is served by single trains only. This is the only line that is however not served by InterCityExpress.
Line 82 begins its journey in Frankfurt (Main) main station and ends in the Gare de l'Est of Paris. It travels on the LGV Est européenne, a high-speed rail line in France. On the route via Saarbrücken the trains run every four hours. In Forbach is held only once a day. With the commissioning of a new section of the LGV Est in 2016, some trains will also be routed via Strasbourg. Both TGVs and ICEs operate on this line.
Line 84 connects Frankfurt (Main) with Marseille on the LGV Rhin-Rhône and the LGV Méditerranée once a day.
Line 89 was reintroduced with the timetable change in December 2016. Once a day Munich is connected via Innsbruck with Feldkirch. The line runs only on Saturdays in the winter sports and summer seasons.
|((Wiesbaden –) Frankfurt (Main)–Mannheim–Stuttgart–Ulm–Augsburg –) München–Salzburg–Wien Westbahnhof– Wien Meidling–Wien Hauptbahnhof– Budapest Keleti pu||Railjet|
|Hamburg-Altona–Hamburg Dammtor–Hamburg–Hamburg-Harburg–Hanover–Göttingen–Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe–Fulda –||Würzburg–Nuremberg–Regensburg–Plattling–Passau–Wels–Linz–St. Pölten–Wien Meidling–Wien Hauptbahnhof||ICE T|
|Dortmund–Bochum–Essen–Duisburg–Düsseldorf–Cologne–Bonn–Koblenz–Mainz–Frankfurt Airport–Frankfurt–Hanau–(Aschaffenburg) –|