Booking the CNL from Leipzig to Frankfurt with a German Rail Pass. Can we book the Deluxe compartment with our 2nd class rail pass?

My husband and I want to take CNL from Leipzig to Frankfurt with German Rail Pass (10 days in a month). I have checked on DB website, and found the train we would like to book. However, I could not find the saver price with German Rail Pass.
My questions are:
(1) Could I book Deluxe with our 2nd rail pass?
(2) If yes, how much will it cost? (from Leipzig to Frankfurt ) Could I book the reservation on DB website or Rail Europe website?
(3) If not, which kind of compartment are recommended? (from Leipzig to Frankfurt )

Thank you!
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  • Jeff (Official Rep) October 01, 2015 15:07
    Hi Sandy.

    On City Night Line (CNL) trains, 'Deluxe' refers to a type of 1st class compartment. Therefore, a 2nd class rail pass would not be valid for such a compartment. With that said, City Night Line does allow 2nd class passholders to book regular double compartments, even though they also are considered 1st class.

    If you book a reservation for a 'Deluxe' compartment and you only have a 2nd class rail pass, then you would be charged a supplement locally to compensate (in addition to the reservation itself). Since the supplement is something that is assessed locally, we would not have any information about how much it would be.

    Generally, reservations can be purchased by clicking on 'Book your Rail Pass Reservations' on our homepage (; however, passholder reservations for the night train from Leipzig to Frankfurt (the 'Canopus' City Night Line) are not able to be viewed or booked there at this time. Therefore, to purchase reservations for this train and inquire about its reservation costs, you would have to call us. We can be reached at 1-800-622-8600. Our current hours are 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM CT Monday to Friday and 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM CT on Saturdays. Generally, this train can be reserved within 90 to 180 days of an intended date of departure.
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