ic:kurier – Your fast rail courier service

When every second counts: urgent deliveries by rail courier!

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Environmentally friendly & fast transport on rails – ic:kurier

Do you have important documents, urgent spare parts or other time-critical shipments up to 20kg that have to reach their recipient today? Benefit from a reliable transport by rail – throughout Germany by train (ICE Intercity Express, IC Intercity or EC Eurocity)! ic:kurier is the flexible and fast rail courier service for same-day shipment transports.

From station to station or including pick-up at your location and delivery directly to the recipient: we deliver quickly and reliably. International transports via IC courier service are also possible from/to Paris, Vienna, Basel and Amsterdam.

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Exclusively for you: Fast train courier services

time:matters offers you the rail courier service in exclusive cooperation with Deutsche Bahn. You can send your urgent shipment easily, inexpensively and as fast as lightning. And you can do so several times a day, depending on the route and timetable, via the rail network of the Deutsche Bahn. The ic:kurier network serves more than 100 railway stations in Germany, whether from Berlin to Hamburg or from Leipzig to Munich.

Would you like a particularly fast and convenient all-round service? We will gladly pick up your shipment directly from your door. Our courier partners will then take care of the delivery to the recipient. Alternatively, you can bring your shipment to the departure station yourself up to 20 minutes before departure. As a rule, the consignment is ready for collection by the recipient as early as 20 minutes after the train arrives at the destination station.



Shipping within a few hours, including pickup and delivery

Reliable transport

Regardless of weather and traffic conditions


Affordable alternative to direct delivery


Stopwatch time matters Special Speed Logistics


  • Sameday transports within Germany as well as to/from Paris, Vienna, Basel and Amsterdam
  • Fast and affordable alternative to direct delivery
  • Late acceptance and early availability: on average 20 minutes prior to departure/after arrival
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  • Reliable transport regardless of weather and traffic conditions
  • No consolidation with other shipments
  • Proactive status information
  • Recovery process in case of disruptions
Deutsche Bahn network control center for ic:kurier shipments


  • Loading on all ICE, IC and EC trains
  • More than 100 train stations in Germany

  • More than 200 courier partners for pickup and delivery
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  • Including pickup, delivery and customs clearance upon request
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  • 24/7 availability of our logistics experts
Shipment conditions for ic:kurier parcels

Key technical data

  • Weight: 20kg per shipment
  • Total girth: 2m
  • Restrictions: no dangerous goods (DGR); biological specimens – Category B (UN3373) possible

The ic:kurier service delivers

Your customer urgently needs an important spare part and transport by direct courier or taxi is too expensive? For the transport of parcels in Germany, time:matters exclusively uses the fast ICE, IC and EC trains. Since an ICE train does not experience traffic jams, this type of rail transport is fast and also environmentally friendly.

Thanks to constant shipment monitoring, we can always actively inform you about the progress of your shipment and react quickly in the event of unexpected incidents. No matter what you want to send: With the ic:kurier service, we also solve your individual logistic challenge. Simply send documents, spare parts, biological samples or forgotten keys, musical instruments and laptop bags by rail.

Frequently asked questions about ic:kurier

ic:kurier is an exclusive service of time:matters in cooperation with Deutsche Bahn. Your shipment will be transported by DB long-distance trains and is thus a particularly environmentally friendly alternative to direct travel by car or truck.
You can conveniently enter your transport request and your individual time window online and see directly which transport options are available. Select the appropriate train connection and decide whether you want to bring the delivery to the train station yourself or book a courier service for pick-up and delivery.
The maximum weight of a shipment via ic:kurier is 20 kg. The dimensions of the shipment must not exceed 1m in length or 2m in girth.

The girth for ic:kurier shipments is calculated as follows: 1x longest side + 2x width + 2x height <= 200cm.

With ic:kurier shipments can be sent via ICE, IC or EC to more than 140 stations throughout Germany. International shipments are possible via IC from/to Paris, Vienna, Basel and Amsterdam.

Do you have further questions?

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Germany & Central Customer Service

Austria & Central Eastern Europe

Benelux, France & Great Britain

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