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9 euro ticket: All information at a glance – including exceptions






From June 1st you can travel throughout Germany for 9 euros. We explain all the details about the 9-euro ticket. Because there are exceptions, including a particularly nasty one on certain local trains on the railway.

The 9-euro ticket has been available in large parts of Germany since May 23. bookable. For example in the Bahn DB Navigator app: just follow our instructions further down in this article. But many transport associations, such as the Munich transport association, are also offering the 9-euro ticket from their sales outlets from today.

The 9-euro ticket can be used from June 1st.

The Bundestag had approved the 9-euro ticket on May 19, 2022 from 9 p.m. With the votes of the SPD, Greens, FDP and the left. The Federal Council, in turn, agreed on May 20, 2022 at around 11:40 a.m. This means that the 9-euro ticket will start on June 1, 2022. Before that, it will be submitted to the Federal President for signature by the Federal Government and then announced in the Federal Law Gazette.

From June 1, 2022, you can use public transport to travel as far and as long as you want with the 9-euro ticket in June, July and August 2022 for nine euros per month and person. So you can travel all over Germany for nine euros – as often as you like. But you have to do something

note important

.

Because the 9-euro ticket

applies to the railways only for (most) regional and local trains,

but not for ICE and IC/EC etc. – the long-distance trains of the Bahn AG are therefore excluded from the 9-euro ticket.

Danger

: Even some commuter trains are excluded. You can read what they are here: 9-euro ticket is not valid on all local trains.

However, you can still travel all over Germany by train for 9 euros. All you need for this is:

So you can travel with almost all regional trains. So you have to switch from regional train to regional train for a journey through Germany (

Danger

: If the regional train travels abroad, you must first check whether the journey to the first station abroad is included in the 9-euro ticket ). This requires precise planning – the best way to do this is with the DB Navigator app.

How to use the 9 euro ticket with the DB Navigator app

Now tap on the “Transportation” text just above the red “Search” button. In the page that now opens, tap on “Options” and then on “Transportation”. There you remove the green ticks behind ICE, IC/EC and Interregio/Schnellzug or even faster: Simply activate the slider at the top of this page for “Local/regional traffic only” and then tap on “Done”.

Then on the next page select “Show fastest connections” and tap on “Confirm”. Now tap on “Search”. The list of hits shows you how you can travel to any destination in Germany that can be reached by public transport for 9 euros from June 1st to August 31st. At the time of going to press (May 23, 2022, 8:30 a.m.), the train app already shows the 9-euro ticket.

Special case dog at Bahn AG

If you want to take a dog with you, you must inquire with the respective transport association whether you need an extra ticket for the four-legged friend. With Bahn AG you need a separate ticket for the dog if it is larger than a house cat. But you cannot book the ticket for the dog online or in the Bahn app with the 9-euro ticket. Instead, you must either buy the “dog ticket” directly at the train station or have it delivered to you by post(!). In this case, you must allow three to five days for the ticket to be sent by post.

The entire “classic” local transport by bus, S-Bahn, tram or subway is included in the 9-euro ticket anyway.

All information about the 9-euro ticket in a nutshell:

  • Validity: June 1st to August 31st, 2022

  • Only for trips in the

    second

    Class

  • Price: 9 euros per month and per person, maximum than 27 euros for the three summer months

  • Children from the age of six need their own 9-euro ticket, and children under the age of six generally travel for free on the train. There is no special children’s ticket with this offer

  • Validity: Almost the entire local transport nationwide, including certain ferries

  • Excluded are certain local trains of the Bahn AG

  • Bicycle transport: Find out beforehand how this is handled in the transport associations involved in your itinerary and whether there are any additional costs.

  • Where to get it: Nationwide online, in the app and at all ticket machines as well as in customer centers

  • Deutsche Bahn AG will be selling the 9-euro ticket from May 23, 2022. Via the DB Navigator app, via all other digital rail channels, at around 5,500 Deutsche Bahn ticket machines and in over 400 DB travel centers in train stations . Many transport associations also have on 23.5. started selling.

  • You need your own 9 euro ticket for each month. On 23.5. but it should be possible, for example, with Bahn AG to buy all three tickets for all three months at once.

  • Each 9-euro ticket is valid from the first to the last day of the respective month. For example, if you only buy a 9-euro ticket for Kuni in mid-June, you can only use it until the last day of June. You will then need a new 9-euro ticket for July.

  • If you already have a local transport subscription, then the transport associations should automatically reimburse the cost difference. The previous subscription card is still valid. Bahn writes: “Public transport subscribers do not have to become active. Annual or monthly subscription holders are automatically notified by their provider (transport association or company) and informed about the billing process (reduction of direct debit or reimbursement). You don’t have to do anything else Companies.”

  • There are two groups of regular train customers who do not benefit from the 9-euro ticket. Because Bahn AG writes the following here: ”

    Season ticket subscribers for long-distance transport and BahnCard 100 subscribers for long-distance transport are exempt from this.

    So these customers don’t get a refund. On the other hand, season ticket subscribers receive a credit note or a refund for the difference between their subscription price and the 9-euro ticket.

  • Special case dog at Bahn AG: See above

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