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.
9-euro ticket: This is how you plan your journey now in the DB Navigator A00
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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
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.
: 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 (
: 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: