9 euro ticket for all of Germany starts on June 1st

From June 1st you can travel throughout Germany for 9 euros. We explain all the details about the 9-euro ticket and say when you can get the ticket where and who does not benefit from it. The Federal Council has just approved the 9-euro ticket.

Update 20.5.:

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 has also just approved (May 20, 2022, around 11.40 a.m.). One thing is certain: the 9-euro ticket starts on June 1, 2022.

The Federal Council writes:

“Citizens can use local public transport in June, July and August for nine euros a month. The aim is to relieve the population of the sharply rising costs for electricity, food, heating and mobility and to provide an incentive to switch to local public transport and to save fuel, according to the explanatory memorandum to the law. However, the specific design of the discounted ticket is the responsibility of the federal states and municipalities, as they are responsible for local public transport.

There was a dispute between the federal government and some federal states about the cost sharing of the federal government. The Federal Council now states: ”

To finance the costs, the law transfers additional so-called regionalization funds to the states in the amount of 2.5 billion euros for 2022. A further 1.2 billion euros are used to at least partially compensate for the loss of revenue in regional transport caused by the pandemic.

And further:

“In an accompanying resolution, the Bundesrat complains that the funds made available by the federal government will not be sufficient to compensate for all the expenses associated with the 9-euro ticket. It expects the federal government to make further compensation payments if the costs are higher than previously forecast.

The Federal Council emphasizes that considerable additional funds are required to guarantee the current transport offer in the long term, to increase passenger numbers and to expand the offer so that the climate protection goals can be achieved. He calls for an additional structural and permanent increase in regionalization funds from as early as 2022 in order to end the structural underfunding of local public transport. The countries warn that without such support it will not be possible to keep the tariffs stable after the three-month 9-euro ticket has expired.

The resolution was forwarded to the federal government. It decides when to deal with the demands of the Federal Council. There are no fixed deadlines for this.

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The planned law is scheduled to come into force on June 1, 2022. Before that, it is submitted to the Federal President for signature by the Federal Government and then promulgated in the Federal Law Gazette.

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That should be on June 1, 2022

9 euro ticket

start. Then you can travel as far and as long as you want on public transport 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 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. However, you can still travel all over Germany by train for 9 euros. All you need for this is:

So you can travel with 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.


You are allowed the ticket

don’t buy now

but have to wait until the 9-euro ticket is actually offered for sale in the app. This will be the case during the month of May 2022; Bahn AG plans to start sales on May 23, 2022. At the moment you can only plan your route and get an overview of the transfer options and the time required for the journey. And of course select the default settings of the DB Navigator app accordingly.

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



  • 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, children under the age of six generally travel for free on the train. There is no special children’s ticket with this offer

  • Validity: All local transport throughout Germany, including certain ferries

  • 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 wants to sell 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. The daily news reports. Various transport associations also want to start on 23.5. start 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. The Bahn writes: “Public transport subscribers do not have to become active. Holders of annual or monthly travelcards 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.”

  • Will the 9 euro ticket come for sure? So far, this is only a decision of the federal government. The Bundestag and Bundesrat still have to agree in May. That should be the case on May 19 and 20, 2022

  • 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.

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