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