9-euro ticket for the whole of Germany – not everyone benefits
From June 1st you can travel throughout Germany for 9 euros. So plan your journey now with the DB Navigator app. Update: Two groups of train customers get nothing from the 9-euro ticket.
9-euro ticket: This is how you plan your journey now in the DB Navigator A00
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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
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. 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.
More information about the 9-euro ticket
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
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.
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.