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You can travel around Germany this summer for under £8

Wondering where you can travel on a budget this summer?

Throughout June, July and August, you will be able to travel all over Germany by public and regional transport from just 9 EUR (about £7.60) a month! The monthly ticket entitles you to travel by regional trains RB, RE, subway, city trains, city buses, trams.

Read on to learn more!

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Travel throughout Germany for less than £8!

This week, Germany started selling monthly tickets for just 9 EUR. Tickets will be valid from the first to the last day of each month.

Tickets can be purchased using the carrier's applications, such as Deutsche Bahn or Berlin's BVG, as well as in ticket machines and in customer service centres.

As expected, the interest is enormous and popular German tourist attractions are expected to be flooded by tourists this summer. However, if you plan it right, you can see a lot of Germany for a bargain!

Where did the idea for a 9-eruo ticket come from?

The idea is intended to mitigate the impact of the drastic increase in energy costs on the financial situation of residents. It is also an interesting idea for promoting domestic tourism and increasing interest in using public transport.

Rules for using the ticket

  • As part of the ticket, you can use urban, suburban and regional transport

  • It is not possible to reserve seats

  • The ticket does not cover bike transportation

  • Children under 6 travel for free and do not need their own ticket

  • Children 6-14 years old must have their own ticket

  • The ticket entitles you to travel in 2nd class

When is the 9-euro ticket valid?

It is a monthly ticket, which is available for the summer months of June, July and August. So if you want to use the offer for all three months, you have to spend 27 euros.

Which trains can I use with the -euro ticket?

✅ throughout Germany (no matter which network you buy the ticket from)

✅ in all means of transport and on all routes of local public transport

✅ Unlimited rides

❌ Does not apply to long-distance trains (e.g. IC, EC, ICE) and long-distance buses

This means that you can also cover very long distances throughout Germany. However, since you cannot use long-distance trains, you will be on the road longer and have to change trains more often.

These are the longest routes that you can cover with the 9-euro ticket without changing trains

If you want to cross the entire country with the 9-euro ticket in regional transport, you not only need a lot of time, but also a lot of patience. For example, if you drive from Freiburg im Breisgau to Rostock, it takes almost 15 hours, and you have eight changes along the way.

But there are also relaxed regional routes in the country, without any changes and the associated stress.

Here are our recommendations of picturesque routes to take with the ticket!

Elsterwerda to Rostock: 390 km

This route starts in tranquil Elsterwerda in Brandenburg and ends in Rostock on the Baltic Sea. With the RE5 you cover around 390 kilometres and the journey takes 4 hours and 43 minutes. You'll arrive relaxed at the Baltic Sea without changing trains. If you plan to stay a few days, we also recommend making a trip to neighbouring cities of Wismar and Lübeck.

🏴‍☠️ Pirate tip: Fly into Berlin and start the route from Berlin's main station (Hauptbahnhof) after exploring its capital city for a few days

Leipzig to Nuremberg: 290 km

With the RE42 (Franken-Thüringen-Express) you can get from Leipzig in Saxony to Nuremberg in Bavaria (or vice versa) in 4 hours and 10 minutes.

Munich to Hof: 315 km

The Alex State Railway runs between Hof an der Saale and the Bavarian capital of Munich. You can get from one city to the other in 3 hours and 39 minutes without having to change trains.

Mannheim to Koblenz: 330 km

You start in Baden-Württemberg in Mannheim and jet within 4 hours and 17 minutes to Koblenz in Rhineland-Palatinate. The RE1 (SÜWEX) makes it possible.

Let us know where you would go with the ticket!

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