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9-Euro-Ticket

For 9 euros, you can travel throughout Germany on local/regional trains for a whole month in June, July or August.

Benefits for you

  • Flat rate: it gives you unlimited travel on local/regional transport services during the selected month
  • Travel throughout Germany: on all means of local/regional public transport
  • No waiting times, fully mobile: you can also buy it as a mobile phone ticket

Please note:

On busy days there may be an increased demand for certain local/regional trains and stations due to the 9-Euro Ticket.

For safety reasons, the train crew may decide not to allow any more bicycles. Parking spaces cannot be reserved on local transport services.

For this reason, we currently do not recommend taking bicycles to popular tourist destinations between 9 am and 11 am and 2 pm and 5 pm on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays.

Please note when booking

  • If you want to book the 9-Euro-Ticket for another person, select "Ticket for another person" in the booking process and enter the name of the traveler there.
  • Please note that if you want to buy the 9-Euro Ticket for additional persons, you must book the ticket for each person separately.

Important

People with an annual or monthly season ticket will automatically receive notification from their transport association/operator. They will not have to do anything themselves. Information in German for subscription holders: Häufige Abo-Fragen zum 9-Euro-Ticket

9-Euro-Ticket FAQs

All customers will benefit from this special offer and be able to buy the ticket before the three-month period starts. The ticket will be available via channels such as bahn.de, the DB Navigator app and ticket desks at stations. 

The offering goes on sale on 23 May 2022. People who use local/regional transport will be able to buy it anywhere in Germany via channels such as bahn.de and DB Navigator. It will also be available from DB Reisezentrum (travel centre) staff, at a DB agency and ticket machines at stations.

  • The 9-Euro-Ticket is available in the period from 1 June 2022 to 31 August 2022.
  • It is valid for one calendar month, from 00:00 on the 1st until 24:00 on the 30th/31st.

The 9-Euro-Ticket is valid on all public transport services in Germany. You can use it on any local/regional route and make as many journeys as you like.
This is true regardless of which transport service provider, transport association or tariff is indicated on the ticket. A 9-Euro-Ticket purchased in Munich, for example, can also be used for journeys in Frankfurt and the surrounding area.

The ticket is not valid on long-distance trains (e.g. IC, EC or ICE) or long-distance buses. However, if your regional train is more than 20 minutes late at the arrival point, you can take a long-distance train if you buy a long-distance ticket beforehand. When you have completed your journey, the passenger rights service centre (Servicecenter Fahrgastrechte) will reimburse you for this long-distance ticket on request. For exceptions, please check the area of validity in the Conditions of Carriage at bahn.de/agb.

Please also check with local bus companies whether the ticket is recognised. 

Holders of a season ticket for local/regional transport will be credited or refunded the difference between their season ticket price and the 9-Euro-Ticket price. This does not apply to holders of a season ticket for long-distance transport and BahnCard 100 holders.

These people will automatically receive notification from their transport association/operator. This will include information about the invoicing process (refund or reduction to their standing order). They will not have to do anything themselves. 

No. The ticket does not cover on-demand services (e.g. taxis at stations). These are supplementary local transport services that require a surcharge in addition to a normal fare.

  • Children under 6 always travel for free. They do not need a ticket.
  • Children aged 6-14 do not travel for free, so they need their own normal ticket or 9-Euro-Ticket.

  • You cannot use the 9-Euro-Ticket as a ticket for dogs.
  • However, you can bring a dog with you in line with transport associations' regulations. For example, some associations require you to buy a separate ticket for dogs. The situation is similar with guide dogs and assistance dogs: they are covered by transport associations' regulations.

Reservations are uncommon on local and regional transport as people often decide to use trains and buses at short notice. Nevertheless, seat reservations are offered on some routes. In these cases, you can book a seat in addition to using a 9-Euro-Ticket.

Existing seat reservations for subscription holders remain valid during the 9-Euro-Ticket promotion period. There is no reimbursement for reserved seats, as the EUR 9 price refers exclusively to the ticket price.

No. The 9-Euro-Ticket is only for travel in second class.

The 9-Euro-Ticket can be used before and after a journey on a long distance train. However, you need a separate ticket for the long distance part of your journey. This may have implications for your rights as a passenger. If you miss the long distance train following your journey on a local/regional service, you are not entitled to travel on another train with the same ticket and cannot claim a refund.

No. BahnCard discounts cannot be used in conjunction with the 9-Euro-Ticket, as it is like a monthly ticket for local/regional transport.

No. The City-Ticket is always part of a flexible or saver fare ticket for the outbound or return leg of a long-distance journey.

Support staff will be present at stations where we expect a lot of passengers, particularly on days when demand is very high. These employees will ensure that everything runs smoothly by providing  guidance and help, for example when passengers are boarding and leaving trains. Some stations will be popular with people transporting bicycles, and we will do as much as possible to accommodate these travellers.

If we expect our regional and S-Bahn services to be busy, we alert travellers to this by providing notification in bahn.de's connection information section and in the DB Navigator and DB Streckenagent apps. We base our forecasts on data about previous connections on a given route, and we also take upcoming events such as school holidays and public holidays into account. While our information is, of course, only of limited accuracy, it does enable us to make useful estimates. Normally, we only provide information about very busy trains in the June-August period, but in certain regions, notifications are also available for medium- to low-use trains.

See also: How full is my train? Information about seat availability

If you are returning home after a trip, do not wait until the last train as it is likely to be very busy. 

  • It is a good idea for people to spread out along the entire platform when waiting for a train. This way, they can make use of all of the train's doors when it pulls in, which speeds up the boarding process.
  • Put your baggage on the luggage racks or under your seat.
  • Keep emergency escape routes clear at all times.

If you want to go on a cycling tour but don't want to take your own bike on the train, rent a bike at your destination. Bike hire is widely available in Germany – for example, DB is opening pop-up Call-a-bike stations in Berlin and Munich. www.zugportal.de / fahrrad contains the details of bike rental companies in different regions.

Komoot and DB's excursions app (DB Ausflug) also contain recommendations for anyone who wants to go on a cycling tour but don't want to travel on busy trains. 

If you have bought your 9-Euro-Ticket via bahn.de, you can download it as a PDF and print it out directly after the booking process. You will also receive your ticket by e-mail.

After completing the booking process, you will additionally receive an order number. Using this order number and the last name of the passenger, you can access your ticket at any time via the following link

If you have booked via your "My Bahn" customer account, you can also view all bookings made in the last 14 months in your user account.

You can add your 9-Euro-Ticket to the DB Navigator app in the "My Tickets" section. Download the ticket by entering the order number and the last name of the passenger.

If you have purchased your ticket as a registered user, your tickets will automatically be added to the DB Navigator app. You simply need to log in in with your "My Bahn" customer account.

No. It will not be possible to accurately forecast passenger loads in local transport from June to August. This will prevent us from reliably scheduling group travel. Therefore, no group scheduling will be available during the 9-Euro-Ticket promotion.

Further information