The infamous 49 Euro Ticket has arrived! So we’ve thrown together this little FAQ list to help all you desperately in need of additional details on Germany’s new Deutschlandticket.
The golden ticket to any German city for just 49 Euro – it’s available now and with it some very understandable questions were popping up. Therefore, we went and got together some answers for some of the most frequently asked ones.
What Are The Differences Between Types Of Trains In Germany?
The 49 euro ticket is valid on local and regional transport throughout Germany. These include city buses, subways, streetcars, and regional trains (2nd class). You cannot use the ticket on trains operated by DB (such as the IC, EC, and ICE), long-distance buses, and providers like FlixTrain.
Not sure what these trains are exactly? Not to worry, here’s a brief breakdown to help!:
- ICE trains (standing for “Inter City Express” ) in Germany are known for their speed (upwards of 300 km/180 mph), efficiency, and comfort on long distances.
- IC trains (which stand for “inner city”) usually travel along the same lines as ICE trains but may stop in a few more towns in between.
- EC trains stand for “Euro City.” These are similar to DB IC trains, where they run long distances, but may cross borders. Like Munich to Salzburg, for example.
- RE (Regional Express) trains are local train that travels to smaller towns and villages // There are also RB trains (“Regional Bahn.”), which are like the RE, but go a bit slower
Will Students Get A Discount On The 49 Euro Ticket?
That’s right! It won’t be available right away, but students will be able to purchase the ticket for just 29€ instead of 49€ at the beginning of the winter semester 2023.
Winter semester begins on October 9th, and anyone with a certificate of study from a German university will be able to take advantage of the price drop. It can be obtained at every public transportation office in Germany and online through the DBNavigator App.
When Is The Month Time Period For The 49 Euro Ticket?
You will automatically be charged for renewing your 49 euro ticket on the first of each month. If you would like to cancel it during your usage period, make sure you do so by the 10th of every month. If not, it will renew itself for another month.
How Do I cancel My 49 Euro Ticket Subscription?
If you want to cancel your 49 euro ticket, you can do so at any time. For a cancellation to be effective for the following month, you must cancel by the 10th of the previous month.
To cancel your subscription, all you need to do is visit the Deutsche Bahn online portal (or MVG, etc.. depending on which platform you purchased your ticket through). Over here, you’re able to manage the subscriptions you have with the Deutsche Bahn.
Do Children Need A 49 Euro Ticket For Travelling?
Yes, unfortunately. At least in the case of children over the age of five. Under German public transportation, kids under 6 are not required to pay anything.
As soon as you reach the age of 6, you’ll need a separate 49-Euro ticket or a kid’s ticket to travel legally on the Metro and the S-Bahn.
Can I Bring A Dog With Me With The 49 Euro Ticket?
Dogs are allowed in the cabin free of charge for passengers with valid tickets. For every additional dog, an additional ticket must be purchased at the children’s fare.
In general, dogs travelling in baskets and bags are free of charge. In regional trains, dogs – unless they’re in suitable containers – are transported only if chained and muzzled.
Can I Bring A Bike With Me With The 49 Euro Ticket?
For most bicycles, a bicycle ticket must be purchased. The ticket is valid for one complete day of travel up to 6 a.m. the next morning (Bicycle Day Ticket Bavaria: 3 a.m.)
You can choose from a Bicycle Day Ticket Bavaria which includes all authorized regional trains throughout Bavaria, or an MVV Area ticket (zone M-6).