Germany’s new flat rate train ticket is now on sale and we are excited to buy the 49 euro ticket! If you don’t have a German bank account, purchasing it is difficult…but we have a great hack on how to buy the 49 Euro ticket.
We previous wrote a post about the general 49 euro ticket details, but now that the sales have begun, we are getting down to the top details to help everyone prepare to make the most out of this great summer travel deal in Germany!
Where To Buy The 49 Euro Ticket
Interested in getting the 49 euro ticket for your travels in Germany but not sure where to begin? Luckily, finding out where to buy your 49 euro ticket isn’t so difficult as it’s only per app on a monthly subscription basis.
…if you need more details on how that works, we’ve got it outlined in our previous 49 euro ticket post.
If you are searching for where, here are some helpful links to the websites / apps where you can sign up and buy your 49 euro ticket:
- Munich’s MVG Website and apps
- The Deutsche Bahn Website and app
- The Deutschlandticket Website
How To Buy The 49 Euro Ticket
To purchase the 49 euro ticket you will need to apply for the monthly subscription model through one of the above-mentioned transportation apps. However, the only option to pay is through a direct bank account debit with a –sigh– an IBAN number (German bank account).
If you are not familiar with what an IBAN is, or for that matter, who has one, it is actually not as complicated as it sounds! In addition to Germany, the majority of Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, and the Caribbean all use this system of bank account numbers.
These countries use IBAN as their bank account number formats whereas in the Unites States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand use a SWIFT number system for their bank account number format…but don’t worry, in depth comprehension of the global bank account number formatting system is not necessary for buying your 49 euro ticket this summer 😉
How To Buy The 49 Euro Ticket Without A German Bank Account
The question of how to buy a 49 euro ticket without a German bank account is one of the biggest questions-and there is unfortunately no clear answer from German service providers- we have researched how to solve it for you!
And this is with our team’s favourite (frequently used) money managing service Wise. You can create a free account and use Wise for sending money, receiving money, or holding balances in multiple currencies!
What Is A Wise Account?
The Wise app allows you to hold money in over 50 currencies, and convert between them whenever you need. Signing up is free, there is no monthly fee and you do not need to share your bank details in order to receive money.
Wise provides you with the capability to transfer money from your account to a bank account outside of Wise whenever you want (without transfer fees if the money is in the same currency!)
It is very similar to the concept of how paying with Paypal works, but instead of a username or email address to send or receive you can create have an account number created for the currency you need. Like an IBAN to use to pay for your 49 euro ticket in Germany!
How To Buy The 49 Euro Ticket With A Wise Account
If you do not have an IBAN number or German bank account to buy your 49 euro ticket. With your Wise account, you can create an IBAN to use when purchasing the ticket. Then the 49 euro ticket cost subscription will be deducted from your Wise account using those account details.
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14 thoughts on “Essential How To Hack To Buy The 49 Euro Ticket Without A German Bank Account”
I am in the US, and don’t have a German bank account. I do have friends and relatives who do have German accounts. Would they be allowed to purchase a 49 Euro ticket in my name? My traveling companion would also need one. (We would, of course, reimburse them for the costs.)
We wish that was the case! (our international team struggled as well with this topic for family summer visitors) but, we did some research and found a solution, let us know if this helps! https://boredinmunich.com/buy-the-49-euro-ticket/
You can buy the Germany ticket on the Rheinbahn app with a credit card so no need to mess around with a WISE account.
Oh! that’s a great tip, thanks for sharing!
Thank you. That worked. I now have a Deutschland ticket lined up for my summer travels. Hopefully, I didn’t just share my credit card number unwittingly!
Speaking from experience, be prepared to stand on very crowded trains. Last summer was a nightmare but possibly the 40€ difference & the necessary subscription option MIGHT make it less popular.
True true! It can get pretty wild during peek hours like weekends or holidays, so strategic travelling is best…and even sometimes splurging on that ICE ticket
Brilliant, thanks for the info
Thanks for the tip. Can you cancel the ticket on the App also?
We wrote some additional FAQs here included one that answers common questions about cancelling the ticket https://boredinmunich.com/49-euro-ticket-germany-faqs/
Can I buy 2 or more tickets from Rheinbahn app at the same time or individually ?
If its the Deutschlandsticket you can only buy 1 per account on the app, so to buy another you would have to have an account in the app for that person on their phone
Can you reserve a seat with the Deutschlandcard pass? I’m looking at the schedule on DB app & there’s a comment that demand is high & booking a seat is highly suggested.
To reserve a seat you’ll need to pay extra, but in general you can take any regional train by just showing up and getting on