If you were a fan of last summer’s 9 euro ticket, then Germany’s new 49 euro train ticket in 2023 is the next best thing! Check out the full breakdown of details for this year’s country wide ticket (Deutschlandticket in German).
Still gliding off the success of the 9 euro ticket (and trying their best to combat the rising energy costs) in 2023, the German government will be introducing the Deutschlandticket or more commonly known, the 49 euro ticket.
This new ticket will be available for purchase online, offering both locals and visitors a fantastic cost effective option for enjoying trips around Germany.
..and the best part, it won’t just last for a season but instead will settle in for a couple years!
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What Is The Deutschlandticket / 49 Euro Train Ticket In Germany?
The Deutschlandticket is set for release starting in May 2023 and will be available for purchase until 31st December of the same year.
It can be used for unlimited travel within the country, on any regional train, any day of the week, including holidays.
Unlike its predecessor, the 9 euro ticket, the 49 euro ticket will be available for purchase digitally in the form of monthly subscription model.
However, before you worry about getting locked into any annual commitments, the ticket can be cancelled on a monthly basis, so as long as set yourself a reminder to!
Due to the nature of this digital subscription model, most likely there will not be any options to purchase the ticket outside of app, but we have yet to hear a solid confirmation on that
Who Is Eligible For The Deutschlandticket / 49 Euro Ticket?
The 49 euro ticket will be available to anyone travelling within Germany. All travellers must have an account with the corresponding German railway apps i.e Deutsche Bahn, MVG, BVG etc… and a valid bank account tied for the monthly cost debit to be eligible for the ticket.
The 49 euro Deutschlandticket is non-transferable and can be purchased through the Munich transportation app or the app/online through Deutsche Bahn.
Along with the non-transferable detail of the Deutschlandticket , its important to know it also does not include taking other people with you, dogs or bikes.
Where Can The Deutschlandticket / 49 Euro Ticket Be Used?
The 49 euro Deutschlandticket is valid on any train operated by Deutsche Bahn, including the Regional Express trains.
Basically, you can purchase this ticket to replace your usual (and increasingly expensive, we are personally very excited for this) monthly Munich Isarcard of which you can use to travel through Germany and cover your local transport needs in which other Germany city you explore.
But do make sure to keep in mind the fine print! These are the transportation methods not covered by the 49 euro ticket;
- Long distance trains; ICs, ICEs and ECs
- 1st class or special booking train sections
- Flixtrain or Flix busses
When Will The Deutschlandticket / 49 Euro Ticket Be Available?
The 49 euro train ticket will be valid for use on any regional train in Germany from May 1st* to December 31st, 2023.
*Ticket sales begin April 1, 2023!
Initially, the Deutschland ticket will be available for the next two years, after which it will be up for discussion on whether an extension will be held or not.
Where Can I Buy A The Deutschlandticket / 49 Euro Train Ticket?
The 49 euro ticket will become available for purchase starting April 1, 2023 and valid for use starting May 1, 2023.
Interested in getting ordering your Deutschlandticket? Here are some helpful links to the websites where you can sign up for it!;
Additional Details About Deutschlandticket / The 49 Euro Ticket
In What Form Will I Get The Deutschlandticket?
You can receive it in the form of a smartphone ticket or an electronic chip card in the mail.
Can Children Travel With The Deutschlandticket?
In general, children under 6 years of age and younger travel free of charge on public transport in Germany. With the Deutschlandticket, children over the age of 6 must have their own subscription.
Is The Deutschlandticket Transferable?
No it is not. It can only be used for the person who signed up for the subscription.
How Do I Cancel My Deutschlandticket?
The Deutschlandticket is an ongoing subscription with the price being automatically deducted from your bank account on a monthly basis.
In order to cancel, follow this quick summary;
- Visit the website or app where you bought your ticket (such as the German Bahn website, DB Navigator app, or local public transport association’s site).
- You can cancel and get a full refund if your ticket is purchased before the 10th day of the current calendar month.
- To avoid being charged for the next month, cancel your ongoing subscription before the 10th day of the current month. (For example, if you want to cancel a July subscription, you must do so by June 10.)
How Do I Buy A The Deutschlandticket / 49 Euro Train Ticket If I Don’t Have A German Bank Account?
This monthly subscription-based ticket provides all the advantages of budget travelling in Germany, except that it must be paid by an automatic debit from a German bank account, or an IBAN.
However, after we’ve found a great (and FREE) solution to this for those without a European or German bank account: The multi-currency account app Wise!
Wise accounts come with the option to generate local bank details for up to 10 currencies, so you can receive money for free from 30+ countries…or in this case, create an IBAN account number (that pulls from your local bank account) to use to purchase the Deutschlandticket.
For the full breakdown on how to buy the Deutschlandticket / 49 euro ticket, we’ve created a special blog post for you to read all about it here!