The 49-euro ticket is a noticeable financial relief for many citizens.
However, some groups may be able to travel even cheaper by bus and train.
Berlin – It should come on May 1st: The Deutschlandticket, known to most as the 49-euro ticket.
For just under fifty euros a month, trips across the Federal Republic should be possible.
This will make public transport much cheaper, especially for commuters.
But it's not just working people who can still make use of the great potential for savings when it comes to ticket prices.
Deutschlandticket: With 49 euros a month, thousands of commuters save money
Almost everyone will probably save with the Deutschlandticket, but commuters in particular will be significantly relieved.
So far, monthly passes have regularly cost a lot more money, despite various offers.
In Munich, for example, anyone who wants to use all zones pays EUR 248.70 per month;
Driving in the city center alone costs commuters 758.40 euros a year.
With the 49-euro ticket, it is a lot cheaper, even commuters save 170.40 euros a year in the Bavarian state capital.
49-euro ticket: Who can get the ticket even cheaper
However, the bottom line is that the monthly price of 49 euros for the ticket is not set in stone.
Rather, there are various options for consumers to purchase the ticket at a much lower price.
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“Companies should be given the opportunity to provide their employees with the Deutschlandticket as a job ticket.
If they grant a deduction of at least 25 percent, the federal and state governments will add a further deduction of five percent.
Employees could get the ticket reduced by another 14.70 euros.
Employers are of course free to further relieve employees of travel expenses;
For example, the city of Munich bears the total costs for public employees.
Pupils and trainees:
The group of pupils and trainees also has the option of using the Deutschlandticket.
However, the alternative offer of the 356-day ticket can be the better option in individual cases.
However, it usually offers less freedom than the 49-euro ticket.
Various countries are also planning special “youth tickets”, but the implementation will probably take some time.
: In many places, students are offered a semester ticket.
If you can prove that you are enrolled at a university, you can travel at a wallet-friendly rate.
In the MVV area, the extension ticket is currently available for EUR 209.30, in addition to the solidarity contribution of EUR 63.00.
In the future it should be possible to upgrade from the respective semester ticket to the Germany ticket if you want to travel nationwide.
However, it is not yet known how the payment will be made in concrete terms.
49 euro ticket for everyone?
A group is the loser at the Deutschlandticket
At 49 euros, the monthly ticket is cheap compared to other tickets.
However, it may not be affordable for everyone.
In particular, only 45 euros are included as a mobility item in the citizen's allowance.
A "social ticket" therefore seems desirable - but it has not yet gotten beyond the stage of discussion in politics.
This could be related to the proclaimed goal that the ticket is pursuing.
According to the federal government, it is intended to “relieve the financial burden on citizens in view of the sharp rise in energy prices”, but “at the same time […] significantly increase the attractiveness of public transport, provide a stronger incentive to switch from cars to buses and trains – and thus contribute to to achieve the climate goals.” Anyone who uses a car should be motivated to switch to public transport.
If you can't afford both, you should - this seems to be the questionable consideration of politicians - just walk.
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