If you buy the Deutschlandticket in the train app, you will receive a bill for 588 euros, but you will only pay 49 euros for the time being.
Bremen – From May 1, 2023, the 49-euro ticket will be valid in Germany. It allows the use of all public transport, but is not valid on all regional trains. When buying the ticket, many rail customers wonder whether it is only available on a subscription basis or whether it can also be purchased on a monthly basis.
Automatic subscription at the time of purchase: Deutschlandticket is not available separately
The Deutschlandticket can be purchased on site, in the app or online – and is also available as a chip card. The price is 49 euros per month. When making a purchase, customers automatically take out a subscription. According to Deutsche Bahn (DB), the ticket is only available as an annual pass with monthly payment as part of a subscription. Individual purchases are not possible.
However, the 49-euro ticket can be cancelled on a monthly basis, so it does not have to be financed for the entire year. There is no option to make a one-time payment for an annual subscription. The 49 euro ticket is personalized and non-transferable, so personal data must be provided when purchasing at points of sale. A refund or change of the ticket is only possible before the first day of validity.
Cancel 49-Euro-Ticket: Monthly possible, but with timely notice
If you want to cancel the Deutschlandticket, you have to do so at the company where the subscription was taken out. It can be terminated until the 10th of a month to the end of the calendar month. So if you only need the 49-euro ticket for the month of April 2023, you have to cancel the subscription by April 10 at the latest, otherwise it will be automatically extended for another month.
All information about the Deutschlandticket subscription:
- Price: 49 euros.
- Duration: 1 year.
- Possible notice period: Until the 10th of the previous month.
- Missed notice period: Subscription is automatically renewed by one month.
Long-distance buses and long-distance trains such as ICE, IC and EC are usually not included in the Deutschlandticket subscription and still require the purchase of a separate ticket. In the train app, you can use a hidden trick to automatically filter out these trains to avoid confusion. The Association of German Transport Companies (VDV) expects around 5.6 million new subscriptions sold and 11.3 million passengers switching from an existing subscription to the Deutschlandticket at the start of the Deutschlandticket. A change is not automatic, so customers should take action themselves as a precaution. The price for the Deutschlandticket is 49 euros for at least one year, after which there is expected to be an increase based on the inflation rate. By the way: The 49-euro ticket also includes some routes abroad.
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