9-euro ticket at Deutsche Bahn: when you can buy the monthly ticket
Created: 05/24/2022, 04:58
By: Mark Stoffers
On May 23, 2022, Deutsche Bahn wants to start advance sales for the 9-euro ticket.
However, the measure from the relief package still has to be passed by the Bundestag and Bundesrat.
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For 9 euros throughout Germany: possible with the 9-euro ticket.
Deutsche Bahn is now announcing the start date for advance sales of the monthly ticket.
Berlin – Deutsche Bahn has officially announced the start date for advance sales of the 9-euro ticket, which comes as a measure from the 2022 relief package.
According to this, consumers can buy the inexpensive 9-euro monthly ticket from DB from May 23, probably for all three months from June to August.
But there is still a catch, which is why the 9-euro ticket advance sale could be on the brink.
Because the prerequisite for the start of advance sales is that the Bundestag and Bundesrat approve the project from the 2022 relief package in the coming week.
However, the hurdle does not seem to be that small at the moment, as various federal states are blocking the cheap 9-euro monthly ticket, which you can buy in Hamburg, for example, not only from the HVV, but also from Deutsche Bahn.
Countries like Bavaria and Lower Saxony are threatening a boycott because they fear they will be stuck with the cost of the 9-euro ticket.
Buy a 9-euro ticket from May 23: Available from Deutsche Bahn in the app navigator, from ticket machines and in DB travel centers
According to Deutsche Bahn, the 9-euro ticket will then be available from May 23, 2022 via the DB Navigator app and all other digital rail channels.
This is what Deutsche Bahn let consumers know on Sunday, May 15, 2022, so that travelers can travel across Germany with the 9-euro ticket by bus and train.
"It will also be available at around 5,500 Deutsche Bahn ticket machines and in over 400 DB travel centers in train stations," it said.
The inexpensive monthly ticket entitles travelers to travel nationwide on local public transport for nine euros.
Trains such as the ICE, IC or EC are excluded from the savings offer.
Nine-euro ticket valid for the months of June, July and August - request for extension until December
In June, July and August, the nine-euro ticket is intended to give consumers the opportunity to travel nationwide in local and regional transport in order to - as well as the planned fuel discount for diesel and petrol, which will come into effect on June 1st and could cause chaos at the gas stations, the child bonus, the energy price flat rate and the Hartz IV subsidy - to relieve people in Germany due to the increased costs.
Furthermore, the cheap savings offer should also serve another purpose.
The 9-euro ticket as a taster offer is intended to motivate convinced drivers to increasingly opt for bus and train as their preferred means of transport.
With the 9-euro ticket, there is "a unique opportunity to get more people excited about local public transport and climate-friendly rail in the long term," explained Jörg Sandvoß, head of the responsible railway subsidiary DB Regio.
To do this, the 9-euro ticket must first be approved by Parliament and then the Bundesrat in the coming week.
A push by the left is pushing for an extension of the 9-euro ticket.
They extend the offer until December in order to create "a booster for bus and train" with the 9-euro ticket.
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Important exception for the 9-euro ticket: inexpensive monthly ticket only valid for the respective month
According to Deutsche Bahn, the 9-euro ticket will always be valid from the first to the last day of each month.
If you only buy a 9-euro ticket in the middle of the month, the monthly ticket can only be used for the remaining half of the month.
This means that the nine-euro ticket cannot be carried over to the following month.
Buy a 9-euro ticket for June, July and August: a monthly ticket for all months should be available from May 23rd
Good news for travelers looking to buy a €9 monthly pass.
Because as soon as the Bundestag and Bundesrat have waved the project through, it should be possible to buy tickets for all three months at the same time from the start of sales on May 23rd.
This means that interested parties do not have to buy the 9-euro ticket every month.
The federal government is financing the project by transferring 2.5 billion euros to the states to compensate for the loss of income.
9-euro ticket from the 2022 relief package: costs and financing for a dispute between the federal and state governments
However, the planned financing of the measure from the relief package is causing a dispute between the federal and state governments.
Bavaria's transport minister, for example, recently got involved in the political debate and threatened to block Bavaria in the Bundesrat.
If the federal government believes that it can be applauded on the back of the federal states for a three-month consolation and that others should pay the bill, then it has been very wrong," said Bavaria's Minister of Transport Christian Bernreiter (CSU) of the
German Press Agency
in Munich .
A few weeks ago, Saxony's transport minister was critical of the federal and state financing plans.
"Now the Federal Ministry of Transport is trying to pass some of these costs on to the federal states and to offset them against the public transport Corona rescue package," said Martin Dulig, according to a statement.
"But if you order, you have to pay," the SPD politician continued in Dresden.