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Published on : Tuesday, May 24, 2022
Deutsche Bahn (DB), which runs most trains in Germany, for discovering Europe and Germany, has launched a ticket costing €9 (£7.70) that give a full month of travel in June, July or August. The average cost per day is just 25p.
The “Regional Express” trains, which typically link towns and cities on runs of 50-100 miles – are covered. So are all local services, including S-Bahn and U-Bahn metro trains, as well as trams and buses.
The intercity expresses classed as IC, ICE and EuroCity are not included. Even so, any two stations within Germany can be connected with the deal. The European travellers can buy the €9 ticket for each of the three months.
The passengers travelling more than around 50 miles will be able to save money with a single journey. The standard regional fare from the city of Bremen, for example, is €9.10.
The move, which is being supported by the German government, is aimed at luring local travellers back to the railway – but it is equally open to international visitors. The ticket can be bought by British travellers on a smart-phone through the DB Navigator app. It is necessary to register once.
The prospective traveller must input a “dummy” journey for 1 June, or any date that month. The timings/fares it generates should offer the €9 ticket automatically. There is no need to adhere to the trip for which a quote was sought.
Unlike the UK’s half-price promotion in March, there is no limit to the number of tickets and no restrictions on journeys.