As part of the relief package, the German government has announced the 9-Euro-Ticket, which will make it possible to use public transportation throughout Germany at a price of 9 euros in the months of June, July and August 2022.     

The good news is that the 9-euro rule also applies to the semester ticket. In the months mentioned, the price of the semester ticket will therefore be adjusted to 9 euros per calendar month and can be used throughout Germany on local public transport in 2nd class from June to August. The ticket is not valid on long-distance trains (e.g. IC, EC, ICE) and long-distance buses.  

Please note that the existing rules for taking people with you (see semester ticket FAQ: “Can I take an extra person with me without them paying for a ticket?” and “Can I take my bicycle on public transit with the semester ticket?”) do not apply beyond the usual regional area.  

Important for you: You do not have to apply for or buy an extra ticket, but you can use the semester ticket throughout Germany.  

At the moment it is not yet entirely clear how the reduction will be handled and passed on to you. We are working hard with the university and the public transportation companies to find a solution and will inform you as soon as we know more.   

General information about the 9-Euro-Ticket can be found at https://www.bahn.com/en/offers/regional/9-euro-ticket-en.