The best contract of carriage in history for any major European country is now on sale.

Deutsche Bahn (DB), which operates most trains in Germany, has launched a ticket that costs €9 (£7.70) for a month of travel in June, July or August. The average cost per day is only 25p.

“Regional Express” trains – which often link towns and cities on routes 50-100 miles long – are covered. All local services, including subway S-Bahn and U-Bahn, as well as trams and buses.

Intercity express is classified as IC, ICE and EuroCity are not included. Even so, any two stations within Germany can be connected to this agreement.

Visitors can purchase tickets for €9 per month for three months.

Passengers traveling more than 50 miles will be able to save money with a single journey. For example, the standard regional fare from the city of Bremen is €9.10.

The move is being backed by the German government to lure local travelers back to the rail line – but it’s equally open to international visitors.

British travelers can purchase tickets on their smartphones through the DB Navigator app. It is necessary to register once.

Unlike the UK’s March half-price promotion, there is no limit on the number of tickets and no limit on itineraries.

Nicky Gardner, co-author of Europe by rail“Germany has many wonderful long-distance trains in the region, often those that go through the mountains, along the Baltic coast, or despite the beautiful forest scenery.

With a €9 ticket, I’ll definitely get off at my local station in Berlin, from where there are direct regional trains to the Unesco-listed city of Stralsund on Germany’s Baltic coast. It was a three-hour journey.

“Being there and back for €9 is truly a dream ticket. And in fact, one person could do it every day for a month (not that I would!) For a total of just 9€”.

Masks must be worn on German trains.

Neighboring Luxembourg began offering free public transport nationwide in February 2020.


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