This is how driving through Germany works

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A €9 ticket allows you to travel by bus and train for €9 per month. Popular routes such as Hamburg – Berlin and Cologne – Munich are also possible.

Cologne – From June 1, 2022, all local and regional transport by bus and train across the country will be available for three months for only €9 per month. The €9 ticket is part of a major relief package from the federal government and aims to make buses and trains more attractive to people, especially in light of rising fuel prices. At the same time, the 9 euro ticket also opens up unimaginable possibilities for long trips in Germany. Because even famous routes like Hamburg – Munich or Berlin – Cologne can suddenly be traveled for only 9 euros a month. Particularly practical: the price includes local buses and trains from the respective cities.

Ticket 9 euros: Eid trips are possible for 9 euros

With a €9 ticket, you can travel all over Germany – but only on local transport. (IDZRW montage) © C. Hardt / Future Image / Imago & Westend61 / Imago

The €9 ticket will be presented on June 1 and will be valid for three months, that is, until August 31. With the ticket, all buses and trains can be used on regional and local transport in Germany. Only long-distance traffic, such as ICE or IC for the Deutsche Bahn, is included.

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But even with regional trains, very long distances can be traveled across the country. If you don’t have a problem with train trips or multiple changes, you can cover long distances for very little money for three months from June. This is how you get to Berlin, Cologne, Munich or Hamburg with a €9 ticket. 24RHEIN uses various examples to show how this can work.

Ticket 9 euros: from Cologne to Munich

If you want to get from Cologne to Munich on an inexpensive monthly ticket, you can do it in about nine and a half hours if you only use local transport. There are four changes along the way.

  • article: Cologne Main Station – from Station RE5 to Koblenz Main Station
  • 1. Change: Koblenz Hbf – Next train: VIA RB10 to Frankfurt (Main) Hbf
  • Second change: Frankfurt (Main) Hbf – next train: RE54 to Bamberg
  • 3. Change: Würzburg Hbf – Next train: RE10 to Nürnberg Hbf
  • 4. Change: Nürnberg Hbf – Next train: RE1 to Munich Hbf
  • Access: Munich Hbf after a total of 9:21 hours
  • Source: bahn.de; Note: This is just an example of a flight from Cologne Hbf to Munich Hbf. There are different methods possible as well.

Ticket 9 euros: from Cologne to Berlin

In about nine to ten hours, you can also get from Cologne to Berlin by public transport. Many different methods are possible here. The fastest flight takes 8:40 hours, but there are also seven changes that can be stressful under certain circumstances. More fun: with just three changes, you can get to Berlin from Cologne in 9:43 hours.

  • article: Cologne Main Station – RE6 to Minden Main
  • 1. Change: Bielefeld Hbf – Next train: WFB RE70 to Braunschweig Hbf
  • Second change: Braunschweig Hbf – Next train: RB40 to Burg (Magdeburg)
  • 3. Change: Magdeburg Hbf – Next train: RE1 to Eisenhüttenstadt
  • Access: Berlin Hbf after a total of 9:43 hours
  • Source: bahn.de; Note: This is just an example of a flight from Cologne Hbf to Berlin Hbf. There are different methods possible as well.

Ticket 9 euros: from Cologne to Hamburg

If you prefer to travel from Cologne to Hamburg, you can do so in just over six hours using local transportation. With three changes, it is possible to travel from the cathedral city to the Hanseatic city in about 6:20 hours.

  • article: Cologne Main Station – RE6 to Minden Main
  • 1. Change: Essen Hbf – Next train: RE2 to Osnabrück Hbf
  • Second change: Osnabrück Hbf – Next train: RE9 to Bremerhaven-Lehe
  • 3. Change: Bremen Hbf – Next train: ME RB41 to Hamburg Hbf
  • Access: Hamburg HBV after a total of 6:17 hours
  • Source: bahn.de; Note: This is just an example of a flight from Cologne Hbf to Hamburg Hbf. There are different methods possible as well.

9 euro ticket: from Munich to Berlin

The famous Munich – Berlin route can also be covered with a €9 ticket. This takes about nine hours by local transportation and only three changes can be made.

  • article: Munich Hbf – ALX RE2 to Hof Hbf
  • 1. Change: Hof Hbf – Next train: RE3 to Dresden Hbf
  • Second change: Chemnitz Hbf – Next train: RB45 to Elsterwerda
  • 3. Change: Elsterwerda – next train: RE17 to Berlin Hbf (low)
  • Access: Berlin Hbf (low) after a total of 8:47 hours
  • Source: bahn.de; Note: This is just an example of a flight from Munich Hbf to Berlin Hbf. There are different methods possible as well.

Ticket 9 euros: from Munich to Hamburg

From south to north? This is also possible with a 9 euro ticket. However, the connection from Munich to Hamburg requires patience and sufficient staying power. The journey takes about twelve hours. There are only four conversions.

  • article: Munich Hbf – RE1 to Nuremberg Hbf
  • 1. Change: Nürnberg Hbf – Next train: RE42 to Leipzig Hbf
  • Second change: Leipzig Hbf – Next train: RE13 to Magdeburg Hbf
  • 3. Change: Magdeburg Hbf – Next train: RE20 to Uelzen
  • 4. Change: Olsen – Next train: ME RE3 to Hamburg Hbf
  • Access: Hamburg HBV after a total of 11:58 hours
  • Source: bahn.de; Note: This is just an example of a trip from Munich Hbf to Hamburg Hbf. There are different methods possible as well.

Ticket 9 euros: from Munich to Cologne

Flight from Munich to NRW? Cologne can be reached from the Bavarian capital by public transport at around 8:35. However, there are five changes to this path:

  • article: Munich Hbf – RE1 to Nuremberg Hbf
  • 1. Change: Nürnberg Hbf – Next train: RE10 to Würzburg Hbf
  • Second change: Würzburg Hbf – next train: RE54 to Frankfurt (Main) Hbf
  • 3. Change: Hanau Hbf – Next train: RB49 to Friedberg (Hesse)
  • 4. Change: Friedberg (Hessen) – next train: HLB RE99 to Siegen Hbf
  • 5. Change: Siegen Hbf – Next train: RE9 to Aachen Hbf
  • Access: Hbf cologne after 8:35 hours
  • Source: bahn.de; Note: This is just an example of a flight from Munich Hbf to Cologne Hbf. There are different methods possible as well.

€9 ticket: from Berlin to Hamburg

The shortest connection between the four major cities of Germany is between Berlin and Hamburg. The Hanseatic city can be reached from the capital by public transport in just over four hours. There are three changes along the way:

  • article: Berlin Hbf (low) – RE4 to Rathenow
  • 1. Change: Rathenow – next train: RB43 to Stendal Hbf
  • Second change: Stendal Hbf – Next train: RE20 to Uelzen
  • 3. Change: Olsen – Next train: ME RE3 to Hamburg Hbf
  • Access: Hamburg Hbf after a total of 4:05 hours
  • Source: bahn.de; Note: This is just an example of a flight from Berlin Hbf to Hamburg Hbf. There are different methods possible as well.

Ticket 9 euros: from Berlin to Cologne

As in the opposite example, there are many options for getting from Berlin to Cologne by public transport. It all takes about eight and a half to nine and a half hours, with three to seven changes. There are also minimal changes to the route from Berlin to Cologne via Magdeburg, Braunschweig and Bielefeld.

  • article: Berlin Hbf – RE1 to Magdeburg Hbf
  • 1. Change: Magdeburg Hbf – Next train: RB40 to Braunschweig Hbf
  • Second change: Braunschweig Hbf – Next train: WFB RE70 to Bielefeld Hbf
  • 3. Change: Bielefeld Hbf – Next train: RE6 to Köln Hbf
  • Access: Hbf cologne after 9:41 hours total
  • Source: bahn.de; Note: This is just an example of a flight from Berlin Hbf to Köln Hbf. There are different methods possible as well.

Ticket 9 euros: from Berlin to Munich

The Berlin – Munich route can also be reached by local transport in just under nine hours. Oktoberfest begins on September 17, 2022, two weeks after the planned end of the €9 ticket, but there are also many reasons to take a trip to the Bavarian state capital in the summer. The Berlin – Munich route can be covered with three changes.

  • article: Berlin Hbf – RE17 to Elsterwerda
  • 1. Change: Elsterwerda – next train: RB45 to Chemnitz Hbf
  • Second change: Chemnitz Hbf – Next train: RE3 to Hof Hbf
  • 3. Change: Hof Hbf – Next train: ALX RE2 to Munich Hbf
  • Access: Munich Hbf after a total of 8:52 hours
  • Source: bahn.de; Note: This is just an example of a flight from Berlin Hbf to Munich Hbf. There are different methods possible as well.

Ticket 9 euros: from Hamburg to Cologne

The route from Hamburg to Cologne is also easily reached by regional trains via Bremen, Osnabrück and Duisburg. This trip is possible in just over six hours with three changes.

  • article: Hamburg Hbf – ME RE4 to Bremen Hbf
  • 1. Change: Bremen Hbf – Next train: RE9 to Osnabrück Hbf
  • Second change: Osnabrück Hbf – Next train: RE2 to Düsseldorf Hbf
  • 3. Change: Duisburg Hbf – Next train: RE5 to Koblenz Hbf
  • Access: Hbf cologne after 6:14 hours
  • Source: bahn.de; Note: This is just an example of a trip from Hamburg Hbf to Köln Hbf. There are different methods possible as well.

Ticket 9 euros: from Hamburg to Berlin

Hamburg – Berlin can also be reached in the opposite direction in just over four hours with a €9 ticket. With three changes, the track leads through Uelzen, Stendal and Rathenow.

  • article: Hamburg Hbf – ME RE3 to Uelzen
  • 1. Change: Olsen – Next train: RE20 to Magdeburg Hbf
  • Second change: Stendal Hbf – Next train: RB34 to Rathenow
  • 3. Change: Rathenow – next train: RE4 to Ludwigsfelde
  • Access: Berlin Hbf (low) after a total of 4:04 hours
  • Source: bahn.de; Note: This is just an example of a flight from Hamburg Hbf to Berlin Hbf. There are different methods possible as well.

9 euro ticket: Hamburg to Munich

Last but not least, more patience is needed for the connection from Hamburg to Munich. Similar to the opposite direction, this trip by public transport takes about twelve hours.

  • article: Hamburg Hbf – ME RE3 to Uelzen
  • 1. Change: Olsen – Next train: ME RE2 to Göttingen
  • Second change: Göttingen – next train: RE1 to Schmölln (Thuringia)
  • 3. Change: Neudietendorf – next train: RB23 to Saalfeld (Saale)
  • 4. Change: Saalfeld (Saale) – next train: RE14 to Nürnberg Hbf
  • 5. Change: Nürnberg Hbf – Next train: RE50 to Munich Hbf
  • Access: Munich Hbf after a total of 12:19 hours
  • Source: bahn.de; Note: This is just an example of a trip from Hamburg Hbf to Munich Hbf. There are different methods possible as well.

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