This year, the French can continue to travel by train at will in this neighboring country

The Deutschlandticket gives access to all trains in Germany (here regional), with the exception of long-distance trains (ICE, IC and EC).
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In force for almost a year, the ticket that allows you to use most of the country’s public transport for €49 a month without obligation is renewed until the end of 2024. The opportunity to participate in Euro 2024 football at a cheaper price.

Doubts hovered over its continuation in 2024. The Deutschlandticket (or D-Ticket) was finally renewed this year, the transport ministers of the German Länder (regions) confirmed this week. This subscription, which can be used by both German citizens and foreign tourists, allows you to use all public transport inGermany (metros, trams, city buses, regional trains, etc.), with the exception of trains long distance (ICE, IC and EC), for €49 per month. Good news for the French who were planning to take part in Euro 2024, which will take place across the Rhine from June 14th to July 14th.

Tested for the first time in the summer of 2022 at the exceptional price of 9 euros per month, the Deutschlandticket was then relaunched in May 2023. Without obligation, the ticket can be purchased online, at counters or at Deutsche Bahn distributors and can be terminated monthly . Its success (11 million subscribers in the first six months), which results in trains becoming saturated on certain days, led the government to consider increasing the price to €69 or even €89 per month. Its price ends up being maintained at €49 at least until the end of 2024.

A “rail pass” planned for this summer in France

Elsewhere in Europe, other countries have recently implemented similar offers to encourage low-carbon travel. This is the case of Hungary and Portugal where the train can be taken unlimitedly for €49 per month. In Austria, Klimaticket provides access to all transport in the country, urban, regional and national. Priced at €1,095 per year for adults (or €821 for under 25s and over 65s), this subscription is primarily aimed at Austrian residents because your subscription is annual.

In France, the government is considering launching a “rail pass” allowing you to travel freely on TER and Intercités for, again, €49 per month. However, the project could be suspended after the departure of the Minister Delegate responsible for Transport, Clément Beaune, who was not replaced in the new government.


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