Transport

The Transportation Department takes care of all student issues related to your student mobility.

Information on refund of the semester ticket
Information on subsidy for the semester ticket
Information on the semester ticket

Current messages

9€-ticket

Information on the 9€-ticket, which is to be introduced throughout Germany from 1 June, can be found here. (The informations provided here apply only to students of JGU on the Mainz campus, not to students at the Germersheim location.)

We are still in the process of paying out the 9€-ticket refunds. Every student at JGU who is eligible for a refund will be contacted by us. We ask for your patience! (Last updated: 17.11.2022)

Refund for Ukrainian students

All students at JGU with Ukrainian citizenship could apply for a refund of the semester ticket for the summer semester 2022 until July 11th (the semester ticket itself remains valid).

The cost of the semester ticket for the 2022 summer semester was 219.80€. Since the DB Trans Regio transport company does not accept the reimbursement reason "Ukrainian student" for the summer semester 2022, their share of 6.42€ will only be reimbursed in half. It will be half refunded due to the 9€-ticket. This means that 216.59€ will be refunded for Ukrainian students.

Pilot Project Digital Semester Ticket

Starting with the winter semester 2021/22, the digital semester ticket will be introduced for M.Ed. students on a trial basis. For this purpose, the Student Services sent out a first information mail to all M.Ed. students at the beginning of August.

Yet, of course, you still have questions like:

  • How does the ticket control work if I do not have data reception at the moment?
  • What if my battery dies during the check?
  • How can I apply for a paper ticket?

We answer these questions here: Pilot project Digital semester ticket

New webpage: »Excursion tips«

We have started to collect some excursion tips for you. This way you can get even more out of your semester ticket. The page is under construction and will be continuously filled with information, pictures and more places.

You find it here: Excursion tips

Semester ticket

Map of the semester ticket area

As enrolled students of JGU Mainz you will receive a semester ticket. The ticket in the form of your current student identity card in combination with an official photo identity card or a foreign passport is your ticket for public transport.

You find all information on the semester ticket here: Information on the semester ticket.

IMPORTANT: The ticket must not be laminated!
symbol image bus train tram How do I get to Koblenz for free? What do I have to do if I want to travel outside the ticket area?
For this purpose, we have created a separate page where we answer such questions so that you can make the best use of your semester ticket:
Tips for using the semester ticket
You need tips for excursions? Then you will find them here:
Excursion tips

Pilot Project Digital Semester Ticket

Starting with the winter semester 2021/22, the digital semester ticket will be introduced for M.Ed. students on a trial basis. For this purpose, the Student Services sent out a first information mail to all M.Ed. students at the beginning of August.

Yet, of course, you still have questions like:

  • How does the ticket control work if I do not have data reception at the moment?
  • What if my battery dies during the check?
  • How can I apply for a paper ticket?

We answer these questions here: Pilot project Digital semester ticket

Refund and subsidy

The application period for the winter semester 2021/22 for most refund applications is
01 September 2021 until 08 November 2021.
The application website will be activated on the first day of the application period.
You can find more information on refunds, a step-by-step guide on how to apply and all the important info (explanations, reason for application to be selected, documents required, application periods) here:
Information on refund of the semester ticket
This is a so-called cut-off deadline. This means that once the deadline has passed, you will no longer be able to apply for a refund for the semester in question. This applies even if you could actually get a refund. This means that the application must be received in time and that a postponement or extension of the deadline is not possible.
Information on refund of the semester ticket
Under certain circumstances you can get a refund of your semester ticket. In the course of this, however, you also lose the rights that go with it. This means, for example, that you have to buy tickets if you want to use public transport.You can find all info here:
Information on refund of the semester ticket
Information on subsidy for the semester ticket
Under certain conditions you can receive a subsidy for the semester ticket. The subsidy is a financial support to help students who have financial difficulties to pay the semester ticket. Therefore, the semester ticket is not invalidated in this case.You can find all info here:
Information on subsidy for the semester ticket

The Hardship Regulations apply to the refund and the subsidy. Here you can find the PDF version of the Hardship Regulations (in German) as well as a web page with explanations of the Hardship Regulations (in English).

Bike and car sharing

As a student of the University of Mainz you have the possibility to use bike and car sharing offers. You can find all information here: Bike and car sharing