This information is only valid for students in Mainz. Students in Germersheim (FB 06: Translations-, Sprach- und Kulturwissenschaft) please note this information.
Semester ticket area
- on the city buses and trams in Mainz and Wiesbaden (Mainzer Mobilität and ESWE Verkehr),
- on the entire network of the Rhein-Main-Verkehrsverbund (RMV),
- on the entire network of the Rhein-Nahe-Nahverkehrsverbund (RNN),
- in the transition area from RMV to VRN (for more details click here),
- in the transition area Alzey/Worms of the RNN (for more details click here), and
- in regional traffic on the railroad line on the left side of the Rhine between Bingen Hbf via Bacharach and Boppard to Koblenz Hbf (but not in the city area of Koblenz).
IMPORTANT: On the railroad line between Bingen Hbf via Bacharach and Koblenz Hbf, only local trains may be used (not IC, EC and ICE).
A general map of the area of validity can be found here: general map. Alternatively, you can click on the map on the left.
Transitional areas in which the semester ticket is valid
The semester ticket is also valid in two transition areas, namely in the transition area from RMV to VRN and in the transition area Alzey/Worms of RNN. You can find out exactly which areas these are in the respective honeycomb maps of the RMV (in German) and RNN (in German). We give you a small list here. However, this is not complete, but only an overview.
Transition areas include the following (not a complete list!):
- in Hesse (see also the Overview map of the RMV fare zones (in German))
- Kreis Bergstraße, without the areas Hirschhorn, Michelbuch, and Neckarsteinach
- in Rhineland-Palatinate among others (see also the RNN honeycomb plan)
- County of Alzey-Worms
- in Baden-Württemberg (see also the Overview map of the RMV fare zones (in German))
Tips for trips within the semester ticket area
How to get from Mainz to Koblenz for free?
|The semester ticket is also valid on the left sideof the Rhine between Mainz, Bingen and Koblenz Hbf. In order to find the corresponding journeys, you must pay attention to the following:||The semester ticket is only valid as far as Koblenz main station. It is not valid as far as the stop "Koblenz Stadtmitte" and also not for bus transport in Koblenz.|
||The semester ticket is not valid in ICs, ECs or ICEs.|
||The semester ticket is only valid on the right side of the Rhine as far as Lorchhausen, not as far as Koblenz.|
In order to find such journeys in the DB Navigator, on bahn.de or similar sites, proceed as follows:
Click on settings
Click on "Optionen"
Über (1)/Via (1)
Verkehrsmittel/Means of transport
Click on "Fertig" and search
Scroll down and search
If you want to travel out of the semester ticket area
For one-time trips
Outward journey from the ticket area
The decisive factor is always which stop on your planned outward journey is the last one in the Semesterticket area. It does not matter whether the train stops at this station or not. Please refer to the map of the semester ticket area and to the section The last stops in the semester ticket area.
In addition, it is decisive whether you also change trains at this last stop or not. Therefore, we have also incorporated this.
|If you do not change buses at the last stop in the semester ticket area, but remain on the bus/train||If you also change trains at the last stop in the semester ticket area|
|Type of ticket||"Anschlussticket"||regular one-way trip|
|available at||only at the station where you start your journey (at vending machines or at a customer service center)||online, in an app (e.g. DB Navigator), at a vending machine, or at customer service center|
|Departure station||the last stop on your route, which is still in the semester ticket area (see map of the semester ticket are or the last stops in the semester ticket area)||the last stop on your route, which is still in the ticket area, where you also change busses/trains (see map of the semester ticket area or the last stops in the semester ticket area)|
|Destination station||your journey destination||your journey destination|
Return journey into the ticket area
The decisive factor is always which stop on your planned return journey is the first in the semester ticket area. It does not matter whether the train stops at this station or not. Please refer to the map of the semester ticket area and the section The last stops in the semester ticket area.
|Type of ticket||regular one-way trip|
|available at||online, in an app (e.g. DB Navigator), at a vending machine, or at customer service center|
|Departure station||Station where you start your return journey|
|Destination station||the first stop on your route within the semester ticket area (see map of the semester ticket area or the last stops in the semester ticket area)|
For more frequent trips...
If you often travel out of the ticket area to another tariff area, it may be worthwhile to buy a corresponding connection ticket that is valid for a longer period of time. We inform you here which such tickets we know. Whether the respective ticket makes sense for you depends on your situation and, above all, on how often you travel to the area and back.
...in the area of VRN (without Westpfalz)
The Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Neckar (VRN) offers a so-called Anschluss-Semester-Ticket. This is valid for one semester, is valid in the light-yellow area (see map to the left) and costs € 215.60€ (as of April 9, 2021) according to the price information of the VRN.
You can find more information and the area of validity at VRN-Anschluss-Semester-Ticket (in German).
...in the VRN-Westpfalz area (without the rest of VRN)
The Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Neckar (VRN) offers a so-called Westpfalz-Anschluss-Semester-Ticket. This is valid for one semester, is valid in the light-blue area (see map to the left) and costs € 197.60€ (as of April 9, 2021) according to the price information of the VRN.
You can find more information and the area of validity at Westpfalz-Anschluss-Semester-Ticket (in German).
...in other areas
We are not aware of any other comparable offers from other areas like the ones mentioned. It may be that there is something similar there in each case.
The last stops in the semester ticket area
|Route||last stop in the semester ticket area|
|Marburg → Erndtebrück||Wallau (Lahn)|
|Marburg → Korbach and Brilon||Münchhausen|
|Marburg → Kassel and Göttingen||Neustadt (Kr. Marburg)|
|Fulda → Göttingen||Burghaun (Hünfeld)|
|Schlüchtern → Gemünden||Jossa|
|Gießen or Dillenburg → Siegen||Dillbrecht|
|Gießen or Dillenburg → Burbach (Kr Siegen)||Allendorf|
|Frankfurt and Hanau → Aschaffenburg||Großkrotzenburg|
|Darmstadt → Aschaffenburg||Babenhausen|
|Darmstadt and Heppenheim → Mannheim or Heidelberg||Weinheim-Lützelsachsen|
|Frankfurt and Groß-Gerau (not via Darmstadt) → Mannheim||Lampertheim|
|Mainz and Worms → Mannheim||Bobenheim|
|Worms and Monsheim → Kaiserslautern||Marnheim|
|Bad Kreuznach → Kaiserslautern||Hochstätten|
|Bad Kreuznach and Idar-Oberstein → Türkismühle and Saarbrücken||Neubrücke (Nahe)|
You have more questions?
You can find more information about the semester ticket here: Information about the semester ticket.
If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us. You can find our contact details in the upper right corner on your PC or further down on your smartphone.