News Germany Has Launched New USD 10.83 Pass. Here's What We Know

Germany Has Launched New USD 10.83 Pass. Here's What We Know

The German government recently launched a EUR 9.90 (USD 10.83) summer ticket after its EUR 49 (USD 53.58) monthly rail pass. 


By Anushka Goel Published on Jun 19, 2023, 03:00 PM

Germany Has Launched New USD 10.83 Pass. Here's What We Know
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One of the best ways to explore Europe is through its rail networks, and Germany is luring travellers to pick train travel even more. The country recently launched a EUR 9.90 (USD 10.83) summer ticket in addition to EUR 49 (USD 53.58) monthly rail pass. 

The tickets are aimed at encouraging rail travel within the country, and the government has released about a million of the EUR 9.90 (USD 10.83) tickets as part of the scheme. These passes are expected to help people cope with the cost of living crisis that the country is currently facing.

What we know about the German rail pass variations that have been launched

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The EUR 49 (USD 53.58) ticket, called Deutschland-Ticket (or D-Ticket) went on sale in April, while their usage started on May 1. These were thought of as a replacement for the popular EUR 9 (USD 9.84) passes and can be booked online by German locals as well as tourists.

The summer ticket, however, is a newer addition to the offerings. According to Euro News, the pass will be applicable on some short-distance routes on ICE trains, and is a limited-time deal that can be booked until July 31, 2023. Schengen Visa Info adds that tickets bought under this scheme will allow for travel between June 11 till December 9, 2023. Routes include stretches between Cologne and Düsseldorf, Hamburg and Bremen, Dresden and Leipzig and Augsburg and Munich, the report adds.

The fares are applicable for second-class tickets only, and if you have a BahnCard 25 or 50, you’ll be eligible for further reductions. This means that your German rail pass will allow you to go on the short journey for as low as EUR 7.40 (USD 8.09).

The measures are not only expected to ease travel woes but provide people with some financial relief as they can also be helpful in boosting tourism within the country. Not just that, the rail pass will help daily commuters save some bucks on their regular travels.

All currency conversions were done at the time of writing

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Related: Germany Set To Launch New Countrywide Transport Ticket In May

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Anushka Goel

Anushka Goel

Anushka has previously worked with publications such as the Times of India and Being Indian. A graduate from Xavier Institute of Communications, she specialises in entertainment, food and travel. She also likes to write about sustainability and beauty. When not working, you can catch her reading a book, tending to her plants, cooking or playing an instrument.

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