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    Deborah Etim

    The German federal government has announced the introduction of a flat-fee public transportation ticket. Germans will be able to use all modes of public transportation for 9 euros a month for 90 days. The ticket is tagged “9 for 90 tickets”.

    The flat-fee tickets are part of a larger relief plan targeted at reducing the typical German’s cost of living. This plan contains a one-time payment to citizens to assist with fuel costs, a one-time bonus for families, and a temporary cut in fuel energy tariffs.

    For context, the €27 ticket which may be paid for over a 90-day period is roughly half the price of the lowest monthly ticket for Berlin’s inner zones. This is a welcome development because people will save up more on transportation.

    According to a recent survey, 75% of German car owners are willing to switch to public transportation. From this survey, I predict that when this plan is implemented, car owners may decide to use public transportation to reduce the cost of buying fuel. If you are a German citizen, purchasing a flat-fee ticket should be on your mind.

    The concept of the 9 for 90 tickets appears to have been developed very recently, therefore it remains to be seen how soon the plan can be executed. The €9 tickets will only be sold online to reduce administrative effort. A dedicated gateway will most likely be set up to simplify ticket sales. What do you think about this plan?

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  • 9 for 90 Flat-fee Transportation Ticket in Germany

    Deborah Etim updated 1 year, 11 months ago 2 Members · 4 Replies
  • Michael

    May 19, 2022 at 6:31 am

    I am very much looking forward to it. Can you imagine what it’d mean to travel through the whole of Germany for almost nothing!? EUR 9 per month!

    My currently monthly ticket cost for the inner part of Berlin is EUR 64 per month, and this does not allow me to use the public transport on the outskirts of the city. Also, I have to buy a ticket to use when I travel to other locations because my Berlin (VBB) ticket isn’t valid in other state.

    So, I think this is only for the better; I mean, not to mention the lesser dependence on private cars, fuels and reduced environmental polution.

    • Deborah Etim

      May 20, 2022 at 8:31 am

      Wow! The 9 Euro deal is a far better deal than what you currently pay. I think it’s a welcome idea. I hope after the 90 days period, the German government will consider continuing with it.

      • Michael

        May 21, 2022 at 7:46 am

        That’d be great, especially for those of us that travel a lot.
        I think they will keep it because it is cheaper to provide that subsidy than to take care of climate pollution, clean air, green energy, and other things in that line.

        • Deborah Etim

          May 23, 2022 at 7:55 am

          Yes, you’re right about that.

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