The 49-euro ticket, which is valid throughout Germany, will finally make public transport in this country more affordable from May. But there is additional savings potential with the Deutschlandticket – namely if your employer offers a job ticket.
The negotiations were certainly not easy, but the federal and state governments recently decided to start the 49-euro ticket on May 1st. The sale should
from April 3rd
go off. Via the Deutschlandticket app
you can already pre-order the ticket, although it is not an official federal app.
Interesting detail: Employers have the opportunity to tell their employees that
49-euro ticket as a job ticket
to provide. If the company participates with at least 25 percent, the federal and state governments give a further discount of 5 percent. In this way, employees could get the ticket with at least 30 percent savings. The 49-euro ticket would then be sold per month
only 34.30 euros
or cost less.
As a user, you don’t have to do anything for this, apart from perhaps pointing out to your superiors that a job ticket is a nice thing. If there is already a job ticket, employers are likely to switch to the new offers in the near future.
There could be other benefits before the start of the Deutschlandticket. NRW’s state transport minister, Oliver Krischer, said that “further tariff offers that are based on the ticket will then certainly be available. We are currently talking about the further development of tickets for students, for trainees and also social tickets, all of which we already have today.”
Here, too, those affected should not rush into anything. Possible new offers should be communicated before the start. If not, you can buy the 49-euro ticket without much damage, because it can be canceled monthly. This allows you to react flexibly to new offers. (with material from dpa)