On October 8th there will be elections in Bavaria. Söder also has a promise for Bavaria’s students and trainees: you can hope for a particularly cheap version of the Germany ticket from the next winter semester.

From the next winter semester, Bavaria’s students and trainees can hope for a particularly cheap version of the Germany ticket: CSU boss and Prime Minister Markus Söder announced a 29-euro ticket on Wednesday in his keynote speech at the CSU parliamentary group’s exam. According to participants in the internal meeting, Söder described it as a “useful addition” to the 49-euro ticket, which is expected to be valid in Germany from April or May.

After the federal and state governments had agreed on the financing of the ticket after a long dispute, implementation is now up to the federal states and the transport companies. EU approval is also required. According to Federal Transport Minister Volker Wissing (FDP), the 49-euro ticket should be valid from the beginning of May at the latest.

The nationwide usable ticket for buses and trains in local transport should have an introductory price of 49 euros per month. The goal is to build on the popular 9-euro ticket from the summer. A digitally bookable, monthly terminable subscription is planned. Many details are still to be clarified. The countries are aiming for an introduction by April 1st, but skeptical tones have recently been heard again and again.