Additional ticket

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Additional tickets are public transport offered tickets for the use of additional services or as a complement to already acquired single or season tickets .

Surcharge cards

Seat reservation with surcharge for the use of EC / IC trains of the Deutsche Bundesbahn, 1991

For the use of higher quality trains ( express train , InterCity , earlier also for express trains ), surcharge cards are or have been issued. Today there are single surcharges mainly for foreign railways. For IC trains, however, some transport associations offer supplementary tickets to supplement weekly and monthly season tickets.

There are also additional tickets for 1st class use . In Hamburg , express buses and special minibus lines have the same tariff as 1st class. Since the abolition of 1st class on the Hamburg S-Bahn, there have been special additional tickets for these HVV lines . With tickets that are only issued for 2nd class (e.g. country tickets ), Hamburg express buses can also be used with additional tickets. Alternatively , 1st class tickets are also valid on the express buses.

Additional supplementary tickets are issued for night traffic (night bus surcharges ) or for needs-based transport (e.g. collective call taxis).

Additional tickets

Bicycle ticket for the Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Sieg (VRS), issued by Deutsche Bahn from a machine in Cologne West.

Additional tickets are available for larger items of luggage, bicycles or dogs. Tickets for taking bicycles with you ( bicycle maps ) can be designed as distance-dependent or as a package deal. In some tariff associations, bike tickets are also offered as a monthly ticket. Luggage cards used to be available for transporting luggage on the train. In air traffic, additional payments are required for certain pieces of baggage exceeding the allowance.

Connection or supplementary tickets

Connection ticket for a trip out of the Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Sieg (VRS). For the route from the network border Langenfeld (Rhld.) To Düsseldorf, a ticket for the NRW tariff of the Deutsche Bahn was purchased.

Discounted season tickets are provided in many tariff systems (especially weekly, monthly and annual tickets ). If a journey goes beyond the spatial area of ​​validity of a season ticket, either supplementary tickets (same tariff association for the additional zone) or connecting tickets (from a cooperating transport company) must be purchased.

It is also possible to receive a connecting ticket when changing from a regional train operated by Deutsche Bahn (price category C) to a cooperating transport association. The booking systems can often issue the additional ticket at the point of departure and discounts can be granted for the onward journey.

In general, one additional ticket is required per person and trip , sometimes several. This also applies to rules on taking along - for example, taking another adult or children with you free of charge. The rules of carriage correspond to the sections used and are not transferred.

Ticket to continue your journey

Deutsche Bahn has entered into a cooperation with numerous transport associations that create a common framework for the "ticket for onward travel". Participating companies and connected tariff systems are (as of December 2012): AVV: Augsburger Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund, BODO: Bodensee-Oberschwaben Verkehrsverbund, DING: Donau-Iller-Nahverkehrsverbund, HNV: Heilbronner Hohenloher Haller Nahverkehr, HTV: Heidenheimer Tarifverbund, roundabout Schwäbisch Hall , KVV: Karlsruher Verkehrsverbund, MVV: Münchner Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund, NALDO: Verkehrsverbund Neckar-Alb-Donau, OstalbMobil, RKT: 3 tariff, RNN: Rhein Nahe local transport association, RVF: Regio-Verkehrsverbund Freiburg, RVL: Regio Verkehrsverbund Lörrach, RVV : Regensburger Verkehrsverbund, saarVV: The Saarland Transport Association, TGO: Tarifverbund Ortenau, TUTicket: Verkehrsverbund Tuttlingen, transitional tariff DING / HTV, Verkehrsgemeinschaft Landkreis Cham, VGC: Verkehrsgesellschaft Bäderkreis Calw, VGF: Verkehrs -gemeinschaft Landkreis Freudenstadt, VHB: Verkehrsverbund Hegau-Bodensee, VLP: Verkehrsgemeinschaft Landkreis Passau, VPE: Verkehrsverbund Pforzheim-Enzkreis, VRM: Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Mosel, VRN: Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Neckar, VRT: Verkehrsverbund Region Trier, VSB: Verkehrsverbund Schwarzwald-Baar, VVR: Verkehrsverbund Rottweil, VVS: Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart, WTV: Waldshuter Tarifverbund


Additional tickets for season tickets prevent the service already covered by the basic card from having to be paid for twice. Often the use of additional tickets means a the regular customers of public transport compared to regular single tickets granted discount .

The tariff rule of buying a normal single ticket for the connecting route as a supplementary ticket with strict separation of tariff areas means a double payment for a section. This "partial route" can even affect a very large area of ​​the route paid for with a season ticket: the last stop before a tariff limit is often a central station in the city center with an RE , then a connecting journey costs as much as a normal single ticket, so the season ticket does not bring any Advantage (example: monthly ticket for the city of Bielefeld , connection with RE to Gütersloh without stopping). If a "reduction" is granted in such a case, this is actually just a compensation that avoids a double payment.

In addition to the discount for the kilometers of the overlap (zone of a tariff group with the zone of another tariff group, or zone of a tariff group with the rail route of the train journey), there are other discounts as an incentive for the change. This is particularly common in areas in which the transport companies are not grouped together in a tariff association - instead of a discount for multi-zone tickets, a connecting ticket is purchased for the additional route, which is issued at a discount when a ticket is presented for the journey to the transfer station.


An example of the discount to illustrate: A regular public transport customer in the Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Ruhr lives in Krefeld and has a monthly ticket for the Krefeld city area. If this passenger wants to travel to Dortmund , he needs a supplementary ticket for the connecting route to Dortmund from the last stop in his spatial season ticket area. Since the VRR offers a distance-independent additional ticket, there is a considerable price advantage for these regular customers compared to a single journey with a single or multi-journey ticket. The combination of a monthly ticket price level A plus a flat-rate additional card is considerably discounted compared to a ticket in price level D.

There are several options for structuring the tariff area. Tariff areas (often honeycombs, such as the VRR) can generally overlap or be strictly separated from each other (e.g. in Ostwestfalen-Lippe , here each municipality is an independent tariff area). There can also be individual tariff points that are assigned to two or more tariff zones at the same time. A general separation as with the East Westphalian associations ( "Der Sechser" and the local transport association Paderborn-Höxter ) does not allow any overlaps, even a stopping point directly on a municipal border is only assigned to one municipality (example: Sylbach station directly on the city limits of Bad Salzuflen / Lage (Lippe) with a built-up area that has grown together belongs only to Bad Salzuflen). But also in OWL there are exceptions as "tariff peculiarities": z. B. the Bf. Oerlinghausen in the municipality of Leopoldshöhe . This design is important for the offer of supplementary tickets, because at the stops belonging to several tariff areas or if they overlap, the passenger can easily validate a normal single ticket in good time for his onward journey; a strict area separation excludes this - timed tickets are only valid up to the last stop within of a tariff area and only up to a tariff limit on the free route .

Supplementary tickets can be offered precisely for the tariff areas traveled, as a lump sum for any connecting route or depending on the distance (e.g. NRW tariff ). A special feature is the issue of discounted single tickets in the price level necessary for the route traveled. This regulation, which is provided for example in the tariff areas Der Sechser (OWL) and Hochstift tariff ( NPH ), simulates a discount that is not granted for shorter connecting routes, as this merely avoids double payment.

There is a special regulation in the RNN : The RNN connecting tickets can not only be used together with the season tickets of the transport association RNN , but also with the season tickets of the neighboring transport association WVV , if these are valid up to the joint association border. The same applies to the owners of season tickets from the RMV transport association if they are valid in tariff area 65 Mainz / Wiesbaden .

In the San Francisco Bay Area , the trains from Caltrain and BART can be used to travel between the cities and districts (some of which have already grown together) . Numerous independent local bus companies perform the feeder function. A number of transfer discounts are granted at the transfer points both for changing between train connections and to the bus companies.

Individual evidence

  1. "Ticket for onward journey" tariff regulations. (PDF; 69 kB) Deutsche Bahn, archived from the original on October 29, 2013 ; Retrieved April 21, 2014 .
  2. page of the WVV. Archived from the original on February 12, 2006 ; Retrieved April 21, 2014 .