How would you like to enjoy unlimited travel on urban and regional public transport this summer and pay no more than 9 euros per month? Well, now you can, and FAIRTIQ will be right there with you. Once your monthly fares come to 9 euros, you can travel with FAIRTIQ free of charge in North Rhine-Westphalia for the rest of the month. If you're not sure whether you'll get your money's worth from the new ticket, don't worry. With FAIRTIQ, you will only be charged for the journeys that you actually make. Whether you travel a little or a lot in North Rhine-Westphalia this summer, you will never pay more than 9 euros a month for your public transport use.
What is the 9-euro ticket?
The 9-euro ticket is a monthly travel pass that can be used on regional public transport services across Germany during the months of June, July and August. However, you cannot use it on Deutsche Bahn long-distance trains for example, or for travel in 1st class. The ticket costs 9 euro per month and is valid for the calendar month in which it is bought. It is not automatically renewable, which means you have to purchase a new ticket every month.
How the 9 euro ticket works on the FAIRTIQ app in North Rhine-Westphalia
- If you're already a FAIRTIQ app user, you simply do as you always do. No additional sign-up is required.
- As soon as your fares reach 9 euros, you travel free of charge in North Rhine-Westphalia for the rest of the calendar month. Fares for all your journeys will be displayed in the app but will not be charged to your FAIRTIQ account.
- If you reach the 9-euro mark before the end of the calendar month, you can continue to check in and out of the app as usual. You will only be charged 9 euros per month.
What happens if my fares come to less than 9 euros at the end of the month? Do I still have to pay 9 euros?
No. With FAIRTIQ, you only ever pay for the journeys you actually make.
I have passed the 9-euro mark, but the app sometimes still displays the fares for the additional journeys I have taken during the month. Why?
This is due to technical reasons and is connected to the weekly ticket that FAIRTIQ offers in the VMT area. Therefore, the FAIRTIQ app continues to display the fares for some of the journeys you make even if you have already exceeded the 9-euro cap. Don't worry, though. You will only be charged the 9 euros and the outstanding fare balance will be credited to your FAIRTIQ account at the end of the month.
Does the cap also apply outside North Rhine-Westphalia?
No, the 9-euro cap is limited to the tariff associations VRS, VRR, AVV and WestfalenTarif in North Rhine-Westphalia. Please check the conditions for the other FAIRTIQ regions in our Help Centre if you are travelling this summer.