Augsburg: where you can travel from Augsburg with the nine-euro ticket


On Thursday, the Bundestag will vote on the nine-euro ticket. Where you can travel from June for little money, but a lot of time and patience.

Sylt, Berlin, Guenzburg: All of Germany can be traveled in the summer months of June, July and August with a ticket for nine euros a month. On Thursday that’s right Bundestag on the proposal of the traffic light government, on Friday it has to Federal Council agree. The so-called nine-euro ticket allows everyone who buys such a ticket to use any local train, bus or tram. In addition to the ticket, this may require a lot of patience. We have put together for you beautiful places in the region, but also destinations with hour-long train journeys, many changes and dead spots, which you can travel to with a nine-euro ticket from Augsburg.

How to get to Westerland (Sylt)

“I’m so longing, I’m losing my mind. I want to go back to the North Sea. I want to go back to Westerland,” the doctors sing in their hit of the same name. The nine-euro ticket now allows you to visit this place of longing for little money. You only need 15 hours and 18 minutes to do this augsburg, provided you can catch all connecting trains. If you take the regional train to Nuremberg at 5:17 a.m., you will be in Westerland at 8:35 p.m. after just five more changes in Leipzig, Magdeburg, Uelzen, Hamburg and Elmshorn. During that time you can hear the song Westerland almost 250 times. In this sense: “I have such a longing!”

Off to the capital Berlin

Berlin, Berlin, we are driving to Berlin! And only in local traffic and in 9 hours and 27 minutes. It is best to start again early in the morning at 5.17 a.m. with the regional train from Augsburg to Nuremberg. In total, there are only two more changes in Leipzig and Dessau until you are in Berlin around 3 p.m. Incidentally, the normal price for this journey is 86.70 euros without a BahnCard. The nine-euro ticket is already worth it on the first trip.

At the Luxembourg border to Trier

With the nine-euro ticket, limits can also be tested. Not only your own borders in a slow regional train without WiFi, but also the national borders. Trier is located near Luxembourg and is considered the oldest city in Germany. The landmark Porta Nigra, an old Roman city gate, is only an eight-minute walk from the main train station. From Augsburg, however, it is a little more than eight hours to the train station and there are a total of four changes in Ulm, Stuttgart, Karlsruhe and Neustadt. A borderline experience?

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Beach vacation in Bavarian at the Ammersee

15 hours of regional train to Sylt are too long for you? Understandable. Because a bathing holiday can also be Bavarian: Ammersee, Brombachsee, Chiemsee. You get on the RB67 at the main station in the direction of Weilheim and in one hour and ten minutes you are in Diessen – directly at the Ammersee. And where do I have to change, you ask? Nowhere, that’s the nice thing.

PS: If residents of the municipality of Dießen are reading these lines: You can of course simply drive in the opposite direction and spend a day in Augsburg. It’s nice here, I promise. Incidentally, the nine-euro ticket is also valid for the city’s buses and trams.

With the nine-euro ticket (almost) to Neuschwanstein Castle

It is also said of King Ludwig II that he did not like to leave Bavaria. Apart from shorter excursions across the border to Austria, only eight major voyages are known. The fairy tale king spent most of his time in his castles. And you can do the same royally.

To do this, get on the RB77 at the main station and drive two hours to Füssen. There you take the bus 73 to Schwangau. This takes about 20 minutes including transfer time. In Schwangau you can take a shuttle bus to the castle, but it costs three euros. Or you can walk. King Ludwig II would probably have done the same. He liked to go hiking.

You can take local public transport to the gates of Legoland

If that’s too exhausting for you, you can see Neuschwanstein Castle in miniature. To do this, take the RE9 from Augsburg to Günzburg. It’s also much faster, you’ll be there in 45 minutes. At the train station you get on the bus 818 and in 15 minutes you are at the gates of Legoland. And if you still haven’t had enough of the bumpy train rides, you can visit the park on a slow train. It’s even free.

Even abroad with the nine-euro ticket

At the beginning of the text we explained that you can travel “all of Germany” with the nine-euro ticket. As an attentive reader you will notice that Salzburg is not in Germany. And you are right. However, you can also reach some destinations abroad with the regional train. This includes Salzburg.

You take the Fugger Express to Munich. From there, regional trains run to Salzburg. The journey takes about three hours in total. However, the ticket is not valid for all connections. You should therefore inquire with the train before you start your journey whether your ticket is really valid. Because fare evasion still costs at least 60 euros. Would be annoying.

The routes were calculated on bahn.de as an example for July 1, 2022.

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