What is a BahnCard 50?

BahnCard (German Bahn – Rail) is a discount subscription programme offered by Deutsche Bahn (DB), the German national railway company. BahnCard Business 25/50 are also valid for one year but require no cancellation.

How much is a BahnCard 50?

A reduced BahnCard is available for children, students (up to 26 years), pensioners over 60 and spouses. It costs 81 Euro (1st class) or 41 Euro (2nd class). BahnCard 50 costs 515 Euro (1st class) or 255 Euro (2nd class). The discount you receive is 50 % on standard fare train tickets.

How do I cancel my BahnCard?

Your BahnCard is automatically renewed for a year unless you cancel it in writing at least 6 weeks before it is due to expire. You can cancel your card in writing up to 6 weeks before it is due to expire. If you do not cancel your card, it automatically becomes an annual subscription.

How do you use the train in Germany?

Buses, underground trains, S-Bahn trains and trams (in some cities they are called “Straßenbahn”) are part of “public transport”. To use them, you have to buy a ticket. Ticket machines may look different in every city. In many buses, drivers sell tickets directly, but only for cash.

How do I pay a ticket in Germany?

To pay your fine, just take the ticket into your local bank and they will generate a direct deposit from your account to the issuing authority. A penalty order (Bußgeldbescheid) is issued if the initial violation carries a fine €40 or greater or if a warning ticket is not paid.

When was the BahnCard First introduced in Germany?

A predecessor of the present-day BahnCard was introduced in 1955 by Franz-Josef Wuermeling, the then Minister for Family Affairs. Discounted train tickets became available for families with many children, and the eligibility pass became known as “The Wuermeling”.

What’s the difference between a BahnCard 25 and 50?

Unlike the BahnCard 50, the BahnCard 25 also entitles the passenger to 25% discounts on top of fares already discounted by 25-50%, called SparPreise 25/50, that are available under certain constraints such as advance purchase.

How much do you get with a BahnCard?

A BahnCard 25 or 50 will get you a discount of 25% or 50% on the ticket price. BahnCard 100 gives you total flexibility: you can travel as often as you want without needing to buy a ticket.

How often does Deutsche Bahn renew the BahnCard?

Non-business BahnCard contracts are automatically renewed each year, unless they are cancelled with sufficient notice. Three variants of BahnCard are sold by Deutsche Bahn: The BahnCard 25, the BahnCard 50, and the Mobility BahnCard 100.