49-euro ticket in Munich: a sobering bill for commuters
Is the 49-euro ticket worth it for Munich residents? A test portal did the math. In comparison, the state capital ranks 39th out of 43.
Munich – Saving money when driving: This should be possible with the 49-euro ticket, which will be introduced in the spring as the “Germany ticket”. die Preparations in Munich for the Deutschlandticket to run. And indeed: With subscription monthly tickets, there’s an average saving of 24 percent. The consumer portal now has that Reviews.com calculated. Its employees obtained prices for monthly tickets in subscription and in retail sales for all state capitals and all municipalities with more than 200,000 inhabitants with the ticket valid throughout Germany – and also compared prices for single journeys.
49-euro ticket instead of IsarCard: is the Germany ticket worth it for Munich subscription customers?
The result: In nine out of ten cities, public transport users will definitely benefit from the new ticket on a regular basis. But Munich comes off relatively modestly! Anyone who has previously had a monthly subscription (M-Zone) pays – loudly Reviews.com – with the Deutschland-Ticket, only 25 cents less per month in the future. This puts Munich in 39th place among the 43 cities surveyed.
This number comes about as follows: The subscription currently costs EUR 59.10, but with an annual subscription (with monthly transfers) customers only pay for ten months, i.e. a total of EUR 591 per year. If you transfer the full amount once a year, you only pay for 9.5 months. The testers from Reviews.com We calculated the total price of 591 euros down to twelve months, which leads to monthly costs of 49.25 euros – 25 cents more than the 49-euro ticket.
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Can we save that too? Not at all, because in December comes the MVV tariff increase. The costs for the annual subscription (M-Zone) rise to 63.20 euros. Munich residents then save more than 3.50 euros a month with the 49-euro ticket – with monthly payment. Nonetheless, the savings are clearer elsewhere: In Hamburg, they are €44.70 a month. Only in Potsdam (36.17 euros), Magdeburg (38.50 euros) and Schwerin (43.08 euros) do customers travel cheaper with the well-known subscription ticket.
And also clear: The larger the subscription range, the greater the savings. If you have the IsarCard with zones M+1 in Munich – i.e. commute regularly from Munich to Germering or Ismaning – you save (with annual payment and a 2.5 month discount) 318 euros a year. For zones M+2 (e.g. from Munich to Dachau or Garching) you can already save more than 400 euros, for M+5 (e.g. airport) even more than 1000 euros.
But the 49-euro ticket is not only worthwhile for the vast majority of subscription customers. Purchasing the Deutschland-Ticket pays off in Munich for as little as 14 journeys, compared to the price of a single ticket. The same applies here: save money while driving!
Trainees have 75.50 euros more in their pockets
I will buy the 49 euro ticket! I drive from Dorfen to Munich four times a week because I’m doing my preschool teacher training here. I use the student rail card to get to Markt Schwaben. That costs about 88 euros per month. After this stop, the 365-euro ticket is valid. I commute to Munich for ten months within the year – that costs 124.50 euros per month. I also save a whopping 75.50 euros a month with the 49-euro ticket. For me as a commuter from further afield, the 49-euro ticket is great. (Christine S. (26), trainee from Dorfen)
For students from Munich, the 49-euro ticket is not worth it
I live on Maillingerstrasse and drive to the university every day as far as Avenariusplatz. I always drive within Zone M in Munich. Since I’m a student, I got the Isar Card for one semester. So I pay 209.30 euros for six months and around 35 euros a month. The 49-euro ticket doesn’t even pay off within zone M. This is very annoying for us students. (David S. (22), student from Munich)