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Schülerticket Hessen at a glance
The offer is applicable to all
- Students - from primary school to school leaving examination (Abitur)
- Civil service trainiees in the lower and middle grade
- Persons in voluntary military service and voluntary federal civil service
- Adolescents and young adults completing a voluntary social or ecological year
Sole prerequisite: The place of residence or the school or training place or the responsible organisation is located in Hesse.
Note: Non-school-age children can also use the Hesse student ticket, but college students cannot because they can use the RMV-SemesterTicket.
The complete liste of entitled persons is given in the Common tariff regulations for the Schülerticket Hessen and on the backside of the order form (both only available in German).
The Schülerticket Hessen costs 365.00 euros per year in case of one-time payment; however, it can be paid in twelve monthly instalments of 31 euros each.
All student and trainees whose travel costs are fully reimbursed can use the Schülerticket Hessen free of charge.
Since 1 August 2017.
Validity of the Schülerticket Hessen
The Schülerticket Hessen is valid in all buses, suburban trains, underground trains and regional trains in Hesse and in Mainz. Night bus and fast bus lines can also be used.
To make changing to traffic associations in other federal states easier, major travel hubs outside of Hesse can be reached with the Schülerticket Hessen.
The Schülerticket Hessen is valid for travel to the following destinations beyond the state border of Hesse - see also the Overview map of the validity area of the Schülerticket Hessen (PDF).
Persons who live in Hesse but attend school or undergo training in other federal states can use the Schülerticket Hessen up to the state border of Hesse or up to transfer stations to other transport associations.
For all persons who have their school or training place in Hesse and live in the neighbouring federal state, the Schülerticket Hessen is valid from the Hessian state border or from the transfer stations.
More details can be found in the Overview map of validity area of the Schülerticket Hessen (PDF) (only available in German).
The Schülerticket Hessen is valid from the first day of any calendar month and thereafter for entire 12 successive months.
If the student ticket is bought as a subscription, the validity is automatically renewed by 12 additional months until the 18th birthday.
No, the 1st class cannot be used with the Schülerticket Hessen in general.
Like previous season tickets for students, the Schülerticket Hessen is valid in all means of transport offered by the transport associations. Buses, suburban trains, trams, underground trains and regional trains as well as night bus and fast bus lines in Hesse can be used.
Relevant extra charge shall be applicable for offers that are subject to surcharge.
The Schülerticket Hessen is not valid in long-distance trains of Deutsche Bahn AG (IC, EC, ICE) and in private trains.
Transferability and takting other persons along
No, additional persons are not allowed to travel with a Schülerticket Hessen.
No. The Schülerticket Hessen is issued to a specific person and cannot be transferred.
CleverCard and other season tickets
Besides the Pupil Ticket Hesse, RMV weekly and monthly tickets are available for pupils and apprentices at all price levels.
The CleverCard will continue to be offered for journeys in Mainz (TG 6500) and for journeys in transitional zones, i.e. in transitional fare zones in the RNN (TG 68XX and 69XX), for journeys in parts of the Westerwald district (TG 70XX, 7101 and 72XX), parts of the Rhein-Lahn district (TG 74XX and 75XX), as well as in parts of the Siegen-Wittgeinstein district (TG 79XX).
The MAXX-Ticket from VRN transport company is also available.
Buying the Schülerticket Hessen
Adolescents up to and including 17 years of age with a place of residence in Hesse simply need to submit proof of their age and place of residence.
A parent or a legal guardian must sign the order form. If your place of residence is outside Hesse, a certificate from your school or training company in Hesse is necessary.
Young adults from 18 years onwards can have their school or training company sign the proof directly on the order form.
The claim for cost reimbursement is in accordance with the Hessian School Law (§ 161, paragraph 2 of HSchG). This applies for students travelling more than 2 km to primary school or more than 3 km to secondary school as well as for students with an exceptionally dangerous travel route. For more information please ask at Your local education authority.
If your Schülerticket Hessen is reimbursed, it is nonetheless valid in the entire state of Hesse.
Yes, the ticket can be bought as a subscription. If done so, the ticket will automatically be renewed for persons under 18 years.
Without a subscription, a new order form must be filled in every year.
No - since the Schülerticket Hessen is virtually always cheaper than the majority of existing season tickets, there is no additional discount for siblings.
The Schülerticket Hessen can also be bought during the school year. The ticket is always valid from the first day of a month and thereafter for 12 months.
The ticket price is debidet from your bank account either as a single payment or in 12 instalments at the start of the month.
At many RMV and VRN points of sale, the ticket can be bought over the counter. Payment can be made in cash or via EC or a credit card. If bought over the counter, the ticket is valid only for one year and the subscription option is not available.
The Schülerticket Hessen can be bought from any point of sale in all three Hessian transport associations (RMV, NVV, VRN).
Terminating the Schülerticket Hessen
The StudentTicket Hessen is conceived as an annual ticket, the obligatory buying of which enables among other things the attractive price. If, however, a serious occurrence such as a relocation makes a premature return necessary, the contract for the StudentTicket Hessen can be terminated at the end of the particular calendar month. The termination must have been done, at the latest by the 10th of the concerned calendar month directly at a sales counter or in writing to the company that issued the ticket.
The ticket price will be determined as follows for a premature termination: Double the amount of the monthly rate will be charged for each month of use of the ticket. That is 2 x 31 = 62 euros/month of use for a monthly charge of 31 euros. For a onetime payment of 365 euros, it is 2 x 30.42 = 60.84 euros/month of use.
Example 1: The termination is in the 3rd month of use for the monthly charge of 31 euros
The fare till now is 3 x 62 = 186 euros. Since the customer has already paid 3 x 31 = 93 euros through the monthly debits, he must just pay rest of the differential amount of 186 - 93 = 93 euros.
Example 2: The termination is in the 5th month of use for a onetime payment of 365 euros
The fare till now is 5 x 60.84 = 304.20 euros. Since the customer has already paid 365 euros, the rest of the amount of 365 - 304.20 = 60.80 euros is refunded to him.
A direct change to another RMV annual ticket (JobTicket, FirmenCard or SemesterTicket) is always feasible without financial disadvantages on the 1st of the month immediately following. 31 euros are charged per month for the months when StudentTicket Hessen was used. If the StudentTicket was completely paid in advance, the residual amount is settled with the price for the new RMV annual ticket.
The ticket must be terminated if you move out of the state of Hesse.
If you move within Hesse or change school in Hesse, a change application must be submitted.
A renewal application must be submitted by anyone who uses the Schülerticket Hessen and wants to do beyond his/her 18th birthday.
If the ticket is no longer required, the subscription must be terminated at the latest by the 10th day of the last validity month.
If the user turns 18 during the validity period, the Schülerticket Hessen will not automatically be renewed. In this case, a new order form and the necessary proof by the school or training company must be submitted by the 10th day of the last validity month.
The Schülerticket Hessen as eTicket
In case of a loss, you will receive a spare card is on which the Schülerticket Hessen is saved. A fee of 10.00 euros is charged for this purpose.
Holders of a smart card benefit from special offers by our partners in electro-mobility, car sharing and bicycle rental. For requirements concerning minimum age or possession of driver’s license, please refer to the usage conditions of the respective providers.
The student ticket is issued as an eTicket on a smart card that generally looks like the one shown on the left.
Transport associations and local partners may also hand out different smart cards designs on which the Schülerticket Hessen can be saved as well.