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1. Posted by travedude (Budding Member 5 posts) 10y

Hi I am going to Munich in September and would like to take a day trip to neuschwanstein. I've heard of a Bayern Ticket, which allows a whole day of travel in Bavaria for 25 Euros for 2-5 pple.

I am travelling with another companion and I will like to know, if the cost is 25 euros for 2 person, or 25 euros each? Also, can I get in the ticket sales counter in Munich?

I am also going to the rhine and moselle region and touring the castles and rivers. Is there a similar kind of ticket in rhineland and is it cost-economical to get such a ticket there, or would i be better off buying point to point tickets?

Thanks

2. Posted by t_maia (Travel Guru 3289 posts) 10y

The Bayern-Ticket is 25 EUR for up to 5 people. So it is 25 EUR for the two of you, not each. You can get it at the sales counter in Munich at the train station as well as in Munich airport.

I cannot tell you whetheryou can use a similar ticket for the rhineland, as you do not tell me where you intend to go. These regional tickets are Länder-based. If you travel within one Land, it will be possible to use such a ticket - whether it makes sense is another question.

See:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/States_of_Germany
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/L%C3%A4nderticket

3. Posted by Annju (Budding Member 6 posts) 10y

Hi, I'm living in Bayern and wanted to precise that here we all use the Bayern-ticket quite often because it's convenient, and even though you are travelling with only one person, you have to look for other people at the train station if they want to share the ticket with you. Just ask the people around the ticket machine (old people, young people, there are seriously almost always all kind of people waiting to find other people to share a bayern-ticket).
Other things:
- if you buy it to the guy at the ticket office instead of the machine, he won't tell u but it's gonna cost u 2 extra Euros for service (27)
- during the weekend, it works only from 9 in the morning, and during the week, it's a little bit later (11 but im not sure)
cheers

4. Posted by SaschaT (Budding Member 14 posts) 10y

Quoting travedude

I am also going to the rhine and moselle region and touring the castles and rivers. Is there a similar kind of ticket in rhineland and is it cost-economical to get such a ticket there, or would i be better off buying point to point tickets?

Every state offers this 25-Euro Ticket for travel on local trains within the state borders (so called "Ländertickets"). The tickets are cheap especially when you travel in a group. But you can only use local trains, busses and undergrounds etc. which means that journey takes longer plus you might have to change trains more often.

When you travel along the river Rhine you will cross several German states' borders, so you would have buy a separate ticket for every state. You can buy them online on www.bahn.de, btw.

[ Edit: Edited at Jul 16, 2006 7:42 AM by SaschaT ]