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Onward Travel on Train Tickets

Hello all,

Thank you for all the help so far! Here's a question about public transport that I need some help with:

My partner and I will be traveling through Germany and Austria next month (hooray!) and I know certain tickets allow for onward local transport in the destination city. It's been difficult to decipher the "rules" regarding this for each ticket in English, so if anyone knows the "rules" for onward travel with the following tickets, please let me know!

  • Sparpreis (Einfache Fahrt): Bamberg-Augsburg Hbf (via ICE), Augsburg Hbf-Füssen (via RB) - specifically interested in utilizing the bus from Füssen to Neuschwanstein
  • REGIO-TICKET ALLGÄU: Füssen-München Hbf (via RE)


Posted by
20469 posts

What day of the week are you planning this?
Are you spending the night in Fuessen, and where are you going afterwards?
I ask because a Bayern ticket might work for you, taking just a little longer to get there for a lot less money.

Posted by
36 posts

Thanks for the questions Sam:

  • Sparpreis (Einfache Fahrt) ticket from Bamberg-Augsburg-Füssen on a Saturday (ticket has already been purchased for a great price and with a speedy journey in mind!)
  • REGIO-TICKET ALLGÄU ticket from Füssen-München Hbf on a Sunday - tickets for Neuschwanstein already set for Sunday afternoon
Posted by
19170 posts

Neither the Sparpreis ticket nor the Regio-Ticket Allgäu cover the bus between Füssen and Hohenschwangau or transportation inside the Munich Metro district (MVV). The bus from Füssen to Hohenschwangau will only be a few euro per person. A Bayern-Ticket will cover both the bus from Hohenschwangau to Füssen as well as any transport in Munich.

Posted by
4684 posts

A Sparpreis rail ticket will only cover that single rail journey and will not include any connecting local transport. The Regio Ticket Allgaeu will cover bus transport in the region according to the website details, but the website doesn't explain if it covers Munich city bus, tram and U-Bahn services - I suspect not.

Posted by
19170 posts

Phillip, I think the conditions of carriage say that the Regio-Ticket Allgäu only covers buses in Verkehrsverbünde if special arrangements have been made.

"Für Fahrten, die ausschließlich innerhalb von Verkehrs-/Tarifverbünden und Verkehrsgemeinschaften oder/und Zügen anderer Eisenbahnverkehrsunternehmen durchgeführt werden, gilt das „Regio-Ticket Allgäu“ nur dann, wenn dies in einer besonderen Vereinbarung mit dem betreffenden Verkehrs-/Tarifverbund, der Verkehrs-gemeinschaft bzw. anderen Eisenbahnverkehrsunternehmen geregelt wurde. Gleiches gilt für die Benutzung der regionalen Omnibusgesellschaften der DB oder anderer Gesellschaften."

What the special arrangements are, I don't know, but if I input Munich to Füssen (by train only) the Bahn schedule webpage suggests both the Regio-Ticket Allgäu and the Bayern-Ticket, but if I change Füssen to Hohenschwangau (so it includes the bus portion) the webpage only suggests the Bayern-Ticket.

Posted by
19170 posts

Note, the page for the Regio-Ticket Werdenfels says it is valid on IRE/RE/RB/S and also says it includes the S-Bahn in Munich. So, you could go from Füssen to Reutte by a non-covered bus, then go by regional train to Munich via Garmisch-Partenkirchen, then by S-Bahn to Marienplatz (or anyother S-Bahn station in Munich). (You would have to go from Reutte to Munich via GaPa because Füssen and the line from there to Munich is not included in the Werdenfels ticket.)

The Regio-Ticket Allgäu only says it is valid on IRE/RE/RB; it does not say it includes S nor does it say transport in the Verkehrsverbünde. I don't think the S-Bahn from the Hbf to any other S-Bahn station would be included.

So, spend 3€ more for the Bayern-Ticket, and it will cover the bus from Hohenschwangau, if needed, and any transport of the MVV when you get to Munich.

UPDATE: I just looked up the fares on the RVO website. Füssen Bhf to Hohenschwangau, 4.2 km, should be 2,20€/adult.