travel on the Rhine

I see the KD line does not operate after October 6th. I would like to hop on and off at cities between Koblenz and Mainz. Is the a one day rail pass on the regional trains that would allow me to do this? The sites I've looked at say I can purchase a europass, but I can't find one for the Rhine Valley.
Thanks. My wife and I will be traveling with another couple.

Posted by Sam
Green Bay
2253 posts

You can get a Laender ticket for 26 euro for 2 people. Unlimited travel for a day in the Rheinland-Pfalz state (which includes the east bank of the Rhine from Mainz to Koblenz). Travel after 9 am and use only local and regional trains on weekdays, or all day weekends and holidays. Hop-on, Hop-off. edit - I see there is another couple. Now the price is 34 euro for all four of you. edit agin - I meant the west bank of the Rhine. Directionally challenged.

Posted by Leonard
Wagener, SC, USA
4 posts

Great, Where do I get a laender ticket? Should I pre-purchase here in the US?

Posted by Nigel
East Midlands, England
8732 posts

Leonard First, for your safety and the safety of your house, giving the reading public your name and town and day of travel to a public board read by anybody is discouraged. You can log in and call up your profile and remove your last name to preserve anonymity. Lee or Tim would likely have the boundary points of the various Lands and their prices. You can get a good idea of the boundaries by looking at a detailed map of Germany. Lands (Laender or Länder in German) are the equivalent of US states. Have a look at the DBahn page called Discover Germany's region of your choice with a Regional Day Ticket (Länder-Ticket)! Happy planning...

Posted by Sam
Green Bay
2253 posts

You can buy your Rheinland-Pfalz ticket at any station in Germany on your day of travel, so just get it at your starting station. You'll pay a small service fee if you buy it from a human at the ticket counter, so use the ticket machine. They're not that hard to use, if somewhat intimidating first time, especially if there are 6 people in line behind waiting. Nigel's link gives the ins and outs. I know you have to write your name (the lead traveler) on the ticket, validate for the date of travel, then stick together and show it to the conductor if he asks to see it. You may go the entire day without anyone checking your ticket. But conductors can turn nasty at the drop of a hat if you don't have a good ticket.

Posted by Lee
Lakewood, Colorado
11259 posts

A europass (Eurail pass) is not sold for just Germany (or a regional in Germany), although there is a German Rail Pass, just for Germany, but none are for a single day. If one day is all you want, a Rheinland-Pfalz-Ticket is what you want. There is no price advantage for buying a Rheinland-Pfalz Ticket(or an other Länder-Ticket) in advance.

Posted by Sam
Green Bay
2253 posts

edit original post. I meant the WEST bank of the Rhine is in Rheinland Pfalz. Directionally challenged.