Information on the semester ticket in Bamberg
Each student in Bamberg gets the semester ticket!
All students of the University of Bamberg automatically receive the semester ticket after having registered or re-registered.
Only if all students participate in joint financing can the ticket price be reduced to an acceptable minimum for everyone. This means that the agreement is binding for all students, including those who do not want to or cannot use the semester ticket (e. g. during a stay abroad or an internship outside Bamberg).
Guest students and severely disabled persons, provided that they are entitled to free transport, are excepted from that agreement.
The semester ticket is not a ticket everyone can buy, it is only available for students registered with the University of Bamberg (ticket = student ID card/chip card). All students in Bamberg have to pay a fixed amount, even if they do not want to use the semester ticket. It is not possible to buy the semester ticket on a voluntary basis, even if you study at a neighbouring/other university. Unfortunately, there are no exceptions.
How much is the semester ticket? As of winter semester 2018/19: €40.20 per semester.
When registering or re-registering, each student pays €40.20 (as of winter semester 2018/19) extra in addition to the semester fee.
For how long is it valid? A full 6 months.
The semester ticket is valid for one semester, also during the semester break.
The winter semester regularly covers the period from 01 October to 31 March and the summer semester covers the period from 01 April to 30 September.
What does the ticket look like? You need the chip card (student ID card)!
The student ID card (= the personalised chip card) also serves as ticket for buses and trains. Ticket inspectors will only accept the chip card; printouts of certificates of study will not be accepted. The ticket is not transferable to other persons.
Fare zone of the Bamberg semester ticket:
The semester ticket is valid for all bus and train services in the city and district of Bamberg. Connecting journeys exceeding the fare zone of the Bamberg semester ticket are regulated by the VGN (more information).
Information on train journeys:
The semester ticket Bamberg is valid for local trains (2nd class) of DB Regio AG and agilis Verkehrsgesellschaft mbH on the following routes:
- Bamberg – Oberhaid
- Bamberg – Hallstadt– Breitengüßbach – Ebing – Zapfendorf
- Bamberg – Strullendorf – Hirschaid – Buttenheim
The semester ticket is only valid on trains that, according to schedule, stop at the last station within the tariff zone!
When leaving the semester tickets's area of validity, the following connection rules apply (external link).
For more information, please visit the service point at the railway station in Bamberg.
P&R facilities – printing out a parking permit:
Holders of a semester ticket may use the two P & R facilities "Kronacher Straße" and "Heinrichsdamm" free of charge. You may not park your car longer than for 24 hours. Permanent parking of vehicles (e. g. Monday - Friday) is not allowed. The semester ticket was not only introduced to protect the environment by reducing private transport, but also to make it easier to find parking spaces. To be able to use of P & R facilities free of charge, you will have to put a parking permit in your car. The University of Bamberg has ensured that every student can print out the required parking permit from the internet. You will find the parking permit under the following link:
You can only access this link from the intranet of the University of Bamberg.
Any more questions?
For questions regarding the buses in Bamberg, please contact Stadtwerke Bamberg, Verkehrs- und Park GmbH.
Info hotline of Stadtwerke Bamberg Verkehrs- und Park GmbH (STVP): (0951) 77-4977
More information on the individual lines as well as timetables is available online:
For the city of Bamberg: www.stadtwerke-bamberg.de
For the Bamberg district: www.vgn.de
Bamberg now part of the transport association Verkehrsverbund VGN
On 1 January 2010, Bamberg joined the transport association Verkehrsverbund Großraum Nürnberg (VGN). This fact does not affect the semester ticket Bamberg: the ticket is still valid on the same lines. The semester ticket Bamberg in its current form is designed primarily to be used for travel within the city and district of Bamberg.
Now that Bamberg has joined the VGN, holders of a semester ticket Bamberg may, however, also use attractive tickets and fares offered by VGN for journeys starting in Bamberg. These tickets and fares include the one-day ticket Tages-Ticket Plus for two adults (€19.70). More information on tickets and fares offered by VGN is available online at www.vgn.de/produkte/fahrscheine/.