Deutschlandsemesterticket (EN)

The Semesterticket was available for 46 semesters here in Aachen. Now it's time for the next step: from the 2024 summer semester, students at RWTH and FH Aachen will be able to use the "Deutschlandsemesterticket" – the Germany semester ticket.


Costs

The Deutschlandsemesterticket costs 29.40 euros per month - the authorisation to travel in South Limburg costs an additional 5.91 euros per semester. This means you pay a total of 182.31 euros per semester.

Where Can I Commute?

Germany-wide and in the Dutch region of South Limburg.Trips to Belgium are also possible.

Take-Along

There is no take-along rule. You can only ride alone.

Ticket

The Deutschlandsemesterticket is currently only available as a chip card. All information on updating existing chip cards can be found below.


You Need to Update Your Chip Card to Be Mobile Throughout Germany

Do you already have a chip card with a semester ticket? Then you need to update your card. This is possible from now on and must be completed by the start of the semester.

Are You Studying at FH Aachen?

You have until 1 March to update your card. Then you will be mobile throughout Germany at the start of the semester.

Are You Studying at RWTH Aachen University?

You have until 1 April to update your card. Then you will be mobile throughout Germany at the start of the semester.

Where Can I Update My Chip Card?

At one of our ticket agencies or at a Deutsche Bahn ticket machine in the AVV area. You can find the ticket machines at DB stations and stops. We are currently working on a solution for our ASEAG ticket machines. You also have the option of having your chip card updated by DB employees at two counters in the DB Travel Centre at Cologne Central Station.

You can find the locations of all ticket machines and sales points here:

ASEAG Ticket Agencies  

List of DB Ticket Machines in the AVV

Search Engine for Ticket Machines of Deutsche Bahn


How Do I Update My Chip Card?

At the vending machine:

  • place the chip card on the reader
  • wait until a confirmation appears on the display
  • Do you receive an error message? Don't worry. Try it again. The second attempt usually works.
  • travel throughout Germany

In person at the advance booking offices or at our customer centre:

  • hand in your chip card at the counter
  • pick up your chip card again
  • travel throughout Germany

Need a tutorial? Have a look at our videos:

Video Tutorial ASEAG Ticket agency   

Video Tutorial: DB Ticket Machines     

PDF instructions in German Language


Do you feel unsure about travelling throughout Germany with your ticket because "NRW/AVV" is printed on it?

Then download this document – in it we make it clear to all conductors and ticket inspectors in Germany that your card is a Deutschlandsemesterticket.


Travelling abroad

The Netherlands

You can use public transport throughout South Limburg with the Germany Semester Ticket. This includes the train lines listed below, all Arriva city buses in the cities of Maastricht, Parkstad and Sittard-Geleen and all Arriva regional lines in South Limburg. Of course you can also use the cross-border bus lines.

    RE 18 Aachen - Maastricht
    RS 18 Heerlen - Maastricht-Randwyck
    RS 15 Sittard - Kerkrade Centrum
    RS 12 Maastricht-Randwyck - Sittard
    21 Aachen - Hoensbroek,
    27 Herzogenrath - Parkstad Stadium
    43 Vaals - Simpelveld - Heerlen - Hoensbroek
    44 Aachen - Heerlen
    350 Aachen - Maastricht
    723 Übach-Palenberg - Mondo Verde

Belgium

You can take the bus line 24 to Kelmis.

Translated with DeepL.com (free version)


Do You Need Help?

If you have problems with your Deutschlandsemesterticket, we can help you. This is how you can reach us:

By e-mail to Semesterticket@aseag.de 

or in person at our customer centre opposite the bus station at Schumacherstraße 14. Please note the opening hours:

Monday to Friday > 7.30 am to 6.00 pm
First and last Saturday of the month > 8.30 am to 2.00 pm


Frequently Asked Questions About the Deutschlandticket Semester

You Can Find the Answers Here.

FH Aachen and RWTH Aachen students can now update their card.

Until the start of the summer semester 2024, i.e. students at FH Aachen until 1 March and students at RWTH Aachen University until 1 April 2024.

You can update your chip card at all Deutsche Bahn ticket machines located at railway stations and stops in the AVV area. You can find an overview of the machines HERE on our list or you can search for machines HERE on the DB website.

You can also have your ticket updated at our ticket agencies. You can see where you can find our ticket agencies HERE.

You also have the option of having your chip card updated by DB employees at two counters in the DB Travel Centre at Cologne Central Station.

At the top of the page you will find a link to our video instructions. There we show you how to update your ticket at the ticket machine and at the ticket office.

Not necessarily. Technically, this is still possible after the start of the semester. So if you are sick or abroad, for example, you can update your chip card at any time.

However, if you are travelling on buses and trains without an updated chip card, you are formally travelling without a valid ticket. So please upload the new data as soon as possible.

No problem. You can simply update your ticket as soon as you are back in Germany. You can update your ticket at the ticket machine or at the ticket office at any time. Even after a semester or a year abroad.

Just get in touch with us. Write an email to semesterticket@aseag.de. We'll find a solution.

If you have not updated your chip card by the start of the semester and are still travelling with your chip card, you are travelling without a valid ticket. So please try to update your chip card in good time.

This is done in less than a minute. Links to video tutorials showing you how to update your map can be found at the top of this page.

No. You can also give someone else your chip card. We generally recommend that you go on an outing together during your lunch break to update your chip card. This will bring you closer together.

No, updating is free of charge everywhere. If a fee is charged, for example at an advance booking office, please contact us: semesterticket@aseag.de

When updating the semester ticket to the Germany semester ticket, RWTH Aachen University students may receive a message that the ticket has been valid since 4 February 2024. Regardless of this update date, Germany-wide mobility with the ticket is still only possible from the start of the summer semester – i.e. from 1 April 2024. You do not need to do anything else.

There are cases where only the Germany semester ticket is saved on the chip card after the update (also with the date 4 February 2024 – see one FAQ above) and the "AVV semester ticket" display has disappeared. Here, too, Germany-wide mobility with the ticket is only possible from the start of the summer semester. Until then, you will be mobile in NRW with this ticket up to and including 31 March 2024. You don't have to do anything else.

At the DB ticket machines at stations and stops, the Deutschlandsemesterticket is currently still called "Deutschlandticket Semesterticket-Upgrade" when it is updated. The correct product name "Deutschlandsemesterticket" will also appear here shortly. If you have already updated your chip card, you do not need to do anything else.

If you receive an error message on the machine display, please try a second time. It usually works then.

If there are still problems with the update, this may be because your chip card is defective, for example. If possible, please take a photo of the error message and contact our customer centre at Schumacherstraße 14 in person or send us an email to: semesterticket@aseag.de.

No. With the Deutschlandsemesterticket, you no longer have to take your ticket with you. Only you can travel with your ticket. Children under the age of six are an exception.

From the summer semester 2024, i.e. FH Aachen students from 1 March 2024 and RWTH Aachen University students from 1 April 2024 - even if you have already updated your chip card before the deadline.

The summer semester 2024 starts:

  • 1 March at the FH Aachen
  • 1 April at RWTH Aachen University

You continue to pay for the ticket via your university's semester fees.

If you start in the summer semester, we will send you a new chip card by post. You do not need to update this chip card.

Everything is fine. It is important that the correct ticket is stored on your chip card. This is the case if you update your chip card in good time or if you are sent a new card for the summer semester. We cannot and do not want to replace all existing chip cards. For reasons of sustainability alone, we have to live with the "NRW" label.

Nevertheless, it may happen that certain transport companies in Germany are unable to read your card. In this case, we have created a document that explains to ticket inspectors and conductors why your card looks different. Download it HERE. Carry it with you digitally or printed out when you are travelling throughout Germany.

You cannot cancel your Deutschlandsemesterticket yourself. Cancellation always takes place via the university and only as a consequence of exmatriculation or successful completion of your studies. If you have any questions, please contact your university.

Furthermore, in certain cases (e.g. leave of absence or a stay abroad) a (partial) refund of the ticket is possible via the AStA. RWTH students can find all information >>HERE on the RWTH AStA website.

We are currently working on issuing the Deutschlandsemesterticket via the naveo app. We will inform you as soon as we have news about this.

Important: even if it is possible to retrieve the ticket in the naveo app in the future, you still have the option of opting for a chip card.

No. You must inform your university of any changes to your personal information. If it concerns your semester ticket, the university will inform us. This also applies if your name has been printed incorrectly or in the event of a name change.

Yes, you can use public transport throughout South Limburg (NL) with the Deutschlandsemesterticket. This includes the railway lines listed below, all Arriva city buses in the cities of Maastricht, Parkstad and Sittard-Geleen and all Arriva regional lines in South Limburg. Of course, you can also use the cross-border bus lines.

    RE 18 Aachen - Maastricht
    RS 18 Heerlen - Maastricht-Randwyck
    RS 15 Sittard - Kerkrade Centrum
    RS 12 Maastricht-Randwyck - Sittard
    21 Aachen - Hoensbroek,
    27 Herzogenrath - Parkstad Stadium
    43 Vaals - Simpelveld - Heerlen - Hoensbroek
    44 Aachen - Heerlen
    350 Aachen - Maastricht
    723 Übach-Palenberg - Mondo Verde

You can get to Belgium by bus on line 24, which will take you to Kelmis. You can use your Deutschlandsemesterticket for this journey. For all other journeys, you will have to make do with tickets from Belgian transport companies.