|Important note for the current Corona situation
Students who have not yet been able to validate their thoska for the summer semester 2020 are requested to identify themselves by using their student ID card (thoska) valid until 31 March 2020 and a certificate of study valid for the summer semester 2020. This regulation is initially valid until 30 september 2020.
Regional public transportation ticket
For students of the University of Cooperative Education Gera and Eisenach (DHGE), the semester ticket includes the regional transportation ticket for the Gera transportation system. With a valid student identification card as your transportation ticket, all students are allowed to use busses and trams in Gera without any further charges.
VMT – Network (Verkehrsgemeinschaft Mittelthüringen)
Students of the DHGE can also use all routes of transportation companies of the VMT (Verkehrsverbund Mittelthüringen) - see the summary.
Attention! Important Tip:
The VMT-Semester ticket unit is valid within the entire VMT region. According to Point 3 (Inter-regional trips) of the VMT-fee regulations, the VMT semester ticket is only valid for trips which begin and end within the regional network and are recognized within the entire area of the travelled route.
If this is not the case, a complete and separate ticket must be purchased (from start-station to end-station) for the standard fee of the issuing transportation company used for this trip.
combination of the VMT semester ticket and the standard fee for a trip is not
For example, the semester ticket can be used for a trip with Line 820 of the Oberland Omnibus Transport (OVO) from Jena to Stadtroda. For the part of the trip on Line 820 from Jena to Wolfersdorf, the VMT- fee, which includes the VMT ticket, is recognized. However, for a trip from Jena to Neustadt, a ticket must be bought for the entire trip for the standard price of the OVO. The trip cannot be broken up into segments; i.e. from Jena to Wolfersdorf and Wolfersdorf to Neustadt.
More Info: www.vmt-thueringen.de/der-vmt.html
Please note: Special conditions apply for holders of a VMT Baustein VMT-Semesterticket (semester travel pass) for the usage of teilAuto carsharing vehicles. Further information is available on the VMT website through the following link: http://www.vmt-thueringen.de/tickets/zusaetzliche-angebote/carsharing/.
You can't place an application for the repayment of the regional public transportation ticket.
The train ticket is valid in trains of regional transportation (RE, RB) on all routes of the DB Regio up to the last station of the according train in Thuringia (valid range semester ticket).
The semester ticket is also valid for the following regional transportation:
Exempted are the following routes and trains:
As long as the bike transport is free for all passengers in the regional trains, this also applies for the train ticket. Students, who have not received a student identification card from their university, or have received a student identification card that does not provide the usual discounts, do not receive a DB Regio train ticket through the university and therefore do not have any right to use the public transportation. This especially applies to guest and side students or students of long distance- and online courses of study.
The semester ticket is always valid until the last train stop in Thuringia. In Thuringia the university institute and Studierendenwerk card thoska is valid as a travel ticket (depending on the institute, a paper student ID stating Semesterticket is also valid).
Whoever uses a state ticket of a neighboring state in addition to the train ticket (eg. BayernTicket), has to pay for the route from the last train station in Thuringia to the first train station in the neighboring state before departure, as this route in-between states is NOT covered by either of the two tickets. Such a ticket for the route in-between states CANNOT be bought from the conductor in the train.
IC - Trains between Gera and Erfurt can be used as regional trains
Since December 2018, three Intercity trains have been connecting Gera via Jena, Weimar and Erfurt with Kassel and the Ruhr area, thus integrating the Thuringian towns again into DB's long-distance network. Between Gera and Erfurt, the IC trains stop in Hermsdorf-Klosterlausnitz, Stadtroda, Jena-Göschwitz, Jena West and Weimar and replace here the regional express trains (RE 1 Göttingen – Glauchau).
In addition, the Free State of Thuringia has concluded an agreement with DB Fernverkehr on the recognition of local tariffs for long-distance rail passenger services, i.e. the Intercity trains in the Gera-Erfurt section can also be used with tickets for local transport or the Mittelthüringen Transport Authority (VMT). Therefore, the Thuringia semester ticket and the Thuringia plus semester ticket are also valid here.
When you plan a trip beyond Erfurt and use one of these IC trains, you MUST pay the missing ticket price for the transition to IC. The thoska card is only valid as far as Erfurt in IC trains, and from Erfurt again in regional trains.
Upon placing an application, the following students can receive a refund for the train ticket contribution fee:
According to the fee regulations of the Studierendenwerk, the corresponding applications must be submitted to the Studierendenwerk by the day before the beginning of the semester. Please use the appropriate refund-form for your university location . The application must have been received in the INFOtake Jena office by the official beginning of the semester.