Regional public transportation ticket
For Students in Schmalkalden there is currently no regional train 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 (Train rout network plan).
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. When an adjoining regional day ticket (Länder-Ticket Bayern, Niedersachsen, or Hessen) is purchased for the onward journey, the semester ticket is valid up until the state border (regional day tickets are also valid up until the border of Thuringia). In Thuringia the university institute and Studierendenwerk card thoska is valid as a travel ticket. The paper student ID cannot be used as a travel ticket as it is not printed with 'Semesterticket' and does not fulfil DB requirements for prevention of forgery. Please collect your free Thoska card from the Thoska service office.
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 .