You will receive the
semester ticket automatically after you have paid the semester contribution fees at your university ( see: The Studentenwerk Thüringen's rules regarding semester fees from winter semester 2018-18).
- For all universities, the semester ticket
contains your train ticket, which means that you receive an inexpensive
arrangement with the Deutsche Bahn for regional transportation. The train
ticket is not valid in long distance trains. In regional trains, you can take
bicycles with you without needing to pay any additional charge as long as the train
capacity allows it.
Whoever lives outside
of Thüringen, will have to pay for the trip from their home town to the first
train station in Thüringen themselves, but as of that station their Thüringen
wide train ticket (thoska or other Student Identification card in Thüringen) can be
used as a valid ticket.
Train route network plan
- At several universities (Erfurt, Gera, Jena, Nordhausen and Weimar),
you also receive additional discounts for local and inter-city public
transportation as well as a regional public transportation ticket.
- Additionaly the semester ticket includes for students of the Study Academie Gera, the University of Erfurt, the of Erfurt, the FSU Jena, the BU Weimar and the HfM Weimar the VMT ticket (Verkehrsgemeinschaft Mittelthüringen) - Special conditions for Carsharing users.
- The semester ticket is also valid for the following regional transportation:
Overview of semester tickets at individual institute locations:
Erfurt: Bahnticket, EVAG-Ticket, VMT-Ticket
Gera: Bahnticket, Ticket des Geraer Verkehrsbetriebes, VMT-Ticket
Jena: Bahnticket, Ticket des Jenaer Nahverkehrs, VMT-Ticket
Nordhausen: Bahnticket, Ticket der Verkehrsbetriebe Nordhausen
Weimar: Bahnticket, Ticket der Stadtwirtschaft Weimar, VMT-Ticket
Conditions of carriage
- On trains (Deutsche Bahn and private companies):
The holder of a Thuringian semester ticket can travel with
any number of children up to an including 14 years old.
Children aged between 6 and 14 must travel with a children's
ID or be included on the DB family ticket. Further information
- On public transport (trams and buses):
Children under 8 years may travel for free when accompanied
by an adult until their first day of school. After this,
children up to and including 14 years may purchase the
children's one-way ticket (Kinder-Einzelfahrt), children's
one-way BahnCard ticket (Kinder-Einzelfahrt BahnCard), and the
children's 4-journey ticket (Kinder-4-Fahrtenkarte). School
children may also purchase the school and apprenticeship
weekly ticket (Schüler-Azubi-Wochenkarte), the school and
apprenticeship monthly ticket (Schüler-Azubi-Monatskarte) and
the school and apprenticeship subscription (Abo
As a semester ticket, the current student
identification card at the respective university (thoska card or other Student Identification card in Thüringen) combined with a valid photo
identification card= your transport ticket. The semester ticket is not transferable
and another person is not allowed to travel with you under your semester
ticket. Unauthorized changes in the entries on the student identification card
will make your transport ticket invalid! The student will then be treated as a
passenger without a valid ticket. When the cards are laminated, cut, erased,
pasted, overwritten or wrapped in foil which cannot be removed, we consider
them to have had unauthorized changes made to them . Certificates of study are
not recognized as transportation tickets.
Tips Regarding the thoska card
When you show your thoska as a valid student identity card, make sure
to check beforehand that the
validity date on your thoska has not yet expired and is still easily
Otherwise, you will be considered as a passenger without a valid ticket
will have to pay a charge of 60.00 €. Please make sure, for this reason,
to validize your thoska in one of the respective validation terminals
and ensure that your card
remains intact, updated and is easily legible.