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Semester ticket

Mobile with bus and train throughout North Rhine-Westphalia: The VRR and NRW ticket makes this possible for all RUB students.

Semester ticket

Mobile with bus and train throughout North Rhine-Westphalia: The VRR and NRW ticket makes this possible for all RUB students.

The semester fee, which all RUB students have to pay, also includes the cost of two tickets.

  1. for public transport in the Ruhr area (VRR)
  2. for the regional transport of the Deutsche Bahn in North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW)

In summary, both offers are referred to as the semester ticket.

VRR Ticket and NRW Ticket: Two in one

All of the students at RUB can use the services of the Verkehrsbund Rhein-Ruhr (VRR), the regional trains of Deutsche Bahn and other providers such as Abellio GmbH in North Rhine-Westphalia. This includes the use of all buses, subways, trams, suburban trains, and local trains. ICE and IC, as well as first-class seats, cannot be used.

Different conditions: Take people and bicycles with you free of charge

With the semester ticket, RUB students in the VVR area can take one person free of charge on public transport from 7 pm on weekdays and all day on weekends and on public holidays. A bicycle can also be carried free of charge throughout the day.

Validity

The semester ticket is valid from 1 April to 30 September for the summer semester and from 1 October to 31 March for a winter semester.

How do I get the semester ticket?

The VRR and NRW tickets are made available to all students as a PDF file via E-Campus, which they have to download or print out themselves. Visiting and guest students are not entitled to the ticket. Students on a leave of absence are also not entitled to the semester ticket, the social contribution is reduced accordingly.

Download options

As an alternative to E-Campus, there is a website from which the ticket can be downloaded without an ID card reader using a login ID and password.

TO E-CAMPUS

TO TICKET DOWNLOAD

Der Ausdruck des neuen Semestertickets ist circa drei bis vier Wochen vor Beginn des neuen Semesters möglich, also erst Anfang März beziehungsweise Anfang September. Wichtige Voraussetzung: Der Semesterbeitrag muss fristgerecht an die RUB überwiesen worden und Sie müssen rückgemeldet sein.

The new semester ticket can always be printed about three to four weeks before the start of the new semester, i.e. at the beginning of March or the beginning of September. Important requirement: The semester fee must have been transferred to RUB in due time and you must be re-registered.

Inspection and identity card

The ticket is valid in conjunction with an official photo ID such as an identity card or passport.

The following are valid as proof of the semester ticket at all ticket checks

  • either a printout of the PDF (in original size, on white paper)
  • or a download that you carry with you on a mobile device.
    The following applies

    • The device must be loaded and fully functional when the offers are used.
    • It must be possible to display certain ticket features: Name, date of birth, barcode in a minimum size of 2.5 x 2.5 cm (if necessary by zooming).
    • If these conditions are not met during a check, this will be treated as a journey without a valid ticket.

Contacts & further information

First-semester students who wish to attend a preliminary course before the start of the semester can purchase a reduced-price ticket for the entire Verkehrsbund Rhein-Ruhr, price level E. This ticket allows students to transport their bicycles and, on weekdays from 7 pm, on Saturdays, Sundays and on public holidays, take one person with them free of charge. The ticket is valid for 30 days at a time and the start of validity can be freely chosen, meaning that the ticket is also valid for periods that overlap two months.

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Semester fee/social contribution

All RUB students must transfer the semester fee in order to register for the new semester. The fee also includes the costs for the semester ticket. Even if students do not use the offer, they must bear the costs according to the solidarity principle.

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Ticket before beginning of semester – preliminary course ticket

First-semester students who wish to attend a preliminary course before the start of the semester can purchase a reduced-price ticket for the entire Verkehrsbund Rhein-Ruhr, price level E. This ticket allows students to transport their bicycles and, on weekdays from 7 pm, on Saturdays, Sundays and on public holidays, take one person with them free of charge. The ticket is valid for 30 days at a time and the start of validity can be freely chosen, meaning that the ticket is also valid for periods that overlap two months.

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