The students in Mannheim (University of Mannheim, Mannheim University of Applied Sciences, Mannheim University of Music and Performing Arts, Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University Mannheim, University of Popular Music and Music Business) can purchase the ÖPNV-Semesterticket. The ticket is valid for the whole area of the Rhein-Neckar (VRN) Transportation Authority - except West Palatinate.
The Semesterticket costs 170.00 Euro per Semester. The price will be increased to 175.00 EUR beginning in the Summer Semester 2020. So that the Semesterticket can be offered at a (relatively) reduced price, a contribution from the Studierendenwerk Fee of 22,80 EUR goes towards the funding of the transportation ticket.
Students of the University of Mannheim contribute an additional 12.50 EUR per Semester for the use of evening and weekend services beginning in the Fall/Winter Semester 19/20. A photo ID and a valid student ID will be able to be shown as the ticket. These services can be used Monday-Friday after 7:00 pm and all day on weekends and holidays for the area of the Rhein-Neckar (VRN) Transportation Authority not including the West-Palatinate. The student ID must show the evening and weekend regulations in a clearly legible form.
Students of the DHBW Mannheim contribute an additional 6.50 EUR per Semester for the use of evening and weekend services beginning in the Fall/Winter Semester 19/20. A photo ID and a valid student ID will be able to be shown as the ticket. These services can be used Monday-Friday after 7:00 pm and all day on weekends and holidays for the zones in Mannheim/Ludwigshafen, and Heidelberg as well as Zones 105, 135, and 145 for students at the Eppelheim campus. The student ID must show the evening and weekend regulations in a clearly legible form.
For students of the University of Mannheim, the Hochschule Mannheim, and the DHBW Mannheim, the student ID is valid merely as a season ticket from Monday-Friday after 7:00 pm and all day on weekends and holidays and therefore is the basis for purchasing a connecting ticket/additional ticket for the time and area outside of the evening and weekend regulations according to §8.1.3 of the VRN Tariff Rules.
The Semesterticket is a personalized, non-transferable ticket for students enrolled in a higher education institution. It is valid for one semester. The ticket is only valid with proof of student ID which must be showed upon request.
Questions regarding valid area as well as connection tickets should contact the respective travel authority. (For Heilbronn= HNV, Mainfranken=VVM, for Bayerischen Untermain= VAB, Rhein-Main= RMV, Karlsruhe=KVV, Saarland=SaarVV, Rhein-Nahe=RNN).
The Connection-Semesterticket can be purchased for 215,60 Euro from students enrolled at a neighboring institution such as Karlsruhe, Frankfurt, Mainz. This applies for students who are conducting a mandatory internship in the VRN-area. Information can be found at the Transportation Authority Telephone 0621 / 1077077.
Students who register their primary residence in Mannheim can receive a one-time-free-of-charge Semesterticket from the VRN. The ticket can be received in the semester that the student registers or changes their primary residence to Mannheim.
With the exception of:
You can receive your Semesterticket at the city hall Innenstadt/Jungbusch more information here.
Students may register their primary residence in the room on the ground floor. Upon registration, the ticket will be produced. You will need a current enrollment certificate and an ID/Passport. If you are an international student pursuing your degree you must bring your Letter of Acceptance as well. Keep your receipt in a safe place and somewhere where you can remember it if you ever lose your ticket. Your receipt must be shown to receive a replacement from the VRN.
Make an appointment to lessen the waiting times:
The Semesterticket and connecting ticket have other advantages:
Owners of the Semesterticket have the possibility to use the CarSharing offer from Stadtmobil in cooperation with the RNV along with the normal bus and tram offers. Depending on your needs, various car models are offered.
The RNV offers with the Stadtmobil Rhein-Neckar a special tariff for using their automobiles. The registration costs and security deposit are offered at a reduced price. The customer searches for the car, picks it up, and pays for the time they used it as well as the kilometers driven.
More information about Stadtmobil CarSharing can be found in the Stadtmobil Office or in the RNV Mobility Center.
Semesterticket owners can also use the "Ruftaxi" Service.
Students who have purchased a Semesterticket but have received a letter of acceptance for another higher education institution in another travel authority area can profit from the new regulations for reimbursement.
The price for the two one-way tickets for the price class 7 per day will no longer be calculated, but that of only two one-way tickets for the price class 2 instead.
Application for reimbursement must be completed by the 31st day of use. Nutzungstag eine Rückgabe gegen Erstattung beantragt werden.
Infos in Mannheim Mobilitätscenter N1,1 or Tel.: 0621 465-4444