Semester Ticket Munich
On the Move in Munich: Since the winter semester 2013, students of the TUM and other Munich universities get the semester ticket. The ticket is valid for the underground and suburban trains, as well as all trams, buses and some regional trains in entire Munich public transportation network (MVV). All students must pay the fee for the basic ticket as part of their student fees. You may also purchase the IsarCard Semester to have 24 hour access to the MVV network.
Important notice concerning Student Cards
Validating TUM Student Cards is currently possible without restrictions.
However, the following regulations apply to the use of MVV transportation in Munich in the summer semester 2021:
- Student Cards with validation/validity for the winter semester 2020/21 are also valid in the summer semester 2021 as MVV travel authorization in the off-peak hours (Mon–Fri 6 p.m. – 6 a.m. and all day on weekends). So if you are unable to validate your TUM Student Card in the summer semester 2021 for some reason, you will still be able to use public transport in Munich.
- A Student Card validated/valid at least for the winter semester 2020/21 is also required to purchase the IsarCard Semester.
- As before, an official photo ID (e.g. ID card) must be carried in addition to the Student Card.
- As before, the certificate of enrollment will not be recognized as a right to travel on the MVV.
Please also refer to the information about the semester ticket on the MVV website.
Please note: For the winter semester 2021/22, your Student Card must again be regularly validated in order to use MVV transportation.
All students are obliged to pay Euro 69,40 each semester for a basic ticket (from summer semester 2021). This fee is collected together with the Student Union Fee upon enrollment. The basic semester ticket authorizes students to use all forms of transportation within the entire MVV network on weekdays between the hours of 6 pm and 6 am, as well as on weekends and holidays. More: MVV home page
IsarCard Semester: For students planning to use their semester ticket to travel to and from the university every day, we recommend the IsarCard Semester at 201,60 Euro (from summer semester 2021) per semester. This supplementary ticket authorizes students bearing a student ID card and official photo ID to use all forms of transportation within the entire MVV network without restrictions. More: MVV home page
Video: How does the semester ticket work?
Semester ticket made simple (in German):
A film by MVG – Munich Transport Corporation.
Duration: 2:49 min.
Where and when can I buy the IsarCard Semester?
- Basic ticket: You can use your student ID when travelling in the MVV network after validating it for the semester. The student ID is only valid as ticket in conjunction with an official photo ID (e.g. passport or driving licence).
- IsarCard Semester: Beginning on 2 September 2013, the IsarCard Semester will be available for purchase at all customary outlets of the MVV (machines, kiosks, etc.). For more information consult the MVV home page.
Exemption from the Solidarity Contribution
An exemption from the obligatory solidarity contribution is available only for disabled and chronically-ill students upon submission of a formal request.
To apply for the exemption, you must show proof of your entitlement to travel free of charge in public transportation (together with addendum and token from the Ministry of Family and Social Affairs).
Applications must be submitted directly to the university in which you are enrolled. For continuing TUM students, the deadlines for submission are as follows: 15 February for summer semester; 15 August for winter semester. For first-semester students the deadlines are 15 March for summer semester and 15 September for winter semester.
Students enrolled simultaneously at both the TUM and another university (e.g. those in teacher training programs or sport and health sciences programs) should submit their application to the university in charge of their degree program.
Application for exemption from solidarity contribution (in German only)