Semester ticket Munich

On the Move in Munich: Since the winter semester 2013, students of the TUM and other Munich universities get the new 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

At the beginning of the winter semester 2020/21 on October 1st 2020, Student Cards must be validated again. Validation is only possible after enrollment for winter semester 2020/21, but then at any time.

Locations of the validating stations

The following regulations apply for the use in MVV:

  • An official ID must be carried along as before. Valid Student Card and ID together are valid as a ticket.
  • Students who are in their first semester in summer semester 2020 or winter semester 2020/21 and have not yet received a Student Card will receive their Student Card in due course. The prerequisite for this is a German residential address. If you come from abroad and have provided your foreign registration address, please send your German address to studium(at)tum.de so that we can send you your Student Card.
  • 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.
  • Please note that a certificate of enrollment is not a substitute for a validated Student Card.

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)

Reimbursement after Withdrawal

Please read our information about reimbursement or contact:  

Student Fees Management

Office hours:

Monday to Friday 9 am -12 pm 
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 1 - 4 pm

Where? Arcisstr. 21 (main campus, city center), 
Raum 0157/0159 und 0161