SemesterTicket DING (Uni Ulm und HS Ulm)
The entire public transport in the region is managed by the transportation network DING (Donau-Iller-Nahverkehrsverbund-GmbH) and includes the administrative districts Alb-Donau, Biberach and Neu-Ulm as well as the cities Ulm, Neu-Ulm and Biberach. Students currently pay €42.20 for a monthly student ticket for the city zone Ulm/Neu-Ulm, i.e. €253.20 per semester.
The cheaper alternative
The semester ticket is a personal season ticket for unlimited trips in the entire DING area and is valid for the period of one semester. Eligible are students who are enrolled at Ulm University, Ulm University of Applied Sciences and Neu-Ulm University of Applied Sciences and subject to the fees of the Studierendenwerk.
This is by far the cheapest offer for subscribers in the entire DING area and made possible only in the context of all students contributing through the Solidarbeitrag (solidarity contribution).
How much does it cost?
There is the Solidarbeitrag of €29.50 for students at Ulm University and Biberach University of Applied Sciences (HBC). The Solidarbeitrag for students at Ulm University of Applied Sciences is €30.50 (included in the fee of the Studierendenwerk). This allows you to use all public transport across the entire DING area including night buses, from Monday till Friday from 6 pm and all-day Saturday and Sunday. Students at Ulm University of Applied Sciences can currently also use line 4 between the stops "Örlinger Straße" and "Egertweg" without time restrictions. Students at Ulm University can use buses free of charge between the stops "Uni Süd" and "Manfred-Börner-Straße". If you want to use public transport during the remaining times and zones, you need to buy the actual semester ticket for €129.00 (from 1st January 2020) per semester.
The City of Ulm gives you one semester ticket for free when you register your primary residence in Ulm (the Solidarbeitrag must be paid).
Points of sale of the Studierendenwerk are the Info Point, cafeteria B at Ulm University and the office of the General Students' Association (AStA) at Ulm University of Applied Sciences.
Please note: Do not laminate the ticket as this renders it invalid.
Important: The semester ticket is valid only in conjunction with the student ID card. Make sure that you always carry your student ID card with you! If you did not purchase a semester ticket but want to use public transport including night buses throughout the entire DING zone Monday till Friday from 6 pm and all-day Saturday and Sunday plus public holidays, you must carry your student ID card with you as your ticket. You should also always have an official photo identification with you as proof that your use of public transport is lawful, in case of ticket control.
More information about the semester ticket:
Student Services Ulm, Tel. 0731 50-23810
More information about public transport services: www.swu-verkehr.de
SemesterTicket Ostalb Mobil (PH und HS Aalen)
Students at PH Schwäbisch Gmünd (University of Education) and Aalen University can purchase the semester ticket OstalbMobil.
The Solidarbeitrag of €22 per semester allows students to use all buses and local trains in the Ostalbkreis each day from 6 pm on and all-day on weekends and public holidays. The student ID card is your ticket.
Students who want to use buses and local trains in the area of OstalbMobil round the clock, pay an additional €109 per semester.
Anschluss-StudiTicket (connection ticket)
Students in the transportation network areas VVS (Stuttgart) and KVSH (Schwäbisch Hall)/HNV (Heilbronn, Hohenlohe, Halle) can present their SemesterTicket 2 from OstalbMobil and purchase a connection ticket for €299.00 for the area VVS and for currently €212 for the areas KVSH/HNV.
The Anschluss-SemesterTicket (connection ticket) for the Ostalbkreis costs €164 per semester. SemesterTicket 3 lets you use all public buses and local trains in the area of the transport network OstalbMobil around the clock throughout the entire semester.
Prerequisite for these tickets is a filled-out order form with passport photo as well as presentation of a certificate of enrollment and the student ID card. The order forms are available at the universities, points of sale and online. More information at www.ostalbmobil.de and via phone at +49 7361 5576-814.
Points of sale
The semester ticket must be pre-purchased and is available at TicketCorner of Stadt-Bus Gmünd, at the VGA bus terminal Aalen, at OVA Aalen and at FahrBus Ostalb in Schwäbisch Gmünd and Ellwangen.