With the SemesterTicket, students can travel for an entire semester on the entire network of the Regio-Verkehrsverbund Freiburg (RVF) for 94 €. It applies to all trams, buses and trains (2nd class / no ICE and IC / EC trains) in the city of Freiburg as well as in the districts of Breisgau-Hochschwarzwald and Emmendingen. Students can therefore use it not only for trips to the university, but also in their free time.
Students who are enrolled at one of the following universities in Freiburg can purchase the low-cost SemesterTicket of the Regio-Verkehrsverbund Freiburg (RVF):
Hochschule für Musik
Katholische Hochschule Freiburg
Evangelische Hochschule Freiburg
Hochschule für Kunst, Design und populäre Musik
Internationale Berufsakademie IBA - Studienort Freiburg
Of the 78 € in student union fees that students at these universities pay each semester when re-registering at their university, 22 € each go to the Regio-Verkehrsverbund Freiburg (RVF) as the basic fee for the SemesterTicket. This basic contribution makes the low-cost SemesterTicket possible. The SemesterTicket is not transferable and is only valid together with a valid student identity card. For students of the university with the current matriculation certificate and the UniCard or for online purchases with an official photo ID (see below).
With the new UniCard of the University of Freiburg and the new PH Card of the Pädagogische Hochschule, online purchase is more attractive for their students: Those who purchase the SemesterTicket online after registering once (see link on the right) only need to carry an official photo ID during the check.
Also available online is a free "7 p.m. proof" which, with a photo ID, allows you to use the buses and trams in the RVF after 7 p.m., regardless of whether you buy a SemesterTicket or not. These can be printed out in VAG's online shop (print@home) - or simply reprinted if lost - or uploaded to the free RVF FahrPlan+ app, or alternatively to the VAG mobil app. They are always present during checks and can also be displayed offline.
If you buy your SemesterTicket at a ticket machine or at a point of sale, students at the university must also bring a current matriculation certificate and the UniCard with them for the SemesterTicket, as well as for journeys by public transport after 19.00 hours. It is easier online!
For students of the Hochschule für Musik, the SemesterTicket is also available online. For students at all other universities in Freiburg, the SemesterTicket is still available from VAG pluspunkt at Salzstraße 3 am Bertoldsbrunnen or at the cycle station at the main station, from DB sales outlets and vending machines as well as from the SBG customer centres. The student identity card serves as proof.
Without SemesterTicket: From 7 p.m. until closing time, all students with a valid student card have free use of the RVF buses and trams. For students of the University of Freiburg with a new UniCard, the new regulations apply (see above).
Students on leave of absence cannot purchase the SemesterTicket!