Why a semester ticket at all?

With the semester ticket you have the opportunity to be mobile throughout Hesse by public transport at low cost!



There is no longer a limit to our mobility in Hesse. At the same time, buses and trains bring us home safely, even for any weekend or evening activities. But also for our journey to the university we are not dependent on it the already overcrowded parking lot after a gap for a place to search and save besides thereby our purse like also the environment. Because firstly it is far cheaper to move with the semester ticket than with the car and secondly it is advisable in times of climate change to contribute a part against a further deterioration in this regard.

Overall, it can be said that the semester ticket enjoys great popularity, which can be seen, for example, in votes on the semester ticket in plenary meetings.


the postponement one month before the start of the semester benefits first-year students in particular). All means of transport included in the RMV and NVV (city and regional buses, subways, streetcars, the included local trains of the Deutsche Bahn) can be used with the student ID in the area of validity free of charge.

The lines can be taken from the RMV– & NVV-timetables.

Unfortunately, the ticket is not valid for IC and EC trains. Unfortunately, Deutsche Bahn does not want to negotiate such a regulation with the AStA in the future, which is why this will probably not come in the foreseeable future (more information here).


The student ID card is valid as a ticket. An ID card is not necessary if the photo ID (the chip card) is used. In the case of a provisional student ID card, an ID card or passport must be shown for identification. For security reasons, the provisional student ID (mainly concerns freshmen) should not be laminated or shrink-wrapped tightly, as it could be assumed that such IDs are forged.

Connecting rides

Basically, there are no connecting tickets to areas outside the AStA ticket except to the VAB (e.g. in the direction of Aschaffenburg and Gemünden). If you want to travel to Heidelberg, Mannheim or even further within the VRN, you can get cell phone tickets via app.