Before you use it as a bus pass for the first time you must make sure, that:
Now your CampusCard is ready for use as a bus pass.
You will need to carry additional photographic ID (i.e. your passport, foreigners registration card or, if you are an EU citizen, your national ID card) whenever taking the bus.
A general note on buying tickets on a German bus
In Germany you have to buy your ticket from the driver when you board the bus. Don't just hop on board and wait for someone to come and sell you a ticket as you run the risk of being caught fare-dodging, even if this was not intentional!
Likewise, if you use your CampusCard bus pass, you should show it to the driver when getting on the bus without waiting to be asked.
The semester bus pass is valid throughout the semester for which you have validated your card. The summer semester runs from 1 April to 30 September and the winter semester from 1 October to 31 March.
The integrated bus pass is valid for nearly all bus services operated by Verkehrsbetriebsgesellschaft Passau (VBP), a subsidiary of Stadtwerke Passau (SWP), within the city limits of Passau (look for the VBP logo on the timetable and on your student ID card). There is only one exception: the semester bus pass arrangement does not cover the so-called 'Oberhausbus', which runs between the Old Town Hall and the castle.
Please be aware that your integrated bus pass is only valid on city buses. It is not valid on regional bus services (DB Oberbayernbus/RBO/VLP): these bus operators are distinct from VBP and primarily serve destinations outside the city limits (Landkreis Passau).
If you have a disability, you may be eligible for fee exemption. For details about this and other services, get in touch with:
Student Welfare Office
Room 238, Central Library building
Opening hours and other information (German)
You should also contact the 'Versorgungsamt' to apply for a free bus pass.
Website of the Versorgungsamt for Lower Bavaria (German)
The government has launched the Deutschlandticket, a new ticket valid on all regional and local public transport in all of Germany. While this does not include long distance trains (high speed trains, sleeper trains, international trains, etc.) or long distance coaches, there is no limit to how far you travel within Germany on these tickets.
From the winter semester 2023/24 onwards, students can purchase a discounted Deutschlandticket. This can also be bought as an add-on ticket on top of your semester bus pass, which subtracts the price of the local bus pass from the discounted Deutschlandticket.
|Ticket||Semester ticket||Deutschlandticket||Student Deutschlandticket as add-on|
|Validity period||Whole semester (six months)||Monthly subscription||Monthly subscription|
|Geographic validity||City buses in Passau (VBP buses)||Local and regional public transport in all of Germany (regional buses, regional trains, urban transit in all German cities)||Local and regional public transport in all of Germany (regional buses, regional trains, urban transit in all German cities)|
|Price||32 Euro per Semester||29 Euro per month for students at Bavarian universities|
49 Euro per month without the student discount
|The price is 23,70 Euro per month for students at the University of Passau|
In Passau, the local bus company (Stadtwerke Passau) does not sell the discounted Deutschlandticket. Instead, the ticket is sold in cooperation with the transport association of the city of Regensburg - Regensburger Verkehrsverbund (RVV). At this time, the administrative processes for buying the discounted Deutschlandticket as add-on are still to be announced. You will be able to find out how to buy the ticket on the Student Union's Deutschlandticket page.
Students will be able to buy the add-on ticket once they have completed enrolment.
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