Two European countries have launched unlimited passes for tourists at 49 euros: what do they include
Two European countries, Germany and Hungary, have introduced the option of using unlimited public transport passes. These passes allow travelers to use nearly all bus and train routes without having to purchase new tickets for each journey.
The cost of such monthly passes is 49 euros (1950 hryvnias). However, each country has its restrictions and exceptions, as reported by Euronews.
For instance, Germany allows pass holders to use trains, buses, and subways across the entire country, while Hungary offers two types of tickets.
One of them - the national ticket - allows you to use all buses and trains in Hungary operated by the railway companies MÁV-START, MÁV-HÉV, and GYSEV, as well as the bus company Volánbusz.
Another ticket, the county ticket, enables you to use bus and rail services in one of the country's 19 counties. However, its cost is almost half - 25 euros (995 hryvnias). It is worth noting that in both cases, there is a 90% discount for students.
Tickets can be purchased not only by residents of the countries but also by foreigners. If a trip to one of the countries involves regular travel within the country, tourists are advised not to overlook the opportunity to get a ticket.
You can purchase a German travel pass directly from Deutsche Bahn, the German state railroad, or from local/regional transportation companies. A monthly subscription can be acquired online on the website, through the app, or in person at a service center.
Paper tickets will be accepted only until the end of 2023, so it will likely be provided in digital form. Travelers can present their travel pass using their phone or a special card.
As for Hungary, the public transport pass can be bought at more than 1100 points of sale across the country, including MÁV-START ticket offices, vending machines, and the MÁV app, as well as at Volánbusz ticket offices, on board buses, and at GYSEV ticket offices.
Earlier, OBOZ.UA reported that the Italian resort of Venice would become a paid tourist destination on peak days. Tourists will be charged 5 euros for entrance if they do not stay overnight.