Information for EURO 2024 tourists on getting around in Germany

Football fans from across Europe will soon be heading to Germany, where the UEFA European Championship will take place from June 14 to July 14, 2024. The European Consumer Centre Germany has compiled essential information on the specifics of German public transport and ticket types for EURO tourists.

Travel free with your stadium ticket – remember to check ticket coverage

The most convenient way to travel in Germany is by train. The “Fan Pass” is a free 36-hour ticket included with your match ticket and is available through the UEFA EURO 2024 app. This pass allows the use of public transport in the host city from 6:00 AM on match day until 6:00 PM the following day. However, it’s crucial to check the coverage of your pass in advance: Germany has over 60 different regional transport operators, and using the pass in the wrong area can result in a €60 fine. Detailed information is available on the UEFA website.

Special Prices and the Deutschland-Ticket

For those traveling in Germany, the “DB Ticket Euro 2024” provides access to regional trains between tournament locations. The “Interrail Pass Euro 2024” offers a 25 percent discount on travel across 33 European countries. These offers can be booked on the Deutsche Bahn website and through the DB Navigator app.

For the most cost-effective travel, the “Deutschland-Ticket” is a great option, offering unlimited travel across Germany, but only on regional and local trains, buses, trams, and subways. The ticket is only available for full calendar months and has specific cancellation terms. If the contract is not canceled by the 10th of the month, it will automatically renew for the following month. For instance, those purchasing a ticket for July should cancel it before July 10, 2024, and those purchasing for June should cancel it already by June 10, 2024.

If your train journey does not go as planned, the European Consumer Centre Finland’s train travel web page provides information on your rights and possible compensation. In case of problems, try to resolve the issue directly with the company first. If you cannot resolve the issue with a German company, such as Deutsche Bahn, you can turn to us for advice if you are a resident in Finland. If you are resident in another EU country, Norway or Iceland, you can contact your local ECC.