What is the “Semesterticket” (semester ticket)?

The semester ticket is included on your student identity card (“CampusCard”) and includes a train and a bus ticket for some train/bus lines. Consequently, the semester ticket allows students of OsnabrĂŒck University of Applied Sciences to travel free of charge.
Please make sure that you always carry your student identity card (“CampusCard”) with you when travelling on one of the trains or buses mentioned below.

Where can I use the semester ticket?

With the train rail ticket, students can use all regional  trains (“Regionalbahnen”) free of charge in Lower Saxony and Bremen and are also able to travel to Hamburg central railway station, for example.
Please find further information in the current semester ticket train network map (German).  You are allowed to use the semester ticket

Train stations marked by the blue dot are the final valid train stations to/from which you can use the semester ticket (for example to MĂŒnster or Hamburg central railway station (“Hbf.”)).

All students at the locations in OsnabrĂŒck can use all buses of the Verkehrsgemeinschaft OsnabrĂŒck as well as the Verkehrsgemeinschaft MĂŒnsterland for the bus lines in the municipalities Hörstel, IbbenbĂŒren, Lengerich, Lienen, Lotte, Mettingen, Recke, Tecklenburg, Westerkappeln as well as the airport bus X15 from 15.04.2019. Exceptions are the night bus lines N381 and the “NachtschwĂ€rmer” lines N62, N63, N67 and N68. As a student in Lingen you can use all buses of the Verkehrsgemeinschaft Emsland-SĂŒd, the LiLi bus network and the bus lines 161 and 165 to Grafschaft Bentheim. Lingen students are only allowed to use the buses of the Verkehrsgemeinschaft OsnabrĂŒck on lines 21 and 22 of the VOS.

In addition, bus lines of the “Verkehrsgemeinschaft MĂŒnsterland” can be used as well within the following municipalities: Hörstel, IbbenbĂŒren, Lengerich, Lienen, Lotte, Mettingen, Recke, Tecklenburg, Westerkappeln.

Moreover, the airport bus line X15 to/from MĂŒnster/OsnabrĂŒck airport is free of charge.

When travelling within OsnabrĂŒck, Lingen students are only allowed to use bus lines 21 and 22 of the “Verkehrsgemeinschaft OsnabrĂŒck”.

Do I have to pay for the semester ticket?

The costs of the semester ticket are included in the semester fee and have to be paid by all students, regardless of whether they actually use the ticket or not. In the Wintersemester 2018/2019 you pay 190,05 € for the semester ticket in OsnabrĂŒck and 158,55 € in Lingen.

Do I have to activate the semester ticket?

The semester ticket is included on your student identity card (“CampusCard”).  As first-year student, your CampusCard is already validated and activated. After your first semester, you extend the validity period of your CampusCard – and hence the validity of the semester ticket – each semester after your renewal registration for the next semester at one of our validation stations:

How do I get a new CampusCard if it is lost, stolen or defective?

Please contact the ServiceDesk with your student number.

Is it allowed to take another person with me, who also travels free of charge?

This is only allowed when using bus lines operated by the “Verkehrsgemeinschaft OsnabrĂŒck” in OsnabrĂŒck.

Is it allowed to take my child with me free of charge by using the semester ticket?

In this case, each transport company has its own terms and conditions of travel. Please contact the respective transport company in advance.

Is it allowed to take my bicycle with me free of charge by using the semester ticket?

This is not allowed. You have to buy an extra ticket for your bicycle (for example, at the service/ticket desk or by using a self-service ticket machine of the respective transport company).

I still have some questions concerning the semester ticket. Where do I find help?

Please feel free to contact us at the General Students’ Committee (“Allgemeiner Studierendenausschuss – AStA)”),

OsnabrĂŒck: Campus Westerberg:

e-mail: mobilitaet@hochschulfreun.de

phone: 0049 541-969 2118

visitor address: Barbarastr. 7a (building AE), 49076 OsnabrĂŒck

Campus Lingen:

e-mail: mobilitaet@hochschulfreun.de

phone: 0049 591-800 98 273

visitor address: Kaiserstraße 10c (building KH), 49809 Lingen

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