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Published 10 June 2024 5 min read
England Supporters Travel Club

Free travel with EURO 2024 tickets

Written by:

Richard Weekes

Important information on free travel offered with match tickets for England games at UEFA EURO 2024

If you are travelling out to Germany you are probably aware that you will be entitled to free train travel with your ticket.

This is a great offer for all ticket holders, but it isn’t as straight forward as ‘all trains are free’ in Germany.

Below we have highlighted some of the key points on this offer which will hopefully ensure you are not caught out, and potentially fined, when enjoying your trip across Germany:

- You will be able to obtain your free ‘Travel Pass’ by downloading the UEFA EURO 2024 Official app and logging in with the same email address which you used for your ticketing account

- The free travel is active for a 36 hour period around matches

- The timings for each of our Group Stage matches are as follows:

Serbia v England: 6am Sunday 16 June until 6pm Monday 17 June
Denmark v England: 6am Thursday 20 June until 6pm Friday 21 June
England v Slovenia: 6am Tuesday 25 June until 6pm Wednesday 26 June

- Free travel is only permitted on ‘regional’ routes.  This means that you cannot use the following services for free: ‘ICE’, ‘IC’ or ‘EC’.  You can travel for free on: ‘RE’ or ‘S’ trains for example

- From the survey results, we can see that most supporters are staying in and around Dortmund, Dusseldorf and Cologne for the duration of the Group Stages (or a mixture of those cities).  Regional trains and buses between these cities, and surrounding towns, will be free during the above stated times.  Two 'regions' have merged for this tournament.  You can find the cities/towns where travel is free for the VRS regions here, and the VRR region here.

- However, you are unable to get free travel from the regions outlined above to Frankfurt.  This is located in a region called ‘RMV’.  The maps for this are a little harder to navigate but can be found here.

The FSA have been with us throughout our trips to Germany in the build up to the tournament and have pulled together an extensive guide on the Group Stage train options. 

We would therefore strongly recommend familiarising yourself with the information between pages 136 to 139 of the FSA Tournament Guidebook.  You can access a digital copy of this here.

Safe travels!