AVV Job Ticket
RWTH has been offering its employees the AVV Job Ticket since 2011. AVV Job Tickets are discounted transit passes for employees at companies or institutions. The Job Ticket aims to make using public transportation more attractive and reduce the use of personal vehicles.
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The Job Ticket
The job ticket contract with ASEAG and AVV has been extended for the period July 1, 2019 to December 31, 2020. Any open-ended job tickets you have applied for, including supplementary tickets in the VRS area – so-called eTickets – will automatically be extended until December 31, 2020. If however your employment contract terminates before this date, your ticket will be valid until the final date of your contract at the latest. The VRR and region3tarif supplementary tickets – so-called paper tickets – will be valid until December, 31, 2019.
Who can acquire an AVV Job Ticket?
Basically all public servants, employees, and apprentices of RWTH may acquire an AVV Job Ticket.
Except for the following individuals:
- Student and enrolled scientific assistants
- Employees who are simultaneously enrolled and are allowed to use a Semester Ticket
- Disabled individuals with a valid pass who have a token for free rides on public transportation
- Public servants on parental leave except those who are still working with less hours during the legal period before the parental leave starts
- Employees on maternity leave
- Public servants who are suspended or on sabbatical without pay
- Chronically sick RWTH employees who are receiving benefits from the Job Center and those in partial retirement who are no longer employed at RWTH
- Part-time employees in accordance with Section 8, Para 1, 1 of the Social Code IV – so-called "450-euro jobs" or those whose working hours amount to under half the monthly collectively agreed or standard company working time
- Visiting researchers, private lecturers, unbudgeted professors, and contract lecturers, if they do not have any other employment status or relationship with RWTH that authorizes them to acquire a job ticket, for example wissenschaftliche Beamte or academic staff
- Medical personnel, who work as part of the University Medical Center, specifically those who fall under Section 2 Paragraph 4 of the Cooperative Agreement between RWTH and Uniklinik RWTH Aachen from August 26, 2004
Areas of Validity
The Job Ticket is valid in the second class of all of the buses and trains in the Aachener Verkehrsverbund, AVV for short. Outside the city of Aachen, the AVV encompasses the Aachen city region, the districts of Düren and Heinsberg and many neighboring communities in the VRS area.
You can also go to neighboring counties with your Job Ticket on certain bus lines. An overview is available in the document AVV Areas of Validity.
You can use your ticket around the clock and during your free time. The ticket can be used as a family and group ticket during the week starting at 7pm and on the weekend and on federal holidays. On these days, an additional adult and up to three children under 15 years of age can travel with you free of charge. This does not apply to the AVV Job Ticket for apprentices.
The price of the AVV Job Ticket at RWTH depends on your city of residence, that is the zip code registered with the Human Resources Department, and its respective tarif zone.
The prices are listed here. The price for apprentices remains the same regardless of the place of residence.
Services connected to the ticket are the same for all employees, regardless of your place of residence.
Prices for the AVV Job Ticket as of January 1, 2019
ASEAG has increased the prices for the AVV job ticket effective January 1, 2019.
The monthly prices for the job ticket are as follows for 2019:
|Fare Zone||Fare Group A
|Fair Group B
|Supplemental Ticket Region 3
|Supplemental Ticket VRS
|Supplemental Ticket VRR
|1||26 euros||34 euros||37 euros||93,50 euros regardless of group||90,20 euros regardless of group|
|2||34 euros||44 euros|
|3||45 euros||59 euros|
|4||59 euros||77 euros|
|5||86 euros||112 euros|
|Apprenticeships||21 euros||21 euros||21,50 euros|
The area of validity of the AVV Job Ticket can be expanded upon request:
- As a monthly subscription for an additional 93.50 euros to include the Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Sieg, VRS for short
- As a monthly subscription of an additional 90,20 euros for rides in a part of the VRR for employees who live in certain communities in the Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Ruhr or VRR zone.
- As a monthly subscription for an additional 37 Euros for adults and 21.50 Euros for apprentices (region3tarif) for bus rides that cross border areas in the three-country point
The prices for the supplemental tickets are deterimed by the participating transportation assocations.
Job ticket holdes can purchase so-called EinfachWeiterTickets (de) for individual rides into a neighboring Verkehrsverbund – a region outside the area of validity of the job ticket.
Use the online form to apply for a Job Ticket.
You will need your TIM ID and password. After completing the application the Job Ticket will be sent to your person address.
Online Application and Security Information
Your data is safely transferred through a https connection. However use of the form and entering personal information, such as account information, in an unsecured environment such as internet cafés, cell phones, or public wifi is subject to security risks.
The individual submitting the application assumes responsibility for these risks.
We recommend using a RWTH Aachen VPN or a computer in the RWTH Aachen network.