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Do Berlin Subway tickets expire?

Old May 9, 18, 10:29 pm
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Do Berlin Subway tickets expire?

I have some unused subway tickets from my last trip to Berlin about 8 months ago. Never been stamped in the machines. Are they still good or do they expire?
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Old May 9, 18, 10:43 pm
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Still good!
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Old May 9, 18, 11:11 pm
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Still good!
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Old May 10, 18, 8:09 am
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Originally Posted by LondonElite View Post
Still good!
But they will expire one day in the future
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Old May 10, 18, 10:46 am
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Originally Posted by Flying Lawyer View Post
But they will expire one day in the future
No problem, I'll be using them soon. I got caught a few years back when I accidently purchased a childrens ticket and had to pay a hefty fine on the spot. On my last trip I purchased tickets 4 at a time and ended up with a few tickets leftover. Wanted to make sure I don't get caught with expired tickets.
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Old May 15, 18, 8:48 am
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IIRC after price changes old tickets are valid for one more year. If price doesn't change they won't expire.
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Originally Posted by ralfkrippner View Post
IIRC after price changes old tickets are valid for one more year. If price doesn't change they won't expire.
I fear it actually isn't even as long as that. Price changes impact on 01.01.XXXX and I believe there is a two-month period when old tickets can be used and/or exchanged by paying the uplift for new tickets (which is usually only a few cents).
After that "Rule of Thumb" comes into play - use/stamp your old ticket and keep your thumb over the price bit if you have to show it to a conductor/inspector...
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Old May 16, 18, 5:17 am
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Originally Posted by AlienInTheFatherland View Post
I fear it actually isn't even as long as that. Price changes impact on 01.01.XXXX and I believe there is a two-month period when old tickets can be used and/or exchanged by paying the uplift for new tickets (which is usually only a few cents).
After that "Rule of Thumb" comes into play - use/stamp your old ticket and keep your thumb over the price bit if you have to show it to a conductor/inspector...
Don't they change the colours?
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Old May 16, 18, 6:46 am
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Originally Posted by Flying Lawyer View Post
Don't they change the colours?
I don't believe so; I'm quite sure that the ATM printed tickets stayed the same after the last price increase. Just the printed price has changed.

I googled the situation after the last price increase in January 2017 - there you only had 14 days to use old tickets and a few weeks to get an upfare ticket.

So it seems your older tickets are only good as long as there has been no price increase.
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Old May 16, 18, 8:32 pm
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Originally Posted by ralfkrippner View Post
I don't believe so; I'm quite sure that the ATM printed tickets stayed the same after the last price increase. Just the printed price has changed.

I googled the situation after the last price increase in January 2017 - there you only had 14 days to use old tickets and a few weeks to get an upfare ticket.

So it seems your older tickets are only good as long as there has been no price increase.
Thanks, I just checked and the tickets I have are the same as the current price so I should be good.

Last edited by Uh Clem; May 16, 18 at 8:40 pm Reason: fixing mistake
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