The Dresden Pass: Making public transport accessible to all citizens
The Dresden Pass enables citizens on low incomes to visit Dresden’s cultural institutions (whether operated by the city or the Free State of Saxony) at a reduced rate and claim discounts on both DVB fares and municipal services. A children’s Dresden Pass is also available.
Who is eligible for a Dresden Pass?
Residents with main residence in Dresden who receive the following social benefits:
- Assistance towards subsistence or basic security in old age and in case of reduced earning capacity
- Citizen's income (Bürgergeld) or social benefit
- Housing benefit
- Child supplement
- Cash benefits from the Youth Welfare Office for children and young people
- Benefits for people who apply for asylum and receive financial assistance
- Children whose parents receive social assistance
How do I apply for the Dresden Pass?
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To apply for a Dresden-Pass, go in person to Dresden city council, to the Dresden Pass department at the Social Security Office (Sozialamt). To do so, first fill in the application forms you can find at the City of Dresden’s Bürgerbüros or at www.dresden.de/dresden-pass. You can then send the forms by post or by e-mail to email@example.com or bring them in person to Junghansstraße 2.
Our tip: it’s easy to apply for the Dresden Pass online at www.dresden.de/dresden-pass.
How do I get a discounted subscription from the DVB?
Apply to the Dresden Pass department at Dresden Social Security Office for your discounted Deutschlandticket, Plus Mitnahme/MOBI supplementary passes or subscriber’s monthly pass.
What to do:
- Fill in the form "Vertrag für eine Abo-Fahrkarte" (“Contract for a subscriber‘s pass”)
- Send the filled-in contract form by post to: Landeshauptstadt Dresden, Sozialamt, Sachgebiet Dresden-Pass, Postfach 12 00 20, 01001 Dresden
- The Social Security Office adds a note confirming that the application is approved and valid, and sends the application on to us at the DVB.
- Your subscriber’s monthly pass or Deutschlandticket arrives by post.
Note: To make sure that the contract form can be sent on to us in time, the Dresden Pass department at the Social Security Office must receive it by the 20th of the month before you want the subscription to start.
You already have a Dresden Pass subscriber’s pass
... and want to change to the Deutschlandticket and subscribe to the supplementary Plus Mitnahme and Plus MOBI passes?
You can do that at the customer centre at Postplatz. To do so, please come in person by the 20th of the month before you want the subscription to start. Please be prepared for a relatively long wait.
What happens when my Dresden Pass expires?
When your Dresden Pass expires, you are no longer entitled to discounted tickets. Dresden Pass holders need to have the pass extended by the Social Security Office before it runs out. When you extend it, you can apply to continue the discounted subscription at the same time. Get an extension form (Verlängerungsmitteilung) from the Social Security Office, which must receive the form by the 20th of the last month you use the pass.
If you do not extend your Dresden Pass, your DVB subscription will be cancelled. If you want to continue travelling by rail and bus, please make sure to apply in time for a new Deutschlandticket or subscriber’s monthly pass at current VVO pricing (full amount without a discount).
|Price for Dresden-Pass holders a month
|Plus Mitnahme supplementary pass
|Plus MOBI supplementary pass
|Subscriber’s monthly pass at pricing level A1
|Monthly pass price level A1 (Dresden fare Zone)
|Subscriber’s monthly pass at pricing level B
|Four-ticket pass for Dresden Pass holders
You can buy tickets with a Dresden-Pass discount here:
What happens when someone checks the tickets?
When someone checks your 4-ticket pass or (subscriber’s) monthly pass, please also show your Dresden Pass. If you use a Deutschlandticket or a Plus Mitnahme or Plus MOBI supplementary pass, it is enough to show an official photo ID document (identity card, passport). If you are checked without valid proof of entitlement, you will have to pay a penalty fare under Section 9A of the VVO (Verkehrsverbund Oberelbe) fare regulations and conditions of carriage.