Fahrplanauskunft für Sehbehinderte

Short trip

A short trip is defined as any journey up to the fourth stop after boarding - if no more than two of these are made by S-Bahn or U-Bahn, ExpressBus or other included rail routes (e.g. regional train). You may combine different means of transport and change trains if you are travelling a short distance. It does not matter if you cross a zone border. Interruptions to the journey are also permitted - within the maximum journey time of one hour.



  • The journey ends at the fourth stop at the latest.
  • Stops that are passed through without halting are to be counted as well.
  • The maximum journey time is one hour from validation.
  • Changing trains and interruptions of the journey are permitted, but the maximum journey time must not be exceeded.
  • Return journeys, splitting a journey into several short haul routes and combining several short distance journeys or zone and short journeys with each other are not permitted.


In the communities outside Munich, every bus trip within the community boundaries is considered a short trip. Regardless of the number of stops passed.

For a short-haul journey, you validate one strip of the strip ticket. Or you can buy a short-haul single ticket, the easiest way to do this is as a HandyTicket.

From Ostbahnhof to Maxmonument it is two stops with the S-Bahn to Isartor and two stops with tram line 16 to Maxmonument. So it's a journey of four stops, only two of which are on the S-Bahn - the short-haul fare applies.

By the way: It is not permitted to combine several short-haul journeys or zone and short-haul journeys with each other, but you can extend the area of validity of your season ticket by purchasing a short-haul ticket.

Please also note that the U21 strip ticket cannot be used for the short-haul fare. The short-haul fare can only be used with the regular strip ticket. The customer group of under 21s and children can also use the short-haul fare with it.

Examples of journeys (selection)