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The social ticket


The SozialTicket is only valid in the tariff area registered in each case. If you would like to be mobile throughout the VRR, we recommend that you switch to the DeutschlandTicket Sozial for monthly. 39,00 EUR. From January 01.01.2024st, 39,60, the monthly price for the SozialTicket is EUR 0,60. By switching to the DeutschlandTicket Sozial you are not only mobile throughout Germany but also save €XNUMX per month.


An overview of the different options for those entitled to benefits can be downloaded here.

Brochure for those entitled to benefits

With the SozialTicket you are mobile in Oberhausen at a low price. You will receive this personal monthly ticket or as a subscription for buses and trains if, for example

  • Recipients of unemployment benefit II and social benefits (SGB II)
  • Recipients of social assistance (SGB XII)
  • Housing benefit recipients
  • Entitled to benefits according to SGB VIII
  • Eligible under the Asylum Seekers Benefits Act or
  • Entitled to benefits under the Federal Pension Act


You can find out whether you are one of those entitled to this from the responsible authorities in the city of Oberhausen. There you will also receive the required authorization card.
The SozialTicket costs €41,20 per month and €36,22 as a subscription. It is personal to you and cannot be transferred to anyone else. With the SozialTicket you can use all buses, S-Bahn, RB and RE lines as well as trams and subways for your daily errands around the clock in the respective area of ​​validity. The ticket is valid in price level A2 for Oberhausen.
In addition, you can (in your area of ​​application) Monday to Friday from 19 p.m., all day on weekends, public holidays and on December 24.12th. and 31.12. travel on buses and trains with up to three children under the age of 15.

The SozialTicket consists of

  • an authorization card and a plastic cover that you can obtain from your job center or social welfare office and
  • a monthly token for the price of €41,20 in price level A2, which you can get from STOAG.
  • Authorized ID card and monthly token are only valid in conjunction with your ID card or other official photo ID when traveling on public transport.

You can also receive the SozialTicket as a so-called eTicket in the form of a practical chip card (only if you have a positive credit rating) if you want to take part in the direct debit system. To do this, simply present your authorized person ID in one of our customer centers and fill out a direct debit authorization. Your chip card will be sent to you by post. This eliminates the need to purchase your token every month. Your ticket is valid for the same length of time as stated on the ticket. The monthly amount of €36,22 will be deducted from your account. Please contact one of ours to apply Customer Center.
During an exam, it is sufficient to show your chip card and ID card or other official photo ID. It is not necessary to carry the carrier card or the notification with you.

With a ZusatzTicket you can extend the validity of your SozialTicket: You can then either travel beyond the actual area of ​​validity of your ticket. An additional ticket is required per journey and person.



With the FlexSozial you have the opportunity to be mobile conveniently via smartphone and at significantly reduced prices in the entire VRR area. By paying a basic monthly fee, you can purchase as many single tickets as you like at 50 percent discount in all price categories. You can find out how this works here:



DeutschlandTicket Social

The DeutschlandTicket Sozial is available from December 01st, 2023! You can find all further information here:

DeutschlandTicket Social