Educational transport; application for compensation

According to the Passenger Transport Act, transport companies that issue season tickets to pupils, students and trainees on regular public transport are granted compensation on application.


The transport companies receive a compensation payment in accordance with § 45a PBefG for the reduction for pupils and trainees in local public transport.

Compensation is paid for 44 per cent of the difference between the revenue from the reduced tickets and the average transport-specific costs, which is calculated on the basis of the criteria of the Compensation Ordinance.


Upon application, the transport operator receives the compensation payments for the reduction of tickets for trainees compared to the Everyman Tickets in accordance with the provisions of § 45a PBefG and the Compensation Ordinance.

The transport operator must be the holder of a licence or the operator on the line in local public passenger transport in accordance with § 42 PBefG or in a regular service in accordance with § 43 no. 2 PBefG.

In addition, it is a prerequisite that the revenue from the transport charges of the trainees is not sufficient to cover the transport-specific costs and that the transport operator has applied for the adjustment of the transport charges to the revenue and cost situation within a reasonable period of time.


The governments are responsible for the procedure. The request for compensation shall be made in writing.


The application must be submitted by 31 May of the following year.

Required documents

  • Table of lines with indication of line lengths
  • Fare overview
  • if applicable, collection and delivery power of attorney
  • Proof of the determination of individual farm values in accordance with § 3 Para. 5 PbefAusglV

    (if deviating individual values are to be applied, these must be proven accordingly)

  • in the case of transport associations: if necessary, calculations for revenue sharing according to III. 3.2
  • for transports to other federal states: information on the key according to § 6 PbefAusglV
  • Application form

    This can be obtained from the relevant government.


Status: 20.08.2021

Responsible for editing: Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Wohnen, Bau und Verkehr

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