Discounters and supermarkets like Lidl or Rewe always sell cheap train tickets from Deutsche Bahn. Now the competitors Aldi Nord and Aldi Süd are catching up – and send their customers on the journey with Flixtrain and Flixbus.
For 9.99 euros throughout Europe. This is promised by the cooperation partners Aldi and Flixbus. Between the 29th of April and the 4th of May customers of the discount-sisters Aldi Süd and Aldi Nord can buy the cheap tickets in all branches. Together with their receipt, they receive an activation code, which they can redeem online at Flixbus.de, in the app or in participating travel agencies.
According to the Munich-based company, the Flixbus route network comprises more than 2,000 destinations in 29 European countries. In addition, there is the much smaller Flixtrain route network – also the Germany-wide journeys with these trains are covered by the bargain offer.
Theoretically, it would be possible to travel from Lisbon to Kiev or from Stockholm to Palermo for less than ten euros. However, the cheap Aldi tickets are valid only for journeys without change. Thus, at least the route Stockholm – Munich would be covered. For a simple ride in mid-May, today costs about 70 euros. A trip from Berlin to Barcelona is already available for 40 euros. Again, there is a direct connection.
The period in which the Aldi tickets have to be redeemed is relatively short: it runs from 6 to 28 May. In addition, a maximum of three tickets per person may be purchased.