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With a Day ticket for Germany (Quer-durch-Land-Ticket) one can travel with all local trains in Germany.

Is this ticket also valid on the train to/from Venlo in The Netherlands or is a separate ticket from Kaldenkirchen required for crossing the border?

  • Where do you want to start? – Neusser Aug 7 '18 at 15:47
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No, the Quer-durchs-Land-Ticket is valid at a few short sections close to the border in Austria and Switzerland, but not in the Netherlands. If you are travelling on a Saturday or Sunday, you may be able to use the Schönes-Wochenende-Ticket, which is valid between the border and Venlo.

With the Quer-durchs-Land-Ticket, you must probably in addition buy a VRR ticket from Kaldenkirchen to Venlo for €2.70. In theory, it should be possible to issue an international full-fare ticket from Venlo(Gr) (this is the border tariff point) to Venlo for currently €2.40. If you go to a staffed DB ticket counter, they may be able to sell such a ticket.

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Unfortunately you need a separate ticket for the trip to/from Venlo. There is a pdf-document (only in German) that lists all trains that you can use with the Day ticket for Germany (Quer-durch-Land-Ticket) - there are some train lines in Austria, Switzerland and Poland, but none in the Netherlands.

Another option could be to use the Weekend ticket for Germany (Schönes-Wochenende-Ticket) which includes the train line Kaldenkirchen – Venlo adn also the bus line 929 Niederdorf – Venlo. Here is the source (also only in German)

  • This is not correct. You don't need to use a Dutch line to come to Venlo. – Neusser Aug 7 '18 at 15:51
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    OT: What about the Gronau-Enschede branch? It's not even connected to the Netherland's railway network. – Janka Aug 8 '18 at 1:29

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