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Overview of all trains, tram lines, tickets and prices

Information at a glance

The Flyer "VRS-Pocket Guide" provides an overview of all city railways and national railway services in the VRS transport association network and details of tickets and prices.

VRS transport association network takes you safely not only to major cities such as Köln, Bonn and Leverkusen but also to other destinations throughout the regions. Thus you may travel in the districts of Rhein-Erft, Rhein-Sieg, Rheinisch-Bergischer Kreis, Oberbergischer Kreis and Euskirchen



KölnCard - the best way to explore Cologne

The KölnCard for Cologne visitors

Welcome to our beautiful city!

 
The Kölner Verkehrs-Betriebe (KVB) and KölnTourismus are pleased to inform you about all benefits granted to KölnCard holders, allowing for a personalised stay in Cologne.

Our currently valid KölnCard provides 

 

  • 60 offers plus
  • an extra public transport ticket

The KölnCard is the easy and inexpensive way to explore Cologne.

 

Free travel on all public transportation and up to 50% off at restaurants, artistic and cultural attractions. For as little as € 9.00, you can discover Cologne in all its diversity and at reduced prices.

 


Single KölnCard     
       Köln      VRS *
24 h     9,00 €      24,00 €
48 h    18,00 €    48,00 €

 

 

Group KölnCard     
       Köln        VRS *
24 h    19,00 €     49,00 €
48 h    38,00 €     98,00 €

 

* Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Sieg public transportation network

 

 

You can get your KölnCard at

 

 

At the Cologne Tourist Board Service Centre across from the cathedral; at DB ticket machines within the area where the card is valid for travel; in many hotels and hostels; and at various travel agencies and tour operators.

 
For more information please look at KölnTourismus.

 

 





Save on trips with bus & train

Same City, same price

Buying tickets for the VRS transport association network is as easy as can be, on the "same cits, same price" principle.

Altogether, there are 5 tariff levels depending on the distance from the city or the place where you start your journey.

For short distances, you may want to buy a special short haul ticket (KurzstreckenTicket)



Tariff levels

KurzstreckenTickets
-  Short haul ticket for short distances
-  generally valid from when you get on plus up to four stops
-  valid irrespective of town and community borders
-  valid in all buses, undergrounds, trams and urban railways
-  not valid in local trains, as well as on some express bus lines and sections of lines

tariff level 1 (CityTicket)
-  valid for inner-city journeys
-  tariff level 1a for journeys within all towns and communities served by the VRS 
   transport association network  (except for Köln and Bonn)
-  tariff level 1b for journeys within the cities of Köln or Bonn

tariff level 2 (CityPlusTicket)
-  for trips to a neighbouring town or community
-  tariff level 2a for journeys between all neighbouring towns and communities
   served by the VRS transport association network (except for Köln and Bonn)
-  tariff level 2b for journeys from a neighbouring town or community to 
   Cologne or Bonn and vice versa

tariff levels 3 and 4 (RegioTicket)
-  valid for journeys covering several towns or communities

tariff level 5 (RegioTicket)
-  valid in the enlarged VRS network (incl. enlargement Kreis Ahrweiler)
-  for students´tickets and in the VRR towns and communities that fall under 
   “major border traffic VRS/VRR”
-  tariff level 5 is not valid for the entire network


TAKING CHILDREN, BICYCLES, DOGS

Children
-  Free traveling for children up to the age of five
-  Children from 6 to 14 years may use the children's tariff


Bicycles
-  May be taken along for one single ticket or with a 4erTicket for adults, tariff 
   level 1b or 2a  (regardless of the length of the journey!)
-  If you want to take your bicycle regularly, you may want to purchase a special
   tag for one month.

Dogs
-  Travel free



THE RIGHT TICKET 

FOR SINGLE JOURNEYS

EinzelTicket (single ticket)
-  For one journey on the selected tariff level
-  Not valid for detours, circular or return trips.

4erTicket (4 journeys)
-  Valid for four journeys on the selected tariff levels
-  Can be used by several persons simultaneously
-  Not valid for detours, circular or return trips


ONE DAY TICKET

TagesTicket (day ticket) for 1 person
-  Valid for one day until closing hour (3 am of the following day) for any number
    of trips

TagesTicket (day ticket) for 5 persons
-  Valid for up to 5 persons
-  Valid from 9 am until closing hour, (3 am of the following day) on weekends and
    public holidays before 9 am for any number of trips

Both tickets are valid within the limits of the town or community where you start
your journey and wherever you may travel with the selected tariff level.


FOR LONGER PERIODS
WochenTicket (weekly ticket)
-  Valid for one calendar week from Monday to end of service of first workday of the
    following week (closing hour 3 am of the following day)
-  Valid for one person and for any number of trips within the selected towns and
   communities

MonatsTicket (monthly ticket)
-  Valid for one calendar month from the first of the month until closing hour (3 am)
   on the first working day of the following month
 - Valid for one person and for any number of trips within the selected towns and
    communities

Formel9Ticket (formula 9 ticket)
-  Valid for one calendar month from Monday through Friday from 9 am until 
    closing hour (3 am of the following day) as well as 24h on weekends/public
    holidays
-  Valid for one person and for any number of trips within the selected towns and 
   communities
-  May be used by other persons as well. 

SUBSCRIPTION
MonatsTickets and Formel9Tickets are even cheaper and may be transferred
    when subscribing for a min. period of 12 months.
-  Subscribers may take one adult and up to three children between 6 and 14 years as
    well as one bicycle free of charge from Monday through Friday from 7 pm as
    well as 24h on weekends/public holidays.



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