Football fans

European Football Championship 2024

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We warmly welcome all football fans to our vibrant city on the Rhine.

KVB (Cologne public transport authority) has a comprehensive network of trams and buses that connect the entire city and the surrounding areas. Whether you want to get to the stadium, the fan miles or the city's sights - we will get you to your destination safely, comfortably and quickly.

Cologne is not only famous for football, but also for its hospitality and diversity. Experience unforgettable moments and enjoy the unique atmosphere!

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How to get to the stadium and public viewing locations in Cologne

Cologne stadium

The stadium is located directly at the Cologne Stadium stop on line 1. 

from Cologne Central Station (Köln Hbf)

  • Take the KVB underground lines 14, 16 or 18 to Neumarkt, then change to tram line 1 and continue to Cologne Stadium
  • Take the suburban train (S-Bahn) S12 or S19 to Weiden West, then change to tram line 1 and continue to Cologne Stadium
  • Take the suburban train (S-Bahn) S12 or S19 to Technologiepark, then walk approx. 2 km to the stadium

from Köln Messe/Deutz

  • Take the KVB underground line 1 to Cologne Stadium

from Köln Ehrenfeld

  • Take the KVB tram line 13 to Aachener Str./Gürtel then change to tram line 1 and continue to Cologne Stadium

Public viewing

  • Tanzbrunnen

  • Heumarkt

  • Konrad-Adenauer-Ufer (only on 19 + 25.06.2024)

  • Cologne Racecourse (Kölner Galopprennbahn)

  • Rheinauhafen open air cinema

Route network maps

Please note: Short-term closures may result in changes to routes or the relocation of stops. The latest information on services is available here (only in German).

Tickets for public transport

Match ticket = public transport ticket

Tickets for European Championship matches in Cologne are also valid as travel tickets in the Rhine-Sieg (VRS) and Rhine-Ruhr (VRR) public transport networks.

This means that all buses, trams and trains (2nd class) in the VRS and VRR public transport networks (see map) can be used free of charge.

Validity: from 06:00 on the day of the match until 18:00 the following day

Download the UEFA EURO 2024 app. This includes the Fan Pass (=entry ticket) and the 36 h travel pass. The 36 h travel pass is only be displayed in the UEFA EURO 2024 app when the 36-hour period begins.

Free travel to and from the football matches

Nordrhein-Westfalen inkl. VRS und VRR

Where can I buy a public transport ticket?

FAIRTIQ app: check in, travel, check out

Travelling on trams, trains and buses throughout North-Rhine Westphalia without having to worry about fares is possible with the digital tariff.

Check in with a swipe in the FAIRTIQ app before starting your journey. Your starting position is recorded via GPS. When you check in, your journey is recorded and a barcode can be shown for ticket checks.

When you arrive at your destination, simply check out again using the app. The app automatically calculates the price you pay for the kilometres you travelled as the crow flies, and you never pay more than 49 euros per month!


Thanks to FAIRTIQ's companion mode, you can also buy more than just one ticket with one swipe.

Download the FAIRTIQ app now!


Tickets for travel in Cologne

Within Cologne you need a ticket with the price level 1b.

Single or 4-trip ticket

For one journey and one person or for 4 journeys (with the 4-trip ticket, you validate one box per person and journey)

Period of validity: 90 minutes

24-hour tickets
For one person or up to 5 persons

Validity period: 24 hours from validation

Ticket prices for journeys in Cologne



  • Neumarkt underground mezzanine


  • Neumarkt
  • KVB lines: 1, 3, 4, 7, 9, 14, 16, 18, 136, 146

Opening hours:

  • Mon - Fri from 07:30 to 20:00
  • Sat from 09:00 to 19:00
  • on 19, 22 and 25 June until 21:00


Cathedral/Central Station (Dom/Hbf)


  • Cathedral/Central station underground mezzanine


  • Cathedral/Central Station (Dom/Hbf)
  • KVB lines: 5, 14, 16, 18, 172, 173

Opening hours:

  • Mon - Fri from 07:30 to 20:00
  • Sat from 09:00 to 19:00
  • Sun from 11:00 to 19:00
  • on 19, 22, 25 and 30 June until 21:00


Southern city (Südstadt)


  • Chlodwigplatz 3, 50678 Cologne


  • Chlodwigplatz
  • KVB lines: 15, 16, 17, 106, 132, 133, 142

Opening hours:

  • Mon - Fri from 08:00 to 18:30
  • Sat from 08:30 to 14:00




  • Ehrenfeldgürtel 14, 50823 Cologne


  • Venloer Straße/Gürtel
  • KVB lines: 3, 4, 13, 141, 142, 143

 Opening hours:

  • Mon - Fri from 08:00 to 18:30
  • Sat from 08:30 to 14:00




  • Wiener Platz, underground mezzanine, 51065 Cologne


  • Mülheim Wiener Platz
  • KVB lines: 4, 14, 18, 118, 150, 151, 152, 153, 155, 156, 159, 171

 Opening hours:

  • Mon - Fri from 07:30 to 19:00
  • Sat from 08:30 to 14:00


Retail outlets (kiosks)

There are about 80 retail outlets in Cologne (usually small kiosks) that sell KVB tickets.

They can be recognised by this sign:


Schild für den Ticketverkauf

KVB-Rad (3,000 bikes for hire in Cologne)

With the KVB bikes you can travel flexibly and cheaply throughout Cologne.


  • €1/15 min.
  • max. €15/24 h

KVB bikes can be hired via the nextbike app. Once you have registered, up to 4 bikes can be hired at the same time on one account.


Registration is free of charge.

In order to verify your account, a €1 deposit is required which becomes credit that you can subsequently use.

How to hire

Simply scan the QR Code on the bike with the nextbike app and the FrameLock will automatically open.

KVB-Rad Rahmenschloss

Take a break

Do you want to park your bike temporarily? First activate the park mode in the app and then press the FrameLock lever down to lock the bike.


Check in the app in what zone you are in.

  • Return your bike within the blue marked zone and at an official station at no extra cost.
  • For € 1 extra you can return your bike within the pink zone. 
  • If you return your bike away from the zones or stations, a service fee of at least € 20 will be charged. 

Press the FrameLock lever down to lock the bike.

Explanation of the LED at the back of the KVB-Rad (KVB bike)

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Lost & found

If you have lost an item on a bus or tram or at one of our stops, please contact the lost property office of the City of Cologne.

It can take approx. 1 to 2 weeks for lost items to be registered in the lost property office of the City of Cologne.

Kalk Karree (entrance Dillenburger Straße 25)
Ottmar-Pohl-Platz 1, 51103 Cologne

Phone: +49 221 2210

Stop: Kalk Post, underground lines 1 and 9 as well as bus lines 159 and 193

Opening hours:
Monday, Thursday, Friday: 8 am to 12 noon
Tuesday: 8 am to 12 noon and 1 pm to 4 pm

Park & Ride (P+R)

You can park your car free for up to 24 hours at the 24 KVB Park & Rides if you have a valid public transport ticket (admission ticket for a European Championship game incl. 36-hour travel ticket, journeys in the FAIRTIQ or VRS app, Deutschlandticket, subscription, single ticket, 24-hour ticket, etc.).

You can easily get to Cologne city centre, Cologne stadium or the public viewing areas by bus, tram and train from all P+R locations.

Please note: The P+R car park at the stadium will be closed on the five match days in Cologne (15, 19, 22, 25 and 30 June).

You can find an overview of all of the Park & Ride locations here. You can find an interactive map for zooming in on the City of Cologne website.