Tickets

Tickets for single journeys

  • EinzelTicket (single ticket)
  • Valid for

    • … one person
    • … one journey with changes, not for return journeys or round-trips
    • … all buses, trams and underground trains (U-Bahn) as well as local train services (S-Bahn, Regionalbahn and RegionalExpress) - the “Kurzstrecke” price category is not valid for S-Bahn, RB, RE or express bus services

    Ticket validation
    Tickets purchased at retail outlets must be validated on board the respective transport service. Tickets purchased from ticket machines are already validated.

    Validity period following validation

    • Short trip (4 stops) = 20 minutes
    • Price category 1 = 90 minutes
    • Price category 2 = 120 minutes
    • Price category 3/4 = 180 minutes
    • Price category 5 = 360 minutes
    • Price category 6/7 = 360 minutes

    Transferability
    The ticket is not transferable to other people.

    Other accompanying persons
    With the Single Ticket Adult, an unlimited number of children aged 5 years or under may accompany the ticket holder for free.

    Bicycles taken on-board are not included.



  • 4erTicket (4 journey ticket)
  • Valid for

    • … one person or several people. One field must be validated per journey and per person. One field is valid for one journey with changes, not for return journeys or round-trips.
    • … all buses, trams and underground trains (U-Bahn) as well as local train services (S-Bahn, Regionalbahn and RegionalExpress) - the “Kurzstrecke” price category is not valid for S-Bahn, RB, RE or express bus services.

     

    Ticket validation
    Tickets purchased at retail outlets must be validated on board the respective transport service. Tickets purchased from ticket machines are already validated.

    Validity period following validation

    • Short trip (4 stops) = 20 minutes
    • Price category 1 = 90 minutes
    • Price category 2 = 120 minutes
    • Price category 3/4 = 180 minutes
    • Price category 5 = 360 minutes
    • Price category 6/7 = 360 minutes

    Transferability
    The ticket is not transferable to other people.

    Other accompanying persons
    With the 4 Journey Ticket Adult, an unlimited number of children aged 5 years or under may accompany the ticket holder for free.

    Bicycles taken on-board are not included.

    Holders of a Cologne Pass are able to obtain the 4 Journey Ticket as a MobilPassTicket at a reduced price.



24-hour tickets

  • 24StundenTicket - 1 Person (24-hour ticket– 1 person)
  • Valid for

    • … one person
    • … it can be used for an unlimited number of journeys during the 24 hours after it has been validated
    • … unlimited journeys
    • … all buses, trams and underground trains (U-Bahn) as well as local train services (S-Bahn, Regionalbahn and RegionalExpress)

    Ticket validation
    Tickets purchased at retail outlets or Customer Centres must be validated on board the respective transport service. Tickets purchased from ticket machines and by mobile phone (HandyTicket) are already validated. Tickets from the VRS (Rhine-Sieg Transport Authority) ticket shop do not need to be validated because the date of the journey is predetermined.

    Transferability
    The ticket is transferable to other people.

    Bicycles taken on-board are not included.



  • 24StundenTicket - 5 Personen (24-hour ticket – 5 person)
  • Valid for

    • ...… journeys with up to 5 people in the chosen price category
    • ...it can be used for an unlimited number of journeys during the 24 hours after it has been validated

     

    Ticket validation Tickets that are purchased at retail outlets or Customer Centres must be validated on board the respective transport service. Tickets purchased from ticket machines and by mobile phone (HandyTicket) are already validated. Tickets from the VRS (Rhine-Sieg Transport Authority) ticket shop do not need to be validated because the date of the journey is predetermined.

    Transferability The ticket is transferable to other people.

    Bicycles taken on-board are not included.



Tickets for longer periods

  • WochenTicket (week ticket)
  • Valid for seven consecutive days for one person.

    Its validity ends at 3 am on the following day (day 8).

    The Week Ticket is valid for unlimited journeys in the chosen price category.

    The ticket is transferable to other people (this does not apply to online or mobile phone tickets).

    Attention! When purchasing the ticket, please check whether it has a flexible starting date (any calendar day – the FlexiTicket) or if the starting date is restricted to the beginning of the calendar week (Monday).



  • MonatsTicket (month ticket)
  • Valid for one person for one month. Its validity ends at 3 am on the following day. The Month Ticket is valid for unlimited journeys in the chosen price category.

    The ticket is transferable to other people (this does not apply to online or mobile phone tickets).

    Attention! When purchasing the ticket, please check whether it has a flexible starting date (any calendar day – the FlexiTicket) or if the starting date is restricted to the first day of the month.



MobilpassTickets (tickets for owner of a Mobilpass)

Many people in the Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Sieg (Rhine-Sieg Transport Authority) qualify for receiving a MobilPass from their JobCenter or welfare office and/or at the Landschaftsverband Rheinland (Rhineland Regional Council) – enabling them to buy 4 Journey Tickets and Month Tickets at reduced prices.

How it works:

1. Apply for the MobilPass:

  • At the welfare office
  • With the “BÜMA” asylum seeker certificate, a temporary residence permit or a permanent residence permit
  • You will then get your MobilPass or Cologne Pass/Bonn Card

2. Where to buy tickets

  • At the Customer Centres in the major railway stations
  • At the ticket machines at the stops

 

Tickets which can be reduced in combination with the MobilPass

  • 4erTicket MobilPass (4 Journey Ticket Mobile Pass)
    • For single journeys
    • Stamp one field per person (with MobilPass) and journey


  • MonatsTicket MobilPass (month ticket MobilPass)
    • For unlimited journeys
    • For one calendar month and 1 person
    • For certain towns/municipalities – selected on purchase
    • Transferable to other persons with a MobilPass
    • Weekdays from 3 pm onwards and all day on weekends: the ticket holder can be accompanied by 3 children (at the age of 6 - 14 years).
    • Weekdays from 7 pm onwards and all day on weekends: the ticket holder can be accompanied by 1 adult (over 14 years of age) and one bicycle at no cost


  • MonatsTicket MobilPass im Abo (month ticket MobilPass in subscription)
    • Please refer to Month Ticket MobilPass
    • Reduced price Month Ticket for a period of 12 months
    • On weekdays from 7 p.m. and on weekends and public holidays all day until 3 a.m. the following day, the following applies: The ticket holder can take an adult person (over 14 years of age) and a bicycle with him/her free of charge.
      On weekdays from 3 p.m. and on weekends and public holidays throughout the day until 3 a.m. the following applies: The ticket holder can take 3 children (6 to 14 years of age) with him free of charge.


3. When you set off Please take the following things with you on every journey:

  • Ticket
  • MobilPass / Cologne Pass / Bonn Card
  • ID card / passport / asylum-seeker documentation

KölnCard
(24- or 48-hour ticket for visitors)

Visitors from all over the world can experience Cologne and save a lot!

  • Unlimited travel on all means of public transport
  • Discounts of up to 50% available with partners from the arts and cultural sector and gastronomy

 

Attention:

  • The KölnCard is a paper ticket that must be validated before departure.
  • The KölnCard is a personal ticket, therefore the passenger must enter the name, date and time in the appropriate field by hand at the start of the journey.

 

The KölnCard is offered as a 24- or 48-hour ticket, is valid for 1 or up to 5 persons in the city of Cologne and offers discounts of up to 50% with numerous partners.

 

KölnCard 24 hours

  • 1 person 9,00 €
  • up to 5 persons 19,00 €

 

KölnCard 48 hours

  • 1 person 18,00 €
  • up to 5 persons 38,00 €

 

You can buy a KölnCard in one of the following ways: