Cologne’s extensive public transport network ensures convenient and fast travel around the town. The Kölner Verkehrs-Betriebe (KVB) local transport company moves daily around 800,000 people with almost 60 lines, a good 380 trams and 320 buses. Most local train stations are linked to tram stops and are equipped with live departure boards.
Almost all KVB trams and buses are provided with ticket machines. You can pay with coins or “Geldkarte” money card/e-purse. Besides, tickets are available at ticket machines next to public transport stops and at any KVB travel desk. You may also buy your ticket online or via mobile phone on 0800 – 52 82 82 31.
KölnCard holders are entitled to free rides within the VRS public transport network - non-surcharge trains (S-Bahn and RegionalExpress) included.