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Land: NordRhein-Westfalen

Website: www.nahverkehr.nrw.de

Pass: SchönerTagTicket NRW 5 Personen, SchönerTagTicket NRW Single

Price: €35 for 2-5 people; €25 for Single

Valid for 2-5 people or for one person for unlimited travel all day (from 9 AM weekdays or from midnight Sat., Sun., or holidays) until 3 AM the following day on all regional trains RE, RB, and S-Bahn) in 2nd class in the German State of NordRhein-Westfalen. Valid for all transport (U-Bahn, streetcars, and buses) in most Verkehrverbünde in NordRhein-Westfalen.

Valid outside NRW on all lines to Osnabrück, lines to Remagen and Linz (RLP/VRM), and from Gronau to Enschede (Netherlands), and a few others shown on NRW details.

Link to map of pass validity (For a pdf map, click on "Regionalverkehrsplan" (2008) under the heading Netzpläne.) Only valid outside NRW on the lines indicated above.


Here are the transit district in NordRhein-Westfalen.

Aachen (AVV)

Website: www.avv.de

Map of major rail lines: www.avv.de/fileadmin/sites/avv/download_FTP/Netzplaene/Schnellverkehrsplaene/schnellverkehr_avv.pdf

Fare map: www.avv.de/fileadmin/sites/avv/download_FTP/Sonstiges/verbundgebiet.pdf

Schedules and Fares: details

Short trip€1,50 --
Note 1: (AVV is divided into districts as shown on Fare map. Each district is further divided into several smaller "short-journey zones".)
Short tripTravel in one short-journey zone
Preisstufe 1Travel in one district or between adjacent short-journey zones in two districts
Preisstufe 2Travel between two adjacent districts
Preisstufe 3Travel through one extra district
Preisstufe 4Travel between any two districts in the entire Aachen Tarifbegiet
Note 2: Einzel-Ticket: Single person, one-way ticket

Rhein-Sieg (VRS)

Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Seig is arguably the most important transit districts in NordRhein-Westfalen, primarily because it includes Köln, which is the fourth largest city in Germany, as well as Bonn, the first capital of West Germany.

Website: www.vrs-info.de/eng/index.php

Map of rail lines: www.vrsinfo.de/download/2_5_2_SVP2009_Gesamt.pdf

Definition of Price levels: www.vrs-info.de/eng/3_0.php

Rhein-Ruhr (VRR)

Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Ruhr is also important in that it include Düsseldorf, another large, important German city.

Website: www.vrr.de