How to buy a ticket
Public Transit in Stuttgart and Surrounding Areas
Buses and trains operated by VVS
Tickets are valid on all forms of VVS transit. This includes S-Bahn, regional trains, streetcars and buses in the Stuttgart region (see rail network).
Please buy a ticket before travelling
You must have a valid ticket in order to use transit trains and buses. If you travel without a valid ticket, you will be fined 60 Euros. Travelling without a valid ticket may lead to charges filed against you. Children under the age of 6 travel free.
Where to buy your ticket
If you are travelling by bus, you can buy your ticket directly from the bus driver. If you are travelling by S-Bahn, regional train or streetcar, you can buy your ticket at the vending machine at the respective station. You can select a language by pressing the appropriate national flag.
The correct ticket for you
If you are travelling within the city of Stuttgart (area white marked on the rail network), you will need a ticket for 1 zone or 2 zones, depending on your route.
If you are travelling within the region surrounding Stuttgart (area in grey on the network map), you will need a ticket for 1 zone.
If you intend to travel no more than three stops by bus or streetcar (or one stop by S-Bahn), you can also buy a short-trip ticket.
You can find more information on tickets and special offers at vvs.de, at retail sales locations, from the bus driver or at the ticket vending machines.
The HandyTicket: Download the app, register and buy tickets on your mobile phone
You can buy VVS tickets right on your mobile phone. Whether you're interested in single tickets (including short-trip), day, weekly or monthly tickets, or 9-AM-EnvironmentalTickets – get your HandyTicket easily, conveniently and cashless on your mobile phone:
- Convenient and without the wait: The HandyTicket arrives within a few seconds
- Without cash and secure: Pay via direct debit, credit card or prepaid
- If you buy a single ticket by mobile phone, you get a better price than if you buy at a vending machine
You will receive the HandyTicket via the VVS app or HandyTicket app. Detailed information is available at vvs.de/handyticket.
Free download via the App Store, Google Play Store or Windows Phone Store.
All of the app tools are also available on vvs.de
If you do not use apps, you can profit from the same benefits on vvs.de