How to buy a ticket

  • The fare depends on the number of zones required (including the zones of departure and arrival).
  • Stops on borders between fare zones belong to the zone which has been travelled through.
  • No ticket is required for children under the age of 6, pushchairs, wheelchairs and hand luggage.
  • Reduced fares for children from 6 to 14 years of age.

Buying Tickets Online

The following tickets may be purchased online via DB or SSB:

  • Single tickets: Day Tickets, City Tickets
  • Season tickets: Weekly Tickets, Monthly Tickets and StudiTickets
Order at DB
Order at SSB

Further Information

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, the city railway and buses in the Stuttgart region.

Public transport 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 the city railway, 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 right ticket for you

If you are travelling within the city of Stuttgart, you will need a ticket for 1 zone.

If you intend to travel no more than three stops by bus or the city railway (or one stop by S-Bahn), you can also buy a short-trip ticket.

Fare zones

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) or day tickets – 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 the HandyTicket app.