Metro of Cologne Europe / GermanyCologne metro
, also known as Stadtbahn,
started operating in 1968-10-11
. It's network length is 192 kms
serving 222 stations
and 11 lines
Cologne Stadtbahn Information
Cologne is one of the largest city in Germany.
Cologne metro is not a common metro system but a light rail and rapid transit system network with
some sections running underground in the city center (it's an underground tram system) classified as a Stadtbahn.
This is a system that includes many elements such as trams, metros, trains between cities (Cologne-Bonn)...
As a part of the public transport system, Cologne also has a public network of Buses.
It not only covers Cologne City but some other sourronding cities.
Cologne Stadtbahn is connected to Bonn Stadtbahn (lines 16 -18 ). This whole system integrating Colonge and Bonn Stadtbahn
is known as Stadtbahn Rhein-Sieg.
This is 24x7 system. All lines are open 24 hours a day, every single day of the year.
From monday to friday, trains came every 5-10 minutes during 06:00 to 20:00 h. After 01:00 there is almost no service.
At 04.30 activity restarts again and there is a train every 15 minutes.
Saturday and sundays there is a night service with a train every hour. Because of some lines has overlapping stations
the services could be more frequent.
Fares and Tickets
Cologne's Stadtbah, as almost any other transport system, has its own tarif zones.
All the information can be found at FahrgastCenter of the KVB.
EinzelTicket (single ticket): 1 to 2 tarif zones, costs €2, and you can carry with you a child under 12 years, free.
Children up to 3 years old always have a free ticket. Older than this age, must pay €1. Excluding above case.
Kurzstrecke (short distance ticket): €1.20.
StreifenTicket (8 short trips): €6,80
24 StundenTicket: €5.30 tarif zones in the city area. Travel as much as you need during an entire day. The ticket is non transferable
3 Tage Ticket: €13.50 tarif zones in the city area during 3 days. Be careful as the tickets expires at 03:00. The ticket is non transferable
5 people (no matter the age), could travel a whole day in any bus or train for €7.50 around the city area
Connection to the Airports
Cologne/Bonn airport (CGN) is about 15 min by S-Bahn to Cologne downtown. It's 1 zone (1b) and the prize of the ticket is €2.70.
This single ticket (Einzelfahrten) are sold by ATM machines and cand also be used in trams.
Metro map of Cologne
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