Düsseldorf Metro: General Information

Public transport network of Düsselforf, known as Düsseldorf Stadtbahn comprises light train, metro, tram and buses.The operator in charge of them is Rheinbahn, integrated within the transport association Rhein-Ruhr(VRR).

Like the city of Dortmund was included in the overall plan for the Rhein -Ruhr Stadtbahn in 1970. For the city of Düsseldorf, wich is divided for the Rhine river was envisaged a four way tunnel through the center of the city from east to west, and to the east branches to the central station( Düsseldorf Hauptbahnhof). One branch continues eastward to Düsseldorf-Eller and another 2 kms continues southeast to Düsseldorf-Oberbilk. and beyond the existing route to Holthausen. In the north of Heinrich-Heine-Allee the shared underground section also branches. One branch crosses the Rhine river bridge in Neuss and Krefel Oberkassel and the other branch continues underground until Victoriaplatz surface and them follows the route of the old interurban tram to Duisburg. The Düsseldorf Stadtbahn opened in 1981 and currently has seven lines and ninety eight stations.

Düsseldorf Metro Lines

Currently there are seven lines with a total of ninety eight stations operated by Rheinbahn.

  • Line U70, running from Krefel, Rheinstrasse to Düsseldorf Hauptbahnhof, with 22,4 kms and 17 stations.
  • Line U74 running from Meerbusch, Görgesheide to Benrath, Betriebshof with 21,1 kms and 31 stations.
  • Line U75, running from Neuss Hauptbahnhof, to Eller, Vennhauser Allee, with 15,6 kms and 28 stations.
  • Line U76, running from Krefel, Rheinstrasse to Handelszentrum/Moskauer Straße, with 23 kms and 28 stations.
  • Line U77, running from Am Seestern to Holthausen, with 11,6 kms and 22 stations.
  • Line U78, running from Düsseldorf Hauptbahnhof to ESPRIT arena/Messe Nord, with 7,6 kms and15 stations.
  • Line U79, running from Universität Ost/Botanischer Garten to Duisburg-Meiderich with 38,1 kms and 45 stations.

Metro Opening Hours:

The Stadtbahn is in service from 04.15 a.m to midnight. (until 02.30 a.m on fridays and saturdays)

Frequency Step

Within the town of Düsseldorf all lines run every 10 minutes, (except the section betwen Heinrich-Heine-Allee where the frequency is higher, one train every few minutes). Outside the town the line U79 to Duisburg and the line U75 to Neuss every 10 minutes and U76 to Krefeld every 20 minutes..

Tickets and Fares

Like Dortmund, Düsseldorf is part of the VRR tariff (Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Ruhr).Ticket prices are divided by zones. Zone A for the town of Düsseldorf and zone B and C for the suburbs. Can be purchased at vending machines and Kundercenter.Before getting on the train, tram or subways be sure to have your ticked stamped because the penalties for not doing so are very high.

Tickets are valid for the region of Düsseldorf and the cities of the Ruhr. There are five zones of cost.

  • Single Ticket: Valid for one short trip (3 stops maximun)
  • Zone A Ticket; valid for : for travel within a city, valid for 90 minutes after stamping.
  • Zone B Ticket;: city travel to a nearby city, valid for 120 minutes after stamping..
  • Zone C Ticket;three cities travel, valid for 180 minutes after stamping
  • Zone D Ticket; trips inside total VRR region, valid for 240 minutes after stamping.
  • There are also 4 single trips ticket, 1 day ticket and 1 month ticket.
Tipo de Ticket Short trip Zone A Zone B Zone C Zone D Zone E
Single Adult 1.40€ 2.40€ 4.90€ 10.10€ 12.00€ 15.10
Single child 1.40€ 1.40€ 1.40€ 1.40€ 1.40€ 1.40€
4 tickets Adult 5.30€ 8.70€ 17.30€ 35.20€ 41.40€ 53.20€
4 tickets Child 5.30€ 5.30€ 5.30€ 5.30€ 5.30€ 5.30€
1 day ticket   5.70€ 11.30€ 23.30€ 26.30€ 26.30€
Group ticket   12.60€ 18.70€ 30.80€ 36.50€ 36.50€


Monthly Pass; called Ticket 1000 . It is a non transferible pass valid for unlimited travel within the validity zone. A maximun of two adults and three children can travel. The price also depends on the hours when it is going to be used. Cheaper after 09.00 a.m.

Transferible Monthly Pass: called Ticket 2000. It is a transferible Monthly Pass and also allows the transport on one bicycle.Valid for unlimited travel within the validity zone and with the same characteristics for the families than with Ticket 1000.

Monthly Pass

Zona A

For use before 09.00 a.m For use after 9.00 a.m.
Ticket 1000 60.75€ 44.55€

Ticket 2000

66.75€ 49.10€

Note: check the official website for constantly updated information:



Children under 6 years travel for free if accompanied by an adult.

Children up to 6 to 15 years pay the children fare, and up to 15years they are charged as adults.


Dusseldorf Airpor is the third biggest in Germany and id located in the north of the city. There is a commuter rail line, the S11 wich takes us from the airport t the city center of Düsseldorf. Airport has its own train station connected to the rail network and also with the metro.This station is connected directly to the terminal by the Sky train, an automated cable car.

Bus station is in front of the arrivals area with numerous regional and urban connections .There is also another bus station within the train station premises.

Dusseldorf Stadtbahn map

  • Also Known As: Stadtbahn
  • Passengers/Day
  • Fares: honour system
  • 24h operation: No
  • Air Conditioning: No
  • Walk between platforms: Yes
  • Driverless trains: No
  • Screen Doors Platforms: No
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  • Dusseldorf Metro Official Website
  • Tlf: +49 211 582 01
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Metro map of Dusseldorf

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