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Public Transport

Public transport ticket KVB

 

Prices effective from 1st January 2017.

We hold an agreement with the public transport company of Cologne (KVB) and are able to offer a reduced monthly ticket (up to 12% off the regular price).

The offer is of interest and available for all registered guestscholars (if you are not yet registered, just register now)

  • who stay at the University of Cologne for less than 12 months (or those who stay longer than a year, but do not want to bind themselves with a yearly ticket)
  • who can NOT matriculate as a PhD-student with the University of Cologne (as PhD-students do have access to the more convenient Semester-Ticket)
  • who do NOT hold a working contract with the University of Cologne for longer than one year (as employees do have access to the more convenient yearly Job-Ticket).

The following ticket types and prices are on offer (for extension of tariff-zones/Preisstufen see separate info):

Full-Price-Monthly Ticket (24 hours without limitations)

  • Fare zone 1b/city of Cologne: 84,00€/month (instead of 94,30€)
  • Fare zone 2/Cologne+outskirts (e.g. Hürth, Leverkusen, Brühl): 105,00€/month (instead of 118,00€)
  • Fare zone 3/Cologne+surroundings I (e.g. Kerpen, Bergheim, Bornheim): 126,00€ (instead of 143,50€)
  • Fare zone 4/Cologne+surroundings II (e.g. Bonn, Solingen): 186,00€/month (instead of 214,30€)
  • Fare zone 5/Cologne+surroundings III (e.g. Düsseldorf): 223,00€/month (instead of 258,90€) 

Formel9-Monthly-Ticket (valid Mon-Fri from 9.00 am, Sat/Sun/holidays all day)

  • Fare zone 1b/city of Cologne: 60,00€/month (instead of 66,90€)
  • Fare zone 2/Cologne+surroundings: 68,00€/month (instead of 76,80€)
  • Fare zone 3/Cologne+surroundings I (e.g. Kerpen, Bergheim, Bornheim): 83,00€ (instead of 94,30€)
  • Fare zone 4/Cologne+surroundings II (e.g. Bonn, Solingen): 98,00€/month (instead of 112,30€)
  • Fare zone 5/Cologne+surroundings III (e.g. Düsseldorf): 119,00€/month (instead of 135,50€)


Other Tariff-Zones are available on request.

Both ticket types (in all tariff zones) are conferrable, i.e. they may be used by different people. And both will allow on weekdays from 7 p.m. onwards and on weekends/holidays all day long  accompaniment by  one more adult person and by up to three children aged 6-14.

Furthermore you have the option of purchasing individual “Anschlusstickets” – those allow you to travel to surrounding areas like Düsseldorf, Aachen ode Münster for the price of 3,60€ each way instead of paying the full price ticket. You can purchase this ticket at the ticket machine. It is called "Weitere Tickets – VRS Anschlussticket". For more information please visit: www.kvb-koeln.de/german/tarife/tickets/anschluss.html

A one-time deposit of 10,00 Euro per ticket is required. It will be reimbursed after restituition of the ticket.

Subscription is possible any time, but requests should be submitted two weeks before the beginning of a new month. Tickets are then valid from the 1st of the following month.

Renewal is automatic from month to month, unless cancellation or suspension to be demanded two weeks beforehand (i.e. at the latest by the 18th of the month before). For administrative reasons, payment for subsequent months has to be made one week in advance (at the latest by the 18th of the month before), otherwise the ticket will be invalidated. Payment may be made by bank transfer or in cash at the Albert’s International Assistance-office.

Please subscribe by sending an Email, stating type (Full-price or Formel9), tariff (1b, 2 or other) and quantity of the ticket you wish. Requests are binding!
Tickets will arrive in time a few days before the beginning of a month and you will be informed as soon as they are ready for pick-up at the Welcome Centre. First payment should be made in cash (please prepare exact money as we are usually short of change), bank data for further payments via bank transfer will be provided at pickup.

Terms and conditions of the Guest Scholar monthly KVB-ticket

  • A deposit of 10,00 Euro is asked for each ticket. The deposit will be reimbursed after return/restitution of the ticket. In case of loss or damage of the ticket, the deposit must be withheld as tickets are and remain property of the KVB.
  • Tickets are conferrable, i.e. they may be used by different people. Tickets allow on weekdays from 7 p.m. onwards and on weekends/holidays all day long  accompaniment by  one more adult person and by up to three children aged 6-14 (and also one bicycle).
  • You have the option of purchasing individual “VRS-Anschlusstickets”(engl.: “VRS-extension ticket”) – those allow you to travel to surrounding areas like Bonn, Siegburg, Gummersbach for the price of 3,60€ each way instead of paying the full price ticket. You can purchase this ticket at the ticket machine. Switch into the English mode on the machine, look for “further tickets” and choose “Extension ticket for VRS season tickets” (s. image). For further information visit: http://kvb-koeln.de/german/tarife/tickets/anschlusstickets.html
  • Renewal is automatic from month to month, unless cancellation is demanded two weeks beforehand. To avoid any misunderstanding:   
  • Cancellation must be demanded by written notice (email is accepted) at the latest by the 18th day of the month before.
  • Tariff-Zones can be changed for the following month. The new tariff-zone must be communicated two weeks beforehand, at the latest by the 18th of the month before. A new ticket will then be issued and has to be picked up at the Albert’s International Assistance-office.
  • For administrative reasons, payment for subsequent months has to be made one week in advance (at the latest by the 18th of the month before), otherwise the ticket will be invalidated.
  • Payment may be made by bank transfer or by cash at the Albert’s International Assistance-office.   
  • Bank transfers must be assigned to the following account at Sparkasse Köln Bonn - IBAN: DE88370501981900694819, BIC: COLSDE33, account holder: Universität zu Köln.   
  • The money transfer form must quote the invoice-no. reported on your invoice.   
  • In case of standing orders, please remember that payments must be effected by the 18th of the previous month and make sure that your name is properly quoted in the reference line !!
  • You will receive an invoice for the following month by email around the 15th every month. If you want to cancel or modify your ticket, please reply to this email immediately!