Moreover, price level A also applies to trips within two neighbouring cells of adjacent tariff zones with a direct transport connection.
Children under the age of six always travel free of charge and must always be accompanied.In price level B a distinction is made in the validity area according to the type of ticket: in the case of cash tickets, price level B always applies to trips into the neighbouring tariff zone, and as rule to a tariff zone beyond that.In the case of season tickets of price level B, a freely selectable central tariff zone is to be defined.Every tariff zone is made up of one or more cells (“Waben”).Every connection within the VRR area is allocated to a price level.
The basis for the fare calculation in the region covered by the transport association is the tariff zones, tariff cells and short trip tariffs.
As a rule a tariff zone comprises a city or several small cities/communities.
For children aged between six and under 15 the reduced ticket prices shown in the respective price lists apply.
The short trip Tariff is valid for short distances of up to 1.5 km.
In most cities it applies to trips covering three or four stops.
At every stop you are shown which destination stops can be reached with a short trip ticket. In the cities of Dortmund, Düsseldorf, Duisburg, Essen and Wuppertal, each of consists of two tariff zones, tickets of price level A are valid for the entire urban area.