The Düsseldorf Tram
A few weeks ago I made my first visit to the city of Düsseldorf. Although I arrived in full celebration of one of the craziest and funniest carnivals I've been to in my life, the city seemed to me an example of organization, where the quality of life reaches such high rates that it has made it appear, for years, at top ten world of cities, valuing this crucial aspect.
One of the reasons that make Düsseldorf such a pleasant city to live in is its magnificent public transport network. Buses, subway, trams and commuter trains take you to almost any corner of the city with an enviable frequency, punctuality and speed.
The tickets are the same regardless of the means of transport we choose. They can be purchased at any of the vending machines of the many stations that have them, at Rheinbahn's offices or by buying them directly from bus drivers.
Here you have a small guide with some prices and options so you can maximize your profit playing with the possible combinations.
- Short trip ticket: It is valid until 30 minutes after it has been validated in one of the orange readers. It usually gives for 3-4 stops and its price is 1.60 euros.
- Ticket for zone A: It is usually the most useful of simple tickets. Its cost is 2.60 euros and you can move around the whole area A (all points of interest in the city are within this area) for a maximum period of 90 minutes.
- Other simple tickets: tickets for zones B, C, D and E have prices ranging from 5.50 euros to 17.30 and a validity time of 2 to 5 hours. Only for those who want to visit something in the suburbs or other cities in the region.