Trams, local rail­way ser­vices and bus­es help you to get around the var­i­ous parts of the city quick­ly and con­ve­nient­ly. At – the web­site of the local pub­lic trans­port com­pa­ny Karl­sruher Verkehrsver­bund (KVV) – you can find all the key infor­ma­tion such as timeta­bles for the indi­vid­ual routes, the dif­fer­ent types of tick­ets and their validity.

The app gives you infor­ma­tion about bus and train depar­ture times.

Good to know: Karl­sruhe is a great city for cyclists – there are cycle paths next to the pave­ment in many streets.

How do I buy a ticket?

If you are trav­el­ling by bus or train once or occasionally:

  • AVG local rail­way or VBK tram: You can buy a tick­et at the tick­et machine at the bus stop or on the train. In most cas­es you can only pay with cash.
  • Bus: Bus tick­ets can be bought at the tick­et machine or from the driver.
  • You can also buy tick­ets and sub­scrip­tions via the KVV mobile phone tick­et por­tal:
  • The tick­et is val­i­dat­ed by stamp­ing it on the train or bus.
  • You can down­load the KVV.mobil app quick­ly and eas­i­ly via your smart­phone. You can then buy tick­ets for bus­es and trains con­ve­nient­ly via your account in the app.

Good to know: The price of your tick­et depends on the dis­tance you trav­el. For jour­neys in the Karl­sruhe city cen­tre, you need a two-zone ticket.

Tip: If you trav­el reg­u­lar­ly by bus or train, it is worth buy­ing a month­ly or annu­al tick­et. There are many dif­fer­ent types of tick­ets. Chil­dren, pupils, appren­tices, stu­dents, peo­ple over 65 and peo­ple look­ing for work pay less. They can buy tick­ets at a reduced price.

There are many dif­fer­ent types of tick­ets, e.g. indi­vid­ual tick­ets, group tick­ets, spe­cial tick­ets for pupils, appren­tices and stu­dents, month­ly tick­ets, annu­al tick­ets and tick­ets that are only valid after 09:00. You can get advice at the KVV cus­tomer cen­tres in front of the main rail­way sta­tion and on Mark­t­platz (Karl-Friedrich-Straße 9)!