Here you can find the current map of the tariff zones. In addition, we will inform you about the rules on stops located on the border between two tariff zones, tariff zone border areas and the fare stages for monthly passes.
The VVO tariff is a large zone tariff. The entire area is divided into 21 tariff zones. Neighbouring tariff zones are connected along their tariff zone borders. There are always stops located on a tariff zone border (boundary stops). The tariff zone border can have one stop or several stops or even all the stops within a town or village. There are exceptions where the border between two tariff zones is located between two bus or train stops.
The stop Dresden, Lugaer Platz shown on the map on the left (this stop is a tariff zone border) is located both in tariff zone 10 as well as in tariff zone 70. The border between the tariff zones continues on between the train station Dresden-Zschachwitz and the train station Heidenau (Dresden-Zschachwitz is located in the tariff zone 10, the train station Heidenau is located within tariff zone 70).
Please note that one-day tickets are not issued solely for the use of the border areas.
The rules for the border zones do not extend the area covered by a tariff zone.
When crossing a tariff zone border, the traveller has to pay the price for 2 tariff zones. In order to “soften” this price jump (from fare stage 1 to fare stage 2) “border areas” were laid down for neighbouring tariff zones. This is advantageous for you if you board a train or bus shortly before a tariff zone border and reach your destination shortly after. The border areas are of varying sizes and take the network and travelling habits into account.
The border areas are noted on your ticket when the ticket is validated or on monthly passes which are imprinted with the word “Grenzraum”. The border areas are shown on the overview, the tariff zone map or on the schedules posted at the stops.
If your journey is only between two stops located within a border area (when you are going from stop A to stop B), then you only need a ticket for one tariff zone, i.e. fare stage 1 (when using a single ticket) or fare stage A (when using a monthly or yearly pass).
- The border area along the S1 between the tariff zone Dresden and Pirna extends from Dresden-Niedersedlitz to Heidenau-Großsedlitz. In order to travel within this area only, passengers require a ticket for one tariff zone. The border area up to Heidenau-Großsedlitz does not extend the tariff zone Dresden!
- For the city bus route H/S the border area extends from Dresden-Prohlis to Heidenau, Pechhütte. Again, in order to travel within this border area, passengers require a ticket for one tariff zone. The bus route H/S crosses the tariff zone border at Lugaer Platz in Dresden. This border area does not extend the tariff zone Pirna to Dresden-Prohlis!
- There are many other areas within the VVO where it is possible to travel across a tariff zone border with a fare stage 1 or A ticket.
- You can inquire about the precise stops of “your” border area by phoning the VVO Info Hotline or on the internet or by asking the VVO Service personnel and drivers.
For frequent trips within a border area you can use a fare stage A pass with the imprint “Grenzraum”. This travel pass is valid for trips within the border areas of the VVO.
|Fare stage A
1 tariff zone (as printed on pass)
(except tariff zone Dresden)
|Fare stage A
Border area (as printed on pass)
|Fare stage A1
Tariff zone Dresden
|Fare stage B
2 tariff zones (as printed on pass)
|Fare stage C
1 tariff zone (as printed on pass) and all surrounding tariff zones
|Fare stage D
Entire VVO area
No responsibility is taken for the correctness of this information.