Monthly ticket

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Tip: You can get the Abo version of the monthly pass if you are a frequent traveller. 

Do you use bus and rail almost every day in the VVO area? If so, a monthly pass is the best option.

A monthly pass is valid from the time of first use until the same day in the following month.

You are free to choose the first day of use.

The reduced monthly pass may be used by schoolchildren, trainees, students, and anyone participating in a voluntary, social or ecological year, the Federal Volunteer Service, or a similar social service. The reduced monthly pass may only be used by one person, and is only valid when accompanied by a customer pass that has been completely filled in.
Customer passes are available, free of charge, from any service centre.

Monthly passes at the normal price are transferable.

Monthly pass prices and validity

  Validity Reduced Normal

Monthly ticket
until same day
of following month
from validation

1 fare zone1, 3 (outside Dresden) 48,80 €9 64,90 €13
fare zone Dresden 60,90 €9 81,00 €13
2 fare zones3 88,80 €9 118,30 €13
1 fare zone3 + all bordering zones 133,00 €9 177,40 €13
VVO region 175,80 €9 234,40 €13

As at: 1 April 2024


Children up to their first day of school and severely disabled persons are transported free of charge in accordance with the provisions of the Social Code Book IX (Sozialgesetzbuch - Neuntes Buch - SGB IX). Pupils up to their 15th birthday can take advantage of the reduced fares with a customer card

1 or borderzone only according to fare regulations
3 according to ticket imprint
9 only valid with customer card

Price levels for passes

The VVO season ticket range is available in several price categories. The price is determined by the number of tariff zones travelled.

1 tariff zone (outside the Dresden tariff Zone)

1 tariff zone (as printed on the ticket)

Price Level A
Boundary area
(as printed on the ticket)

Price Level A1
Dresden tariff Zone

Price Level B
2 tariff zones
(as printed on the ticket)

Price Level C
1 tariff zone (as printed on the ticket) and all the surrounding tariff zones

VVO Area
Applies to your journeys throughout the entire network area.

Period of Validity

Monthly passes are valid from the time of first use to the end of the same calendar day the following month. For example, a monthly pass which is first used on 12th April would be valid up to and including midnight on 12th May.

If the end of the validity period falls on a day that does not appear in the calendar, it will cease to be valid at the end of the last calendar day in the month.

What do I need to bear in mind with reduced rate monthly passes?

The monthly pass at the reduced price is non-transferable. In addition to the monthly/Abo-monthly pass, your children will need a valid customer pass.

Young passengers of school age, trainees and students, can benefit from the reduced fare. The reduction also applies to the following people:

Monthly passes at the reduced price are available for pupils until 15th birthday inclusive, and to the following:

  1. Schoolchildren and students at public, state approved or state recognised private, general education schools, vocational schools, special schools, second-chance institutions, universities, colleges, universities of applied sciences, academies, except for administration academies, administration colleges and state adult education

  2. Individuals attending private schools or other educational institutions who do not fall within 1 above, providing they are free from their compulsory vocational school training obligation due to attending these schools or other educational institutions, or providing their attendance at such schools or other private educational institutions is eligible for funding under the Federal Education and Training Assistance Act

  3. Individuals who are doing courses at an adult education centre or other further education institution in order to retrospectively gain the certificate of secondary education or general certificate of secondary education

  4. Individuals who have a vocational training contract in the sense of the Vocational Training Act or have some other contractual relationship in the sense of Art. 26 of the Vocational Training Act, and individuals who are being trained in an institution outside any company-based vocational training in the sense of Art. 43 Para. 2 Vocational Training Act, and Art. 36 Para. 2 Handicrafts Act

  5. Individuals attending a state approved vocational training course

  6. Interns and volunteers, providing the fulfilment of an internship or voluntary service is intended before, during or after a state regulated education or a course at a college under the rules applying to the education and course

  7. Civil service candidates in the simple and middle service, and interns and individuals who first need to attend an administration course in order to qualify for admission as civil service candidates in the simple and middle service, providing their fares are not being reimbursed by the administration

  8. Anyone participating in a voluntary, social or ecological year, the Federal Volunteer Service, or similar social services

A customer pass is obligatory

Pupils, trainees and people doing voluntary service can only use the BildungsTicket (subscription), the AzubiTicket Sachsen (subscription) and reduced weekly, (subscription) monthly tickets with a valid customer card. As soon as you take out a subscription, you will receive both the ticket and a customer card by post.

Fill out the customer card completely, attach a passport photo and - if you are 15 years or older - get a stamp (confirmation) from your school or a transport company (with presentation of the training contract). Confirmation from the training company is not permitted.

The customer card is valid at the longest until the proven end of the training, but for a maximum of 3 years starting from the first confirmed day of validity. In the case of pupils whose customer card is only confirmed until the end of the school year, it is valid until the end of the subsequent Saxon school holidays.

For paper tickets, enter the first and last name in the field provided.

Order a customer pass


Accompaniment at weekends and on bank holidays

At weekends monthly, Abo-monthly and annual passes that are normally priced become family day tickets.

This means that you can be accompanied by one other adult and up to four schoolchildren aged below 15 in the applicable tariff zone.

This offer applies from Friday at 6pm to Monday at 6am (and on bank holidays from the evening before to the morning after).

With 9am passes from Friday at 6pm to Monday at 4am.

This does not apply on the special tourist services (Dresden Bergbahns: Funicular, Suspension Railway, narrow gauge railways: Radebeul–Radeburg Railway, Weisseritz Valley Railway, Meissen City Tour, Kirnitzsch Valley Tramway, Bad Schandau elevator, and on-call shared taxis).

Validity on special tourist services

There is a special leisure option for monthly pass holders:

If this season ticket is valid in the tariff zone(s) where

  • the Bergbahns in Dresden (Funicular Railway, Suspension Railway),
  • the narrow gauge railways (Radebeul–Radeburg and Weisseritz Valley),
  • the Meissen city tour,
  • the Kirnitzsch Valley Tramway and
  • the Bad Schandau elevator

operate, you may also use those special tourist services.

Validity in 1st class

Monthly passes are only valid in 2nd class. Holders of normally priced monthly passes may buy an additional weekly pass or an additional monthly pass to use 1st class in local trains. 

  Validity normal

Weekly pass Upgrade
1st class

VVO region 10,00 €

Monthly pass Upgrade
1st class

VVO region 25,00 €

We also offer additional tickets for travel in 1st class on local trains for one-off journeys:

  Validity Reduced Normal
Day pass for using
1st class
1 fare zone3
until [time] next day
1,00 €2,4 2,00 €
Transport network region,
until [time] next day
2,00 €2,4 4,00 €

Options for combining with other tickets

In the VVO region, you can easily combine all tickets. The only exception is the 4-ride ticket for short journeys, whose sections you cannot combine.

Note on validity and stamping of tickets:

Single tickets are valid for an hour longer if they are stamped in the tariff zone for which you already have a day ticket or season pass. If you are travelling on local trains, you should stamp all the tickets you need for your journey before getting on any train at the platform.

If your journey begins in a tram or bus, then stamp the tickets after entering the vehicle. If there is a ticket inspection, please show all your tickets in order to avoid any misunderstanding.

Examples of combination

Example: monthly pass + single trip

You use a monthly pass for the tariff zone Dresden and want to travel to Wehlen in one day? Then buy a single trip for a tariff zone for the onward journey in the tariff zone Pirna. Since you stamp the single ticket in the tariff zone Dresden itself, even though you still have a monthly pass there, it is valid for a longer duration. You then have two hours from the time of stamping to reach Wehlen.

Example: monthly pass + day ticket

You have a monthly pass for both the Radebeul and Dresden tariff zones and want to go hiking in Saxon Switzerland? Then you can additionally buy a day ticket for the Pirna and Bad Schandau tariff zones. Stamp these before boarding the suburban train and you can be mobile throughout the day.

Cycles, cycle trailers and dogs

Within the zones and times for which your pass is valid you may take a cycle, cycle trailer or dog free of charge.