Climate and environmentally friendly by bus and train to UEFA EURO 2024

The European Football Championship 2024 kicks off in a few weeks and national and international fans will be flocking to NRW to experience the European Championship live in the stadiums in Düsseldorf, Dortmund, Gelsenkirchen and Cologne. You can find out how visitors can get to the venues safely and comfortably and which tickets we recommend in addition to the 36-hour ticket on our website!

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Which ticket is the right one?

36-hour ticket

On match day, public transport is the best way to get from A to B. If you have a ticket for a EURO match, you are entitled to a 36-hour ticket at no extra cost. The 36-hour ticket is only available via the Fan Pass in the EURO 2024 app: You can use the ticket from 6am on match day until 6pm the following day to travel to and from the venues in Cologne, Düsseldorf, Dortmund and Gelsenkirchen.

The 36-hour ticket is valid throughout the VRR (Düsseldorf, Dortmund and Gelsenkirchen) and VRS (Cologne) areas. For example, you can travel free of charge by public transport from Bochum if you are attending a match in Cologne!

Are you on your way to the public viewing and would like to use the bus or train?

With our eezy ticket in the VRR app, you can reach your destination flexibly and without having to search for ticket machines. How does it work? Simply check in at your boarding stop in the VRR app and check out again at your destination. The app then calculates the price for your journey based on the linear kilometres travelled. The ticket price is then automatically debited via the selected payment method (e.g. PayPal).

Use the DeutschlandTicket or our new electronic eezy fare

It's even easier with our DeutschlandTicket: you can get it as a monthly subscription at a price of 49 euros per month conveniently in the VRR app, allowing you to use all local transport within Germany in 2nd class.

Important note: If you no longer need the DeutschlandTicket, you can easily cancel it in the app by the 10th of the month for the following month.

FAQ 36-hour ticket

Everything you need to know at a glance!

The 36-hour ticket is your ticket for local public transport and offers you the opportunity to travel to the UEFA EURO 2024 matches in a convenient and environmentally friendly way. The 36-hour ticket is only available in the Fan Pass within the UEFA EURO 2024 app.

The 36-hour ticket is available to anyone with a ticket for the UEFA EURO 2024 matches via the Fan Pass.

The 36-hour ticket is valid from 06:00 on the respective match day until 18:00 on the following day and is only displayed in the UEFA EURO 2024 app as soon as the 36-hour period begins. You can then use the ticket for the outward and return journey to the stadium.

People with a ticket for the matches in Gelsenkirchen, Dortmund, Düsseldorf and Cologne can travel to and from the match venue in the VRR and VRS area if they access the 36-hour ticket via the Fan Pass within the UEFA EURO 2024 app. The 36-hour ticket is valid for a return journey in 2nd class. 

For example, they may use all local transport vehicles within the VRR, i.e. buses, trams, city and underground trains as well as S-Bahn, regional trains and 2nd class regional express trains. The ticket is not valid on long-distance services (e.g. ICE, IC, EC, Eurostar, etc.). Private providers such as FlixTrain are also excluded from use.

The ticket is integrated in the so-called Fan Pass, which is available in the UEFA EURO 2024 app. To obtain the Fan Pass, you must download the official tournament app.

The 36-hour ticket is shown at the beginning of the 36-hour validity period and disappears when it expires.

The ticket will only be displayed in the Fan Pass of the official UEFA EURO 2024 app.

The Fan Pass shows the number of valid tickets. The use of the 36-hour ticket corresponds to the number of tickets.

With your 36-hour ticket, you may only travel within the respective network area of the venue. NRW is an exception: Here you can travel with your ticket in the VRR and VRS area. So if you attend a match in Gelsenkirchen one day and a match in Cologne the next, you can travel in both areas. The Fan Pass will display a 36-hour ticket for both match days - there may be overlaps between the time periods.

No need to worry! You can also access the Fan Pass without the internet, as long as it has been fully downloaded at least once beforehand. It is best to make sure that you download the Fan Pass in good time before the game.

No, the 36-hour ticket only entitles you to use 2nd class. To use 1st class, an additional ticket must be purchased for each journey and person and validated at the start of the journey. You can conveniently buy the additional ticket in the VRR app, for example.

No, the 36-hour ticket is only valid for ticket holders.

No, the 36-hour ticket is personalised in the Fan Pass and cannot be passed on. If you pass on your ticket and re-personalise it, the 36-hour ticket is automatically passed on.

If you are not travelling from the VRR or VRS area, please find out in advance about your individual travel options.

For journeys within NRW, our eezy electronic fare may be worthwhile.

Things to know about (barrier-free) arrival and departure

Travelling to and from the stadiums in Dortmund, Gelsenkirchen, Cologne and Düsseldorf

On the UEFA EURO 2024 website you will find all the important information about travelling to and from the tournament by public transport.

Accessibility of the individual railway stations and stops

On the UEFA EURO 2024 website you will find all the important information on accessibility at the individual stations.

Overview: Route maps and VRR network map

VRR rapid transport plan

The map shows all the RE, RB and S-Bahn trains operating in the VRR as well as the special line between Cologne, Düsseldorf, Gelsenkirchen and Dortmund running during the European Championships and information on roadworks.

Der Schienenschnellverkehrsplan zur UEFA EURO 2024

NRW regional transport plan

The map provides an NRW-wide overview of the fast transport lines. All RE, RB and S-Bahn lines are listed.

Schematic representation of the regional transport network

VRR network area

The map shows the entire VRR network area.

Representation of the VRR network map and the neighbouring areas in the Netherlands

The EM line

Information on disruptions and construction work as well as on EM lines can be found on the websites of the railway companies and at All train and special line departure times (also available here as a PDF - 236 KB) can also be found in our VRR app.