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Tickets for tourists

Price level
Price in EUR
1 zone 2 zones 3 zones 4/ network
product
single ticket
2,20
3,50
5,10
6,70
single ticket child
1,40
2,30
3,40
4,50

four-way ticket
7,60
12,80
18,40
24,40
day ticket
4,40
7,40
10,60
14,00
day ticket 2 persons
7,50
10,80
14,30
18,00
day ticket 3 persons
10,60
14,20
18,00
22,00
day ticket 4 persons
13,70
17,60
21,70
26,00
day ticket 5 persons
16,80
21,00
25,40
30,00
day ticket child
2,50
3,50
4,50
5,50

The right ticket

Price level: You have to count all the fare zones you go through. If you stay in one fare zone, for example, you only use the trams and buses in chemnitz, you need to acquire a ticket of the price level 1. If you want to go from Freiberg to Chemnitz you pass four fare zones and you need a ticket of the price level 4. Distances and routes that extend five zones and more require the price level for the whole network called »Verbundraum«.

NOTE! Sometimes a route with the bus is not the same as going by train even when the departing and arrival points are identical.

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Students and semester tickets

Students in Chemnitz

The semester ticket is an annual travel permission for regular degree students at the TUC pursuant to the actual contract for the annual semester ticket with a validity for two consecutive semesters. It entitles the holder of the ticket for any desired journeys with the public transport within the VMS and the regional public rail transportation within the entire area of Saxony.

The TUC-Card (respectively replacement card) is deemed to be the semester ticket only if it is marked as student identity card and semester ticket at the same time.

Students in Zwickau

The semester ticket is an annual travel permission for regular degree students at the WHZ pursuant to the actual contract for the annual semester ticket with a validity for two consecutive semesters. It entitles for any desired journeys with the public transport within the fare zone number 16 (Zwickau).

The student identity card (respectively replacement card) of the WHZ is deemed to be the semester ticket only if it is marked as student identity card and semester ticket at the same time.

Futher regulations according to the tarif

Reduction

The reduction of single tickets and day tickets can be used by children at the age between their 6th and their 15th birthday. Further the VMS offers a reduction of weekly and monthly tickets for students and apprentices who are enrolled in schools, trainee companies/centres or universities for a basic/advanced education or vocational training. Children under 6 years accompanied by an adult person with a valid ticket travel for free.

Personal commutation tickets for apprentices and students consist of a VMS store card with valid token coin or a value coupon, photo and the date of the end of validity. The store cards and subscriptions have to be proposed directly at a transportation company of the VMS.

Bicycles

The carriage of bicycles in the VMS is completely free of charge. Regarding the required space, prams and wheelchairs have priority.
NOTE! If you go by train and you pass the borders of the VMS (in- or outbound), you use the tariff regulations of the Deutsche Bahn AG or the Vogtlandbahn GmbH that both require a day ticket for your bike.

Handicapped persons

As a proof of entitlement to use the public means of transport exempt from charges, you need to get the pass for severely disabled persons together with the supplementary sheet and a valid token coin or value coupon.

Animals

The transport of animals that can carried in a box ist free. Bigger dogs have to be properly secured by a leash and a muzzle and need a reduced single ticket for the respective route. The transport of dogs that belong to subscribers (with a transportation company of the VMS) is generally free.

Where can I buy tickets?

Tickets are available in advance sale (stationary ticket vending machines and selling agencies/service points of the transportation companies) or directly within the means of travel (mobile ticket vending machines/bus driver). Another way to get a ticket is to buy it via HandyTicket. Here you can order your ticket (only single and day tickets) with your mobile phone and the app for the HandyTicket. Please get more information to this at handyticket.vms.de

NOTE! Every ticket you buy in advance you have to validate before you start your first departure with this ticket. Tickets that you buy on a bus, a tram or a train are already validated. On the ticket you also find an indication whether the ticket must be validated before the journey or not.

About the VMS

Lage in SachsenThe Verkehrsverbund Mittelsachsen (VMS) is the public transport association for the region in Central Saxony/Germany as you can see in the graphic below. Our assignment is the networking between the regional transportation companies, their schedules, our common fares and last but not least the management of disseminating all the information out to the passengers. 

The area of the VMS-fare

VMS-TarifzonenThe geographical scope of the VMS fare ranges over the administrative districts Erzgebirgskreis and Mittelsachsen, the region around the county town of Zwickau and the county borough of Chemnitz. The whole network is divided into marked out and numbered fare zones orientated by the borders of the administrative districts. Freiberg, Chemnitz and Zwickau as the three biggest towns of the VMS have their own fare zones 10 for Freiberg, 13 for Chemnitz and 16 for Zwickau.

Our transportation companies and schedules

A total of 23 transport companies are engaged within the VMS. Chemnitz and Zwickau have their own companies for the public transportation within the inner cities:

  • Chemnitzer Verkehrs-AG (CVAG)
  • Städtische Verkehrsbetriebe Zwickau GmbH (SVZ)

Further the transport companies are divided into regional public bus and rail transportation companies. Here are some of the most important ones regarding the regional bus and rail network:

  • Regionalverkehr Erzgebirge GmbH (RVE)
  • REGIOBUS Mittelsachsen GmbH (RBM)
  • Regionalverkehr Westsachsen GmbH (RVW)
  • Deutsche Bahn AG (DB Regio)
  • DB RegioNetz GmbH Erzgebirgsbahn (EGB)
  • City-Bahn Chemnitz GmbH (CBC)
  • Vogtlandbahn-GmbH (VBG)

The companies create and manage their timetables in correlation with the VMS. Every year in december the VMS publishes the data of departure of all the bus and rail routes in the four districts with a print version that stays valid for the following 12 months. The departures you can find in these books, but also current temporary delays and options for changes are further available in the electronic schedule information at www.vms.de.

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