Tickets and Fares

Prices

Single-Ride Ticket

Einzelfahrschein

  • one person, one ticket, one journey
  • only for immediate journeys
  • changing buses is permitted
Fare zone 6500
for Wiesbaden & Mainz
Price category 13
Adults: 2,90 €
Children (6–14 years): 1,70 €
Applies to the following surrounding communities in the Rheingau-Taunus-Kreis: Eltville, Kiedrich, Niedernhausen, Schlangenbad and Taunusstein
Fare zone 6501
Wiesbaden &
surrounding communities
Price category 30
Adults: 4,15 €
Children (6–14 years): 2,45 €

Multi-Ride Ticket

Sammelkarte

  • the most “classic” of all tickets 
  • five single-ride tickets for the price of four
  • save over 20 % compared to the purchase of five individual single-ride tickets
  • save time: avoid looking for change and long lines
  • transfers permitted
  • please remember to validate the applicable part of your multi-ride ticket once per ride at the stamp machine when boarding
  • paper multi-ride tickets purchased prior to the fare adjustment from January 1st, 2020 (purchase date printed on ticket) can be used until June 30th, 2020*

* As a courtesy, we allow paper multi-ride tickets purchased in the last three years (with five complete sections) to be exchanged for up-to-date multi-ride tickets. The user simply has to pay the difference in price (owing to fare increases) between the old and the new multi-ride tickets. In the event of fare reductions, the difference will not be refunded. Multi-ride tickets can be exchanged at the Mobility Center and Mobility Info Points.

Fare zone 6500
for Wiesbaden & Mainz
Price category 13
Adults: 11,50 €
(5 x 2,30 €)
Children (6–14 years): 6,75 €
(5 x 1,35 €)

Short-Distance Ticket

Kurzstreckenticket

  • especially affordable tickets for short-distance trips in Wiesbaden and Mainz
  • only valid for immediate boarding
  • transfers permitted
  • single rides of up to three stops/stations (not further than 2 km)
  • cannot be used for DB train trips (exception: DB trip between “Mainz Hauptbahnhof” and “Mainz Römisches Theater”)
  • most stops/stations are equipped with signs indicating which stops/stations are served by the short-distance ticket from that stop/station
Fare zone 6500
for Wiesbaden & Mainz
Price category 13
Adults: 1,85 €
Children (6–14 years): 1,10 €

Event Ticket

Veranstaltungsticket

  • an especially affordable way to get to public festivals in Wiesbaden and Mainz, such as the “Sternschnuppenmarkt", "Rheingauer Weinwoche", or carnival
  • valid for roundtrip travel until 5:00 am of the following day
  • available for purchase at all pre-sale locations, ticket machines and directly from bus drivers during the special event period 
  • please remember to validate your ticket (outward and return journeys) at the stamp machine when boarding
Fare zone 6500
for Wiesbaden & Mainz
Price category 13
Adults: 4,60 €
Children (6–14 years): 2,70 €

Dates 2020

The "Veranstaltungsticket" is available at the following events

Event Ticket name Date
Fastnacht Veranstaltungsticket 20.02. bis 25.02.2020
Rheinland-Pfalz-Ausstellung Rheinland-Pfalz-Ausstellung 28.03. bis 05.04.2020
Ostermarkt Veranstaltungsticket 27.03. bis 29.03.2020
Äppelblütefest in Naurod Veranstaltungsticket 08.05. bis 11.05.2020
Kranzplatzfest Veranstaltungsticket 21.05. bis 24.05.2020
Theatrium (Wilhelmstraßenfest) Veranstaltungsticket 12.06. bis 13.06.2020
Mainzer Johannisnacht Veranstaltungsticket 19.06. bis 22.06.2020
Gibber Kerb Veranstaltungsticket 03.07. bis 06.07.2020
Schiersteiner Hafenfest Veranstaltungsticket 10.07. bis 13.07.2020
Hochheimer Weinfest Veranstaltungsticket 10.07. bis 13.07.2020
Mainzer Sommerlichter Veranstaltungsticket 24.07. bis 26.07.2020
Rheingauer Weinwoche WeinfestTicket 14.08. bis 23.08.2020
Mainzer Weinmarkt Veranstaltungsticket 27.08. bis 30.08.2020
Mainzer Weinmarkt Veranstaltungsticket 03.09. bis 06.09.2020
Taunusstraßenfest Veranstaltungsticket 30.08. bis 01.09.2019
Herbstmarkt, Stadtfest Veranstaltungsticket 25.09. bis 27.09.2020
Mantelsonntag (Verkaufsoffener Sonntag) Mainz Mainz trifft sich!-Ticket 25.10.2020
Hochheimer Markt Veranstaltungsticket 06.11. bis 10.11.2020
Sternschnuppenmarkt Veranstaltungsticket 24.11. bis 23.12.2020

Day pass

Tageskarte

  • recommended for anyone taking two or more trips in a single day
  • valid from midnight until 5:00 am of the following day
  • unlimited trips using the public transport network in the selected area
Fare zone 6500
for Wiesbaden & Mainz
Price category 13
Adults: 5,80 €
Children (6–14 years): 3,20 €
Applies to the following surrounding communities in the Rheingau-Taunus-Kreis: Eltville, Kiedrich, Niedernhausen, Schlangenbad and Taunusstein
Fare zone 6501
Wiesbaden &
surrounding communities
Price category 30
Adults: 9,75 €
Children (6–14 years): 5,75 €

Group day pass

Gruppentageskarte

  • valid for up to five travelers
  • recommended for two or more people taking two trips on the same day
  • valid from midnight until 5:00 am of the following day for unlimited trips using the public transport network in the selected area

 

Fare zone 6500
for Wiesbaden & Mainz
Price category 13
Adults and children: 10,80 €
Applies to the following surrounding communities in the Rheingau-Taunus-Kreis: Eltville, Kiedrich, Niedernhausen, Schlangenbad and Taunusstein
Fare zone 6501
Wiesbaden &
surrounding communities
Price category 30
Adults and children: 13,90 €

Hesse Ticket

Hessenticket

  • valid in the entire state of Hesse (and in certain border areas of neighboring states)
  • valid for up to five people
  • unlimited trips using the RMV, NVV (Nordhessischer Verkehrsverbund) and VRN (Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Neckar) public transport network on the selected date of validity
  • Monday to Friday from 9:00 am until the end of service for the given day and all day on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays in Hesse, as well as on December 24th and 31st
valid for RMV, NVV &
parts of the VRN
Price
Adults and children: 36,00 €

Weekly Pass

Wochenkarte

* Only available as an adult fare (the 65-Plus monthly pass is non-transferable)

*Only in conjunction with a valid customer card (proof of entitlement)
Fare zone 6500
for Wiesbaden & Mainz
Price category 13
Adults: 24,90 €
Students/apprentice*: 19,40 €
*Only in conjunction with a valid customer card (proof of entitlement); Applies to the following surrounding communities in the Rheingau-Taunus-Kreis: Eltville, Kiedrich, Niedernhausen, Schlangenbad and Taunusstein
Fare zone 6501
Wiesbaden &
surrounding communities
Price category 30
Adults: 34,20 €
Students/apprentice*: 26,70 €

Monthly Pass

Monatskarte

  • valid until the end of the same day of the following month***
  • option to start on any day of the month
  • unlimited trips within the selected area
  • can be transferred to another user*
  • take along a companion for free
  • the 9-am version is even cheaper: valid from 9:00 am to 5:00 am of the following day, Monday to Friday, and all day on Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays in Hesse, as well as on December 24th and 31st (and in fare zone 6500 on November 1st)
  • also available as a personal, non-transferable 65-Plus monthly pass for senior users aged 65 and above: valid from Monday to Friday, within the selected price level, and all day on Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays in Hesse, as well as on December 24th and 31st, in the entire
  • only available as eTicket-chip card, which you will get during your first purchase at our ESWE Verkehr mobility center or our ESWE Verkehr mobility information offices
  • also available in the RMV-App

* Only available as an adult fare (the 65-Plus monthly pass is non-transferable).

*** If the following month doesn’t feature the corresponding date, then it is valid until the day before.

*Only in conjunction with a valid customer card (proof of entitlement)
Fare zone 6500
for Wiesbaden & Mainz
Price category 13
Adults: 84,50 €
Students/apprentice*: 65,90 €
9-AM monthly pass: 67,60 €
65-Plus monthly pass: 67,60 €
*Only in conjunction with a valid customer card (proof of entitlement); Applies to the following surrounding communities in the Rheingau-Taunus-Kreis: Eltville, Kiedrich, Niedernhausen, Schlangenbad and Taunusstein
Fare zone 6501
Wiesbaden &
surrounding communities
Price category 30
Adults: 116,30 €
Students/apprentice*: 90,70 €
9-AM monthly pass: 93,00 €
65-Plus monthly pass: 80,20 €

Subscription/9-am subscription (annual transit pass)

Abonnement/9-Uhr-Abonnement

  • pays off after 13 roundtrip commutes per month*
  • functions as a transferable ticket for anyone that holds it (also available as a personalized, non-transferable ticket)
  • offers generous companion traveler benefits
  • provides numerous additional benefits, such as our special “loyalty bonus” as well as attractive discounts for the ESWE Verkehr meinRad bike sharing system
  • the 9-am subscription ticket is even cheaper: valid from 9:00 am, Monday to Friday, and all day on Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays in Hesse, as well as on December 24th and 31st (and in fare zone 6500 on November 1st)
  • delivered to you as a practical eTicket chip card (with numerous benefits to ensure security and comfort of use)

More information (German)

 

* Basis for fare calculation: adult multi-ride ticket for price level 13

Subscription / annual transit pass

Fare zone 6500
for Wiesbaden & Mainz
Price category 13
1 x debit/cash payment: 827,90 €
12 x installments: 70,40 €
Applies to the following surrounding communities in the Rheingau-Taunus-Kreis: Eltville, Kiedrich, Niedernhausen, Schlangenbad and Taunusstein
Fare zone 6501
Wiesbaden &
surrounding communities
Price category 30
1 x debit/cash payment: 1.139,50 €
12 x installments: 96,90 €

9-o’clock subscription / 9-o'clock annual transit pass

Valid Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m. the following morning; Saturdays, Sundays and on Hessian public holidays as well as on December 24 and 31 for the whole day (in fare zone 6500 also on November 1).
Fare zone 6500
for Wiesbaden & Mainz
Price category 13
1 x debit/cash payment: 662,70 €
12 x installments: 56,35 €
Applies to the following surrounding communities in the Rheingau-Taunus-Kreis: Eltville, Kiedrich, Niedernhausen, Schlangenbad and Taunusstein
Fare zone 6501
Wiesbaden &
surrounding communities
Price category 30
1 x debit/cash payment: 911,40 €
12 x installments: 77,50 €

Hesse Student Ticket

Schülerticket Hessen

  • travel 365 days for € 1.- per day*
  • for all school students and apprentices residing in or having their places of school or training in Hesse
  • valid for one entire year throughout Hesse
  • valid 24 hours a day, that is, also in the evening and on weekends
  • freely chose the beginning of validity (the first day of any month)
  • delivered to you as a practical eTicket-chip card (with many safety features and the benefit of convenience)

More information (German)

*Annual transit pass for school students and apprentices/trainees residing in or having their places of study or training in Hesse. Valid for local public transport throughout Hesse for a whole year. You can find more information including further entitlements in the fare regulations for the Schülerticket Hessen.

Schülerticket Hessen

Valid throughout Hesse Price
1 x debit/cash payment: 365,00 €
12 x installments: 31,00 €

Hesse Senior Ticket

Seniorenticket Hessen

  • Hesse-wide “flat rate” on public transport for anyone 65 years of age or over*
  • ride for 365 days a year paying only 1 euro per day**
  • card holder may reside outside of Hesse
  • valid from 9:00 am to 5:00 am of the following day, Monday to Friday, and all day on Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays in Hesse as well as on December 24st and 31st
  • start date for validity period can be set by user (first day of every month)
  • may not be transferred to other users
  • delivered to you as a practical eTicket chip card (with numerous benefits to ensure security and comfort of use)
  • also available in the “comfort edition” at an extra charge, with the following three additional features: valid around the clock every day, access to the 1st-class cabins on regional trains and generous companion traveler benefits

More information (German)

* Earliest possible start date is the beginning of the first month in which the ticket holder turns 65
** Basis of fare calculation: up-front one-time payment of the entire annual amount

Seniorenticket Hessen

valid throughout hesse
valid from 9 am
Price
1 x debit/cash payment: 365,00 €
12 x installments: 31,00 €

Seniorenticket Hessen Komfort

valid throughout hesse
valid 24/7
Price
1 x debit/cash payment: 625,00 €
12 x installments: 53,00 €

KombiTicket

  • a local public transport ticket that is integrated into your admission to cultural and sport events (and is therefore part of the event admission price) 
  • generally valid for the entire RMV fare region and in some cases only for the VMW (Verkehrsverbund Mainz-Wiesbaden) region
  • look for the “KombiTicket” logo on your admission ticket
  • valid for roundtrip travel to and from the event location 
  • are you an organizer of a cultural or sport event and are you interested in offering visitors a “KombiTicket”? We look forward to hearing from you

Contact person

Mobilitätszentrale

von ESWE Verkehr

Marktstraße 10 · 65183 Wiesbaden

Telefon: (0611) 450 22-450
Telefax: (0611) 450 22-850
E-Mail:

Special Tickets

Subscription/9-am subscription

Annual ticket for frequent commuters

  • pays off after 13 roundtrip commutes per month*
  • functions as a transferable ticket for anyone that holds it (also available as a personalized, non-transferable ticket)
  • offers generous companion traveler benefits

More information (German)

Hesse Student Ticket

Hesse-wide “flat rate” on public transport for students
and apprentices

  • ride for 365 days a year paying only 1 euro per day
  • for all students and apprentices residing in Hesse and/or attending school/an apprenticeship in Hesse
  • valid throughout the state of Hesse for the entire year

More information (German)

Hesse Senior Ticket

Hesse-wide “flat rate” on public transport for anyone 65 years
of age or over

  • ride for 365 days a year paying only 1 euro per day
  • for anyone 65 years of age or over
  • also available in the “comfort edition” at an extra charge

More information (German)

 

Firmencard/jobticket

From companies to their employees

  • for individuals working at companies located in Wiesbaden or Mainz with at least 100 employees
  • available as a RMV FirmenCard or as a JobTicket from RNN (Rhein-Nahe-Nahverkehrsverbund)

More information (German)


Tagging along for free: our clever companion tickets

In accordance with the RMV-wide companion traveler regulations, those in possession of period tickets or special tickets with an adult fare (weekly, monthly, annual, 9-am, 65-Plus monthly pass and Hesse senior ticket, as well as JobTicket and FirmenCard holders) are entitled to bring along one adult companion as well as an unlimited number of children under the age of 15. Starting from Monday to Friday at 7:00 pm and all day on Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays in Hesse, as well as December 24th and 31st, free of charge within the purchased price level.


Additionally, in accordance with the extended VMW (Verkehrsverbund Mainz-Wiesbaden) companion traveler regulations, users in possession of the period tickets and special tickets outlined above (excluding JobTickets and FirmenCards) can bring along all of their own children and up to three other children under the ages of 15, during the day from Monday to Friday (until 7:00 pm) free of charge. This VMW regulation applies to all of fare zone 6500 (Wiesbaden, Mainz and the surrounding areas) on all RMV modes of transport, i.e. all buses and trains (excluding IC and ICE trains). These extended VMW companion traveler regulations do not apply to ticket users who are children (between the age of 6 and 14).


Additional Important Information

Trips in the greater metropolitan area: the entire 6500 fare zone

The fares within price level 13 listed in the fare overview on page 10 are valid for the entire RMV 6500 fare zone. This includes both federal state capitals of Wiesbaden and Mainz, as well as Bischofsheim, Ginsheim-Gustavsburg and Walluf on the Hesse side and Wackernheim and Zornheim on the Rhineland-Palatinate side. Price level 13 also includes some bordering areas within fare zone 6600, i.e. Hochheim am
Main (including the district of Massenheim) and the district of Wallau in Hofheim. 

Take a ride into the countryside using one of our tickets 

Information about fares for trips to neighboring RMV fare zones can be found in the fare overview on page 10. For single rides in the extended regions around Wiesbaden and Mainz, please consult the bus driver. The staff at our Mobility Center or at our Mobility Info Points would be glad to assist you about frequent tours to surrounding areas. 
Take note: Starting in 2020, we will introduce the especially affordable price level 30. This “neighborhood fare” will be valid for trips between Wiesbaden (including Amöneburg, Kastel and Kostheim) and the five neighboring municipalities in the Rheingau-Taunus district: Eltville, Kiedrich, Niedernhausen, Schlangenbad and Taunusstein.


On-time guarantee

In line with the RMV 10-minute guarantee, passengers who experience a delay of over 10 minutes are entitled to a partial refund of the trip cost, provided that the guarantee conditions are met. Please refer to the current refund table for the exact value of the refund. In lieu of a partial refund of the trip cost, users can receive a refund for taxi fare of up to 25 euros at any time between 9:00 pm (planned departure) and the end of the service (5:00 am, or the last scheduled departure of the corresponding night line), provided that the destination would foreseeably be reached with a delay of more than 10 minutes. This option can only be used by one person per trip and per delay or trip cancellation. For more information, please visit: https://www.rmv.de/c/en/services/passenger-rights/rmv-10-minute-guarantee


Conditions of Carriage and Fare Conditions

Upon starting your journey, you automatically enter into a contract of carriage that contains the following provisions:

 

You can receive a printed copy of the RMV and VMW Conditions of Carriage and Fare Conditions free of charge from our Mobilitätszentrale.

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