Getting Around Augsburg
Thanks to a dense network of connections, getting around Augsburg by public transport is quite simple. The vehicles are really efficient, running from early morning until late evening.
GETTING AROUND AUGSBURG BY TRAM
The tram network is highly efficient and represents the means par excellence for getting around Augsburg. Inaugurated in 1881, it consists of 5 regular lines and 2 special lines. Königsplatz is the stop for all 5 tram lines.
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Here is the detail of the 5 regular lines:
- 1 Lechhausen Neuer Ostfriedhof – Göggingen
- 2 P + R Augsburg West – Haunstetten Nord
- 3 Stadtbergen – Haunstetten West
- 4 P + R Augsburg Nord – Hauptbahnhof
- 6 Hauptbahnhof – P + R Friedberg West
The two special lines 8 and 9 connect the train station with the football stadium (Fußball-Arena) and the Exhibition Center (Messenzentrum).
The trams run every day, from Monday to Sunday, from about 4:40 am, until midnight. Frequencies are really significant: during the week, at peak times, you will find trams every 5 minutes. In the evening, moreover, the frequency is 15 minutes.
The road network is also highly efficient, ideal for getting around Augsburg and its surroundings. In the city there are 19 different lines, called STADTBUS, identified by progressive numbers from 21 to 43. To these are added the regional buses, which cover medium-range distances: AVV-Regionalbus.
Anyone wishing to move to Augusta after midnight can use the night service, with the NACHTBUS, active until about 05:00 in the morning.
There are different types of tickets and passes, suitable for all solutions. The interesting AVV-Handyticket is worth mentioning. It is a simple APP with which you can buy and use your tickets for public transport. All you have to do is download it from the official stores. It is available in several languages.
The Kurzstreckenticket is the cheapest ticket, valid for a single journey on bus and tram, for a total of 4 stops. It costs €1.60 for ages 15 and up, and €0.95 for children aged 6 to 14.
Enzelticket single tickets, on the other hand, are available by zone, and are ideal for traveling with multiple vehicles to a specific area. Tickets are always valid for one direction only: you can, in fact, get off and on a vehicle several times (within the validity time), but it is NOT POSSIBLE to do the opposite route. With this ticket, therefore, you will only be able to make a ONE-WAY journey. The price, per adult, goes from a minimum of €1.60 for the first area, to a maximum of €19.20
The TAGESTICKETS are the so-called day tickets, available in different types. It is valid from 09:00 on weekdays, and all day on weekends and holidays. It is available in four different cuts, according to the areas; the ticket for the central zone (INNER ZONE) costs €7.50 and is valid for one adult and a maximum of 4 children aged 6 to 14. The version for two adults costs €10. The version for 3 adults, €12.50.
WHERE TO BUY TICKETS FOR GETTING AROUND AUGSBURG
All tickets can be purchased from the numerous vending machines at the main stops. You can buy single tickets and season tickets, directly on the bus, or through the official APP.