Buses, trams and local trains (DING - SWU)

Ulm und Neu-Ulm have a very well developed public transportation system. The SWU (Stadtwerke Ulm; the company running the municipal bus and tram lines), several companies from the region and the Deutsche Bahn (German Rail) have joined their services to form the DING (Donau-Iller-Nahverkehrsverbund-GmbH). Within the DING area, which reaches out almost 50 km into the surroundings of Ulm, you may use different companies and means of transportation with the same ticket. The DING area is divided into several zones (Waben). The price of a ticket depends on the number of zones you will cross. The whole city area of Ulm and Neu-Ulm forms one zone (Wabe 10/20) with standard prices.

There are also night buses in Ulm, which operate during the nights before Saturdays and Sundays as well as before bank holidays. These night buses are free of charge for students of Ulm University, Ulm University of Applied Sciences and the University of Applied Sciences Neu-Ulm.

Regular rates

  • Single ticket: within the city area of Ulm/Neu-Ulm or one zone (Wabe). If you want to go to other destinations, check the zone map or refer to the ID number (on a list at the DING ticket machine) of the place you want to go to.
  • Day ticket: for one person or group of up to five people for the city area of Ulm/Neu-Ulm. Single day tickets are valid the whole day, group tickets are valid from 8.30 a.m. on weekdays and on the whole day on weekends/bank holidays.
  • Weekly ticket and monthly ticket are available for different numbers of zones and are valid until 12 p.m. on the first working day of the following week or month. They are transferable.

You are advised to have a valid ticket before you enter a bus or a train. You can buy your ticket from a ticket machine near the bus stop or the train station or from the bus driver. There are also some ticket machines on the tram. Travelling without a valid ticket in the DING area will result in a fine of up to € 60.00.

The current rates for single, day, weekly and monthly tickets can be found here (only in German!).