"The Tram and Bus Network" Plauen Transportation Tip by Kathrin_E

Plauen Transportation: 2 reviews and 6 photos

by Kathrin_E
  • The Tram and Bus Network - Plauen
  • Tram at terminus "Neundorf" - Plauen
      Tram at terminus "Neundorf"
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  • Ticket machine - Plauen
      Ticket machine
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  • Tram hub "Tunnel" in the city centre - Plauen
      Tram hub "Tunnel" in the city centre
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  • Day ticket and single ticket - Plauen
      Day ticket and single ticket
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Plauen's tram network was a pleasant surprise. I had considered Plauen some kind of smallish town but this has big city quality. During the daytime all tram lines run at intervals of 10 minutes, so you never wait long. All lines meet at the central stop "Tunnel" next to the old town and the end of Bahnhofstraße.

Five tram lines (1 and 3 - 6) and four bus lines (A - D) cover most of the city during the day. From 20:30 to 1:00 five night lines take over. (After 1 a.m. you night birds will have to walk, though, sorry - or continue until about 5 a.m. when the trams start running again.)

Fares are really moderate: a single ticket for travel within the city is 1.30 ?, a day pass 3.20 ?. Tickets can be obtained from the drivers, from the ticket machines at most tram stops, from some shops and from the service booth at Tunnel. Remember to validate your ticket when boarding tram or bus, i.e. punch it into the orange box to have it stamped.
Plauen is part of the regional network (VTV) which covers the whole Vogtland.

You'll need the tram if you plan to visit Schaustickerei (see Things to do tips), tram 4 takes you there. The 5 to Oberer Bahnhof, the main train station, is also useful to know.
A day pass is worth considering if you want a break from walking and continue sightseeing from a comfortable tram seat, touring some of the suburbs.

Be prepared for high steps, though. Plauen's trams are not the latest models.

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Website: http://www.strassenbahn-plauen.de/

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Sep 19, 2011
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