One ticket. One tariff. One region.
The transport association Verkehrsverbund Warnow (VVW) and its associated companies work together to ensure your mobility in the hanseatic city and district of Rostock. The association is optimising its public transport offering to meet your needs.
The VVW coordinates the entire network of routes in the Rostock region and creates uniform conditions of carriage with a coordinated timetable. And you benefit from it. Regardless of which means of transport you take - rail, bus, ferry or tram - you can travel easily on one ticket. This saves you, for example, from having to buy another ticket when you make a connection.
The following companies have joined together in the VVW:
The VVW celebrates its 20th anniversary together with the associated companies, RSAG, DB, Regio AG, rebus, Weiße Flotte and MBB.
1 April 2014
The tariff zone structure in Rostock is abolished. Rostock now has a single tariff.
1 January 2013
The VVW shareholders RvK and OVG as well as Küstenbus GmbH and Hameister Personenverkehr merge to rebus Regionalbus Rostock GmbH.
Güstrow Clubreisen (GCR) join.
Ostmecklenburgische Eisenbahn (OME), later Ostseelandverkehr (OLA) join.
1 June 2000
Expansion of the travel area to the region of Teterow/Gnoien (former NVG).
1 June 1999
The Omnibusverkehrsgesellschaft Güstrow mbH (OVG) joins. The regional tariff is valid in the Hanseatic City of Rostock as well as in the districts of Doberan and Güstrow.
24 May 1998
Introduction of the VVW regional tariff, a regional tariff comprising the traditional tariff zones of the Hanseatic City of Rostock (1–6) and its surrounding concentric ring zones (7–17). The tariff is valid in Rostock, in the district of Bad Doberan and for the DB AG’s regional trains and RvK buses, also in the district of Güstrow.
The association’s first coordinated timetable is published in a new format and layout when the timetable changes on 24 May 1998.
27 February 1997
The travel companies RSAG, DB AG, RvK, Weiße Flotte, antaris and the Mecklenburg coastal train “Molli” are partners in their newly founded Verkehrsverbund Warnow. The association covers the Hanseatic City of Rostock and the district of Bad Doberan.
1 January 1995
The antaris Seetouristik und Wassersport GmbH joins.
1 March 1994
Introduction of the Rostocker Verkehrsgemeinschaft’s (Rostock Transport Association) joint tariff for the Hanseatic City of Rostock to replace the local and combined tariffs.
1 March 1993
The Rostocker Verkehrsgemeinschaft (RVG) starts its operations with a full-time office which coordinates the joint operational presence of the participating companies (RSAG, DB AG, Weiße Flotte GmbH, from 01 October RvK) in the city of Rostock.
1 June 1991
Creation of a combined tariff as well as the different company tariffs.
For 20 years, all VVW connections can be found in a timetable book. Nowadays, information about the timetable and tariffs is not just printed. You can, for instance, use your smartphone in the comfort of your own home or when you are out and about to access any important data you may need for your journey, most of which is real-time. The existing information systems are continually adjusted to meet your needs, thus, extending their functionality to be more customer friendly.
In addition, the VVW does not just provide the usual up-to-date information on timetables, tariffs and traffic. With VVW’s mobile tickets, you can also directly purchase your ticket with your smartphone: cashless, anytime and anywhere.
The travel associations in the Hanseatic City of Rostock and the region have been working together under the umbrella of the Verkehrsverbund Warnow (VVW) since 1997.
For 62 million passengers each year this means:
- You can profit from the benefits of a joint tariff and a coordinated timetable.
- Your ticket is valid for your entire journey, regardless of which travel company you are using. Just make your connection and keep going.
- With the travel association’s joint electronic timetable information, you have access to timetable information which has real-time information and is almost completely comprehensive.