Warnemünde, Germany - Bad Doberan/Molli-Train - Buying Tickets for public transport

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Tariff information as per February 2009.

If you want to go on Molli-Train you need to get first to Bad Doberan:

There are two ways to go to Bad Doberan:

1. by bus (scenic route) from Warnemünde Werft (Shipyard) to Bad Doberan

2. by train via Rostock Hbf (Hauptbahnhof = Central Station)

Check here for details which route you should use:


And here is the way described how you find the train station from your cruise terminal:


You can buy the tickets for Bad Doberan in the station building but due to limited opening hours and language skills let me explain you how to operate the ticket machines:

1. Subject you have decided that you use to Bad Doberan the scenic bus 119 AND you decided already to return on the SAME WAY BACK, you do not need to buy an overpriced ticket at the train station.

When you leave the cruise terminal towards the train station you will pass the ferry station to cross the river.

There you find this ticket machine at the right side:

On the left side you have to check for the number of zones.

For your route with the bus outward and return it's tree zones.

So your code 3003.

So you enter in the numeric keypad:


The green sign "Automat gibt Rückgeld" means that the machine will return change. The machine accept all coins except 20-Euro-Cent coins.

Only German Bankcards are accepted. If your bank card shows "Maestro" on your card, you may try it.


The yellow sign "Bitte passend zahlen" means that the machine requires exact change. But mostly I experienced if your overpay: you get your change - maybe in smaller coins.

The red sing: "Außer Betrieb" means that the machine is out of order.

After you entered the destination code 3003 you must choose the type of ticket:

The left column is mostly for adults
The right column is mostly for children (6 years old upto 14 years old (incl.))

Subject you need one single ticket for one adult for your outward journey:

you enter now on the left column:

"Einzelfahrkarte Rostock / Region" = 3.10 EUR

Subject you do not do anything else but Molli-Train and you have decided to return the same way back by bus you can buy already another ticket for your return-trip: 2 x 3.10 EUR = 6.20 EUR.

Subject you maybe like use later the ferry to take pictures of your ship from the other side of the river you can buy a day pass:

you enter after entering 3003 for the destination:

"Tageskarte Rostock / Region" = 6.40 EUR.

Subject you are a party of 4 or 5 persons you can buy instead of single tickets or
you are a party of 3, 4 or 5 persons you buy instead of single day passes a Group Day Pass

So after entering 3003 for the destination you enter

"Gruppen-Tageskarte Rostock / Region" = 19.20 EUR

Now it is very important:

Punch/Validate/Cancel your ticket at the orange machine when you enter the platform area.

And if you bought already your return ticket: keep it and punch it when you enter your Warnemünde bound bus in Bad Doberan.

Subject you walked to Warnemünde Werft station: same ticket machine is at the bus stop for 119 bus.

2. If you decided that you want to take the TRAIN ON ANY ONE-WAY VIA ROSTOCK (for sightseeing Rostock Downtown or just in transit) you need a ticket via Rostock.

Walk to the train station. After you get up the stairs for the station area turn to the left to find these machines.

UPDATE: August 2009

Both machines have been upgraded to the newest generation which accepts cash and German Bankcards for destinations like Rostock and Bad Doberan and international credit cards for all other destinations as well:

Touch the screen to activate the machine.

Next change the language by touching the flags at the bottom.

Choose the "Union Jack" (British Flag) for English.

Touch the yellow square "VVW Fahrkarten"

Touch "VVW Ziele A ... Z" at the top.

As Bad Doberan is not offered, enter "B" for "Bad Doberan".

Now "Bad Doberan" appears at the left column.

Single ticket is 3.60 EUR via Rostock by train. If this is your final selection you can pay by Euro-Change or Euro-Bills not larger than 10 EUR (amount will vary depends to your final amount) and German Bankcard.

This would be a day-pass for single which makes sense if you want to go additionally to Rostock City before or after a visit in Bad Doberan.

If your party is 3, 4 or 5 you better should buy this group day pass (as you see: the amount is higher: so Euro-Bills upto 20 EUR are accepted)

This is only interesting for children as single journey

or as day pass if need for an additional visit in Rostock.

Now it is very important:

Punch/Validate/Cancel your ticket at the orange machine when you enter the platform area.

And if you bought already your return ticket: keep it and punch it when you are back from Molli-train on the platform at Bad Doberan train station.

Tickets for the Molli-Train itself you must buy once you arrived in Bad Doberan separately.



  1. Wow, its just really great! thanks.

    Could you please give us an idea about ICE train journey and exactly I would like to know how to get a ticket from the Train Station automat machine with advance reservation. I am traveling Germany by next week and it would be helpful if I know how can I get the ticket from a automat machine. Thanks

  2. Hello,

    I think here you will find most important information:


    The machines has a new screen surface which is white. But functionality is the same.

    In major cities there might be machines to book and machines to pay (to avoid people need only information block too long the machines): Here you get a barcode and you just go to the pay machine.

    BUT if you really would like to buy it at the machine you do not have access to discounted tickets.

    Best would be to buy at least 3 days ahead of travel in internet to get access to discounted tickets.

    Have a good time in Germany.


  3. Jean Michel LambillotteAugust 18, 2011 at 8:46 PM

    Extreme usefull information. All time tables available on www.db.de Warnemünde Werft was ignored by this site until I explicitely typed it in. Thanks to you. And now I can combine an excursion on Molli train with another excursion with http://www.ake-eisenbahntouristik.de/ fluently :-)


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