Warnemünde, Germany - Rostock - Buying Tickets for public transport

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Tariff information as per May 2010.

If you want to go to Rostock by train,

to see the City


in transit to destinations like Berlin, Schwerin, Lübeck, Wismar BEFORE 9 AM AND your CONNECTING TRAIN is leaving Rostock AFTER 9 AM ON WEEKDAYS.

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


You can buy the tickets for Rostock in the station building but due to limited opening hours and language skills let me explain you how to operate the ticket machines which you find after you get up the stairs and reached the station area.

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 "Rostock (City) Gesamt HRO".

Single ticket is 1.70 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 another place like Maritime Museum or former IGA-Park in Rostock.

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 place 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 entering the tram in Rostock once you are going back.

For those who planning to visit sights in Rostock:

There is also a Rostock Card for 10 EUR available incl. free transport and admission to most sights in Rostock.

Check here for point of sales at "Pier 7":


Buying Day Passes for Berlin, Lübeck, Schwerin, Wismar etc. will be explained in a separate posting.



  1. Can I buy the ticket from Warnemunde to Rostock online? Also, can you provide a link to buy a ticket (All day)online from Rostock to Schwerin (round trip)?

    1. 1. No - it's like you would like to buy a ticket for the New York Subway from Midtown to Downtoswn... Please use the ticket machine.

      2. Yes - but I would not do it: there is no major advantage to buy the day pass to Schwerin. Same price. But in very few cases the ships do not call Warnemünde due to strong winds. So if your intinerary allows I would buy it at the machine at the train station.

  2. Hello, My Princess cruise ship will arrive in Warnemunde on Sunday May 14. I would like to visit Wismar and Schwerin. Could you please guide me if there's enough time to visit both place, or just visiting Schwerin. How much does it cost for the train tickets. Are the tickets valid anytime on that day? Thanks


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