About us – VRB

One region, one ticket: VRB makes people mobile and connects them in the Braunschweig region – in a quick, comfortable and climate-friendly manner.

One region – one ticket

VRB is responsible for the unified range of tickets for the region around Braunschweig, Wolfsburg and the Harz Mountains. Together with the Greater Braunschweig regional association and 19 transport companies, we guarantee attractive local public transport.

The results can be seen: Every year, around 100 million people travel by bus and rail in the region. The special advantage is that whether travelling by bus, tram or local train, the passenger needs only one ticket.

“One region – one ticket: Our modern range of tickets for work and leisure, adults and children, students and trainees makes public transport in the Braunschweig region attractive. And with the VRB app and ticket machines, sales on the bus and at advance-ticket offices as well as our season ticket centre, we offer every passenger the distribution channel they want.”

Ralf Sygusch

Managing Director

“Ongoing investments in vehicles and equipment ensure that our passengers can feel good and safe on modern and comfortable bus and rail services. With the “Digital sales”, “Real-time journey planner” and “VRB App” digitalisation projects, we are taking a major step towards the future.”

Jörg Reincke

Managing Director

19 transport companies

make up VRB, carrying passengers by bus, tram and train. In addition, there are 2 other transport companies that offer contractually regulated travel services in the region.

100,000,000 passengers

or so use public transport between Harz and Heide every year.

5,615 kilometres

– the distance covered by all public transport routes in the region. Of this, 4,974 km is covered by bus, 602 km by regional train and 39 km by tram. (Last revised 2018)

963 vehicles

are in use in the network area. This includes 166 regional trains, 56 trams in Braunschweig and 741 buses. (Last revised 2018)

308 routes

run through the network area. Of these, 283 are by bus, 20 by regional trains and 5 are tram routes in Braunschweig.

2,500 employees

ensure that you arrive safely every day. Of these, 1,625 are bus, train or tram drivers.

Role of the VRB

VRB is responsible for the further development and marketing of the network’s ticket pricing, for the expansion of digital sales and for passenger information.

An important task is also the management of the season ticket centre, which supports passengers in choosing the right season ticket subscription and processes season ticket requests. In addition, VRB advises companies and institutions about the Job ticket and enters into Combi ticket agreements with event organisers in the region. VRB also provides services for the transport companies in the network, such as network invoicing and revenue sharing.

Between Harz and Heide

The VRB network area is located in the south-eastern part of Lower Saxony and comprises the districts of Gifhorn, Goslar, Helmstedt, Peine and Wolfenbüttel, as well as the urban districts of Braunschweig, Salzgitter and Wolfsburg.

The network area is divided into 48 fare zones, which are based on the municipal boundaries.

Our team at Verkehrsverbund Region Braunschweig

Small, but on the ball! The office team consists of 2 managing directors and 6 employees, who work committedly and conscientiously on the topics of ticket and pricing development, marketing, digitalisation and financing. Our aim is to make it as easy as possible for passengers to use local public transport in the region – with tickets that are attractive and suited to personal mobility behaviour and with passenger information that makes key information easily accessible to everyone in real time.

The office

VRB’s headquarters are in Braunschweig, in the heart of the region. The office is located in Artmax, on Frankfurter Strasse. These are the administrative headquarters.

The transport companies take care of on-the-spot personal customer service. The bus and rail companies have set up service centres for this purpose. You can contact VRB by phone or email.