Zwei Fußball-Fans umarmen sich am Bahnsteig.

From game to game

The European Football Championship will take place in Germany from 14 June to 14 July 2024; four of the host cities are located in NRW – we say: Nice to move you! Because travelling to the stadiums and fan zones in Cologne, Düsseldorf, Dortmund und Gelsenkirchen by bus and train is sustainable and safe. All information on how to get to EURO 2024 in NRW can be found here.

Additional train line takes you almost into the stadium

Numerous special transport services for the EURO 2024 have been set up to enable you to get to the games as fast and easily as possible. There is also an additional train line (EM-RE24) connecting all of the host cities in NRW.

The additional train line will operate from 14 June to 14 July 2024 and stop at these stations: Köln Hbf (central railway station), Köln Messe/Deutz, Düsseldorf Hbf, Duisburg Hbf, Oberhausen Hbf, Essen-Altenessen, Gelsenkirchen Hbf, Wanne-Eickel Hbf, Herne, Castrop-Rauxel Hbf, Dortmund-Mengede, Dortmund Hbf. The same timetable is valid on all days of the week, with hourly departures in each direction from approx. 9:30 a.m. to 1:20 a.m. Please check our timetable information for the exact times of the additional train line.

Please note: Due to construction work, the EM-RE24 will not stop in Herne, Castrop-Rauxel Hbf and Dortmund-Mengede until 30 June.

Your ticket through NRW

With your ticket for the EURO 2024 matches, you can activate a free 36-hour ticket for local public transport via the Fan Pass in the EURO 2024 app: From 6 a.m. on match day until 6 p.m. on the day after the match, this fan ticket is valid as a ticket in the Transportation Association Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Ruhr (VRR) and Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Sieg (VRS). Please note: Your ticket for the stadium is NOT valid as a public transport ticket, you can only get this via the official UEFA app.

If you wish to travel through NRW outside of these times, you can either use, an “NRW-Tarif” ticket or the Deutschlandticket – regardless of whether you are getting around by bus, tram, urban and underground trains or on local passenger trains (S-Bahn, Regionalbahn, Regionalexpress). The tickets are not valid on ICE and IC/EC trains. As a general rule: Children under 6 years of age travel for free; children aged 6 up to and including 14 years pay half price.

Relaxed and cash-free mobility: The electronic ticketing system enables you to simply set off without having to worry about tickets or rates. All you need is a smartphone and the app. You check into the app when boarding and check out again when you get off – the price is calculated based on the number of kilometers travelled as the crow flies and automatically debited in the app.

Tickets "NRW-TARIF"

Do you just need a ticket quickly for one journey? Or are you out and about with a group and want to share a ticket for the whole day? Whatever the case: You will find the right ticket to suit any occasion in the “NRW-Tarif”. You can purchase all tickets either in the app or from a ticket machine.


The Deutschlandticket (Germany Ticket) is available for journeys within and outside of NRW: You pay 49 euros per month and this ticket allows you to use local public transport all over Germany. The ticket is offered as a subscription, and it can be cancelled on a monthly basis – you can buy it either via the app or in customer service centers of the transport companies.

This way for the App

What's going on in NRW: EURO 2024 Festival in the Fan Zones

Here you can find all of the dates of the matches in NRW and the coolest live public screenings in the fan zones.

Meet football enthusiasts from all over Europe, share the thrill of rooting for the teams and cheer them on: Soak up the exuberant atmosphere among the high-spirited supporters in the fan zones of the host cities! Besides the live broadcasting of EURO 2024 games, the program also includes music, football activities and much, much more. And the best thing about it all: The entry is free.


Fan Zones & Live Public Screening

Fan Zone Friedensplatz

Friedensplatz, 44135 Dortmund

Stop: Stadtgarten

Live Public Screening Westfalenpark

An d. Buschmühle 3, 44139 Dortmund

Stop: Westfalenpark U


Fan Zones & Live Public Screening

Fan Zone Schauspielhaus

Gustaf-Gründgens-Platz 1, 40211 Düsseldorf

Stop: Schadowstraße

Fan Zone Burgplatz

Burgplatz, 40213 Düsseldorf

Stop: Heinrich-Heine-Allee

Live Public Screening Rheinufer

Rheinwerft, 40213 Düsseldorf

Stop: Heinrich-Heine-Allee


Fan Zones & Live Public Screening

Fan Zone Nordsternpark

Am Bugapark 1, 45899 Gelsenkirchen

Stop: Nordsternpark

Live Public Screening Amphitheater in Nordsternpark

Grothusstraße 201, 45883 Gelsenkirchen

Stop: Krokuswinkel


Fan Zones & Live Public Screening

Fan Zone Heumarkt

Heumarkt, 50667 Cologne

Stop: Heumarkt

Public Viewing Tanzbrunnen

Rheinparkweg 1, 50679 Cologne

Stop: Cologne Messe/Deutz

Emergency numbers
in Germany
110 Police
112 Rescue service
and fire department

Travel safely at all times

We want you to enjoy your time in NRW during the tournament without any worries – that’s why we take care of everything to get you to the games and fan zones safely and conveniently.

The security teams NRW, who can be identified by their yellow jackets, will be out and about on and around local public transport for you: 60 security forces, split into 15 teams of four, will support the federal police: With the addition of up to 3,000 customer service staff as well as some 450 volunteers, who have undergone training specifically for EURO 2024.

An added bonus when it comes to your safety is the video surveillance technology at railway stations and in the vehicles: Cameras are already installed at most of the stations around the stadiums and on nearly all trains in NRW. Additional cameras will be set up for the tournament, for example at the Signal-Iduna-Park Station in Dortmund.

Nachtaufnahme der Hohenzollernbrücke am Rhein, im Hintergrund ist der Kölner Dom zu sehen.

Fancy a break from football?

There’s even more to see here!

NRW also has quite a few things on offer away from EURO 2024! Natural attractions, sights, action and museums: Swipe through our excursion tips around the host cities – all of the destinations are, of course, easy to reach using local public transport.