City buses, ÖPNV (regional public transport)
The "Stadtwerke Münster" and their partners provide transport for 120,000 passengers on a daily basis. About 20 city bus routes link the various districts with the inner city, while taxi bus and night buses supplement these services around the clock. Destinations within the Münsterland region are also easily accessible by bus.
Timetables, tickets and information
- mobilé on Berliner Platz (opposite the main railway station):
Monday to Friday from 9 am - 7 pm, Saturday from 9 am – 2 pm
- CityShop, Salzstraße 21
Monday to Friday from 9 am - 7 pm, Saturday from 10 am – 6 pm
Telephone information: 018 06 / 50 40 30 (20 / 60 cents per minute)
A range of different tickets is available: single tickets, tickets valid for four or ten journeys, day tickets for individuals and groups (valid from 9 am onwards), weekly and monthly tickets. You can have the ticket sent to your mobile phone for journeys within Münster. The most comfortable option is the 90 minutes electronic ticket: no change necessary, always travelling on the cheapest fare.
Regular tickets can be purchased either on the bus, or at ticket machines and advance ticket offices, which is cheaper. Important: bus and rail tickets must be stamped at the ticket machines. Anyone travelling without a stamped ticket is deemed a fare-dodger and is fined 60 euros if caught.
- City bus
The "Stadtwerke" promise a bus every ten minutes at many bus stops. As several bus routes use the most important traffic arteries, passengers never have to wait long for buses on weekdays. Otherwise, city buses usually run every 20 minutes, with a half-hourly service on sundays.
All buses stop at the main railway station. Other important stops on the city bus routes are Ludgeriplatz, Altstadt/Bült and Aegidiimarkt.
- Night bus
Night buses run from about 8:30 pm to after 1 am, with an all-night service at weekends.
- Taxi bus
Münster’s outlying districts are also linked by taxi buses. These travel according to a fixed timetable and route, but run only in the event that a telephone reservation is made half an hour before the scheduled departure. Reservations under ph. 6 94 ‑ 50 00. A valid bus ticket is sufficient for the journey.
- Bus services in the Münsterland region
The entire Münsterland region is linked via regional and express buses and the regional night bus, with services usually running every 60 or 30 minutes.
- Combining buses and taxis
First bus, then taxi: this is possible via the taxi-call service. Bus drivers can order taxis for passengers, which collect them at the bus stop and take them home. Those wishing to use this service should tell the bus driver their name and the bus stop from which they wish to be collected, when boarding the bus.
- Ladies’ night taxi
Bus drivers can order the ladies' night taxi for female passengers aged 14 years and above, who wish to travel home by taxi after completing their bus journeys. The "Stadtwerke" cover the costs of the taxi's outward journey, passengers have to pay the fare only. This service is available from April to September from 8 pm and from October to March from 6 pm.