At all tram stops of the ÜSTRA and in the stations of the regional and suburban trains you can find vending machines with touch screen technology. There you can buy tickets for your journey within the GVH tariff area. You can pay with coins and notes, girocards (EC cards) or contacless payment via girocard.
The ÜSTRA vending machines offer the entire assortment of GVH tickets. The tickets are valid for the immediate start of journey and validated already. If you buy a card, you can chose the start of validity.
If you buy tickets at the vending machines of the Deutsche Bahn (DB), the WestfalenBahn, the metronom or the enno, you have to validate your ticket before departure. The ticket validators can be found in all buses and trams of the GVH as well as at all stops, in the tunnel stations of the trams, in railway station areas of the DB and at platform accesses.
At the DB and metronom vending machines you can buy Cards as well. Tickets for the GVH partner erixx can be purchased at the DB vending machines.