Honeycombs and tariff zones
The entire network area of the VRR is divided into tariff areas and cells. Several cells together form a tariff area. Each honeycomb generally corresponds to a city district or a smaller municipality in terms of its spatial extent.
A tariff area corresponds to one city or several smaller cities and municipalities. The major cities of Düsseldorf, Duisburg, Dortmund, Essen and Wuppertal each have two tariff zones. There are 73 tariff zones in the VRR, which are divided into 209 cells.