The KolnCard is an easy and inexpensive way to explore Cologne. For €9, you are entitled to free travel on all public transportation for 24 hours and up to 50% off at restaurants, artistic and cultural attractions.
You can only buy single trip tickets. There are 5 tariff levels depending on the distance from the city or the place where you start your journey.
For short distance, you may want to buy the Kurzstrecken Ticket which is generally valid from when you get on plus up to 4 stops. The price of the Kurzstrecken Ticket is €1.90 for adult and €1.00 for child.
The 4 trip ticket allows you to take 4 single trips within the chosen price level. It can be used for more than one person travelling at the same time (one ticket panel per person and trip). For the Kurzstrecken Ticket for example, the 4 trip ticket cost €7.10 for adult and €4.00 for child.
Download the 2015_VRS_Pocket_Guide to get more information on the other tariff prices.
Check out the KVB official website for more information.