Berlin’s local transport

Berlin’s local transport

Everywhere in Berlin

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The extended system of U and S-Bahns, buses and trams will take you easily, safely and cheaply to any sight or attraction. On this side we like to inform you about fares, schedules and contact information of Berlin’s public transport. Click here for more information about the Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe BVG and the S-Bahn.


There are three different pay zones for public transit in Berlin. Zone A covers all areas within the S-Bahn circle line, while Zone B goes to Berlin’s city limits. Zone C covers Berlin’s nearby surrounding area (e.g. Schönefeld Airport, Potsdam, Oranienburg).

If necessary, you can obtain a combined ticket that covers zones AB, BC and ABC. The regular rate applies to adults, while the discount rate applies to children aged 6 to 14. Children that are under 6 years of age do not require a ticket.

You can buy your tickets from one of the many BVG and S-Bahn Berlin ticket selling areas, or directly at the automats in the stations. With their easy menu navigation system that is available in six languages (German, English, French, Spanish, Turkish and Polish), the automats are always accessible and very straightforward.

Overview of the public transport fares
Ticket Fare Discount fare*
Short trip € 1,70 € 1,30
Single Trip AB € 2,70 € 1,70
Single Trip ABC € 3,30 € 2,40
4 Trip Ticket AB € 9,00 € 5,60
Day Ticket AB € 7,00 € 4,70
Day Ticket ABC € 7,60 € 5,30
Small Group Ticket AB** € 17,30 -
Small Group Ticket ABC** € 17,80 -

* for children from 6 to 14 years
** up to 5 people

For further information and fares please visit

Make sure to validate your ticket before you enter the trains.

Berlin WelcomeCard - Your ticket for the capital

The Berlin Welcome Card is absolutely a "must-have" for your stay in the german capital. It offers free travel on public transport in Berlin (zone AB) or in Berlin and Potsdam (zone ABC) as well as numerous bargains in the form of guaranteed discounts (between 25% and 50%) at over 200 touristy and cultural TOP-Highlights. More information.

Route networks

On the websites of the respective public transport operators all the important route networks are available for download.

Intervals of busses and trains

BVG and the S-Bahn Berlin not only ensure the mobility of Berliners and the city's visitors: they also guarantee a significant part of the quality of life in the city. Commuters, tourists from all over the world, young people going out in Berlin's "Szene" in the evening, senior citizens, passengers on excursions just looking for relaxation - all use the public transport, without which Berlin would be unthinkable.
An up-to-date overview of the intervals that the U and S-Bahns, as well as the buses and trams all run at can be downloaded here in PDF format.

Sightseeing by public transport

Berlin's city centre is very extensive and cannot be fully explored by foot. It is worth experiencing certain stretches by public transport.

The number 100 and 200 buses drive past many sights from Zoologischer Garten to Alexanderplatz, so that a journey on them is already like a sightseeing tour.

You can also catch a first glimpse of many sights from the S-Bahn on its raised tracks. On the stretch between Zoologischer Garten and Alexanderplatz you will pass by the Tiergarten with the Siegessäule (Victory Column), Reichstag (parliament building) and government buildings and glide between the buildings on Museum Island.

Contact information of Berlin’s public transport operators

There are a number of public transport providers in Berlin. If you have any questions regarding the public transport the staff at the call centers of the different provider will be happy to assist you.

BVG takes Berliners and their guests to their destination, by bus, U-Bahn, tram and ferry.
Call Center: 0049-(0)30 - 19 44 9

S- Bahn

Call Center: 0049-(0)30 - 29 74 33 33


Call Center: 0049- (0)30 - 25 41 41 41

Accessible places with public transport

Find more information here about barrier free traveling with Berlin’s public transport.