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Street course Friedrichstraße
Friedrichstraße with the station © visitberlin, Foto: Wolfgang Scholvien

Arrival by car

It is easy and comfortable to go to Berlin by car. The city has a good connection to the motorway, there a several big streets going to the centre and enough spots for parking in the inner city.

Car-sharing and rental car!

If you’re not bringing your own car with you, Berlin has a good network of car-sharing operators - your choice for excursions around the city. Providers such as Miles, Weshare, Share Now, Cambio or Sixt can be found at all major train stations and airports as well as online or via app. This is interesting for both private individuals and business people and often cheaper than taking a cab to the city center. Find the most important car sharing providers in comparison: Overview of prices, area and vehicle fleet.

For long term stays, choose your rental car here - easy, fast and on good terms. In cooperation with you can compare different agencies and prices and reserve your desired car directly online.

Berlin’s Environmental Zone

Please note that you need an environmental badge for you car because the centre of Berlin is a environmental zone. Berlin’s city centre has had a designated environmental zone in which only vehicles that meet certain emission standards are allowed to be driven. Vehicles that are used in the environmental zone must have a sticker that identifies its pollutant group.

Special Permission for Coaches in the Environmental Zone

The new rule for the second stage of Berlin’s environmental zone includes a driving ban within Berlin’s S-Bahn ring for vehicles with yellow stickers. German coaches need a green sticker to be allowed in Berlin's city centre. Foreign coaches are not affected by this rule and can continue to drive with a yellow sticker in the city centre.

Car parks

There are plenty of multi-storey car parks available in all of Berlin’s districts, where you can park cheaply and quickly get to your sightseeing destination.

Parking zones

In the city centre are many parking zones where you have to buy a ticket.