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Exiting S-Bahn at Berlin Central Station in summer
View of the government district and Berlin Central Station © (c) visumate

Public transport in Berlin

Sightseeing using public transport

Comfortable, safe and affordable to Berlin’s sights: use the extensive network of city and metro trains, as well as buses and trams. You can find out about public transport fares, schedules and contact information here.

Fares Zones

In Berlin there are three fare zones: Fare zone A is limited to within the S-Bahn ring and includes the city centre. Zone B ends at Berlin’s city limits. Zone C includes the surrounding area (e.g. Berlin Brandenburg Airport BER, Potsdam, Oranienburg). The regular fare applies to adults and the concession fare is for children from 6 up to and including 14 years of age. Children under 6 years of age don’t require a ticket.

Public transport in Berlin - Fare Zones
Public transport in Berlin - Fare Zones © visitBerlin

The best place to buy your ticket is at one of the many BVG and S-Bahn Berlin retail outlets or at the ticket machines right in the station. The machines are in 6 languages (German, English, French, Spanish, Turkish and Polish), are easy to use and can be operated 24 hours a day.

Fares overview

Ticket Fare Concession fare*
Short journey € 1,90 € 1,40
Single Ticket AB € 2,90 € 1,80
Single Ticket ABC € 3,60 € 2,60
4-journey Ticket AB € 9,00 € 5,60
Day Ticket AB € 8,60 € 5,50
Day Ticket ABC € 9,60 € 6,00
Small Group Day Ticket AB** € 23,50 -
Small Group Day Ticket ABC** € 24,90 -

* for children from 6 up to and including 14 years of age ** up to 5 people. Please note: Tickets must be validated when you commence your journey. When using regional, city and metro trains, tickets must be validated on the platform before boarding trains.

How to use the public transportation system in Berlin: Berlin Welcome Card – Your ticket for the capital

The Berlin Welcome Card is a special offer for your stay in Berlin. It offers travel on public transport transport services across the entire city  or Berlin and Potsdam and up to 50% off admission prices to many TOP sightseeing highlights and city tours.

More about the Berlin Welcome Card

Additional information

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