Welcome to Berlin!

We look forward to your visit to Berlin and would like to provide you with all the necessary public transportation information you need to get around the city.

A plane in landing flight photographed from below

BER Airport

From the airport straight to the city.

Several buses side by side

Central Bus Station (ZOB)

From the bus to the S-Bahn, and straight to your desired destination.

The main station from the front

Hauptbahnhof Berlin

The most important information about Berlin’s Central Station

Emblem of the Verkehrsverbund Berlin Brandenburg
Emblem of the Verkehrsverbund Berlin Brandenburg

Public transport in Berlin is both quick and comfortable. The public transport system consists of urban rail (S-Bahn) and metro (U-Bahn), buses and trams.
The same ticket is valid on all of them.

The VBB is a transportation association run by public transit providers in Berlin and Brandenburg. It conveniently allows passengers to travel under a single fare structure.

One ticket for the whole local public transportation network!

  1. Find a connection: Use the timetable to find out your desired departure time.
  2. Determine the fare zone: Fare zones are indicated by contrasting shades of gray on the network map.
  3. Determine duration/length: Determine how long and how often you will be traveling to find the most appropriate ticket for you.
  4. Select ticket: Fare and ticket information can be found under the ticket overview.
  5. Purchase ticket: You can buy your ticket at sales kiosks or ticket machines.
  6. Validate ticket before departure: Please check whether you have to validate the ticket. This can be seen on the tickets. Since some tickets are only valid for a specified period, we recommend to stamp them right before you start your journey. The time stamp machines are located at the stations next to the ticket machines. Just slide the ticket into the slot and stamp it.
Fare zones map

Fare Zones

Fare zones A, B and C make it easy to find the correct ticket for Berlin and the surrounding region.

Panorama Berlin

Tourist Tickets

Ticket Offers for Tourists in Berlin.

Wir helfen Ihnen weiter, bei einer Tarifänderung Ihre Tickets umzutauschen.

Sale and Contact

Points of sale and ticket vending machines are at your disposal for personal advice and the purchase of tickets.

You can determine your route with the electronic journey planner. Just enter your departure point, destination, date and time and get information in real-time.

Tip: The electronic journey planner also recommends the most appropriate ticket for your journey.

We recommend that you download the S-Bahn app which includes an electronic journey planner plus additional information and features. With this app, you can save your favorite routes to find future search inquiries quickly and easily.

To the S-Bahn app

Dog is stroked

Passenger Regulations

Children, luggage, dogs, bikes, strollers, and wheelchairs - what you can take, with which ticket, and for what you need a supplementary ticket?

A woman in a wheelchair is accompanied by a dog in the train.

Mobility Assistance

We provide many accessible options for our passengers to move more freely around the stations and in the trains.

Our digital services keep you up to date when you’re on the go


The practical helper on the go - from personalised route planning to ticket information (available in German).