The most important information on Berlin Central Station at a glance.

The main station from the front

Europe's most modern transfer station combines striking architecture with mobility requirements of the 21st century. Around 1,000 long-distance, regional, and S-Bahn trains stop daily on 14 platforms on two levels. More than 80 shops and stores are inside the station, and are open from 8 AM to 10 PM, seven days a week.


Berlin Hauptbahnhof

Hauptbahnhof is centrally located so you can easily reach your desired destination from here.

  • The S-Bahn platforms are located on the second level. A few Regional trains drive from there platforms also.
  • Regional trains and the U-Bahn are situated on the lower level, underground.
  • Buses, taxis, and trams are located outside on the north side of the station

Arrival and departure options


Information about Berlin’s main central station.

Mobility assistance

How to get around on the S-Bahn barrier-free.

Berlin Hauptbahnhof is located in fare zone A.

  • If you want to travel within the city center, you will need a ticket for the AB fare zone.
  • If you're going to go to the surrounding region, you must purchase a ABC fare zone ticket.

Please make sure to validate your ticket.

Special tourist tickets


Ticket Purchase:

  • Sales kiosks: DB Information is the main point of contact for information about your train journey. The DB Travel Center is located on the first floor.
  • Ticket machines are located throughout the station

Rail Stations

There are 168 S-Bahn stations in the Berlin metropolitan area and in Brandenburg. Click here for an overview!

Several buses side by side

Central Bus Station (ZOB)

The ZOB near Messe Berlin is the city's central bus station for national and international coach companies.