Central Rail Station (Hauptbahnhof)

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 platform is located on the second level.
  • Regional trains arrive and departure on second level and on the 2nd basement level.
  • U-Bahn is also placed on 2nd basement level.
  • Buses, taxis, and trams are accessible via exit to Europaplatz (northern side of Hauptbahnhof).

Arrival and departure options


Information about Berlin’s main central station.

Mobility Assistance

Barrier-free travel

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)

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