Public transport in Berlin

Public transport  in Berlin

Berlin has a quite well functioning public transport system with various means of transport – regional trains, S-Bahn trains, U-Bahn trains, trams and buses.

You find information, ticket variations and prices, and a journey planner at by the public transport service BVG in English here.


Generally, if not arriving at Schönefeld airport and not going to out of the city sights like Potsdam or Oranienburg/Sachsenhausen, you’ll be in the AB tariff zones, for which you can buy single, day or multi-day tickets. A short trip ticket takes you 3 stations by S-Bahn or U-Bahn, 6 stops by bus or tram.

All information about fares is here.


Riding through Berlin by bike has become a popular occupation not only for locals but also tourists. A huge number of locations rent out bikes which can be an interesting, clean and cheap alternative to costly public transport for experienced bicycle riders.  A large list of rental bike providers is here.

Please be aware that despite the availability of bike paths in many places, using a bike on public streets can be dangerous for inexperienced/unconfident bicycle riders – be cautious and ask the rental station for an introduction!