Berlin City Transportation

Berlin is a sprawling city, so you better study up on the transportation system! (Hint: The U-Bahn is your new best friend.)


Berlin is roughly eight times the size of Paris, so walking to and from popular tourist destinations especially those spread out over the former East and West Berlin is not always the easiest feat.

U-Bahn, S-Bahn and BusBerlin City Transportation

The system is efficient and extensive. The U-Bahn (think of the "u" in urban) travels within the city while the S-Bahn travels to the suburbs. Buses cover many of the gaps on the eastside that aren't covered by the U-Bahn. Buses run at night after the U-Bahn stops operating.

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U-Bahn, S-Bahn and Bus Tickets (zones A and B)

Short-trip ticket for up to three to six bus stops: €1.30

Single-trip ticket: €2.10

Day ticket: €6.10

7-day ticket: €26.20

48-hour Welcome Card (including free museum entrance): €16

72-hour Welcome Card (including free museum entrance): €22.90

48-hour CityTourCard (zones A and B): €15.90

72-hour CityTourCard (zones A and B): €21.90


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Note: All prices were accurate when compiled. Please check the Web sites listed for the most up-to-date information.


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