Like many northern European cities Berlin also gives the pleasure of discovering it splendidly on two wheels.
For those who visit it, and does well to do so, in the summer I could not recommend a better way of going round the length and breadth of the German capital, and to lose oneself in the huge tree-lined and green streets.
But for those who have no desire to cycle or those who visit the city in climatically hostile periods, the network of the Berlin public transport is functional and allows you to reach any part of the city you want at any time of day or night.
A transport system that today seems clear to me, the first time it seemed nothing short of machiavellian.
Aided by the fact that I had yet to understand the difference between U-bahn and S-bahn, respectively, metro and suburban railway.
The transport network is divided into three concentric zones, A, B and C.
The tourist areas are limited to A and B, while the C should be considered if you want to go to Potsdam and to/from the airport of Schonefeld.
The same ticket is valid on all means of tansport (U-bahn, S-bahn, tram, bus, regional trains), lasts 60 minutes and is valid only in one direction.
In U-Bahn, S-bahn and trains, the ticket is bought and obliterated before boarding, while on trams and buses it is possible to buy it on board.
Children under 6 do not pay, from 6 to 14 they pay a reduced price (20-30% less than the full ticket), you are allowed to carry a dog and a piece of luggage per person, if you are traveling with a bicycle another ticket is required (the Fahrradkarte).
Prices ordinary tickets (zones A and B)
- Single ticket (Einzelfahrausweis) – 2.60
- 4 single tickets – € 8.80 (ie € 2.20 each instead of 2.60)
- Group ticket up to 5 people (Kleingruppenkarte) – 16,20 16,70
- Short distance ticket(Kurzstrecke) – 1.50
- Daily ticket (Tageskarte) – 6.70 7.20
- Weekly ticket (Wochenkarte) – 28.80 35.60
- Monthly subscription (Monatskarte) – 78,00 97,00
- Monthly subscription valid from 10.00 to 03.00 in the morning of the next day – 10 (Uhr-Ticket) – 57,00 69,80
Price tourist tickets
The Welcome Card and the City Tour Card exist in versions 24, 48 and 72 hours, while the Museum Island card just for 72 hours.
These tickets allow you to travel with all the means of transport offering also discounts for visiting museums, attractions and in restaurants and shops.
In these links further information Welcome Card and City Tour Card.
The Museum Island card is only available in version 72 hours and allows the use of public transport for 3 days plus free admission to museums on the island. For further information Berlin Welcome Card Museum Island A&B
Do not forget that … The official website for calculating the public transport routes to Berlin is BVG.de z I travel independently taking mainly public transport. A world trip began in 2011 is not yet finished, my mission is to explore the world and write about it. Travel consultant Galapagos, Argentina, Morocco, Ethiopia, Tanzania and Namibia.
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Do not forget that …
The official website for calculating the public transport routes to Berlin is BVG.de
I travel independently taking mainly public transport. A world trip began in 2011 is not yet finished, my mission is to explore the world and write about it. Travel consultant Galapagos, Argentina, Morocco, Ethiopia, Tanzania and Namibia.