With a valid ticket one has access to all public transport in Berlin: S-Bahn, U-Bahn, buses, trams and ferries. The fare depends on the tariff zone and the ticket's period of validity.
Tariff Zones & Network Maps:
Berlin is divided into three tariff zones: AB, BC und ABC. Tariff zone AB includes the urban area until the city boundary. Zone ABC involves Berlin's surrounding area and Potsdam.
One Way Ticket:
A single fare ticket is valid for one person and a two hour journey through the city. Note: It is not allowed to travel towards the direction of the starting point. For that purpose a new single-ticket must be purchased.
Tariff AB: 2.70; reduced: 1.70 Euros
Tariff BC: 3.00; reduced: 2.10 Euro
Tarif ABC: 3.30; reduced: 2.40 Euros
Short Distance Ticket:
A short distance ticket costs 1.60 Euro, reduced 1.20 Euro and counts for three stops with S- and U-Bahn. Changing trains is allowed. The ticket is also valid for six stops in buses and trams but without changing vehicles.
Tariff for Children:
Small children up to the age of five travel without charge when accompanied. Children from 6 to 14 years can use the reduced tariff for zone AB which costs 1.70 Euro.
Day Ticket for one Person
A day ticket allows travelling during the whole day for as many trips as desired. The ticket is valid from its the day of its validation until 3 a.m. the following day and costs 6.90 Euros in tariff zone AB, reduced 4.70 Euro.
Seven-Day-Ticket for one Person
The seven-day-ticket is valid seven consecutive days from the day of its validation. The ticket costs 29.50 Euros. Its validation ends on the seventh day at midnight.
Group Day Ticket for up to five PersonsThe small-group day ticket allowes up to 5 people to use all public transportation services until 3 a.m. the following day. The small-group day ticket costs 16.90 Euros in tariff zone AB. Find and book your ideal hotel in Berlin- fast, comfortable and safe. Choose from hotels in all categories and all districts more »
Tickets can be purchased at multilingual ticket machines on the platforms of S-and U-Bahn stations. In buses, fares are paid to the bus driver, in trams at machines inside the trains. In larger stations the S-Bahn and BVG provide ticket counters.
Validation of Tickets:
Before the journey starts tickets must be validated by stamping them at the yellow or red boxes on the platforms, in buses or trams. In case of inspection, a ticket that is not stamped is invalid.
Fare Evasion in Berlin
Anyone caught in public transportion without a valid ticket must pay a higher fare of 60 Euros. Even people who forgot to stamp their ticket must pay the fine. Note: Ticket inspectors are dressed in plain clothes and will not make any exceptions for tourists. Those who get caught have to show an ID, otherwise the police will be called.
Travelling with Bicycles:
In marked cars of the S-Bahn, U-Bahn and tram, bicycles can be carried when sufficient space is available. In some circumstances wheelchair users and prams are treated with priority. An entitlement for taking a bicycle does not exist. Travelling with a bike costs 1.80 Euro in addition to the basic fare in tariff zone AB.
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