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TRAVEL FARES & PASSES. If you’re taking more than two trips in a day, a Tageskarte (day pass) will save you money. It’s valid for unlimited rides on all forms of public transport until 3am the following day. The Kleingruppen-Tageskarte (group day pass) is valid for up to five people travelling together.
For short trips, buy the Kurzstreckenticket, which is good for three stops on the U-Bahn or S-Bahn, or six stops on any bus or tram; no changes allowed.
For longer stays, consider the Wochenkarte (seven-day pass), which is transferable and lets you take along another adult and up to three children aged six to 14 for free after 8pm Monday to Friday and all day on Saturday, Sunday and holidays. Monthly passes are also available.
Walking around Berlin’s neighbourhoods (Kieze in local parlance) is a joy but to travel between them you want to make use of the excellent public transport system.

TICKET TYPE AB (€) BC (€) ABC (€)
Einzelfahrschein (single) 2.80 3.10 3.40
Ermässigt (reduced single) 1.70 2.20 2.50
Tageskarte (day pass) 7 7.40 7.70
Kleingruppen-Tageskarte (group day pass) 19.90 20.60 20.80
Wochenkarte (7-day pass) 30 31.10 37.50

Berlin U-Bahn

The U-Bahn is the quickest way of getting around Berlin. Lines (referred to as U1, U2, etc) operate from 4am until about 12.30am and throughout the night on Friday, Saturday and public holidays (all lines except the U4 and U55). From Sunday to Thursday, night buses take over in the interim.
Tickets are available from vending machines (no credit cards) in stations or on platforms and must be validated before boarding.

Berlin S-Bahn & Regional Trains

S-Bahn trains (S1, S2, etc) don’t run as frequently as the U-Bahn, but they make fewer stops and are thus useful for covering longer distances. Trains operate from 4am to 12.30am and all night on Friday, Saturday and public holidays.
Destinations further afield are served by RB and RE trains. You’ll need an ABC or Deutsche Bahn (phone:01806 99 66 33; www.bahn.de) ticket to use these trains.
Tickets are available from vending machines (no credit cards) in stations or on platforms and must be validated before boarding.

Berlin Bus

Buses are slow but useful for sightseeing on the cheap (especially routes 100 and 200). They run frequently between 4.30am and 12.30am. Night buses (N19, N23 etc) take over after 12.30am.
MetroBuses, designated M19, M41 etc, operate 24/7.
Tickets bought from bus drivers (cash only) don’t need to be validated.

Berlin Tram

Trams (Strassenbahn) operate almost exclusively in the eastern districts. Those designated M1, M2 etc run 24/7.
A useful line is the M1, which links Prenzlauer Berg with Museum Island via Hackescher Markt.
ATickets are available from in-tram vending machines (cash only) and don’t need to be validated.

Berlin transport hubs

There are Two big transport hub in Berlin such as: Berlin Hauptbahnhof, Berlin Central Bus Station (ZOB) There are many kind of transport which toward different city location.

Berlin Hauptbahnhof

Berlin’s Hauptbahnhof (Main Train Station; Europaplatz, Washingtonplatz; Hauptbahnhof(S-Bahn), Hauptbahnhof(U-Bahn)) is in the heart of the city, just north of the Reichstag and Brandenburg Gate. From the station, the U-Bahn, the S-Bahn, trams and buses provide links to all parts of town. Taxi ranks are located outside the north exit (Europaplatz) and the south exit (Washingtonplatz). Buy tickets in the Reisezentrum (travel centre) located between tracks 14 and 15 on the first upper level (OG1), online at www.bahn.de or, for shorter distances, at station vending machines. The left-luggage office (€5 per piece, per 24 hours) is behind the Reisebank currency exchange on level OG1, opposite the Reisezentrum.

Berlin Central Bus Station (ZOB)

The newly upgraded Zentraler Omnibusbahnhof (ZOB, Central Bus Station; phone:030-3010 0175; www.zob-berlin.de; Messedamm 8; Messe/ICC Nord(S-Bahn), XKaiserdamm(U-Bahn)) is near the trade fairgrounds on the western city edge. Flixbus also stops at around a dozen other points in town, including the airports and Alexanderplatz. The closest U-Bahn station to ZOB is Kaiserdamm, about 400m north and served by the U2 line, which travels to Zoologischer Garten in about 8 minutes and to Alexanderplatz in 28 minutes. Tickets cost €2.80 (Tariff AB). The nearest S-Bahn station is Messe Süd/ICC, about 200m east of ZOB. It is served by the Ringbahn (circle line) S41/S42 and handy for such districts as Prenzlauer Berg, Friedrichshain and Neukölln. You need an AB ticket (€2.80).

Berlin Getting to

Most visitors arrive in Berlin by air. The latest opening date of Berlin’s new central airport, about 24km southeast of the city centre, next to Schönefeld Airport, has been set for 2020, but we’re not holding our breath. In the meantime, flights continue to land at the city’s Tegel and Schönefeld Airports.
Lufthansa and practically all other major European airlines and low-cost carriers (including easyJet, Ryanair and Germanwings) operate direct flights to Berlin from throughout Europe. There are a few direct flights from US gateway cities such as Miami and New York, but normally travel from outside Europe involves changing planes in another European city such as Frankfurt or Amsterdam.
Depending on your departure point, travel to Berlin by train or bus is a viable alternative.

Berlin Tegel Airport

Berlin Tegel "Otto Lilienthal" Airport is the main international airport of Berlin, the federal capital of Germany. It formerly served West Berlin. The airport is named after Otto Lilienthal and is the fourth busiest airport in Germany, with 20.5 million passengers in 2017 and about 22 million in 2018. The airport is a hub for Eurowings as well as a base for EasyJet. It features flights to several European metropolitan and leisure destinations as well as some intercontinental routes. It is situated in Tegel, a section of the northern borough of Reinickendorf, 8 km (5.0 mi) northwest of the city centre of Berlin. Tegel Airport is notable for its hexagonal main terminal building around an open square, which makes walking distances as short as 30 m (98 ft) from the aircraft to the terminal exit.

BVG buses

Buses are severed by BVG. The bus stop is outside the main entrance to Terminal A.
The TXL express bus connects Tegel to Alexanderplatz (€2.80, AB ticket; 40 minutes) via Hauptbahnhof (central train station) and Unter den Linden every 10 minutes. For the City West around Zoologischer Garten take bus X9 (€2.80, AB ticket; 20 minutes), which also runs at 10-minute intervals.
Bus 109 heads to U-/S-Bahn station Zoologischer Garten every 10 minutes; it’s slower and useful only if you’re headed somewhere along Kurfurstendamm (€2.80, AB ticket; 20 to 30 minutes).

BVG U-Bahn, S-Bahn

S-Bahn
The closest S-Bahn station is Jungfernheide, which is a stop on the S41/S42 (the Ringbahn, or circle line). It is linked to the airport by bus X9. Another Ringbahn station, Beusselstrasse, links up with the TXL bus route. Trips, including bus and train, cost €2.80 (Tariff AB).
U-Bahn
The U-Bahn station closest to the airport is Jakob-Kaiser-Platz, which is connected by bus 109 and X9 to the airport. From Jakob-Kaiser-Platz, the U7 takes you directly to Schoneberg, Kreuzberg and Neukolln. Trips cost €2.80 (Tariff AB).

Berlin Schönefeld Airport

Berlin Schönefeld Airport is the secondary international airport of Berlin, the capital of Germany. It is located 18 km southeast of Berlin near the town of Schönefeld in the state of Brandenburg and borders Berlin's southern boundary.

BVG S-Bahn

This is the fastest way to get into town. The airport train station is 400m from the terminals; free shuttle buses run every 10 minutes. Airport-Express trains make the trip to central Berlin twice hourly. Note: these are regular Deutsche Bahn regional trains denoted as RE7 and RB14 in timetables. The journey takes 20 minutes to Alexanderplatz and 30 minutes to Zoologischer Garten. The S-Bahn S9 runs every 20 minutes along the same tracks but stops more frequently, reaching Alexanderplatz in 37 minutes and Zoologischer Garten in 51 minutes. For the Messe (trade fairgrounds), take the S45 to Sudkreuz and change to the S41 to Messe Nord/ICC. Trains run every 20 minutes and the journey takes 55 minutes. All journeys cost €3.40

BVG U-Bahn, S-Bahn

S-Bahn & Regional Trains
This is the fastest way to get into town.
The airport train station is 400m from the terminals; free shuttle buses run every 10 minutes.
Airport-Express trains make the trip to central Berlin twice hourly. Note: these are regular Deutsche Bahn regional trains denoted as RE7 and RB14 in timetables. The journey takes 20 minutes to Alexanderplatz and 30 minutes to Zoologischer Garten.
The S-Bahn S9 runs every 20 minutes along the same tracks but stops more frequently, reaching Alexanderplatz in 37 minutes and Zoologischer Garten in 51 minutes.
For the Messe (trade fairgrounds), take the S45 to Sudkreuz and change to the S41 to Messe Nord/ICC. Trains run every 20 minutes and the journey takes 55 minutes.
All journeys cost €3.40.

BVG U-Bahn

U-Bahn
Schonefeld is not served by the U-Bahn. The nearest station, Rudow, is about a 10-minute ride on bus X7 or bus 171 from the airport. From Rudow, the U7 takes you straight into town. This connection is useful if you’re headed for Neukolln or Kreuzberg. You will need an ABC transport ticket (€3.40).