At ticket machines, busses & trams
Ticket vending machines & trams and buses
Our 700 ticket vending machines are located in underground stations and at selected points around the city and can be used to purchase tickets for the VBB fare zone by cash or with your EC card. Please always remember to validate your ticket before commencing your journey (does not apply to monthly and annual season tickets).
And there’s more to the ticket machines than meets the eye: press the “Tourism/Events” button on the screen to select from a wide range of tickets for cultural and sporting events and trade fairs. You can even top-up your mobile phone. Regardless of your network, there’s a good signal on all BVG trains.
On trams and busses
You can purchase single and 24-hour tickets from the driver on buses and from the vending machines on trams. These tickets are pre-validated and must be used for immediate travel. Please note that the vending machines on trams do not accept banknotes, while bus drivers only carry a small amount of change.