Welcome to Berlin
With the Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG) you can travel quickly and easily throughout the capital city!
Arrival and departure
You made it to Berlin. Congratulations! And now? How will you get to the city center? Check out the following guides for assistance:
- Getting to and from the Airport (TXL & SXF)
- Berlin Central Station (Hbf)
- Berlin Central Bus Station (ZOB)
- BVG Sightseeing
- Storage Lockers
The city of Berlin and the surrounding suburbs are organized into three tariff zones: A, B and C. You can buy tickets for the combined zones AB, BC or ABC, as needed. Adults pay regular fare; the reduced fare is valid for children aged 6 to 14. Children under age 6 travel for free.
Berlin's inner city up to and including the S-Bahn (urban rail) ring. Berlin’s Central Station (Hbf) is located in this zone.
Outside the S-Bahn (urban rail) ring, up to the city boundary. The Berlin Tegel (TXL) airport is located in this zone, as well as the central bus station (ZOB).
Greater Berlin area (approx. 15 km around the city of Berlin), including the city of Potsdam and the Berlin Schönefeld (SXF) airport.
You may transfer freely between different transportation options, provided you stay within the tariff zone for which you bought the ticket. The sole outlier is the short-trip ticket, which only allows for 3 stops on underground and S-Bahn trains, or 6 stops on trams and busses.
Public transportation options
Buses, Trains, Trams, Ferries, and even ridesharing (BerlKönig). The BVG has several options to get you to your destination, regardless of rain or shine, sleet or snow. Simply look for a BVG logo or any of the seven logos presented in our picture.
Don’t know how to get from point A to point B? No worries! Aside from the travel information in our Jelbi and Fahrinfo Apps, we also have a Journey Planner on our website, to assist you in determining the best route and necessary ticket.
To the Journey Planner
Prefer to talk to someone in person? Then head to any BVG customer center or sales outlet. Here you can not only buy tickets, but also get information on any our tickets, subscriptions, and timetables.
Customer centers & sales outlets
Sightseeing with the BVG
Come see Berlin’s hottest attractions with us. Although added commentary is not included, you’ll be sure to see everything Berlin has to offer at a fraction of the cost
Where to buy tickets
An overview of BVG ticket prices can be found here (currently only available in German).
Apps for ticket purchases
Whether Ticket-App, FahrInfo-App or Jelbi, our ticket apps allow you to easily purchase tickets via your smart phone. This is by far the most convenient and comfortable way to purchase BVG tickets!
Find out which one is right for you
You can buy BVG tickets at any of our 700 ticket machines. Single and day tickets are also available directly from bus drivers and the machines in our trams.
BVG Customer Centers & Shops
Great for those who prefer personal interaction. At our customer centers and stores you can not only obtain BVG tickets, but also personal advice on subscriptions, timetables, and much more.
BVG Customer Centers & Shops