Tourist information

Tourist information

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:

Tarif zones

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.

Zone A

Berlin's inner city up to and including the S-Bahn (urban rail) ring. Berlin’s Central Station (Hbf) is located in this zone.

Zone B

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).

Zone C

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.

Travel assistance

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
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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

  • Ticket Machines

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.
Ticket Machines

  • 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

Further tourist options

U-Bahn Museum and Tours

With the BVG you can not only travel Berlin with our Subway trains (U-Bahn), but you can also learn more about them in the U-Bahn museum, or even take a Subway Cabrio Tour! The museum contains items from around 100 years of Berlin underground history, along with working control panels, ticket machines, and much more. The Subway Cabrio Tour is a guided tour on a roofless BVG subway car, which travels through Berlin’s iconic underground.

U-Bahn Cabrio