Berlin Central Station (HBF)

Arrival, departure, and other important tourist information

View of the main entrance of Berlin's Central Station. In front of it there are 2 trams.

Berlin Central Station (Hbf) is the capital’s hub for all rail traffic into and out of the city. Here, InterCity and regional trains connect with the local transportation system.

Arrival and departure at Berlin Central Station

For an overview of what you can find, check out the map of the central station (currently only German).

Depending on which part of the city you want to travel to from Berlin Central Station (HBF), you will need either an AB or ABC ticket. For an overview of the fare zones in Berlin, click here. Tickets can be purchased at any of the ticket machines at the central station, or via one of our BVG apps. The Fahrinfo or Jelbi app even allow you to plan your journeys, quickly and easily.

Tourist Info Center

Overwhelmed by all that Berlin has to offer? The Berlin Tourist Info Center can help. It is located on the ground floor of Berlin Central station, near the Europaplatz entrance. Here you can not only pick up a city map and purchase souvenirs, but you can also buy a Berlin WelcomeCard and tickets for public transportation, museums, events, and much more. A multilingual staff is also available to assist you with hotel reservations, tour bookings, and overall expert advice.

Storage Lockers

Don’t want to carry your luggage around with you while you go explore Berlin? Berlin Central Station has lockers in the car park outside the main building in area C on the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd floors. These lockers cost between 4 and 6 Euros per day, depending on their size.

Landmarks around Berlin Central Station

Berlin Central Station is within a 10-minute walk of the government district, where some of Berlin’s most famous sights can be seen. The most well-known of these is likely the Berlin Reichstag, which is the current home of the German parliament and internationally recognized as a symbol of democracy.

Other notable sights include the Band des Bundes (the “Federal Ribbon”), which includes the Federal Chancellery, the Paul-Löbe-Haus, and the German parliament’s center for academic services. A few minutes’ walk from there you can also reach the Brandenburg Gate, Bellevue Palace, the Holocaust Memorial, and the House of World Cultures.

Should you have any questions, the Berlin Tourist Info Center at Berlin Central Station is a great place to start.