From 1 January 2023, Berliners who receive benefits can purchase the Berlin ticket S (social ticket) at a reduced price of 9 euros. The ticket entitles the holder to use all public transport in the AB fare zone.
The Berlin ticket S costs only €9 a month until the end of March – but requires the VBB customer card Berlin S.
In the new year, the berlinpass will be replaced by a new proof of eligibility issued by the relevant benefits office. This proof of eligibility is required if you want to apply for the VBB customer card Berlin S.
During a ticket check, it needs to be shown together with the Berlin ticket S.
But not only the procedure is new, the price of the Berlin social ticket has also changed: In January, February, and March, the Berlin ticket S costs just €9 a month instead of €27.50.
VBB customer card Berlin S
For you to use the social ticket, you need the VBB customer card Berlin S. It is not issued at BVG customer centres, but can only be applied for online here.
If you have any questions about the VBB customer card Berlin S, please visit the website berlin.de.
Purchase of Berlin ticket S
The social ticket, which is discounted to 9 euros, can be purchased from 1 January 2023 at ticket machines, private agencies, or in the ticket app and the BVG Fahrinfo app.
Proof of eligibility
This proof replaces the former berlinpass. It is issued automatically by the relevant benefits office.