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Transportation in Berlin



The public transportation system is extensive. It includes city trains, a subway, electric trams, and buses. There is no location in the city that you cannot reach by some form of transportation. When you use this system, you also get in touch with the people and the pulse of the city. During the afternoon hours or early in the morning, the trains can be rather crowded, but between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., you can almost always get a seat. During the late evening hours and at night, lots of party people use the trains to move around in midtown. Then the trains have their own distinctive atmosphere! Still, the trains can be rather packed at times.

Before you go to Berlin, it makes sense to print out a copy of the net plan: Link. 


Kleiner Friedrich1 Tickets

You have to buy a ticket. Every 10th ride, two authorities board the trains to check tickets. It’s just much more relaxing to buy a ticket so that you don’t have to worry about the rather embarrassing possibility that you might get caught without one.

Berlin traffic is divided into three sectors: A, B, and C. A is the circle in the middle of the city, B is on the outside of A, and C covers the outskirts. Tickets are available as AB, ABC, or BC. On your map you will find the three zones marked in different colors and with these letters. Make sure that your ticket covers the station you are heading to.

Any ticket you buy is valid for all means of transport: city train, subway, bus, and tram.

The fine for not having a ticket or having the wrong one is 40 Euros. And the authorities are very insistent that you pay this fine.

You will find the prices for tickets here: Link. 


Kleiner Friedrich1 Best price offer

In case you only want to ride for 3 (subway/city train) or 5 (bus/tram) stops, you can buy a short-distance ticket for less money. Day tickets make sense only when you know that you want to use any means of transport more than three times.

There is also something called the “Welcome Card,” which has different versions: either 49 hrs. or 5 days will give you unlimited access to public transportation. This deal offers a lot of further advantages, too. It is certainly is worth the price if you are planning to travel within Berlin.

Find further information here: Link.

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