Berlin S-Bahn Trains

Berlin S-Bahn Trains

The Berlin S-Bahn is the city’s commuter train system. It operates in the city center and the outskirts. Learn more about its lines, routes, frequency, tariffs and schedule.

The S-Bahn system is a local railway system with 15 lines that connect most of the city.

The S-Bahn and U-Bahn have different operating companies, but they both share the same tariffs and travel tickets and cards, making it easier for passengers to get to all parts of Berlin and the city's top attractions.

Berlin local railway

The S-Bahn has a very extensive network and covers both the city center and periphery. It is very useful to get to nearby towns like Potsdam, and famous tourist attractions like the House of the Wannsee Conference in Wannsee, or Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp in Oranienburg.

Schedule and frequency

During the week days, the S-Bahn runs from 4:30am until 1:30am. On weekends, like the U-Bahn, the S-Bahn runs 24 hours a day.

During peak hours, a train runs every 10 minutes and between 10 and 20 minutes the rest of the day. At night one train passes every 30 minutes.

Tariffs and other means of transport

Check out our articles on the various types of travel cards and tickets available in Berlin, and the city's other means of transportation