The city of Berlin is divided into various tariff zones: AB (central Berlin), BC and ABC.
- Single ticket zones AB: 2,80€ (US$3)
- Single ticket zones BC: 3,10€ (US$3.3)
- Single ticket zones ABC: 3,40€ (US$3.7)
It is mandatory to validate your ticket either at a metro station, once you get on a bus or tram. Once your ticket is active, it will be valid for two-hours.
The following travel cards give you unlimited access to the city’s public transport system during its validity period:
|Zones AB||Zones BC||Zones ABC|
|1 Day Ticket||7€ (US$7.6)||7,40€ (US$8)||7,70€ (US$8.3)|
|7-Day Ticket||30€ (US$32.3)||31,40€ (US$33.8)||37,50€ (US$40.4)|
The daily tickets are valid until 3 am the following day.
- Berlin Welcome Card: various types of Berlin Welcome Card available with different prices and duration.
- Short distance ticket: valid for three stops (U-Bahn, S-Bahn) and 6 stops in buses and trams. An AB ticket costs 1,70€ (US$1.8).
- 4 single journey tickets (zones AB): 9€ (US$9.7)
- Group day ticket for 5 people: Zones AB: 19,90€ (US$21.4), zones BC: 20,60€ (US$22.2), zones ABC: 20,80€ (US$22.4).
- Extension ticket: If you already have a ticket for zones AB or BC, and want to travel to zone A or C, you should buy an extension ticket. It costs 1,60€ (US$1.7) extra.
Where to purchase the tickets?
You can buy a ticket or travel card from any of the ticket offices or from the ticket vending machines at the U-Bahn and S-Bahn stations.
The bus and tram drivers also sell one-way and one-day tickets, but make sure you have the right change if you want to purchase a ticket on a tram, since the tram drivers only accept coins.