Berlin transport tickets and fares

Berlin transport tickets and fares

Save money by learning about the various tickets and travel cards available in Berlin’s public transport system (U-Bahn, S-Bahn, buses and trams) and find out where to buy them.

All the tickets mentioned in this article are valid for the Berlin U-Bahn (subway system), the S-Bahn (railway system), urban buses and trams.

The city of Berlin is divided into various tariff zones: AB (central Berlin), BC and ABC. 

One-way tickets

  • Single ticket zones AB: 2.80 (US$ 3.10)
  • Single ticket zones BC: 3.10 (US$ 3.50)
  • Single ticket zones ABC: 3.40 (US$ 3.80)

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. 

Travel cards

The following travel cards give you unlimited access to the city’s public transport system during its validity period:

Berlin travel cards
  Zones AB Zones BC Zones ABC
1 Day Ticket 7 (US$ 7.90) 7.40 (US$ 8.30) 7.70 (US$ 8.70)
7-Day Ticket 30 (US$ 33.70) 31.40 (US$ 35.20) 37.50 (US$ 42.10)

The daily tickets are valid until 3 am the following day.

Other tickets

  • 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$ 1.90).
  • 4 single journey tickets (zones AB): 9 (US$ 10.10)
  • Group day ticket for 5 people: Zones AB: 19.90 (US$ 22.30), zones BC: 20.60 (US$ 23.10), zones ABC: 20.80 (US$ 23.30).
  • 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$ 1.80) 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.