The city of Berlin is divided into various tariff zones: AB (central Berlin), BC and ABC.
- 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.
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$ 7.90)||€ 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.
- 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.