Berlin has a quite good public transport network. Normally, using public transport is a convinient, fast and relatively cheap way to move around in Berlin. There are several independent networks of different public transport facilities like busses, underground-trains (U-Bahn), fast-trains (S-Bahn) and tram. All of these different methods can be used with the same ticket and can be combined freely. Public Transport is running 24 hours a day, during night hours (~1:00 am - ~4:00 am) on weekdays there is a nightbus/nighttram system. During weekends most of the main lines of underground- and fast-trains are operating during night hours.
|type of station:||name of station:||min. to walk from/to c-base||lines at this station:||additional info|
|Next S/U-Bahn Station:||Jannowitzbrücke||ca. 5min.||U8, S5, S7, S75, S9||timetable|
|Next U-Bahn Station:||Heinrich-Heine Straße||ca. 5 min.||U8||timetable|
|Note: station names are linked to maps that show the station and the area around the station.|
Note: All maps are in PDF FormatTrain Network (Fast- and Undergroundtrains)
Each station has a stationcode, which you can find on the bottom left-hand side of the timetable at your bus or tram stop. With this stationcode you can request information about the next few connections in realtime. This means the times you get back will show the time of the next connections, depending on the actual position of the tram or bus and actual traffic situation, as well as other reasons for delay (like construction work, accidents,...). You can use this service online or via GSM mobile phones. For use with GSM-phones just send a SMS with the stationcode to 77377.
Basically there are a few types of tickets that you have to know about. The following table shows you all you need to know.
|ticket type:||valid for:||price:|
|normal ticket||2 hours||2.20 Euro|
|short range ticket||3 stops by U- and S-Bahn,
6 stops by bus and tram, no step over
|day ticket||valid for 24 hours||7.60 Euro|
|Note: All fares above are for area AB, which should be fine for most places you may
want to go to.
More Information about Areas you can find at http://www.bvg.de/tickets/e_bereiche.html