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Berlin Public Transportation

Getting around Berlin is easy: there are a several number of public transportation services to choose from. The transport network in Berlin is known as BVG (the Berlin Transport Company) and operates 24/7 in the city. BVG has over 14,000 employees transporting 2.7 million passengers every day, making it the largest and busiest public transport network in Germany.


Getting from A to B in Berlin

U-Bahn, the Subway or Underground System

The U-Bahn is one of the most recognisable public transport systems in Berlin, with each station having a large blue U sign that will direct you to a subway system. The U-Bahn in Berlin has ten lines: U1 to U9, plus U55. This comprises a total of 146 kilometers and 173 stations. During rush hour, the U-Bahn trains run every two to five minutes, and every 5 minutes throughout the rest of the day.

S-Bahn, the Railway or Train System

The S-Bahn is operated by Deutsche Bahn in cooperation with the transport association for Berlin-Brandenburg VBB, meaning that tickets for buses, trams, and the U-Bahn are all valid for S-Bahn transportation. The S-Bahn has 15 lines and almost 170 stations over 330 kilometres and starts operating at 4:30am on weekdays. The typical interval between trains is 10 or 20 minutes, and at weekends the service operates on a 24-hour schedule with night trains every 30 minutes.



The buses in Berlin connect the suburbs and areas not covered by the S-Bahn or U-Bahn to the city and include bus lines 100 to 399. In addition to this, BVG run Metro buses numbered M11 to M85 which operates every ten minutes on a 24/7 basis. Tickets for both types of bus can be bought aboard the vehicle and are also valid on other forms of transportation in the city.


Berlin has both a tram and Metrotram system which include over 20 lines that function to extend the U-Bahn. The majority of the tram routes run through the Eastern parts of Berlin and are operated by BVG and VBB. The Metrotram has 9 lines (1 to 17) and the tram system has 13 lines (12 to 68), running at least every ten minutes on working days. The tram is great for seeing the sights over ground!


Explore Berlin with DriveNow

We offer a fleet of BMW & MINI models to get around Berlin easily and affordably. Our car sharing service is called free floating where you will be able to reserve a car in one part of the city and park it in another. This type of public transportation is a comfortable way to get around the city at your own speed. Learn more about DriveNow here or register online today!

It is easy to cover the whole city with car sharing and the great public transport system. What about taking the U-Bahn to Warschauer Straße and taking a drive over to the Spielwiese Amusement Park? Or explore the city by day and take a night bus to get you safely home? The options are unlimited with DriveNow.

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