GET­TING AROUND

Pub­lic Trans­port www.bvg.de.

Where Berlin - - ESSENTIALS -

Fares

Buy tick­ets from ma­chines in the sta­tion, and be sure to val­i­date them in the posts next to the ticket ma­chines. Sin­gle tick­ets cost € 2.70; or save by pay­ing €9 for four sin­gle-trip tick­ets, which you can val­i­date as you need. If trav­el­ing fewer than three train sta­tions or six bus or tram stops, buy a short-trip ticket for €1.70. Day tick­ets cost € 7 for un­lim­ited travel un­til 3am the fol­low­ing day, or if you are trav­el­ing with oth­ers, a small group ticket will get up to five peo­ple un­lim­ited travel for €17,30. For those stay­ing longer, a pass valid for seven days may be a bet­ter value at € 30.

U-Bahn

The un­der­ground sys­tem is ex­ten­sive. Most lines run ev­ery five min­utes (less fre­quently out­side work­ing hours), 4am–12:30am (re­placed by night buses out­side of these times). The en­tire U- Bahn and S- Bahn net­work runs all night on week­ends.

S-Bahn

The above- ground sys­tem is faster than the U- Bahn but less fre­quent. Trains run ev­ery 10–20 mins. Tim­ing and ticket rules ap­ply as above.

Pub­lic Fer­ries

With a reg­u­lar BVG ticket ,you can hop on one of the six pub­lic ferry lines. Most beau­ti­ful is the trip from Wannsee to lake­side Kladow vil­lage; fer­ries leave ev­ery hour and take about 20 min­utes.

Rail Travel

Deutsche Bahn is the rail­way com­pany that man­ages the Re­gional Bahn (RB) and Re­gional Ex­press (RE) trains, oper­at­ing around greater Ber­lin and Pots­dam. The In­ter­city (IC) and Euro­pean City (EC) trains travel fur­ther afield. www.bahn.de. Toll num­ber: 0180.6996633.

Rent A Bike

Ex­plore Ber­lin by bike. Deutsche Bahn Call-a-Bike ser­vice: www.callabike.de. Ber­lin and Bike: www.berli­nand­bike.de. T: 0163.5120124.

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