Getting Around

As much as you have to depend on a car to get around in other cities, you can rely on public transport here. Metro, train, tram and bus stops can be found at every corner and connect the entire city. The Berlin travel system is separated into 3 zones – A, B and C. Most likely you will only need to purchase an AB ticket, if you do need to use public transport to reach Wimdu. This ticket can be bought monthly, or you can sign up to a yearly contract with BVG for even cheaper rates, and can be used on any S-Bahn, U-Bahn, tram, bus or regional line travelling within the zone. The only time you will really need an ABC ticket is coming from Schönefeld Airport or visiting Potsdam (zone ABC). The weekday operating hours of the S-Bahn and U-Bahn are 4am – 1am, though at weekends a 24-hour service is in place. Several bus and tram lines run through the night each day of the week.

It is also easy to travel around Berlin by bike due to its well-marked cycle lanes. A great way to get to know the city while also enjoying a little exercise, cycling can be enjoyable and affordable. Plenty of bike shops can be found in Berlin, with several secondhand options available also. If you just plan to travel by bike occasionally, Deutsche Bahn’s “Call a bike” system allows you to pick up any one of the bikes at their stands throughout the city, provided that you have pre-registered with them online.

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