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The public transport system divides the city into three zones: A, the old town; B, that goes out to the suburb areas and C, which includes the nearby towns. It is possible to buy tickets for individual zones or combined tickets according to the areas of interest. You can use tickets machines or tickets offices in all stations. There are no barriers to the Berlin metro, but remember to obliterate your ticket because checks are frequent and fines are severe. The daytime schedule starts at 4.30 am and stops at 0.30 at night when nighttime transportations begin to circulate. The single ticket in zone A costs € 2.10. A day ticket for zones A and B costs € 5.80. The rate is reduced for children between the ages of 6 and 14, children under the age of 6 are free.
Single trip AB € 2.80
Short trip € 1.70
Daily ticket AB € 7,00
Weekly ticket AB € 30.00
Group ticket AB (up to 5 people) € 19.90
4 trips ticket AB € 9.00
The U-Bahn (underground) line consists of 11 lines with 176 stations and is considered the best way to move around the city. The S-Bahn, the Surface metro, is in addition to the actual underground. On the maps of the underground lines of Berlin, that can be found online or through hotels or tourism offices, the lines indicated by U are those of the Metro that circulates underground while the Metro on the surface is marked with S. On Friday and Saturday night and before public holidays, eight lines run at 15 minutes intervals. During the week, the subways are replaced by busses, which follow as close as possible the route of the subway lines. These lines have names from N1 to N9.
The indicative fare to move through the city is € 3.00 to start to which you add € 1.58 per km. Short Routes (Kurzstrecke): € 3.50 up to 2 km if you stop the taxi and immediately specify the length of your race.
Taxi-Ruf Würfelfunk “0800-Cabcall” AG 0800 – 222 22 55
Quality Taxi 0800 – 26 30000
Funk Taxi Berlin 030 – 26 10 26
TaxiFunk Berlin GmbH 030 – 44 33 22
Approximately 150 daytime lines and 54 night lines are available. This is a capillary network, punctual and integrated with the underground system, with which it shares many stops and stations.
We point out busses 100 and 200 which, by touching many points of interest in the city, offer a wonderful panorama of Berlin.
They are a comfortable and versatile way to reach all parts of the city, second only to the metro. Numbered from 12 to 68, they have yellow color and all of them have a ticket machine on board.
Berlin is run by two main rivers (Spree and Havel) and a dense network of canals. Prices for an excursion of approximately 1 hour start at € 7.50 per person. The departure station is Schlossbrücke, near Charlottenburg.
VELO’ – TAXI
They are a kind of bike-rickshaw available on four routes. Indicatively the first kilometre costs 2.50 euros, the next 1 euro. It is still advisable to ask first the cost of the race indicating the type of route you would like to make.
Berlin can be explored in a flexible, independent and personalized way just using a bicycle. Be careful to walk through the streets of Berlin since the bicycle paths are crowded and it would be nice of the pedestrians do not invade them.
For bicycles it is obligatory to go along the bike paths and pedal between cars only if there are no dedicated trails.
There are numerous bicycle rental companies as well as organized tours at a cost of between 15 and 35 Euros depending on the route and the duration chosen.
BERLIN STARTING POINT
Tel: (030) 62 72 1303
10 178 Berlin
Tel: (030) 28 70 44 92
BERLIN ON BIKE
Tel: (030) 43 73 9999
Berlin is a pleasant city to walk, especially since the city traffic is contained and the green spaces are numerous.
However, as the main attractions are located throughout the city, it is preferable to plan in advance a precise touristic on foot route and to reach the departure points by public transport.
TO/FROM THE AIRPORT
Tegel Airport (international flights)
About 8 km from the city. The main link between the city and the airport is the JetExpressBus TXL. The bus at rush hours has a frequency of about 28 minutes. The other buses to / from the airport are number 128, which arrives from the airport to Osloer Straße Underground Station, X9 connecting to the Jakob-Kaiser-Platz underground and number 109 to reach The Zoo.
By taxi you can reach the city in 20/30 minutes.
Schönefeld Airport (low-cost flights)
It is about 20 km from the city. In addition to the taxi, 35 minutes ride, you can use the surface Metro, about 45 minutes.
The lines are the S9, every 10 minutes, and the S49.
The train station, Flughafen Berlin-Schönefeld, is connected by a shuttle service approximately every 10 minutes. Finally, you can get to the city by bus number 171 which runs to Rudow U-Bahn Station, departures about every 20 minutes.
Very convenient is the AirportExpress, a train connected to the airport by a shuttle service, marked route on the floor of the airport has been organized to reach the stop. It takes you to the Berlin Zoo stop in about 30 minutes. Along the way, two stops were planned at Friedrichstraße and Alexanderplatz.
Tempelhof Airport (national flights)
It is the closest to the city, to the south. Shuttle connections to the center are guaranteed by the taxi service, 10 minutes away, and by the U6 subway. You can also use bus number 119, which connects the airport to Kreutzberg and Kurfürstendamm.
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