Getting Around in Berlin

The best ways to get around Berlin if you’re moving here.

Check out, which is the public transport site. It has an indispensible journey planner that everyone uses when getting from A to B.

-Get a transit pass for the beautiful network of S-bahn and U-bahn subways (€81: with this Umwelt card another person can travel for free with you after 8pm and on weekends). A yearly Abonnement will save you more money (from €60,67 /month).

You can also buy a pass for your bike. If you will only travel after 10am, then you can get a cheaper pass.

-Train fares are on
-Bicycle: the city gets around on bike, especially in Kreuzberg. You can get a used one here for about €100 at a market (try the fleamarket at Boxhagenerplatz on Sundays), or a new one for 300-up Euros. A good place to buy a new one is:

Here’s the index to the Moving to Berlin Guide, click on what you want to read next!

-Introduction to the Guide

-Why Berlin?


-Looking for an Apartment

-Property Prices and Rents

-Monthly Costs


-Setting-up Checklist

-Getting Around Berlin

-Where to Learn German?

-Staying Fit

-Media, Films, and Books about Berlin

This is an independent guide to Berlin, with no ghostwritten content and no sponsored links or tips, from The Needle

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