Getting there & around
Berlin's public transport system is composed of buses, trams, the U-Bahn (subway), the S-Bahn (light rail), Regionalbahn (RB) and Regionalexpress (RE) trains, and ferries.
The main operator, BVG, operates an information kiosk (Hardenbergplatz; 6am-10pm) outside Zoo station. Staff members hand out free route network maps and also sell tickets. For general and trip planning information, call the 24-hour hotline at 19 449 or use the online function at www.bvg.de.
For information on S-Bahn, RE and RB connections, you can also visit the Reisezentrum (Travel Centre) inside any train station, call 11 861 or 0800-150 7090 or check www.bahn.de.