Trains in Berlin

Route maps and booking information the urban train network: to help you find your way around Berlin...

Berlin Transport Authority (BVG) operates an integrated transport service, and up-to-date information on all transport can be found on the BVG website.

Berlin is home to a number of national and international train terminals. National train services leave from both sides of the city:

  • West: from the Zoological Gardens (Zoologischer Garten)
  • East: from Ostbahnhof
  • Centrally: the main Lehrter train station (Lehrter Stadtbahnhof) operates national and European Services

All train stations in Berlin are linked by the city's underground system, which runs two types of train, the S-Bahn and U-Bahn. Both travel under and over ground.

Buying tickets

Tickets for all train services can be bought online or in the service centres of the main train terminals, the most commonly used being:

  • Zoological Gardens (Zoologischer Garten)
  • Lehrter Main Station (Lehrter Hauptbahnhof)
  • Friedrichsstrasse
  • Alexanderplatz
  • Ostbahnhof

Train times are displayed in all stations and on each platform in yellow (for departures) and white (for arrivals).