Facts and figures - Mobility in the City - Berlin Traffic in Figures

Road vehicle traffic


Berlin possesses an outstanding local public transportation network. The network of regional trains, S-Bahn (city train), U-Bahn (subway), trams and buses has a total length of around 1,900 km – roughly equivalent to the distance between Berlin and Moscow. Passengers can get on or off at over 3,100 stations and stops. Many U-Bahn and S-Bahn stations – as well as those for regional and mainline trains – have been equipped for disabled access in recent years, with elevators, ramps, escalators and facilities for the sight-impaired. This process is still not completed. Each year, 937 million passengers use the U-Bahn, buses and trams operated by Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG) and 395 million the S-Bahn.

Berlin is also very well connected nationally and internationally through rail and air traffic. Infrastructure projects of major importance have been or are in the process of being accomplished, with the opening of the Berlin Hauptbahnhof, the city’s new central station, and construction of the major new Berlin-Brandenburg Airport (BER).