Underground (U-Bahn)

Underground (U-Bahn)

Tickets, fares, lines, routes, timetables and more information about the U-Bahn (subway, underground) in Berlin.

U-Bahn in Berlin

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With its ten lines, the U-Bahn (underground, subway) Berlin runs along a network of approximately 146 kilometres and includes 173 stations. Most metro lines operate underground, but some run on above ground tracks. The U-Bahn Berlin is known for its yellow-colored trains.

Timetables & Tickets

Tickets for the Subway in Berlin

The underground in Berlin is maintained by the Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe BVG and is part of the Transport Association Berlin-Brandenburg VBB. Thus subway tickets are also valid for trips with buses, the S-Bahn, trams and vice versa. Tickets can be purchased at ticket machines on subway platforms and ticket counters in larger stations.


On weekdays most U-Bahn lines run from 4 a.m. till 1 a.m. In between, the bus night lines provide public transport. During the day the U-Bahn travels in 5-minute intervals, at night in 10-minute intervals. On the weekend the U-Bahn runs 24 hours, in the daytime mainly in ten-minute intervals, during the night in 15-minute intervals.

East-West-Lines of the Underground

U-Bahn U1

The famous metro line U1 connects the district of Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg with the western part of Berlin and Kurfürstendamm. It runs from Station Warschauer Straße in Kreuzberg to Station Uhlandstraße in Berlin's district Charlottenburg. The eastern part of the route which is built above ground is the oldest section of Berlin's U-Bahn network. Crossing the Oberbaumbrücke is a special experience.

U-Bahn Line U2

The metro line U2 travels between the Stations Ruhleben in Berlin's western part and Pankow in the northeast. During its journey the U2 passes through the city center. Important stations are: Olympiastadion, Station Zoologischer Garten (Zoo), Potsdamer Platz, Stadtmitte, Alexanderplatz and Schönhauser Allee.

U-Bahn Line U7

With a length of about 32 kilometres and 40 stations the U7 is the longest route of Berlin's subway network. It runs through the southern city of Berlin and connects the western district of Spandau with Rudow, a borough of the southeastern district Neukölln. On its way it passes the districts of Charlottenburg, Schöneberg, Kreuzberg and Neukölln.

North-South-Lines of the Underground

U-Bahn Line U6

The metro line U6 travels between Tegel in the north of Berlin and Mariendorf in the southern district Tempelhof-Schöneberg. Important stops and junctions are the stations Wedding, Friedrichstraße, Stadtmitte, Mehringdamm and Tempelhof.

U-Bahn Line U8

Another north-south line is the subway line U8. It runs from Wittenau in the northwestern district Reinickendorf via Gesundbrunnen, Alexanderplatz and Kottbusser Tor to Hermannstraße in the southern district Neukölln.

U-Bahn Line U9

The underground line line U9 connects Osloer Straße in Wedding with the district Steglitz. On its route it passes Tiergarten and the western city center of Berlin including Kurfürstendamm and Station Zoologischer Garten (Zoo).

BVG Call Center

Telephone number: +49 (0)30 19 44 9
Telefax: +49 (0)30 25628020
E-Mail: info@bvg.de

Source: Berlin.de

| Last edited: 1. November 2020

Public Transport in Berlin