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Subway (U-Bahn)

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

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

Timetables & Tickets

East-West-Lines of the Berlin Subway

Line U1

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

Line U2

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

Line U7

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

North-South Lines of the Berlin Subway

Line U6

The U6 travels between Alt-Tegel station in the north of Berlin and Alt-Mariendorf station in the southern district of Tempelhof-Schöneberg. Important stops on the journey are: Wedding, Friedrichstraße, Stadtmitte, Mehringdamm, and Tempelhof.

Line U8

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

Line U9

The U9 connects Osloer Straße station in the central-northern district of Wedding with Steglitz in the south of the city. On its route, the U9 passes Tiergarten and the western city center of Berlin, including Kurfürstendamm and Zoologischer Garten.

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Last edited: 2 February 2023

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