Get to know Berlin's transport links to make navigating the city easy.
Getting Around Berlin
Berlin is well known for its efficient, affordable, and straightforward transportation systems. Its comprehensive underground subways, trains, trams, buses, and cycle paths easily make it one of the best connected cities in the world. Here are some of the best ways to get around the German capital:
- U-Bahn: Its efficiency, connectivity, and frequent connections make the Berliner U-Bahn one of the best ways to navigate the city. Operating every 10 minutes from 4am to 1am on weekdays and 24 hours on the weekends, it’s a top choice for locals to reach almost any corner of the city.
- S-Bahn: While not as frequent or well connected as the U-Bahn, the S-Bhan has the same convenient operating hours, and is the preferred choice for those wanting to cover longer distances or visit the outskirts of the city.
- Buses and trams: Though slower than the rail system, Berlin’s extensive bus service can get you to almost any part of the city, and is a great option for traveling on nights when the subway is out of service. Trams, on the other hand, mainly run in the eastern part of the city.
- Bicycle: Riding a bike in Berlin is often the cheapest, most environmentally friendly, and fastest form of transport in the city, and one of the favoured choices for young Berliners. Berlin has wide-ranging cycling paths all over the city, as well as several options for bike or e-bike sharing. You also have the option of carrying your bike in specially marked U-Bahn and S-Bahn carriages.
- Ridesharing, taxis: Ridesharing is also becoming a popular option due to its lower cost and environmental impact, with several ridesharing apps such as CleverShuttle and BerlKoenig at your disposal. Apps like Uber and Bolt can also be used and are a cheaper option than traditional taxis.
- Car sharing: If you have a valid license, car sharing apps such as WeShare, ShareNow, or Miles will let you rent a car almost anywhere within the city limits, and charge you only for the distance driven.
How to find the Berlin campus
Our campus is located in Postdamer Platz, making it one of the most well-connected places to study. The following underground and train stations are just a six-minute walk away:
- S + U Bahnhof Potsdamer Platz (S1, U2)
- S Bahnhof Anhalter Bahnhof (S1, S2, S25, S26)
The campus is also on bus routes 100, 200, M48, and M85, which runs from the Berlin Central Station to the campus 24 hours a day. Three minutes away, the Metrobus M41 stops at the popular area Abgeordnetenhaus, where many students and young professionals choose to live.
Once you’ve settled into your new life, you’ll soon learn to get around the city like a true local. Berlin’s smart transport links make it so commuter friendly that you’ll never have to worry about getting to the place you need to be.
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