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How to Get Around Berlin

Learn the best ways to get around Berlin, Germany in this Howcast travel video.

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Berlin’s traffic isn’t notoriously bad, as it can be in other cities, but parking is expensive and can be hard to find.

So, since Berlin has an excellent public transportation system, there’s not much reason for visitors to drive at all.

Berlin’s public transportation network is called the BVG, and it covers all the public transportation options.

Between the U-Bahn subway, the S-Bahn suburban trains, the buses, and the trams, Berlin’s public transportation system covers just about the whole city.

The system is fast, reliable, and easy to use.

There are a variety of payment options for tickets, including short rides of just three stops for only a few euros to full day passes.

Information about tickets as well as maps, timetables, and a trip planner can be found on the BVG website.

If you’d rather not opt for public transportation, taxis are easy to find and not too expensive, compared to many other major cities.

Drivers also often speak English. You can hail a taxi on the street or call a taxi service.

If you’re visiting when the weather’s nice, biking is also a good way to get around Berlin. There are lots of bike routes and bicycle rental agencies.

Getting around in Berlin is nothing to worry about, so you can focus on enjoying your stay.

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