The capital of Germany is a huge city and if you have already chosen a Berlin apartment for your stay, then, having in mind its location, may be it is wise to check the transport options that you will need as a tourist. The city has an extensive bus, tram and train system, but its public transport also includes excellent underground services. Another option are the Berlin taxis, which however will be slightly more expensive then the use of the public transport. The good news is that there is a number you can call at the Customer Service+49 30 19449 and the people there can help you with directions and information how to reach a certain place or how to get to your Berlin apartment.
Tourists should know that there are bus and tram metro lines that run all day long, every day of the week and they are marked with the letter M. Another important thing for the tourists to know is that the city is divided into zones. However, tourists usually use only zones A and B, unless when they go to Potsdam or to the Airport Schonefeld. A good point is that the public transport system in Berlin, including the buses, trams, the U- and the S-Bahn, all use a common ticket. The standard tickets are applied for trips within two hours in a single direction and there is no limit to the transfers made. Tickets can be purchased from vending machines and should be validated in the bus or at the machines at the U- and S-Bahn. Tickets need to be validated just once and if not, there will be a fee.
The transport options in Berlin are many. The S-Bahn is used to get around the city fast, but should not be used that much around the New Year’s Eve, as there could be iced trains and security lacks. On other occasions, this could be a great way to reach a certain part of Berlin. The U-Bahn is the Berlin metro system, which is fast and efficient. Another great transport options is by tram. Trams are used more in the eastern part of Berlin than in the western. There are metro trams and tram routes. The Berlin buses are the slowest means of public transport in Berlin, but will take you to all parts of the city. There are normal buses and express buses and the bus line that is most used by the tourists is the bus route 100, which goes from the Zoo Station to Alexanderplatz and covers most of the historic Berlin. This is a good way to see many of the city landmarks and get an idea where are you.
Another way to see the city of Berlin is by bicycle, as the terrain is flat, there are separate bike paths and bike lanes and you will not pollute the air. The bikes in Berlin are easy to rent and are cheap and all you need is a good map. If you get lost, there will always be a good metro, train or bus stop nearby.