Last Updated on September 24, 2019 by Michael
Berlin’s transit system is easy to navigate with the Berlin WelcomeCard. Because it is valid on all forms of transportation, the Berlin WelcomeCard is very convenient. Use it on the U-Bahn (underground trains), S-Bahn (surface trains), Bus and Tram. No worrying about the correct change or the right type of ticket, this pass has you jumping on and off like a local.
As an added bonus the Berlin WelcomeCard offers discounts on attractions throughout the city, including museums, restaurants, clubs and even some shops. The pass was created by VisitBerlin, the city’s official tourism board, so the participating businesses include just about anything a visitor might want to see or do in Germany’s capital.
Buy the Berlin WelcomeCard for zones “ABC” to take the train from the airport.
Michael and I each had different interests in Berlin. He wanted to see Cold War-era sights, while I was going to visit the city’s neighborhoods and museums. The card encouraged us to venture a bit further than we otherwise might have. I headed out to the suburb of Spandau to see some of Berlin’s 800-year-old history, while Michael took a tour of a former East German fallout shelter.
The Berlin WelcomeCard offers benefits at over 200 sights and attractions throughout Berlin and can be purchased for varying numbers of days. Enhancements are available that offer admission to Berlin’s Museum Island and/or attractions in nearby Potsdam. A transit map of the city and a booklet listing participating sights accompanies the card.
The card can be purchased at tourist information kiosks and just about anywhere it is accepted. We recommend going to VisitBerlin’s online shop and purchasing it before your arrival in Berlin. That way you’ll be able to use it for your transportation into the city from the airport, enjoying the benefit of the savings and convenience immediately upon landing. You can also buy it at airport kiosks.