Berlin U-Bahn Information
Berlin U-Bahn means underground railway and the rapid transit system serves the capital city of Germany, Berlin. Berlin U-Bahn was opened in 1902 and the length of the total route is 151.7km. The line serves 170 stations and 80% of lines are built underground. Berlin U-Bahn carries 400 million passengers and the entire system is operated by BVG. The system was completely reopened after the fall of the Berlin Wall and the metro lines are served from East Berlin towards West Berlin. This route is one of the oldest and extensive underground network in Germany. Berlin U-Bahn serves together with S-Bahn for the people living towards the eastern part of the city.
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Berlin U-Bahn Lines
Berlin U-Bahn consist of 10 lines. All the lines are divided into two types. Small profile lines are U1, U2, U3 and U4. Large profile lines are U5, U55, U6, U7, U8, U9. Berlin U-Bahn lines are recognized with a letter and color.
- U1 – Line U1 started its operation between 1902 and 1926. The length of this route is 8.814km. Line U1 serves 13 stations and the metro train runs between Uhlandstrabe and Warschauer Strabe. U1 is Berlins oldest metro line.
- U2 – Line U2 started operation in 1902 and the length of this route is 20.716km. U2 line serves between Pankow and Ruhleben. U2 line serves 29 stations.
- U3 – Line U3 was opened in 1913 and the length of this route is 11.940km. U3 line serves between Nollendorfplatz and Krumme Lanke. U3 line serves 15 stations and in 2004, the line was re-introduced.
- U4- Line U4 was opened in 1910 and the length of the route is 2.8 km. U4 line serves between Nollendorfplatz and Innsbrucker Platz. U4 line serves 5 stations and it is connected to the Berlin small profile system.
- U5- Line U5 was opened in 1930 and the length of the route is 18.3km. U5 line serves between Alexanderplatz and Honow. U5 line serves 20 stations with a short underground section of 9km.
- U55- Line U55 was opened in 2009 and the length of the route is 1.4 km. The line serves between Hauptbahnhof and Brandenburger Tor. U55 line serves 3 stations and it operates as an isolated line.
- U6 – Line U6 was opened in 1923 and the line serves 29 stations. U6 line is served between ALT-Tegel and ALT-Mariendorf. U6 line serves 29 stations.
- U7 – Line U7 was opened in 1924 and it operates between Rathaus Spandau and Rudow. The length of the route is 31.7 and it serves 40 stations.
- U8 – line U8 was opened in 1927 and it operates between Wittenau and Hermannstrabe. The length of the route is 18.04km serving 24 stations.
- U9 – Line U9 was opened in 1961 and it operates between Rathaus Steglitz and Osloer Strabe. The length of the route is 12.5km serving 18 stations.
Berlin U-Bahn Map
Map of Berlin U-Bahn showing various lines and stations. Click on the Map to Enlarge it. You can also Download Berlin U-Bahn Metro Map PDF.
Berlin U-Bahn Hours
Berlin U-Bahn is famous for its yellow colored trains and the metro train runs 24 hours during weekend. U-Bahn runs from 4am to 1.am. During day times metro riders will get a metro train in 5 minute interval and during night passengers will get metro train 10 minute intervals. On weekends, metro riders will get metro in 10 minutes interval during daytime and during night metro is available in 15 minute intervals.
Berlin U- Bahn Fare and Tickets
Tickets can be purchased from U-Bahn, S-Bahn, tram, buses and ferries. The fare depends upon the tariff zone and the validity period of the ticket. A short distance ticket will cost 1,50 Euro and the counts are valid for three stops with S-Bahn and U-Bahn. Small children up to 6 years old can travel for free and children from 6 to 14 will cost 1,60 Euro. One day ticket for one person will cost 6.70 euro and group day ticket for 5 people will cost 16.20 Euro.
Berlin U-Bahn Parking
There are plenty of park and ride options available next to the S-Bahn and U-Bahn stations and outside the environmental zone. Multi storey car parking facilities are also available at cheap rates. There are open car parks available with minimal security.
Berlin U-Bahn Rules and Tips
Metro riders are allowed to enter the station only with valid tickets. Before the journey starts the ticket has to be validated by stamping. Metro riders can carry bicycles, if there is enough space. Berlin metro passengers are allowed travel with their small dogs.
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