How the Deutschland Ticket works in Berlin

This guide explains how the Deutschland Ticket works in Berlin.


  • It costs 49€ per month
  • It lets you use local public transit everywhere in Germany
  • It’s only available as a monthly subscription, payable by bank transfer
  • Tourists must buy it from a different place
  • In Berlin, you can get it from the BVG, the Deutsche Bahn or Free Now

What is the Deutschland Ticket?

The Deutschland Ticket is a monthly public transit pass. It lets you use local public transit in all of Germany. It costs 49€ per month. It’s available in all of Germany.

What can you do with a Deutschland Ticket?

You can…1

  • Use local public transit in all of Germany: the S-Bahn, the U-Bahn, trams, buses, ferries and regional trains (RE)
  • Bring a dog for free in Berlin zones A, B and C

You can’t…

  • Use intercity trains (IC, EC and ICE) or private buses and trains
  • Bring other people with you for free
  • Bring a bicycle with you for free
  • Let someone else use your ticket

How to buy the Deutschland Ticket

In Berlin, you can buy a Deutschland Ticket…

You can’t buy this ticket from a ticket machine or from the BVG app.

You can only get the Deutschland Ticket as a subscription. This means that you pay automatically every month until you cancel your subscription.

You can buy the ticket at any time at the service centre. If you buy it online, you must buy it in advance, unless you buy it at the service. You have until the 20th day of the month to buy your ticket for the next month. For example, you have until May 20 to buy your ticket for June.

When you buy the ticket, you sign a direct debit authorization, and pay by automatic bank transfer every month. You need a European bank account for this. It can take 2 days for the tickets to appear in the BVG app.

The rules can be different in other German states.

For tourists

Tourists can buy a Deutschland Ticket from mo.pla. You can pay with a regular credit card. They also make it easier to cancel the ticket after your trip. Check the app reviews before you try.

Buy a Deutschland Ticket from Mopla ➞

It can be easier to buy a regular daily, weekly or monthly ticket. You can buy those from a ticket machine at the train station. You can pay with cash or credit cards.

Where to buy regular tickets ➞

How to cancel a Deutschland Ticket subscription

You can cancel your ticket…

If you cancel online, you must do it in advance. If you do it at the service centre, you can cancel at any time.

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