You just arrived in Berlin after a 36h flight. Now you are in front of a ticket machine and are cursing like a sailor. What is AB do I need ABC? Am I entitled to a reduced fare because I had 5 beers and a Valium on the plane?
OK, that’s the situation:
Alright, let me explain:
You need AB only, unless you landed in Schönefeld ( that’s the crappy Ryanair airport that looks like an unhappy socialist shack). Then you would need to buy an ABC ticket
Tickets are valid for 2 hrs – daily tickets are valid till 3am next morning NOT 24hrs
Please buy a standard fare. Reduced is only for people with disabilities and senior citizen.
Are you staying 5 days or more? Get a week pass for AB if you are lazy. ABC if:
1) you want to go to Potsdam (castles and parks- very pretty)
2) or Sachsenhausen (concentration camp)
3) fly to/from Schönefeld (the sad airport)
To buy a week ticket, go to “other Tickets and choose 7-day ticket
You are kind of unsure if you would like to walk or take the metro?
Get the 4-trip ticket. That’s 4 individual tickets you stamp as you go. (I buy those, it’s much cheaper than buying individual tickets)
VALIDATE YOUR TICKET (stamp once)
I don’t know one single person who has ever bought a BC ticket. That’s for people who live outside. Don’t think about it