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Getting Around Berlin

The Berlin public transport system is efficient, if expensive, and the combination of buses, trams, ferries, the U-Bahn (underground) and S-Bahn (commuter rail) reaches every part of the sprawling city and its surrounds. The U-Bahn and S-Bahn are the best ways of getting around; buses cover the parts of the city that cannot be reached by train, and East Berlin has a network of modernised, pre-war trams. One type of ticket is valid on all forms of transport and fares are divided into three colour-coded tariff zones. A number of passes are available, including daily, weekly or monthly tickets. The is valid for 48 or 72 hours and gives unlimited travel for an adult and three children over three zones, plus discounts at many museums, theatres and tourist attractions. A 48 hour ticket costs EUR18 and a 72 hour tickets costs EUR24.50. Driving in Berlin is easier than in most big cities, but in general is still not recommended, as traffic is heavy and parking difficult. Taxis are plentiful, but it is cheaper to hail one in the street than to call ahead at one of the many call stands around the city. Cycling is also recommended, especially in West Berlin, which is well-equipped with cycle paths and trains have special cars where bicycles can be carried.

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