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The VBB Verkehrsverbund Berlin-Brandenburg is the public transport authority covering the federal states of Berlin and Brandenburg – the capital area of Germany. The VBB can trace back its roots as far as to the German Unification Contract in 1990. Feeling the necessity to reconnect Berlin to the surrounding Brandenburg and to create a high-quality public transport were the reasons for introducing the VBB as a common public transport authority.

The main tasks of VBB are the co-ordination of the services of around 40 public transport companies and their better connections, the introduction and development of a common fare system and the improvement and quality control of public transport services. Also the VBB assists the authorities in charge of public transport in planning, tendering and management of regional railway services.

The VBB stands for a customer-friendly integrated public transport service that handles the requirements of a metropolitan area like Berlin as well as it meets the interests of the rural communities in the countryside of Brandenburg.

Therefore the VBB is the co-ordinator, moderator and supplier of ideas for the executive bodies, public transportation operators and, ultimately, for the passengers in the region served by the association.

VBB is member of EMTA, European Metropolitan Transport Authorities and of UITP, International Association of Public Transport.


Facts and figures

All information you can find in the current VBB network report, which you can also download here.

We have summarized below the major figures:

Train kilometres in regional traffic (2013 in million km)

Berlin 6.3
Brandenburg 30.6
Berlin / Brandenburg (total) 36.9


Train kilometres S-Bahn (2013 in million km)

Berlin 29.4
Brandenburg 3.7
Berlin / Brandenburg (total) 33.1


Public transportation car kilometres in other public transport modes (2013 in million km)

Berlin 230.7
Brandenburg 87.1
Berlin / Brandenburg (total) 317.9


VBB lines

  Berlin Brandenburg VBB
Regional traffic 21 43 43
S-Bahn 15 11 15
Underground 10 0 10
Tram 24 23 45
Bus 162 721 849
O-bus 0 2 2
Ferry 6 2 8



Berlin 3 420 000
Brandenburg 2 450 000
Berlin / Brandenburg (Nov. 2013) 5 870 000



Berlin 892 sq km
Brandenburg 29.484 sq km
Berlin / Brandenburg (2013) 30.376 sq km


Population density

Berlin 3 830 each sq km
Brandenburg 83 each sq km
Berlin / Brandenburg (total) 193 each sq km


Transportation companies

Number of transportation companies 40


Stops / stations

  Berlin Brandenburg VBB
Regional and long-distance stations 21 341 362
S-Bahn stations 133 33 166
Underground stations 173 0 173
Total no. of stop areas 2869 9742 12 611


Length of the railway network

Length of the railway network approx. 2.380 km


Number of passengers (2013)

Berlin / Brandenburg (daily) 3.62 million
Berlin / Brandenburg (total) 1 321 million