Travelling within the region - general information

In order to make your travelling as easy and comfortable as possible when using public transport, the Transport Association Berlin-Brandenburg (VBB) and its transportation companies are keen to improve their connections between bus and local railway constantly and provide uniform tariffs and information which are easy to understand.

Fare area

The fare area of the Transportation Association Berlin-Brandenburg (VBB) covers the federal states of Berlin and Brandenburg including their rural districts and the cities of Brandenburg a.d.H., Cottbus, Frankfurt (Oder) and Potsdam. Although the VBB fare area is divided into several zones, it provides one structure, a uniform assortment of tickets, the same conditions of transport and fare regulations as well as one information system. The passenger will either be charged for the number of passed combs or for the mileage.

For Berlin and Brandenburg’s cities, tariff areas are defined and divided into tariff zone A, B, and C. Tariff zone C also belongs to the county of the respective cities except for the city of Potsdam which belongs to Berlin’s tariff zone C.

Who can receive a reduction?

Single tickets (and short-haul tickets) and dialy tickets can be obtained at a reduced price in case of:

  • Children travelling between 6 and 14 years of age.
  • Owner of a BahnCard 25 or BahnCard 50 except for trips within Berlin (tariff zones ABC), Brandenburg a.d. Havel, Cottbus, Frankfurt (Oder), Potsdam, and within any towns with own city traffic. For more information about the BahnCard, please contact us.
  • Owners of dogs can grant a reduction if holding a single ticket (short-haul ticket also) or a group ticket. Holders of daily tickets, daily small group tickets, daily group tickets, or commutation tickets can take along one dog at no charge.

Commutation tickets can be obtained at a reduced price for students and apprentices as well as for holders of the Berlin ticket S. If you purchase an annual ticket, you can save more money. For further information on commutation tickets, please contact us.