The Berlin-Ticket S is the personal monthly ticket for recipients of e.g. social assistance, unemployment benefits, benefits under the Asylum Seekers' Benefits Act or housing allowance. It is issued as a monthly non-transferable ticket which is valid in combination with a so-called "berlinpass" and allows the use of all public transport in the tariff area of Berlin AB.
Berlin's municipial authorities and the central office for asylum applicants assess the eligibility and also issue the berlinpass. Please bringt a passport style photo and ID when applying for a berlinpass.
The Berlin-Ticket S consists of the berlinpass, which carries a photo and is valid only for a specific period, and the travel ticket (coupon) for the current month. The holder must take both of these when using public transport, i.e. they do not form a valid ticket separately. The travel ticket is sold at all service points of BVG; S-Bahn Berlin GmbH and Deutsche Bahn.
You can also take a dog, a pram and luggage with you for free, as well as children up to the age of six (on ferries a maximun of three children). You cannot take a bike with you for free but need to buy a bike ticket. The Berlin-Ticket S is only issued monthy, not on a sliding scale and not as subscription ticket.