All information on Berlin WelcomeCard

The Berlin WelcomeCard is more than just a travel card. The card enables free travelling with all public transport services to the Berlin visitors. With around 200 partners and outstanding discounts of at least 25% and up to 50%, as well as an extensive travel guide with various tour suggestions and helpful insider tips, the Berlin WelcomeCard offers you a complete „carefree“ package, which also lightens your holiday budget.

Your advantages with the Berlin WelcomeCard at a glance

 

  • 12 different ticket types, including Berlin WelcomeCard Museum Island
  • Free travel with all public transport services for 48 hours, 72 hours, 4 days, 5 days or 6 days from the day of purchase/validation and around the clock
  • Reductions of at least 25% and up to 50% on more than 200 tourist and cultural highlights
  • fare zone Berlin AB – Berlin (including Berlin Tegel Airport), valid for one person and up to 3 children between 6 and 14 years (children under 6 years travel for free), or
  • fare zone Berlin ABC – Berlin + Potsdam (including Berlin Schönefeld Airport), valid for one adult and up to 3 children between 6 and 14 years (children under 6 years travel for free)
  • Handy pocket guide including plenty of insider tips and tour suggestions, a city map for Berlin and Potsdam and a network plan for the public transport
  • Partner of the month with special bonus offers per month

Ticket versions + prices of the Berlin WelcomeCard 2016

Validity Berlin Zonen AB Berlin + Potsdam Zonen ABC
48h 19,50 € 21,50 €
72h 27,50 € 29,50 €
Museumsinsel 72h 42,00 € 44,00 €
4 days 31,50 € 34,50 €
5 days 35,50 € 40,50 €
6 days 41,50 € 45,50 €

 

Please note: The shipping of the Berlin Welcome Card 2016 is taking place since December 1, 2015. The tickets can be validated starting from January 1st, 2016 at the earliest. All 2015 Berlin WelcomeCards must be validated for the first day of use as of 14.01.2016 (deadline set in coordination with Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe). For an arrival after this date, please choose the Berlin WelcomeCard 2016. All 2015 ticket variants that have not been validated may be exchanged for 2016 tickets before 31.05.2016 for 2016 tickets by paying the difference or with a refund (new purchase required).

 

Questions and answers about the Berlin WelcomeCard

Please find all essential product information about the Berlin WelcomeCard within the following overview about frequently asked questions.

Which versions of the Berlin WelcomeCard are available?
There are 12 different ticket types of the Berlin WelcomeCard

Berlin (fare zone Berlin AB, valid for one adult)

  • 48 hours for 19.50 Euros
  • 72 hours for 27.50 Euros
  • 4 days for 31.50 Euros
  • 5 days for 35.50 Euros
  • 6 days for 41.50 Euros

Important: The Berlin WelcomeCards for the fare zone Berlin ABC are required for travel to/from Berlin-Schönefeld Airport.

Berlin + Potsdam (fare zone Berlin ABC, valid for one adult and up to 3 children up to and including age 14)

  • 48 hours for 21.50 Euros
  • 72 hours for 29.50 Euros
  • 4 days for 34.50 Euros
  • 5 days for 40.50 Euros
  • 6 days for 45.50 Euros

BerlinWelcomeCard Museumsinsel (fare zone Berlin AB or Berlin ABC, valid for one adult inclusive museum island, special exhibitions are excluded)

  • Berlin WelcomeCard Museumsinsel 72h AB for 42.00 Euros
  • Berlin WelcomeCard Museumsinsel 72h ABC for 44.00 Euros

The basic principle is:
With all versions of the Berlin WelcomeCard 2016 up to 3 children up to and including age 14 and an infinite number of children up to and including 6 years of age can travel for free. Children under 6 years of age (a maximum of three children on ferries), prams/pushchairs, and luggage travel with the ticket holder free of charge. A reduced fare ticket is required for each dog travelling with the ticket holder. You will need a bicycle ticket to travel with a bicycle.

Where can I purchase or order the Berlin WelcomeCard?

You can obtain the Berlin WelcomeCard

a) online and via telephone

b) in Berlin

  • at the Berlin Tourist Infos
  • in many Berlin hotels
  • at the sales points of the public transport partners (S-Bahn Berlin GmbH and BVG)
  • Berlin WelcomeCard tickets are also available at the ticket machines of the BVG and S-Bahn. You can then receive the corresponding guide in the Berlin Tourist Infos as well as at the sales points of the BVG and S-Bahn.
  • You can also obtain the Berlin WelcomeCard in the BVG buses.
Can I purchase the Berlin WelcomeCard at the airports of Berlin?

Yes, you can get the Berlin WelcomeCard at the arrival within the Berlin airports. You can get more useful information about Berlin and the Berlin WelcomeCard at the Berlin Tourist Infomation at Airport Tegel, at the DER Touristik Airportservices at Airport Tegel and at the Berlin Tourist Information at Airport Schönefeld.

Where do I receive the guide if I have already purchased the ticket at a ticket machine?
The guide is part of the Berlin WelcomeCard offer, and is to be presented when claiming reductions. You receive the guide when you present your Berlin WelcomeCard ticket (purchased from a ticket machine) in the Berlin Tourist Infos as well as at the sales points of the BVG and S-Bahn.
Which advantages are offered by the Berlin WelcomeCard?
With the Berlin WelcomeCard ticket for Berlin AB, one person and up to 3 children up to and including age 14 are entitled to free travel with all public transport services within the travel zone Berlin-Brandenburg, fare zone Berlin AB (excluding Berlin-Schönefeld Airport) for 48 hours (19.50 Euros), 72 hours (27.50 Euros), 4 days (31.50 Euros, available from 2016), 5 days (35.50 Euros) or 6 days (41.50 Euros). With the Berlin WelcomeCard ticket for Berlin ABC (Berlin+Potsdam), one adult and up to 3 children up to and including age 14 are entitled to free travel with all public transport services within the travel zone Berlin-Brandenburg, fare zone Berlin ABC (including Berlin-Schönefeld Airport) for 48 hours (21.50 Euros), 72 hours (29.50 Euros) 4 days (34.50 Euros) or 5 days (40.50 Euros) or 6 days (45.50 Euros). In 2016, all 2016 ticket variants of the Berlin WelcomeCard allow an adult to bring any number of children up to 6 years of age and up to 3 children up to 14 years of age free of charge. With the additional extensive guide, you receive reductions up to 50% with 200 TOP highlights in Berlin and Potsdam (e.g. for city tours, city walks, museums, attractions, stages, clubs, restaurants).
How much can I save?

The basic principle is: the more you see, the more you save!
And this is how a 48-hour Berlin WelcomeCard could save you money*:

  without a Berlin WelcomeCard with a Berlin WelcomeCard
48 hours ABC
3x VBB-day ticket for Berlin (fare zones Berlin ABC) € 14,80 for free
Stadtrundfahrt € 24,00 € 18,00
Stern und Kreisschifffahrt € 21,50 € 16,13
Chamäleon Theater € 37,00 € 27,72
Mauermuseum € 12,50 € 9,38
Dunkelrestaurant Nocti Vagus € 59,00 € 44,25
Summe € 168,80 € 115,48
Savings € 53,32

And this is how a 72-hour Berlin WelcomeCard could save you money*:

  without a Berlin WelcomeCard with a Berlin WelcomeCard
72 hours ABC
3x VBB-day ticket for Berlin (fare zones Berlin ABC) € 22,20 for free
Stadtrundfahrt € 24,00 € 18,00
The Story of Berlin € 12,00 € 9,00
Fat Tire Bike Tours € 26,00 € 19,50
Fesselballon am Checkpoint Charlie € 19,90 € 14,90
Dalí - Die Ausstellung € 12,50 € 9,35
Aquadom & Sea Life Berlin € 17,95 € 12,56
Wintergarten Varieté € 59,50 € 44,60
Jüdisches Museum € 8,00 € 6,00
Summe € 202,05 € 133,91
Savings € 68,14

And this is how a 5-day Berlin WelcomeCard could save you money*:

  without a Berlin WelcomeCard with a Berlin WelcomeCard
72 hours ABC
5x VBB-day tickets für Berlin (fare zones Berlin ABC) € 37,00 for free
Stadtrundfahrt € 24,00 € 18,00
Königliche Porzellan Manufaktur € 10,00 € 7,00
Stars in Concert € 47,00 € 35,25
Hertha BSC im Olympiastadion € 72,00 € 54,00
Deutsche Oper € 62,00 € 46,50
Mike's Sight Running Berlin € 25,00 € 18,75
Schloss Schönhausen € 6,00 € 4,50
Panoramapunkt am Potsdamer Platz € 9,50 € 7,00
Restaurant unsicht-Bar Berlin € 55,50 €41,62
Summe € 348,00 € 232,62
Savings € 115,38
How is the time of validity of the Berlin WelcomeCard 2016 calculated?
The Berlin WelcomeCard 2016 can be last purchased on 31.12.2016 before 23:59. The latest possible validation date will be 14.01.2017 before 23.59. This means that the Berlin WelcomeCard 2016 expires at the earliest on 16.01.2017 (48 hour ticket), on 17.01.2017 (72 hour ticket) or 18.01.2017 at midnight (5 day tickets). Berlin WelcomeCards 2016 can no longer be used from 15.01.2017.
For example: Berlin WelcomeCard 2016 – valid for 48 hours: if it is devaluated e.g. on 31.12.2016 at 20:00, the validity of the Berlin WelcomeCard subsequently runs out on 02.01.2017 at 20:00.
The ÖPNV (personal public transport) ticket has to be devalued in the travel ticket stamping machine before entering the vehicle. The reductions included in the guide are exclusively valid with your Berlin WelcomeCard ticket and only after its devaluation, for two or three days. Please note: The validity of the 5 day ticket ends on the fifth day at midnight.
Who falls under the “child” category?
With all versions of the Berlin WelcomeCard, an infinite number of children up to and including 6 years of age can travel for free. All 2016 ticket variants of the Berlin WelcomeCard allow an adult to bring any number of children up to 6 years of age and up to 3 children up to and including 14 years of age free of charge.
Which providers give discounts not only to adults, but also to children?
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Which areas are covered by the zones Berlin AB or Berlin ABC?
The zones A and B each comprise of the original city area, and the outer boundary of zone B is almost identical with the city border. Since April 2008, the Schönefeld Airport lies in fare zone C due to a tariff change of the transport companies. Thus, visitors of Berlin arriving from the Airport Berlin-Schönefeld require the Berlin WelcomeCard with fare zone ABC for unlimited use of the public transport services. The travel zone Berlin C stretches 10 to 15 km into the surrounding vicinity, measured from the city border. Season lines, special lines and journeys with the Deutsche Bahn are excluded.
You cannot extend your Berlin WelcomeCard AB by buying a ticket valid for the C zone.
Is a group reduction available with the Berlin WelcomeCard?
No, there are no group reductions.
Is there a price reduction of the Berlin WelcomeCard for children and students?
No, there are no reductions for children and students.
Can I obtain the Berlin WelcomeCard for a visit longer than 5 days?
The Berlin WelcomeCard is available in 48-hour, 72-hour, 4-day, 5-day and 6-day options.

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