VBB Bus & Bahn: tickets&times

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About this app


Timetable information and route planner in one place
- The app chooses the best public transport route based on real-time traffic conditions
- The start page displays all connections of regional traffic, the S-Bahn, U-Bahn and tram as well as bus and ferry routes throughout Berlin and Brandenburg.
- Never be at the stop too early or too late or on the wrong platform again: Real-time departure times at stops with customisable views
- You can add connections/routes to your calendar or share with friends via SMS, e-mail, Twitter, WhatsApp or other messenger providers

Favourite destinations
- With just one click, you can switch between your favourite destinations with no need to re-enter them each time

Ticket purchase
Whatever ticket you need, you can purchase it immediately and easily in the app:
- short haul
- single fare tickets
- 4-trip tickets
- 24-hour tickets (for 1 person and for small groups)
- bicycle tickets for all of Berlin and Brandenburg
- tourist tickets (WelcomeCard, CityTourCard, Brandenburg-Berlin-Ticket)
- so-called “VBB-Umweltkarte” for Berlin zones AB

Ticket usage and payment
- The ticket can be used immediately after purchase
- Payment by PayPal, direct debit, credit card
- Payment by prepaid
- Use your VBB account in the “Handyticket Deutschland” app to buy tickets in other regions across Germany

- Travel with no barriers: Timetable information and route calculations now come with special search options for blind and visually impaired passengers
- The app is optimised for use with voice-over support
- Easier travel for passengers with wheelchairs, strollers, bicycles or luggage:
The app shows the best place to board the train with barrier-free access

Keeping track
- Your current journeys on all means of transport are animated and displayed LIVE in real time on a map – zoom into your surroundings and directly to your current location
- All route networks in the network area (Berlin and Brandenburg) are stored in the app
- In addition, all route networks are always up to date and can be used permanently offline after a single download

Ease of use
Easy to use thanks to access rights that are granted exclusively for this app.
- Contacts: Addresses from your contacts can be used in the start/destination search (e.g. search for a connection to your best friend Petra by typing in “Petra”)
- Calendar: Connections that you have already searched for and found can be added to your calendar as an appointment reminder
- Geolocation: For displaying the nearest stop/address, for searching for a connection or the boarding station/stop when using a ticket on your phone
- Photos and camera: In order to create individual destinations for route calculations, you can either take photos or select photos from your gallery.

Note: You can access the menu at any time by swiping from left to right!

Please help us to improve this app and send us suggestions and tips to info@VBB.de.

Note: In the previous Android version 4.7.3 of the VBB app Bus & Bahn, a connection to the open source web analytics platform Matomo takes place before this has been agreed to in the Cookie Consent Manager. This behaviour does not meet our data protection standards. We therefore recommend that you update your device to the current version 4.7.4 of this app.
Updated on
Feb 28, 2024

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
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No data collected
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Data is encrypted in transit
Data can’t be deleted

Ratings and reviews

10.9K reviews
A Google user
November 29, 2018
Live map is just terrible. I see on the map that bus is passing my stop but I do not see a real bus. But then I notice at the bottom of the app that there is "no warranty for accuracy of the information". Then why did you even implement this feature???🤯 The whole point of live map is to track real position of the transport!!! Just delete live map from the app and do not give this inaccurate information!
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HaCon Ingenieurges. mbH
January 16, 2019
Hallo, wir bekommen die Daten direkt von den Verkehrsunternehmen und setzen sie grafisch um. Infos auch unter https://www.vbb.de/fahrplan/fahrplanauskunft/vbb-livekarte. Wenn Sie Fehler finden, freuen wir uns über Feedback (Tag, Zeit, Linie, Richtung, Haltestelle) an info@vbb.de. Wir sehen uns das an und bemühen uns um Verbesserung. Danke. /rh
January 17, 2021
Monthly ticket only available for Berlin, which is completely useless if you don't live in Berlin. Allowed location, put in my home address, restarted the app a few times - still only Berlin. It also keeps bugging me that it wants to see my contacts, for whatever reasons. And when you want to save a location, you're forced to upload a picture for it.
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Jim Crafter
December 5, 2022
Found this App to be an excellent way of searching for routes and fares as well as buying tickets. It shows clearly how long your ticket is valid for (Berlin does it by time and zone rather than a specific journey) The tickets do not need to be validated and can be used on all public transport. I set my account up with PayPal as the payment method and it worked seamlessly. Tip. When setting your d.o.b. press hold the year on the calendar to scroll quickly back to your year of birth.
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What's new

- General minor fixes and improvements
- You can now name your own stop and address favourites (e.g. "home" or "work")