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Using German Rail Pass on Berlin S-Bahn

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Using German Rail Pass on Berlin S-Bahn
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My hotel is one S-Bahn stop from the main train station. If I get off at the train station, can I use the pass to take the S-Bahn on the same day? Do I have to show it to anyone to get pass the ticket area?

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1. Re: Using German Rail Pass on Berlin S-Bahn
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S-Bahn trains are covered by a German Rail Pass.

> Do I have to show it to anyone to get pass the ticket area?

Only on request by (plain clothed) ticket inspectors. There is no ticket area where the access is controlled. No turnstiles or so.

But note that other types of local public transport like U-Bahn, trams and buses are not covered by your rail pass.

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There used to be a limitation as to the Berlin S-bahns that was printed in the brochure that accompanied the German Railpasses. I just got my new German Railpass for my next trip and the section limiting the use of the railpass is gone. Someone came to their senses.

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OP wants to go to Friedrichstrasse which is anyway a proper railway station, not just a S-Bahn station. And to this station the German Rail Pass was also valid with the restrictions in the past.

OP - besides the S-Bahn trains you can also use regional trains to get to Friedrichstrasse station.

station map Friedrichstrasse

berliner-bahnhoefe.de/pic-lage/Friedrichstra…

area map Friedrichstrasse station

bvg.de/index.php/…1-1

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