Travel options in Berlin

Withlocals experiences in Berlin are

100% With locals

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The Withlocals host you book is the
host that welcomes you.

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a 100% taste of the city

From city highlights to hidden gems.
From food essentials to home dinners.
Our hosts share it with you.

To drive or not to drive?

Do you need a rental car to travel in Berlin? Well, many Berliners manage to live in the city perfectly well without a car, so unless you’re going to be traveling out of the city to smaller country villages you likely also won’t need a car.

Private driver in Berlin If you do want to see the city by car and to enjoy some of its surroundings then pick a local private driver who knows how to skip traffic jams and bring you to the best places out there. He can also help you with your itinerary and some tips and tricks about the city.

Cycle or scooter hire in Berlin - One way to avoid crowds and parking issues is hiring a bike or a scooter to navigate the urban area. You’ll find rental outlets scattered throughout the city. Generally Berlin travel via bike is very easy as the city is cycle friendly with excellent cycle lanes.

Public transport in Berlin
The public transportation infrastructure is fantastic for your travel in Berlin, and you’ll find that wherever you stay you’re well served by trains, trams

and buses. You can use the same tickets all of them and often for ferries as well. Just make sure you have the right ticket with you, so you won’t get a fine. You need to validate all tickets for travel in Berlin using a stamp machine which are usually at the entrance to stations and also on all public transport. Getting a local guide to show you around the city can be a really quick way to get up to speed on travel in Berlin, they can show you all the local secrets and how to get faster to each place.

Top highlight tours in Berlin

Highlights and Culture of Berlin

from

€37.50 p.p.

WWII Past & Present Tour

NEW! WITHLOCALS ORIGINALS

from

€32.00 p.p.

Urban Jungle: The Alternative Side

NEW! WITHLOCALS ORIGINALS

from

€30.29 p.p.

Out of Berlin

For traveling to other German cities (and foreign ones) Deutsche Bahn (DB, or GermanRail) is the long haul train service and it is used by 4.5 million passengers each day. You can buy first class seating, but the trains are all modern and clean and regular seating is just fine. If you’re traveling in Germany some distance to a popular destination it’s recommended to pay a little extra for a reserved seat.

Another option is of course the private driver mentioned above, who can make sure you’ll have the perfect personalized experience and get to all the places you want to. They’ll show you all the best spots and tell you more about the awesome things to do in Berlin.

This is what guests are saying about our hosts

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Mike Martin
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Berlin Metro Tour

Martin’s subway tour was a real highlight of my trip to Berlin. I’d taken his Alternative Berlin on my last trip and jumped at the chance to hear more of his stories. 2 friends of mine joined along and we had a great time. Martin has a treasure trove of stories and insight into life in this amazing city. A trip here wouldn’t be the same without having him show me around. There are so many layers in Berlin. He does a fantastic job of providing historical and cultural context. Ask him about the byob wine garden! It’s a must see/do. Thanks!!

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Cynthia Sizwe
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Berlin History Tour With A Local

Our walking tour with Sizwe was superb...really a great way to get a comprehensive overview of the main historical sites from WWII. We saw so much in such a short period of time. Sizwe has a knack for how he delivers his overview while walking you through the sites.....without revealing too much before you get there...which adds to the impact. He was quick to respond via text before as we were coordinating the tour and he met us at our hotel on time. He took time to chat with us to gauge our level of knowledge and interests before we left for the tour. He then took us to our nearest train station, helped us buy our day passes, and then we travelled to the start of our tour. On top of the tour he gave us good general advice on where to go on our own (eg Museum Island and east side gallery). Plus he is a super nice and interesting guy. Would definitely recommend him. Sizwe we will see you in Porto some day! Cynthia & Minna

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Nicole Sizwe
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Berlin History Tour With A Local

Sizwe was personable and knowledgeable. He was flexible and adapted the tour to our interests. Great way to learn about Berlin.