Travel

Berlin is known for having a well established public transport system. Two international airports, as well as major train and coach stations, provide a good service to areas in and around Berlin.

TRAVELING BY PLANE

Berlin's two airports, Tegel (TXL) in the north-west and Schönefeld (SXF) in the south, are connected to many major cities in Europe and to world-wide destinations via connections at Frankfurt and Munich.

Flughafen Tegel
13405 Berlin, Germany
www.berlin-airport.de/en/travellers-txl/index.php

Flughafen Schönefeld
12521 Berlin, Germany
www.berlin-airport.de/en/travellers-sxf/index.php

AIRPORT TRANSFERS

Estimated taxi fares to the venue:

  • Airport Tegel: ca. 30 € (about 30 min)
  • Airport Schönefeld: ca. 40 € (about 45 min)

Estimate your individual taxi fare here.

Public Transport to the venue:

  • Airport Tegel: 2,80 € (about 30 min)
    • ticket for zone AB is required. 
  • Airport Schönefeld: 3,40 € (about 50 min)
    • important: a ticket for zone ABC is required because the airport is located in zone C.

Don't forget to stamp your tickets after buying them when you want to travel! For further information, please visit the official BVG website.

TRAVELING BY TRAIN

If you're traveling by train from Germany or neighboring European countries, Deutsche Bahn is often the fastest option. All trains are 100% powered by green energy. You can get tickets for specified dates as well as flexible ones. More information on Deutsche Bahn timetables and fares can be found at the official website.

TRAVELING BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT

National and international coaches arrive every day at the two major bus stations in Berlin: the central bus station at Funkturm, called ZOB Berlin, and the bus station at Berlin Ostbahnhof.

Arrival at Central Bus Station ZOB

The majority of national and international bus services to and from Berlin are handled by the Central Bus Station ZOB, the larger of the two international bus stations in Berlin. The ZOB is located in the district of Charlottenburg in the west of Berlin.

Arrival at Ostbahnhof Bus Station

The second major bus station is located at Ostbahnhof in the district of Friedrichshain, east of Alexanderplatz. From Ostbahnhof, Berlin's central station (Hauptbahnhof) can be reached within ten minutes by public transport.

Traveling in Berlin

Berlin has an excellent public transport network. You can get almost anywhere by using the U-Bahn (subway), S-Bahn (suburban railway), bus or tram. The inner city zone is classified as Berlin A/B.

Tickets can be purchased at ticket machines located on all platforms and at many bus and tram stops. Make sure to validate your ticket before boarding an U- or S-Bahn (yellow/red validating machines are located alongside ticket machines). Tram and bus tickets can also be validated and bought inside the vehicle.

Plan your route:

www.bvg.de

Routes and stations at a glance:

Underground, urban & regional rail network

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- your complete name
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