General Information

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Arrival by Airplane

Flying to Berlin is often not only the fastest, but also the cheapest way of travelling. Both Tegel and Schönefeld Airport can be easily and quickly reached from the city's centre, and are optimally integrated into the airlines' national and international route network.

Airports
Berlin offers two airports which both are accessable with the public transport system very easly.
Schönefeld is situated in the southeast of Berlin, approximately 18 km from the city centre. The airport is connected with the city centre by the S-Bahn (suburban train) lines S49 and S9 as well as with several AirportExpress trains that run from/to Hauptbahnhof, Zoologischer Garten, Friedrichstraße, Alexanderplatz and Ostbahnhof every half an hour. S45 and S9 need about 45 minutes for the trip to the centre, the trains take 15 min (from/to Ostbahnhof) to 30 min (from/to Hauptbahnhof), 35 min (from/to Zoologischer Garten). All trains and the S-Bahn stop at the station "Flughafen Berlin-Schönefeld".

Schönefeld Airport (SXF)
12521 Berlin (Schönefeld)
+49 180-500 01 86 (0,14 € /Min.)
Fernbahn/IC-Anschluss ca. 300 m/5 Min.
S Flughafen Berlin-Schönefeld
N X7, 162, 163, 171, 736

Tegel is situated in the northwest of Berlin, approximately 8 km from the city-centre. You can reach the western city centre from the airport conveniently within 15 minutes.
Apart from the buses 109 and 128 the JetExpressBus TXL connects the airport to the main train station Hauptbahnhof. The Expressbus X9 leaves from the train station Zoologischer Garten. The Expressbuses stop only at the main bus stops and are therefore a quick connection.

Tegel Airport (TXL)
13405 Berlin (Reinickendorf)
+49 180-500 01 86 (0,14 €/Min.)
N X9, 109, 128, Jet Express TXL

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Arrival by train

You can reach Berlin from all directions by using the fast InterCityExpress-, InterCity-, EuroCity- and InterRegio Trains. The new central station Berlin Hauptbahnhof in the heart of Berlin was opened in 2006 and a new concept for the railways and stations in Berlin was installed. All train stations are well connected to the public transport system.
Tickets of German Railways
Book your rail ticket to Berlin online and take advantage of the special rates of German Railways (Deutsche Bahn). Book your ticket!

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Arrival by car

It is easy and comfortable to go to Berlin by car. The city has a good connection to the motorway, there a several big streets going to the centre and enough spots for parking in the inner city.
Berlin’s Environmental Zone
Please note that you need an environmental badge for you car because the centre of Berlin is a environmental zone. Berlin’s city centre has had a designated environmental zone in which only vehicles that meet certain emission standards are allowed to be driven. Vehicles that are used in the environmental zone must have a sticker that identifies its pollutant group.

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Car parks

There are plenty of multi-storey car parks available in all of Berlin’s districts, where you can park cheaply and quickly get to your sightseeing destination.

Parking zones
In the city centre are many parking zones where you have to buy a ticket.

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Car-sharing and rental car!

Berlin has a good network of car-sharing operators - your choice for excursions around the city. For long term stays, choose your rental car here - easy, fast and on good terms. In cooperation with mietwagenmarkt.de you can compare different agencies and prices and reserve your desired car directly online.

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Transportation from airports to venue

Taxi fares
From Tegel airport: ca. 21 €
From Schönefeld airport: ca. 40 €
From Berlin main station: ca.   9 €

 

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Busses and trams
From Tegel airport: Bus X9 to "Bahnhof Zoo", from there take bus 200 to stop
"Philharmonie" (approx. 30-40 minutes)
From Schönefeld airport: By rail to stop main station, from there take bus M85 to stop
"Kulturforum" (approx. 45-60 minutes)
From Berlin main station: Bus M85 direction "S Lichterfelde Süd" (Exit "Europaplatz")
to stop "Kulturforum"