The best way for you to get to Berlin – by car, by train, by coach: you can get to Berlin easily and comfortably. The airports and railway stations also have great connections to your destination. We’ve put together some notes on what to keep in mind if you’re driving yourself.
Flying to Berlin is often not only the fastest, but also the cheapest way of travelling. You can also enjoy the exceptional view across the city from the sky. One of the first things you are likely to spot is the TV tower welcoming the air passengers from far away. 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. The largest airlines at Berlin’s airports are easyJet and the Deutsche Lufthansa.
Berlin offers two airports which both are accessable with the public transport system very easily.
Schönefeld Airport (SXF)
Adress: 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) Adress: 13405 Berlin (Reinickendorf) +49 180-500 01 86 (0,14 €/Min.) N X9, 109, 128, Shuttle: Jet Express TXL
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.
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.
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.
The new rule for the second stage of Berlin’s environmental zone includes a driving ban within Berlin’s S-Bahn ring for vehicles with yellow stickers. German coaches need a green sticker to be allowed in Berlin’s city centre. Foreign coaches are not affected by this rule and can continue to drive with a yellow sticker in the city centre.
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.
In the city centre are many parking zones where you have to buy a ticket.
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.
Parking is available directly in front of the location in limited number, which are not to reserve. Right next door is the underground car park of the hotel nhow Berlin.