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.

Getting in

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 in Frankfurt and Munich.

Flughafen Tegel
13405 Berlin, Germany
www.berlin-airport.de/TXL
 
Flughafen Schönefeld
12521 Berlin, Germany
www.berlin-airport.de/SFX


When flying in for Berlin Buzzwords, please consider offsetting the CO2-footprint of your flight using services like Atmosfair.

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: 2,90 € (about 30 min)
    • ticket for zone AB is required.
  • Airport Schönefeld: 3,60 € (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.

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.

 

Getting Around

Public Transport

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 as well as with the app Jelbi, that also includes other mobility offers. 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 using the website of Berlins public transport provider BVG, with their app FahrinfoPlus (iOS & Android) or with the popular Open Source app Öffi (Android). Find an overview of all routes and stations here [pdf].

Carsharing & Ridesharing

There are multiple services for carsharing in Berlin. With ShareNow you get a good selection of cars everywhere, but there are also MILES, WeShare and others. For ridesharing we recommend CleverShuttle or BerlKönig.

Bikesharing

Experience Berlin by bike with one of the numerous bike sharing services, like Nextbike or LIDL-Bike.

Electric Scooters

If peddling is not your thing but you still want to feel a fresh breeze while exploring the city? There are numerous e-scooter sharing services operating in Berlin. Find a good overview here. Please note that in Germany pavements and pedestrian zones are off-limits for electric scooters. Violations may result in a fine.

Alternatively there are also electrical mopeds, for example by Emmy.

Taxi

You can call a taxi via phone (+49 30 210101 or +49 30 443322) or app. If you just want to take short trip of 2km you can hail one on the street and tell the driver you would like a “short ride” or “Kurzstrecke”.

A greener and more relaxed alternative are bike taxis. You can call one by phone (+49 30 939 583 46 or +49 30 939 583 47) and also book sightseeing tours with them.

 

photos:
train – Sebasocc by sa 4.0
subway – TeaMeister – cc by 2.0