Transportation to Berlin’s Tegel and Schönefeld Airports:
There are two main airports in the city: Berlin Tegel (TXL), located in the northwest and Berlin Schoenefeld (SXF), located in the southeast. Both are international airports, but Schoenefeld mostly caters to charter flights and low-budget carriers like EasyJet and Ryanair.
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Berlin's integrated public transport system (known as the BVG) is the best way to get about.
Tegel - tariff zone B, requiring an AB ticket from Central Berlin/
Schönefeld - tariff zone C, requiring an ABC ticket from Central Berlin.
All regular tickets and passes are valid.
The most convenient way from Tegel Airport to central Berlin.
5 am to around midnight.
Two run from Tegel Airport.
X9 connects Flughafen Tegel with Zoologischer Garten Station, the heart of former West Berlin, in 20 minutes.
TXL runs from Flughafen Tegel to Prenzlauer Berg in 40 minutes.
Regular bus lines from Tegel Airport to Central Berlin:
Bus 109 connects Flughafen Tegel with Zoologischer Garten Station in 27 minutes. It has more stops than bus X9 – amongst others at the following S and U-Bahn train stations: Charlottenburg (17 minutes), Adenauerplatz (19 minutes), Uhlandstraße (23 minutes), and Kurfürstendamm (25 minutes).
Transportation from Schönefeld Airport (SXF) to Central Berlin Mitte:
Schönefeld Airport is currently less conveniently located than Tegel for users of public transportation to Central Berlin. Most foreign visitors will find the Airport Express or other S-Bahn trains the most convenient.
Trains from Schönefeld Airport to Berlin:
The Airport Express is the fastest and generally most convenient way to central Berlin. It is a special regional train (RE7 or RB14 but clearly marked as Airport Express) that runs every half hour from S-Bahn Station Flughafen Berlin-Schönefeld through central Berlin to Spandau in 45 minutes. En route, it stops at Ostbahnhof (17 minutes), Alexanderplatz (21 minutes), Friedrichstraße (24 minutes), Hauptbahnhof (28 minutes), and Zoologischer Garten (32 minutes). The Airport Express runs from around 5 am to 11 pm.
S-Bahn train S9 to Ostkreuz station and change there to either S3, or S7, or S75.
RB22 goes directly from Schönefeld to Potsdam hourly in just less than an hour.
Buses from Schönefeld Airport (SXF):
Buses 162 and 171 (and night bus N60) run from Flughafen Schönefeld via S-Bahn Station Flughafen Berlin-Schönefeld (3 minutes) to S-Bahn Station Adlershof in 19 minutes.
X7 is a JetExpressBus connecting Flughafen Schönefeld and U-Bahn station Rudow (U-Bahn line U7) in 7 minutes. Night bus N71 does the same route.
Expressbus-Linie SXF1 is a new fast, if somewhat expensive, express bus service to Südkreuz Station and may be of use to travelers going to southern parts of Berlin.
Taxis are readily available and parked right outside the arrivals hall of both airports.
Taxi Fares: Start at € 3.00 and € 1.58 per km; Short Ride (Kurzstrecke): a € 3,50 ride for up to 2 km drive if you hail the taxi from the street.