Berlin Airports and Transportation

How to get to and from Tegel and Schönefeld airports, and getting around Berlin on public transportation

Berlin airport

German low-cost airline with a hub at Berlin Tegel Airport

Tegel Airport

If you're flying into Berlin from within Germany or Western Europe, you'll land at Tegel Airport (TXL). It is connected twice hourly to the city's central Mitte district by the JetExpressBus TXL. If you're staying closer to the Charlottenburg or Wilmersdorf districts, use bus X9 or 109.

Schönefeld Airport

If you're coming from Eastern Europe, Asia, or Africa, you'll arrive at Schönefeld Airport (SXF). The AirportExpress train connects you to the center of the city, including the stations of Bahnhof Zoo, Alexanderplatz and Ostbahnhof.

Transfers from the Airports

If you don't wish to rely on public transportation and prefer the convenience of a transfer, here are your options:


Getting Around Berlin

The city's center is very compact, and walking is the best way to explore it. If you find yourself in the eastern sections of the city, you may also use one of the trams.
Berlin is also very bicycle friendly, with specifically marked bike lanes everywhere.
The U/S Bahn rail service is another useful option, with 10 U-Bahn and 13 S-Bahn lines. See the website to plan your routes:

Car Rental

To go elsewhere within Germany by car, check the cheapest rental rates:

Car Rentals

Berlin Map

Berlin City Break Travel Planner

  • Get a Room
  • Look for the right type of accommodation at the right place and at the right price for you:


  • Get the Tourist Card
  • Enjoy free transportation and reduced admission to many of the top attractions, and get a complimentary guidebook and map:

    Tourist Card

  • Plan Your Sightseeing
  • Hop on a sightseeing bus, go on a walking tour, a cruise or day trip:

    Tours & Activities