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Flying to Berlin is often not only the fastest, but also the cheapest way of travelling. Berlin is well served by major international and local airlines. Prices for flights to Berlin are competitive, especially if booked well in advance. Currently Berlin has two international airports: Tegel (TXL) and Schoenefeld (SXF).

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.

Tegel, in Reinickendorf, is the current official international airport of Berlin. It is also the busiest and every year more than 11 million passengers fly through it . Tegel is easily accessible via public transport; just take buses.

Schoenefeld is situated south east of Berlin in Brandenburg and serves principally charter flights and low-cost carriers (like EasyJet, Germanwings and Ryanair). The cheap airlines in fact account for about 70% of Schonefeld's air traffic. You can get to Schoenefeld by train, the airport express, the overground and the buses. 

The new Willy Brandt Berlin Brandenburg Airport (BER for short) is currently being built in Berlin Schönefeld. In the future the entire air traffic of the region will be handled from the completely new airport, and the previous Berlin airports at Tegel and Schönefeld will be closed down.

The three largest airlines at Berlin's airports are airberlin, easyJet and the Deutsche Lufthansa.

More info on Berlin airports is available at

As of 2006, Berlin is the proud owner of a spanking new main train station,Berlin Hauptbahnhof. The realisation of the Hauptbahnhof project was a dream come true for the German Capital which can now boast the biggest train station in Europe, and probably the best looking too. It's vast latticed glass roof is a tourist attraction in itself and sure to impress any visitors arriving by rail. All major services start from one of Hauptbahnhof's fourteen platforms before heading on via some of Berlin's other prominent stations.

If you're travelling north to the likes of GdanskRiga or Vilnius expect to go via Berlin-Gesundbrunnen. Services to Vienna,Ljubljana and Bucharest meanwhile pass through S?dkreuz. Services to Hamburg and Amsterdam via Berlin-Spandau, and services to East European cities such as PragueCracow or Moscow go via Ostbahnhof.

More info is available at Berlin Hauptbahnhof

Berlin's Central Bus Station (Zentraler Omnibusbahnhof Berlin, or ZOB) is found on Messedamm in Charlottenburg just opposite the radio tower (Funkturm) and the International Congress Centre.

From here you can travel to all major destinations in Europe and Germany. Numerous connections to get into central Berlin from the ZOB. There are waiting halls, luggage lockers, toilets, parking, taxi stands, restaurants and car rental at the ZOB.

More info is available at Bus Station - Central Bus Station Berlin ZOB


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