Welcome to Berlin - Airports & transfers
It is the airport of former West-Berlin and, as for now, the biggest of the city. Transport: Tegel is connected to many point of the city centre by several normal bus lines as well as express bus lines (TXL – X9 – 109 – 128). In the airport terminal, there is a service counter of the Berlin transport company BVG where travellers get further information. If you take a taxi to the city centre its costs about € 25.
The Tegel Airport : www.berlin-airport.de
Ask us if you want a combination of transfer and city sightseeing tour with bus. We will pick you up.
Airport schönefeldThis airport, situated just outside Berlin in South Eastern direction, was the East Berlin airport and today also is the preferred basis of budget airlines. Berlin and Brandenburg have long since been planning to transform it into a mega-airport and finally the project is on the way, works having begun in summer 2006, The opening is planned for the end of 2020. Transport: S-Bahn (city train) takes you immediately to the city centre. S9 goes to Mitte and Zoo station, S45 to the Southern districts. Often, you have to change trains at Schöneweide or Ostkreuz station for other Berlin districts. German railway DB regional trains also stop at Schönefeld. For a taxi to the centre you can count on 40 €.
Airport Schönefeld : www.berlin-airport.de
Former Tempelhof AirportThe oldest airport of Berlin. The building dates from the times of Third Reich and still is the second biggest structure worldwide, after the Pentagon in Washington/U.S. During 1948 and ′49 when the Soviet army cut off West-Berlin by their blockade, it was the main airport of the air lift. As it lies only a few miles from the city centre, for a long time there have been plans to close it down. But the airport is still being used, especially by minor companies and for private jets.
The future airport (end of 2020) : www.berlin-airport.de/en/ber
Travelling by trainThe railway is a good alternative to air planes, not only because you can enjoy the view of the lovely German countryside while travelling. German and foreign railway companies regularly offer train tickets at special conditions and at interesting package prices. The major stations are Hauptbahnhof (central), Ostbahnhof Spandau and Südkreuz.
Weblinks - Aviation• www.lufthansa.com
Weblinks - By train• www.bahn.de
• Berlin central station