Those flying from overseas will most probably need to change airlines in Europe.
Note: Berlin has two airports, Tegel which is 8km northwest of the city, and Schönefeld, 22 km southeast of the city which handles most budget airlines.
Train & Bus
As with most European cities Berlin is well served by rail and bus links from neighbouring countries.
Berlin’s Public Transport System (actually an interlinking network of U-Bahn, S-Bahn, metro, buses, trams and ferries) is one of the most efficient, comprehensive around, allowing you to reach every corner of the city with little trouble. It’s cheap too.
A useful tip is to catch either the 100 or 200 bus from Zoo Bahnhof to the other side of town — both these bus routes go past most of the major city sights making them ideal for sightseeing.
Where to stay
A home away from home for backpackers and independent travellers, right in the heart of Berlin.