Getting There


All major European national carriers, plus Germany’s own carrier airline Lufthansa and Air Berlin fly direct to Berlin.

Those flying from overseas will most probably need to change airlines in Europe.

Budget airlines Ryanair and Easyjet have direct flights from London to Berlin. Another budget airline, Germania Express has direct flights from Moscow, St Petersburg and other European cities.

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.

In some instances it may be cheaper to travel overland than to fly. See Rail Europe for train info and Eurolines for bus info. 


Getting Around

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

The Circus Hostel

A home away from home for backpackers and independent travellers, right in the heart of Berlin.