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Arrival by Airplane

Flying to Berlin is often not only the fastest, but also the cheapest way of travelling. 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. The three largest airlines at Berlin's airports are airberlin, easyJet and the Deutsche Lufthansa.

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Airports

Berlin offers two airports which both are accessable with the public transport system very easly. Schönefeld is situated in the southeast of Berlin, approximately 18 km from the city centre. The airport is connected with the city centre by the S-Bahn (suburban train) lines S49 and S9 as well as with several AirportExpress trains that run from/to Hauptbahnhof, Zoologischer Garten, Friedrichstraße, Alexanderplatz and Ostbahnhof every half an hour. S45 and S9 need about 45 minutes for the trip to the centre, the trains take 15 min (from/to Ostbahnhof) to 30 min (from/to Hauptbahnhof), 35 min (from/to Zoologischer Garten). All trains and the S-Bahn stop at the station "Flughafen Berlin-Schönefeld".

Schönefeld Airport (SXF)

Adress: 12521 Berlin (Schönefeld) +49 180-500 01 86 (0,14 € /Min.) Fernbahn/IC-Anschluss ca. 300 m/5 Min. S Flughafen Berlin-Schönefeld N X7, 162, 163, 171, 736 Tegel is situated in the northwest of Berlin, approximately 8 km from the city-centre. You can reach the western city centre from the airport conveniently within 15 minutes. Apart from the buses 109 and 128 the JetExpressBus TXL connects the airport to the main train station Hauptbahnhof. The Expressbus X9 leaves from the train station Zoologischer Garten. The Expressbuses stop only at the main bus stops and are therefore a quick connection.

Tegel Airport (TXL) Adress: 13405 Berlin (Reinickendorf) +49 180-500 01 86 (0,14 €/Min.) N X9, 109, 128, Shuttle: Jet Express TXL

Further information www.berlin-airport.de How to get to the inner city of Berlin? In our video we explain the best way to find the fastest way to the city from Tegel airport TXL.

 

Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg

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.

 

Travel climate conscious to Berlin

Who doesn’t know the situation – should I take the train or the plane for a short trip to Berlin? For most people, train is not an option as it requires too much time or in some cases is not even a possibility. Offsetting has become popular in the recent years. The principle is easy: Some greenhouse gases are difficult to avoid. Through offsetting, you can pay voluntary climate fees, financing emission saving projects that save the same amount of emissions elsewhere. But there are questions concerning offsetting: do the projects really help? What percentage of the money goes to the project? And how can we make sure that offsetting has a positive impact on the environment in the long run? atmosfair has been established as a spin off from a research project of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, in order to set high standards, making offsetting a trustworthy contribution towards climate protection.

atmosfair invests your climate contribution in renewable energy and energy efficiency projects in developing countries. Your contribution for example enables the construction of a small hydro power unit in Honduras, provides Nigerians with efficient fuel wood stoves and people in India with solar lamps. All atmosfair projects undergo the approval procedure of the Clean Development Mechanism of the United Nations, which requires competent and liable auditors. In addition the projects have to meet the Gold Standard of the international environmental NGOs, such as the WWF. The Gold Standard applies strict criteria to the project technology and requires a benefit for local people and the local environment.

 

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