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Travelling to Berlin

Everything you need to know

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The best way for you to get to Berlin – by car, by train, by coach: you can get to Berlin easily and comfortably.

The airports and railway stations also have great connections to your destination. With its own railroad station below Terminal 1, the new Berlin Brandenburg Airport (BER) is directly connected to the rail network. Change directly to train or S-Bahn. Alternatively, you can use various car-sharing services throughout the city. You can also get to the capital quickly and safely from German ports by train or car: everything you need to know about arrival by boat.

Our tip: With the Bahnhit Berlin you can travel to Berlin at a low price: train ride and hotel are included.

Everything you need to know about travelling to Berlin

We've put together everything you need to know about getting to Berlin by train, by car or by coach in a handy little package. Order the city map to get a brief overview. This way, you’ll get your bearings in advance and will arrive in the German capital without any stress. We’ve also compiled all the necessary info for you if you’re the one driving the coach.

If you’re driving a car or a coach, please note: downtown Berlin is an environmental zone. This means you need to get your vehicle a sticker indicating its emissions rating.

Skyline of Berlin
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Berlin central station in the evening
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Berlin Central Station

Berlin Central Station is the central hub for all rail traffic in the capital. Here inter-city and regional trains connect with Berlin's local rail, underground, tram and bus network. S-Bahn lines S5, S7 and S75 link the Central Station with the east and west of the city. The U55 U-Bahn line connects the station to the government district and leads directly to the Brandenburg Gate.

The government district and the Reichstag: landmarks around the Central Station

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Berlin by public transportation

You want to get from the airport to the city or discover Berlin's sights by S-Bahn, U-Bahn, streetcar (tram) and bus. No problem. The public transport network is well developed throughout Berlin. Our video shows you how public transport works in Berlin. How to buy the right ticket and find your way around the subway network.

Also find info on fares, timetables and the zones in Berlin's public transport area. By the way: The new Berlin Brandenburg Airport BER is directly connected to the public transport network. You can take the S9 and S45 trains from Alexanderplatz or Südkreuz to Terminal 1-2 without changing trains. 

And of course we'll tell you the best routes for sightseeing by public transport, something with the new U5 subway line.

Tip: With the Berlin WelcomeCard you can travel for free on public transport and get discounts for Berlin highlights on top of that!

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