Berlin, Berlin, we’re going to Berlin
The best way for you to get to Berlin – by car, by train, by coach: you can get to Berlin easily and comfortably.
Here you can find the official entry regulations of the Berlin Senate Chancellery.
What do I have to know when traveling to Berlin from another country?
- Currently, all travelers must complete a digital registration before entering the country by air and/or from another country.
- You must also be tested before departure. The same applies to entry from foreign risk areas. The test must meet the criteria of the Robert Koch Institute
- Fully vaccinated and recovered persons can alternatively deposit a proof of vaccination or recovery in the entry portal.
- On the information pages of the Berlin Senate Chancellery you will find an overview of the current entry regulations on domestic quarantine, as well as reporting and testing obligations.
- You can check whether you also have to provide negative Corona-test when traveling by bus or train from other European countries on Re-open EU, the official website of the European Union.
- The Ordinance on Coronavirus Entry Regulations (CoronaEinreiseV) apply uniformly throughout Germany.
- Here you will find all the important information on how to get to Berlin.
Covid-19 test facilities - Book your test online in advance here
Test facility at the BER airport
Book your test with Medicare at THE Airport here
Central test facility in Berlin
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.
BER: Berlin Brandenburg AirportAs the most modern international hub in Europe, the new Berlin Brandenburg Airport (BER) connects the capital to all central transport corridors in Europe.
Berlin Central StationBerlin 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
Berlin Spandau Station
In this railway station in the district of Spandau the intercity express from and to Hamburg / Hannover stops. The railway station is towards of the Alstadt Spandau with its attractive pelican crossing.
Berlin Südkreuz Station
After three years of reconstruction the new station Südkreuz, formerly Papestraße, was opened at May, 28. It is a very important link for the traffic in North-South direction.
Berlin OstbahnhofBerlin’s Ostbahnhof railway station is one of the city’s key contact points: Everyday 100,000 travellers and visitors use the station in Friedrichshain with over 100 long-distance and over 200 local trains stopping here.
Berlin Gesundbrunnen Station
This station is located in the northern city and will play an important role for the train traffic direction north.
Berlin Central Coach StationThe Berlin Central Coach Station (ZOB) exclusively serves long-distance coach transport.
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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