Berlin is a short flight away from most European cities.
Berlin’s two airports Tegel and Schönefeld, can be easily reached from the city’s centre, and are optimally integrated into the airlines’ national and international route networks. Over 21,640 national and international flights arrive and leave the two airports daily.
It is easy and comfortable to go to Berlin by car. The city has a good connection to the motorway and there a several big streets going to the centre and enough spots for parking in the inner city. Please note that you need an environmental badge for your car because the centre of Berlin is an environmental zone.
Coaches are a popular form of transport for people visiting Berlin. With a number of coach stations all over the city, you can head straight to your desired location. National and international coach services to Berlin arrive and depart at the central bus station in the Charlottenburg district.
You can reach Berlin from all directions by using the fast InterCityExpress, InterCity, EuroCity and InterRegio trains. All train stations are well connected to the public transport system.
At Berlin airports you should pay particular attention to only take a taxi from one of the taxi ranks indicated, to avoid the possibility of getting tricked by a false taxi driver. Genuine taxis can also be recognised by their Berlin number plates plus the concession number located on the rear window. A word of warning here: concession numbers higher than 8,000 do not exist in Berlin!
The basic fare is €3.90, while the kilometre fare is €2.00 per kilometre for the first 7 kilometres, and €1.50 for each kilometre above that.