Travel and getting to Berlin
Local Transport overview
Berlin can be reached by air, train and road. Its two major airports are Tegel International Airport and Schönefeld Airport, which between them draw in thousands of passengers from several international destinations on a daily basis. Tegel International Airport in Reinickendorf is Berlin’s main airport and currently handles most of the flights to and from the capital.
Buses to Berlin
Berlin has many bus networks that ply buses to and from the region on a regular basis. Those visitors opting to use the bus services will arrive at the Zentraler Omnibusbahnhof (ZOB) in Charlottenburg, which is the main bus station in the city and is connected to over 350 different European destinations. The ZOB is well equipped with are waiting rooms, luggage lockers, extensive parking facilities, restaurants and a car rental zone for visitors to make use of.
Driving to Berlin
Tourists can also drive into Berlin should they fancy a long road trip. All visitors driving into Berlin will enter the region via the Berliner Ring, the Autobahn (A10). This roadway circles the city and connects it to international highways. Once tourists reach the A10, they can follow the road signs and get on to other autobahns such as the A113 which will take you to Dresden and Cottbus, the A111 to get to Hamburg and Rostock, and the A115 if you want to head to Hannover and Leipzig.
Railway and trains to Berlin
Berlin is also well connected to the rest of Europe via a network of railway lines and roadways. Berlin is host to the Hauptbahnhof, one of the largest train stations in all of Europe, and as a result the train service is by far the most popular means of getting to Berlin. Visitors can use the rail network to get to Berlin from places like Amsterdam, Prague, Cracow, Moscow, Vienna, Paris and Zurich.