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Arriving and getting around in Berlin

Arrival by plane

Berlin Schönefeld Airport (SXF)
Berlin's Schönefeld airport is situated in the south-east of the city, around 18km from the City Ost district. The airport is linked to the city by the S45 and S9 suburban railway lines and various regional train services. The Schönefeld Airport Express runs to Schönefeld from Spandau via Zoologischer Garten, Hauptbahnhof and Ostbahnhof. The journey from Hauptbahnhof takes half an hour on the Airport Express service. In addition, the 171, 162, N46 and N60 buses stop directly outside the airport building, and the 163, 736, N46 and N60 buses stop at 'Flughafen Schönefeld' suburban railway station. From here, it's just a few minutes' walk to the terminal.

Berlin Tegel Airport (TXL)
Berlin's Tegel airport in the north-west of the city is just five kilometres from the City West district. The shortest routes from the airport to the underground network are via the 109 and 128 buses to Kurt-Schumacher-Platz (U6) or Jakob-Kaiser-Platz (U7) stations. There is also a bus service to the suburban railway and underground station at Jungfernheide (S4/U7). In addition to the regular bus services, the JetExpressBus TXL offers a particularly fast link to the city centre, e.g. to Hauptbahnhof. In addition, the Expressbus X9 takes you to the Zoologischer Garten station, stopping at just a few selected stations along the way.


The Star Alliance member airlines are pleased to be appointed as the Official Airline Network for the 2015 University-Industry Interaction Conference in Berlin, Germany.

To obtain the Star Alliance Conventions Plus discounts please visit Conventions Plus online booking tool - http://conventionsplusbookings.staralliance.com/trips/StarHome.aspx?meetingcode=LH25S15

Registered participants plus one accompanying person travelling to the event can qualify for a discount of up to 20%, depending on fare and class of travel booked.

The participating airlines for this event are: Adria Airways, Aegean Airlines, Air Canada, Air China, Air India, Air New Zealand, ANA, Asiana Airlines, Austrian Airlines, Avianca, Brussels Airlines, Copa Airlines, Croatia Airlines, EgyptAir, Ethiopian Airlines, EVA Airways, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airlines, Shenzhen Airlines, Singapore Airlines, South African Airways, SWISS, TAP Portugal, THAI, Turkish Airlines, United

Discounts are offered on most published business and economy class fares, excluding website/internet fares, senior and youth fares, group fares and Round the World fares.

When making your travel plans please present confirmation of your registration or proof of attendance for the 2015 University-Industry Interaction Conference.

Special procedures to be followed for travel to/from Japan. Discounts may be offered by the participating airlines on their own network. To obtain these discounts please contact the respective carriers’ booking office. Contact details can be found on www.staralliance.com/conventionsplus/delegates/ under “Conventions Plus Booking Contacts”. please quote the event code LH25S15 for ticket reservation

Arrival by public transport (Bus, Train and Metro)

Berlin hosts two major train stations, labelled Berlin Ostbahnhof and Berlin Haubtbahnhof. Both trainstations offer train connections on a local, regional, national and international level. The ICE trains take you through Germany within a few hours and to Amsterdam in 6. Visit  http://www.bahn.de for accurate train information and online ticket purchases.

Subway, Tram and Bus
Berlin has an extensive public transport network, varying from bus, tram to subway. The city is divided in three different pay zones for public transit. Zone A covers all areas within the S-Bahn circle line, while Zone B goes to Berlin’s city limits. Zone C covers Berlin’s nearby surrounding area (e.g. Schönefeld Airport, Potsdam, Oranienburg). Prices vary from €1,50 to €3,20 for single tickets for adults for zone A to the combination of zone ABC. Please find detailed bus, tram and subway maps below:

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Public Transport
  • Tram Friedrichstraße: S1 / S2 / S25 / S5 / S7 / S75 Airport Express
  • Metro Französische Straße: U6
  • Metro Stadtmitte: U2
  • Bus Unter den Linden / Friedrichstraße: TXL / 100 / 147 / 200

Distances to
  • Berlin Schönefeld Airport: 22 kilometres
  • Berlin Tegel Airport: 11 kilometres
  • Berlin Hauptbahnhof: 3 kilometres
  • Berlin Ostbahnhof: 4 kilometres


Berlin Taxi telephone numbers
You can reach a taxi service under any of the telephone numbers listed below:
  • Taxi Berlin: +49 30 20 20 20
  • Würfelfunk: +49 30 21 01 01
  • TaxiFunk Berlin: +49 30 44 33 22
  • Quality Taxi: +49 30 26 300 0
  • City-Funk Berlin: +49 30 21 02 02
  • Funk Taxi Berlin: +49 30 26 10 26
  • Talixo: +49 30 346 497 36

The basis fare is €3.40, while the kilometre fare is €1.79 per kilometre for the first 7 kilometres, and €1.28 for each kilometre above that.
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