Transportation to and from Berlin Tegel Airport


What is the distance from Berlin Tegel Airport to the centre of Berlin?

The distance between the airport and centre of Berlin is 12 kilometres / 7.5 miles. By car it takes at least 20 minutes to cover the distance.

From TXL Airport to Berlin City centre by Car
12 km
20 min

Public transport

TIP: The Berlin City Pass is a great value, including skip-the-line entrance to the city’s most famous attractions (Reichstag building and TV Tower), Hop-On Hop-Off bus tickets, airport transfers and free public transport for 48 hours or 72 hours.

Bus to Berlin

Berlin Tegel Airport is not directly linked to the railway system, hence the bus is the only option for travelling to Berlin’s city centre by public transportation. The fastest alternative is JetExpressBus TXL of the Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG), which departs 7 days a week every 6 to 10 minutes from the airport and out of the city. This bus service runs from the airport via Berlin Hauptbahnhof to bus stop Robert-Koch-Platz in Berlin. Travel time to Berlin Hauptbahnhof is 25 minutes. S Beusselstraße after 10 minutes is the first transfer option to the S-Bahn, U Turmstraße after 18 minutes is the first transfer option to the U-Bahn (metro line U9).

Bus tickets
The price of a ticket is € 2.80 for adults and € 1.70 for children from 6 up to 14 years (Einzelfahrschein, Berlin AB), children up to 5 years can travel for free in Berlin. Tickets are valid for 120 minutes on all modes of public transport. It gives you the opportunity to get off at Berlin Hauptbahnhof and travel further to your final destination by S-Bahn or U-Bahn, such as Alexanderplatz in the city centre. The bus stops at the airport are located directly in front of the terminals A and B. Please consult website and timetable JetExpressBus TXL for more information.

Top 5 sights in Berlin

1. Berlin Wall – free to visit!
2. Reichstag, including plenary hall and glass dome
3. Museuminsel: skip-the-line tickets Pergamon Museum and Neues Museum
4. Berliner Fernsehturm Fast View Ticket
5. Trabi Safari: Drive through Berlin in a Trabant DDR car

Bus and train to Potsdam

A transfer is necessary for those who want to travel to the capital of Brandenburg by public transportation. First you will have to take JetExpressBus X9 or bus 109 from Berlin Tegel Airport to the final stop Berlin Zoologischer Garten railway station (S+U Bahnhof). The second step is the train or S-Bahn S7 from the railway station to Potsdam, the station of Berlin Zoologischer Garten is located in the west of Berlin’s city centre. The journey time including a transfer is about one hour.

The price of a ticket for a one-way journey is relatively inexpensive, namely € 3.40 for adults and € 2.50 for children from 6 up to 14 years (Einzelfahrschein, Berlin ABC). Tickets can be purchased from the bus driver and ticket vending machines. The buses run every 10 to 20 minutes between the airport and Zoologischer Garten, furthermore trains run regularly. Please consult website BVG and website Deutsche Bahn for more information.


Berlin Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour: 24 or 48-Hour Ticket

€ 26

Discover Berlin’s many points of interest on an open-top double-decker bus. Discover the German capital. See the Brandenburg Gate, Checkpoint Charlie, Alexanderplatz, and much more!

Berlin: Tickets to the Computer Games Museum

€ 9

Discover 60 years of computer gaming history with more than 300 exhibits at the Computer Games Museum in Berlin. Learn interesting facts about the development of computer games, and try out numerous games and arcade machines.

Berlin WelcomeCard: Discounts & Transport Berlin Zones (ABC)

€ 28

Explore Berlin with a 48-hour, 72-hour, 4-day, 5-day, or 6-day Berlin WelcomeCard. Ride public transport in the ABC zones, including Schönefeld Airport, receive discounts of up to 50% with over 200 partners, and benefit from the pocket travel guide.


Berlin Sights and Highlights Bike Tour

€ 26

Enjoy an exciting journey through the history of Berlin by bike and discover the most famous sights in the city. On this 3.5-hour bike tour you ride through Prenzlauer Berg, past Museum Island, along the Berlin Wall, and to the Government District.

Walking Tour in German: Gov. District & Reichstag with Dome

€ 15

Enjoy a guided tour of the parliament quarter in Berlin in German and learn more about the troubled and eventful history of the capital.

Berlin: 3.5-Hour Spree & Landwehrkanal Boat Tour

€ 24

Discover the Berlin skyline from the water and see more than 40 bridges over the Landwehr Canal and river Spree. On this 4-hour boat tour, admire the diverse architecture of the city and see the Museum Island and Potsdamer Platz.

Tours and transport

From Berlin: Sachsenhausen Memorial Walking Tour

€ 18

Step inside Sachsenhausen Memorial and learn of the site’s terrible history and see poignant memorials, such as the killing center and gallows.

Potsdam: Sanssouci Palace Guided Tour from Berlin

€ 41

Experience the unique gardens and majestic architecture of the Sanssouci Park on this tour of Potsdam. Explore the sights of the former Prussian royal city before admiring Sanssouci's magnificent and imposing palace, as well as the beautiful Peace Church.

Berlin: Brandenburg Gate and Reichstag Dome

€ 24.50

Skip the lines and head to the famous glass dome of Berlin's Reichstag without delay. Enjoy sweeping views of the entire city from the rooftop. Hear fascinating stories about Berlin's colorful past and see some of the city’s most important sites.


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