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
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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).
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.
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Tours and transport
Potsdam: Sanssouci Palace Guided Tour from Berlin
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.
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