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Getting to Berlin


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By rail, Berlin is located 5 hours north of Prague, 2.5 hours southeast of Hamburg, 4 hours northeast of Frankfurt and 7-10 hours from Amsterdam.

From the Airport

From mid-2008, Berlin will have just two airports, Tegel and Schönefeld.  Tempelhof is closing in 2008 and Tegel in 2011, when Schönefeld becomes the sole airport, which will be renamed BBI.  From Tegel take the bus 109 or x9 (express version) to Bahnhof Zoo or bus 128 to the U6: Kurt-Schumacher-Platz station. The cost is only 2.80 each way.  From Schönefeld take the S9 or S45 lines.

Bus & Rail

The incredibly comprehensive, reliable and rapid German national rail carrier is Deutsche Bahn (DB). The main station is Zoologischer Garten (Bahnhof Zoo), located in Charlottenburg at the intersection of Hardenbergstrasse and Joachim-staler Strasse (U2, 9: Zoologischer Garten). In the former East, station Ostbahnhof handles some major international and domestic routes. It is located in Friedrichshain but is only an S-Bahn station (see below). The main station is Zentraler Omnibus-bahnhof (ZOB) located in Charlottenburg. Take the U2 to Kaiserdamm.