Accessible Travel to Berlin
Getting To Berlin by Plane
Tegel Airport is located on the northwest side of Berlin and is used by larger airlines including Lufthansa, British Airways, Continental, and Delta. It’s not a major hub like Frankfurt, Paris, and London, so it’s much smaller and more manageable.
To get from the airport into the center of town, it will cost you around €20 to take a taxi, or you can take one of the accessible (ramped) bus lines for around €2 per person.
The TXL bus line will get you to the former East Berlin, stopping at Unter den Linden and Alexanderplatz, in about 30 minutes. The X9 bus line will get you to the Zoo Station in the former West Berlin in about 20 minutes. There is no train or subway station at Tegel Airport.
Schönefeld is located southeast of town and is used by budget airlines such as EasyJet and Ryannair.
The best option is to take a taxi because the Schönefeld train station is about a 10 minute walk away from the airport. The train leaves every 30 minutes and takes 20 minutes to reach Alexanderplatz or 30 minutes to reach Zoo Station.
Templehof Airport was used before the fall of the Berlin Wall but is not used much any more.
Getting To Berlin by Train
Accessible travel to Berlin is also possible by taking a train to the Berlin Hauptbaunhof or one of the other train stations. Most trains arrive at the Berlin Hauptbahnhof train station which is located north of the Tiergarten park and Spree River.
The best areas for hotels are not near the train station so will need to get transportation to your hotel. There is a taxi stand outside the train station, or you can use the U-bahn (subway) and/or S-bahn (above ground train) to get to your hotel. See the page on Accessible Berlin Transportation for more information.
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