Frequently asked questions
What's the quickest way to reach Berlin city centre?
By regional trains RE7 and RB14 (Airport Express) – an approx. 30-minute ride from the city centre, e.g. Berlin-Alexanderplatz, Berlin-Hauptbahnhof or Berlin-Zoologischer Garten. You can also take the S-Bahn (S9) and change at Ostkreuz.
How long does it take from the airport to Berlin city centre?
It takes 30 minutes from the airport to Alexanderplatz and 45 minutes from the airport to Zoologischer Garten with the Airport Express. City Centre East can be reached by S-Bahn in approx. 45 minutes.
Which tariff zone applies and how much is a ticket from the Berlin Schönefeld Airport to Berlin city centre?
The airport is in Zone C. A single ticket valid for Zone ABC is required to travel from Schönefeld into the city (e.g. Berlin-Alexanderplatz, Berlin-Hauptbahnhof or Berlin-Zoologischer Garten). This costs €3.20 for adults and €2.30 for children aged 6–14.
Where can I buy tickets?
Tickets can be purchased from one of the machines in Terminal A, the railway station or on the platform. Please remember to validate your ticket before travelling. Please note that tickets cannot be purchased on the train. VBB tickets are not valid for long-distance travel.
Can I use a single ticket for further travel in the city?
No, a single ticket is valid for a maximum of two hours and entitles you to travel with any number of changes towards your destination via the usual travel route or one necessitated by network alterations.
If you plan to continue travelling around the city on public transport, we recommend buying a day ticket or a group ticket.
Is there a tourist ticket?
Visitors to Berlin can purchase the Berlin CityTourCard or the Berlin WelcomeCard. These are valid for different periods of time. In addition to free travel on public transport, the cards give you discounts on various cultural highlights and sightseeing attractions.
How long does it take to walk from the railway station to the terminal?
The terminal is just a five-minute walk from the railway station via a covered walkway.