Summary

Berlin Schoenefeld Airport (SXF) is about 23km from the central train station (Hauptbanhof) in the centre of Berlin.

Logistics

Train For getting to the centre of Berlin there are 2 choices;

  1. S9 or S45 S-bahn city trains will take you to the outter ring of s-bahn trains that circle the outskirts of Berlin. You will need to change at Ostkreuz from the S9 to the S5 or S7 to take you onto Alexanderplatz and the central train station (Hauptbanhof) in the centre for example They stop at other stations in the centre too. About 45 minutes (S-bahn trains run more frequently than the RE train below
  2. RE (regional trains). Take the R7 or RE14. About 35 minutes. Will stop at Ostbanhof, Alexanderlatz, Hackesher Markt, Hauptbanhhof, Zoologischer Garten

*REMEMBER* If travelling by public transport back to Schoenefeld you will need a ticket to take you to zone-C

For up to date public transport connections and ticketing explanations see the excellent BVG website

Coach/Bus: There are a number of bus options to the centre of Frankfurt and other areas beyond Frankfurt. For up to date public transport connections and ticketing explanations see the excellent RMV website. We recommend using this for planning travel by bus from the airport

Taxi: Taxis can be collected from outside the terminal. About 40 euros to the centre of Berlin (‘Mitte’) and 30 minutes.

Car Hire: Enterprise, Europcar, Sixt (Terminal-1 only). Other options also exist and you can compare rental prices.

Stay

  • Motel One. Very nice hotel chain in the mid-range with a number of hotels throughout Berlin. There is also one in hipster Kruezberg. Loads of eateries and bars immediately outside on Oranienstrasse. Use the U-bahn or 15 minutes walk to Alexanderplatz.

  • Mövenpick Hotel Frankfurt City. Next to the Messeturm. Very easy to to from the central train station ‘Hauptbanhof’.

  • Comfort Hotel. In the centre. Towards the cheap end for cost. Loads of eateries immediately outside so you will not be stuck for something to eat

Eat

Eat in the hotel, or if you fancy venturing out:

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