Arrival by Air

Berlin can be reached by commercial aviation through the international airports Tegel (TXL) and Schönefeld (SXF).

It takes about 45 Minutes by Taxi from both Airports Schönefeld and Tegel to the BCC.

Tegel Airport (TXL)

By bus only:

From Berlin Tegel Airport
To Berlin Alexanderplatz
By Bus Service “TXL”
Duration 37 mins

Take the bus TXL unto S+U Alexanderplatz Bhf/Memhardstraße. The ride should take 37 mins. There is a short cut, changing to S-Bahn at S+U Hauptbahnhof. Go to the main entrance and then upstairs to the platform with two S-Bahn tracks. Face to the long distance tracks and you find the right direction.

You need a ticket AB and be prepared for a short walk over the Alexanderplatz.

Airport Schönefeld (SXF)

Airport Schönefeld has a direct connection to Alexanderplatz by regional trains RE7 or RB14. There is a 6 minute walk from the terminal building to the train station. You can buy the ticket at yellow ticket vending machine at the airport terminal and validate it on platform of the regional train. In the bus, the driver sells also single tickets, but they take only Euro cash in small notes.

Tip: Change the amount of cash withdrawal of an ATM to a value ending on ’5′ to get at least one 5 EUR note for the bus ticket.

Since Schönefeld is in Zone C you must purchase an ABC-zone Ticket (“Berlin ABC”), and you must validate it before travel!

There is a bus connection (X7, 171) to underground station Rudow at line U7. The entrance to the station is near the bus stop. From there you can ride with every train (direction Rathaus Spandau or Rohrdamm) to Hermannplatz and change there to U8 (direction Wittenau or Osloer Str). The interchange between the platforms is nearly in the middle of the U7 platform.

There is also a connection via Ostkreuz which means you have to walk to the S-Bahn station and change at Ostkreuz, where you have to walk also 2 minutes.

From Berlin Schönefeld Airport
To Berlin Alexanderplatz
By RE7 or RB14
Duration 21 mins (+6 min walk)

There are alternative connections by underground line U7 that take significantly longer. However, the U7 is one of Europe’s longest underground lines spanning 38.1 km (19.8 mi).