Berlin Airport – General Information
Berlin - Schoenefeld is an international аirport, located in Schoenefeld in Brandenburg on the Southern border of Berlin. It is often referred to as the "holiday airport" due to the large number of charter flights. In the past, Schönefeld was the main airport for East Germany and the only that served East Berlin. A spectacular reconstruction of the airport was planned for 2011, which will become Berlin - Brandenburg International Airport. The other two airports Tegel and Tempelhof will be closed due to the pollution which is caused on the Berliners. In 2006, the airport served over 6 million passengers, and after the reconstruction, Schoenefeld will be able to serve over 25 million passengers a year.
Transportation to the City
From the highway, turn on the main A100 road V179 (exit Britzer Damm) towards Rudow. In Schönefeld turn right on V96a - Mitelshtrase - and after about 100 meters turn left for the airport.
There are taxis in front of Terminal A. The journey to the center of Berlin takes about 35 minutes and costs about 25 euros.
The fastest way to reach the center of Berlin is by using the Airport Express (a local train) which travels to Bahnhof Zoo (throughout Ostbahnhof, Alexanderplatz and Friedrichstrasse) in every 30 minutes.
S-Bahn is a city train whose last stop is 500 meters from the airport. Buses 163 and 171 will transport you to the terminal, traveling every 10 minutes. From the center of Berlin S9 train travels for 40 minutes. The ticket costs 2 euros.
U-Bahn (subway) Bus 171 will transport you to Rudow for about 15 minutes. From there U7 travels to Rathaus Spandau, and on Berliner Strasse you can switch to U9 towards Kurfürstendamm and Bahnhof Zoo. The journey takes around 50 minutes and costs 2 euros.