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Getting There & Getting Around

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Berlin’s public transportation is complex and extensive. You can travel over, under and through Berlin using the system that consists of U-Bahn, S-Bahn, buses, and trams. It’s run primarily by the Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe or BVG.

Below we will outline a few routes which you may find useful in order to get to the Congress venue, your accommodation or numerous not-to-be-missed sights in Berlin.

From Berlin Airport to the City

Airport Express Trains

The airport express trains (FEX, RE7 and RB14) are the fastest way to reach Berlin city centre from the Flughafen BER station, which is directly below Terminal 1 in level U2. The trains run every 30 minutes between 4 AM to 11 PM and cost €3.30 one way. The Berlin metro tickets are valid for a 2-hour period. On weekends you can catch a night train at 1:44 AM.
The FEX train only stops at Berlin-Ostkreuz, Berlin-Gesundbrunnen and Hauptbahnhof. The RB14 and RE7 trains are regional trains but they are also referred to as Express trains. You can also use them to get to Hauptbahnhof. At Hauptbahnhof  you need to switch to the S-Bahn – direction West (e.g. Westkreuz, Wannsee). For the Congress venue – the Technische Universität get off at the Tiergarten stop.
If you miss your Express train you can also take the S-Bahn. The S9 and S45 lines are ideal if you are travelling to West or East Berlin. The S9 leaves from Terminal 5 as well as Terminal 1-2 and goes all the way to Alexanderplatz where you can switch to continue further west. 

 

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Transport lines form BER Airport

Cabs/ Taxis

 

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Cabs/ Taxis are yellow and have a Taxi sign. You can get them at the airport and to get to the city will cost around 60-80 EUR.

Driving to the Congress

From the North – Hamburg/Rostock (A24 Autobahn)

At the motorway junction Oranienburg take the A111 to Berlin- Zentrum, and turn onto the A100 at the motorway junction Charlottenburg. Leave at the Kaiserdamm exit, and turn left at the end of the slip road to turn onto Kaiserdamm (leading to Bismarckstraße). Continue via the roundabout into Straße des 17. Juni, and the main building of TU Berlin is on your right after approximately 100 metres.

From Hanover (Autobahn A2) and Leipzig, Nuremberg

Take the motorway A10 (Berliner Ring) to the Drewitz motorway junction, then the AVUS (A115) to Berlin-Zentrum. At the Funkturm follow the signs indicating Wedding, then take the first exit to Kaiserdamm. Turn left at the end of the slip road to turn onto the Kaiserdamm (leading to Bismarckstraße). Continue via the round- about into Straße des 17. Juni, and the main building of TU Berlin is on your right after approximately 100 metres.

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Getting Around Berlin

Walking is a great way to get to know the city. However, Berlin spreads far and wide and sometimes there is just not enough time to get from one place to another. Hop on a bus, get a Taxi, grab a bike or an e-Scooter to speed things up.   

Public transportation

Convenient, comfortable, safe, affordable and very well organized – that is Berlin Public transportation system.

The city’s S-Bahn or Stadtbahn (city train) is the local rail which runs primarily above ground. Distance between stations is greater than the U-Bahn and it is the quickest way to travel the city and to the outskirts like Potsdam and Wannsee.The S-Bahn will take you from Berlin Zoologischer Garten railway station to the East passing by Tiergarten, Schloss Bellevue, Hauptbahnhof, Reichstag, Friedrichstraße, Hackescher Markt all the way to Alexanderplatz. To get back you can tak the bus number 100, the first bus route connecting East and West Berlin (created after the reunification of Germany) and linking many of the sightseeing attractions Berlin has to offer.

The U-Bahn (underground) operates mostly below ground within Berlin city limits (AB zone). Berlin is divided into three different fare zones: Fare zone A is limited to within the S-Bahn ring (Berlin Ringbahn) and includes the city centre. Zone B ends at Berlin’s city limits. Zone C includes the surrounding area (e.g. Berlin Brandenburg Airport BER, Potsdam, Oranienburg).

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The regular fare applies to adults and the concession fare is for children from 6 up to and including 14 years of age. Children under 6 years of age don’t require a ticket.The best place to buy your ticket is at one of the many BVG and S-Bahn Berlin retail outlets or at the ticket machines right in the station. You can also get your ticket directly on trams or from the bus drivers but often only using cash and you need to have exact amount.

We recommend you pre-purchase the Berlin Welcome Card as it gives you unlimited travel in the zones you choose for the whole duration of your stay. It offers travel on public transport transport services across the entire city  or Berlin and Potsdam and up to 50% off admission prices to many TOP sightseeing highlights and city tours.

 

E-Scooters

Small, easy to use and fun – the e-scooters are a great way to get around Berlin. The city’s most popular e-scooter companies are Lime, Bird, Tier and Bolt.

Find out more about e-scooters in Berlin and how to get them here.

 

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Bikes

E-scooters in Berlin

Riding a bike is a favourite means of transportation for young Berliners. It is cheap, environmentally friendly and often faster than many traditional transportation methods. You can easily rent a bike at hostels, hotels or rental shops. However, bike or e-bike sharing is probably the best when it comes to cost and flexibility. Berlin’s most popular bike-sharing apps are NextBike, Lime, Jump and Donkey Republic.

Find out more about bike sharing in Berlin here.

 

Parking around TU

Please be aware of the fact that there is a low emission zone in Berlin. Only vehicles which comply with emission standards are allowed in this area. When you enter the zone you need a vehicle sticker. Information about the environmental zone and how to order a vehicle sticker can be found here.

Parking spaces can be found in limited numbers around the institutes of TU Berlin. Parking in the street is partly subject to charge. Please note that not paying the charge may lead to a fine. Generally parking is difficult in Berlin and we recommend P+R – leave your car at your accommodation and use alternative means of transportation as described above.

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