Transportation

Berlin is centrally located within Europe and with its excellent train and flight connections is easily reachable.

Arriving by plane

Berlin has currently two airports, Tegel (TXL) and Schoenefeld (SXF). Tegel (TXL) is about 20km from the congress venue. By taxi, this takes about 30 minutes. By public transport (bus and S-Bahn, see www.bvg.de), the travel time is around 45 minutes.

Schoenfeld (SXF) is 13km from the congress center. By taxi, this will take about 15 minutes. Alternatively, using public transport (regional trains or S-Bahn, see www.bvg.de or www.bahn.de), the travel time is between 20 and 30 minutes. Alternatively, there are several public transport variants that will take you from the airport to the congress center. (see www.bahn.de or www.bvg.de).

 Arriving by train

ICE (Inter City Express) trains stop at Berlin Hauptbahnhof and Berlin Ostbahnhof. From Ostbahnhof, it is a 10 minutes ride by S-Bahn to get to “Sonnenallee”, the stop serving the Congress center.From Hauptbahnhof, it takes about 20 minutes by S-Bahn.

(see www.bahn.de for details)

Travelling within Berlin or the Berlin metroplitan area

Berlin has a large and efficient public transport network comprising buses, trams, ferries, U-Bahn (underground), S-Bahn (local railway), and regional trains. They are all part of the Verkehrsverbund Berlin-Brandenburg (the public transport authority for Berlin and Brandenburg), or VBB for short, and can be used with the same ticket.

(see www.vbb.de for details).