Schönefeld airport railway station
- Bahnhof Flughafen Berlin Schönefeld – is located
about 100 yards from the airport, with mainline and metro trains running into
the centre of Berlin.
bus or buggy
You can walk along a wide pavement to the station (if the
weather's good), take the free shuttle bus or - if you're lucky - hop on one of
the golf buggies that run up and down to the station (sometimes!) and are on the
face of it free (but the person driving will almost certainly expect a
U7 on the way?
(S-Bahn) lines S9 and S45 run
through the station (more details), as do mainline
trains, including the Airport Express (not actually a
separate train, but rather a number of mainline trains covering other routes
that take on the Airport Express name for the section between Schönefeld and
central Berlin. Click here for directions from Schönefeld to the
reflect the enlargement of Schönefeld into Berlin's main airport, Berlin
Brandenberg International, it is possible that the U7 underground line will be
extended to Schönefeld - but don't hold your breath!
Schönefeld is to the south east
of the city, in the former East Berlin.
Map of the area around the
|The Airport Express into Berlin|
this station is likely to be your link between the airport and other parts of
Berlin, it is also served by trains going to and from other areas of
Germany. These include direct trains to/from 7 other World Cup venues
- Frankfurt am Main, c.
5 hrs 20 mins
(Aarhus and Hamburg trains), c. 3 hrs
- Dortmund, (Dusseldorf trains) c. 7 hrs 15 mins
(Amsterdam trains), c. 2 hrs 20 mins
- Leipzig, c. 1
hrs 15 mins
- Munich, c. 7
- Nuremberg, (Munich
trains), c. 5 hrs
This is not really touristville! If you've ever heard
of the Captain of Köpenick, then the lakeside town of that name is just a couple
of miles away, and if you're into gargantuan Soviet war memorials, then the
massive monument in Treptower Park, is also down towards this corner of south