Berlinale: Getting There

Travelling to the festival

Gary Cooper arriving at Tempelhof Airport (1953)

Train Stations

“Hauptbahnhof” (Main Station):
Taxi: 5 minutes to Potsdamer Platz

S-Bahn: 15 minutes (change at Bahnhof Friedrichstraße)
Taxi: 10-20 minutes to Potsdamer Platz


Tegel in the northwest:
Express-Bus-Service X9 to U-Bahnhof Ernst-Reuter-Platz, then U2 to Potsdamer Platz

Schönefeld in the southeast:
Regional train RB19 directly to Potsdamer Platz or
Regional train RB14 to Friedrichstraße and then S1/S2/S9/S8 (direction south) to Potsdamer Platz

Depending of traffic, travel time from both airports to the city centre/Potsdamer Platz ranges from 25 to 45 minutes.


Berlin Central Coach Station (ZOB) at Funkturm (Radio Tower):
U-Bahn Kaiserdamm U2
S-Bahn Messe Nord/ICC S41, S42

Depending of traffic and travel time from the ZOB to the city centre/Potsdamer Platz ranges from 20 to 30 minutes.

By Car

Via the A10 motorway/Berlin Ring,
from the west, south and north take A115 or A110 and follow signs to “Berlin-Zentrum West”
from the east follow signs to “Zentrum” to the city centre/Berlin Mitte, where “Potsdamer Platz” will be signposted.