How to get from Berlin Tegel Airport to Central Train Station
The two travel options from Berlin airport to central train station, officially called Hauptbahnhof Station, are either by taxi or bus. A Berlin airport taxi ride is the faster of the two and will take approximately 14 minutes to reach the station. Under normal traffic conditions the travel cost should not exceed 28€. On the other hand, besides the inconvenience of personal space the TXL express is a practical alternative to the taxi. The bus ride takes around 20 minutes to the station and the ticket costs 2.80€.
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How to get from Berlin Tegel airport to Central Train Station by taxi
When arriving at Tegel airport there should always be available taxis in queue lines, ready to take travelers to any place within the district of Berlin. Although any taxi can be selected from the available ranks, it is preferred to take the first in line since it has been waiting at the station the longest. Also, it is suggested to avoid unclassified vehicles that do not clearly display their taxi licence in order to avoid fraud. The Berlin airport taxi ride to Hauptbahnhof Station usually takes 14 minutes and costs around 28€.
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Taxi fare from Berlin airport to Central Train Station
Under regular conditions the total cost of a taxi ride to Hauptbahnhof Station should not exceed 28€. However there are multiple variables that can affect the total price of the trip, such as the amount and size of luggage - 1€/luggage, the number of people on XL vehicles - 5€/person for groups of 4+, and lastly there is an extra charge of 1.50€ for non-cash payments.
Where do I get it from?
The taxi ranks can be found in the internal section of terminal A at gates 6 through 9 as well as at predesignated terminals during rush hour (usually C and E).
Taxis are definitely the fastest and safest way to travel from Berlin Tegel Airport to Hauptbahnhof Station. However, the ride comes at a pricey fare.
In front of the taxi ranks you can find the taxi service staff who can guide you to available taxis or summon special taxis at your request, such as XL vehicles or taxis =equipped with wheelchair ramps.
Avoid unmarked vehicles that do not display their licence clearly because you are risking getting scammed.
Taxi drivers at the airport are obliged by law to accept any passenger and their requested destination within the state of Berlin.
Since 2007 it is strictly prohibited to smoke inside any taxi vehicle.
How to get from Berlin Tegel airport to Central Train Station by bus
The only available bus from Berlin airport to Hauptbahnhof Station is the TXL express, which conveniently does not make other stops throughout trip, is available every 6 minutes during most of the day and every 20 minutes after 7pm. Tickets for the bus within the district of Berlin cost 2.80€ Under regular circumstances the total travel time will take approximately 20 minutes.
Waiting time is 6 minutes.
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The TXL express is available from 3:30am to 0:30am.
How much is the bus from Berlin airport to Central Train Station?
All bus tickets within the district of Berlin cost 2.80€ for adults and 1.70€ for children aging 14 or less. Tickets are available at machines inside the airport, as well as at the ticket counter in the main terminal.
Where do I get it from?
The bus station for the TXL express is located right outside the main terminal of the airport. The easiest way to find the station is to follow the signs which are found throughout the airport or ask available staff members for direction.
Due to the huge amount of travelers at Berlin airport buses can sometimes be very clustered leaving little space for luggage. Moreover, your personal belongings are exposed for theft. Regardless, the TXL express is a very economical way to reach Hauptbahnhof Station while on average the trip will take just five minutes longer than the taxi.