Plan Your Trip
How can you get to Berlin?
International and domestic carriers fly to Berlins two major airports, Schönefeld and Tegel.
Schönefeld Airport (SXF)* is located southeast of Berlin and is connected to the city through S-Trains (S9, S45) and regional trains (approx. 45 mins / 4 Euro)
Tegel Airport (TXL)* is in the northwest of Berlin, busses TXL, X9, 109 and 128 connect the airport to the city centre (20 mins, 2,70 Euro)
*we are aware of the airport changes, and will update this information accordingly soon
Trains from German and European cities to Berlin can be booked through the german railway company on bahn.de.
The central train station, Berlin Hauptbahnhof, as well as Südkreuz offer easy connections to the university.
If you are travelling from other parts of Germany or Europe to Berlin, the bus is often an affordable and at times, also a convenient option. The central bus station is located on the circle line in the west of Berlin.
You can compare bus prices on busradar.com
Getting around in Berlin
Berlin's public transport system consists of Subway trains (S-Bahn), Underground trains (U-Bahn), Buses, and tram lines (Straßenbahn) in the former eastern part of the city.
The transport network is divided into three zones (A/B/C). The circle line runs around the city between zones A and B.
Tickets can be bought at BVG counters or machines at the stations or on the bus (only cash!), or with the BVG app "FahrInfo Plus".
More information is available on bvg.de.
Where to stay?
We are looking for hotels in Berlin that will accomodate GBAS-attendees at special rates and will post them here soon.
Berlin has plenty of comfortable and interesting hostels worth a visit, or you can check out home-sharing services or couchsurfing. Feel free to get in touch with us if you need help or recommendations.
The Freie Universität Berlin is located in Dahlem in the southwest of Berlin. It can be reached with the subway line U3. The main building is a 5 minute walk from the station "U Dahlem Dorf".
We will continue updating this site with useful information for you as we approach the summit.
Should you have any questions regarding your stay in Berlin, don't hesitate to get in touch, we will do our best to help you!