cedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 7814 posts, RR: 54 Posted (1 year 10 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3037 times:
It'll be hypothetical in a few months, but I am looking at an itinerary that transits Berlin - but arrives into Tegel (TXL) and departs from Schonefeld (SXF). I have Googled around a bit but all I can find are outdated discussions of catching a bus from Tegel to the Zoo, then a couple of metro trains, all a bit confusing especially cos I'll be arriving long haul and will not be particularly sprightly.
Surely there is a nonstop bus, if the train is so complicated? Could always get a taxi but it seems like a hollow victory in a country renowned for it's good public transport. So - is there a direct link, and if not, what's the easiest route for a jet-lagged traveller? Thanks a lot, danke!
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SirThomas From UK - England, joined Jul 2009, 193 posts, RR: 0 Reply 1, posted (1 year 10 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3024 times:
Easiest way (IMO) would be the Jet Express Bus to Alex (or I think it goes to the Hauptbahnhof if you prefer) and then you can train it straight to Schoenfeld.. The trains from central Berlin go every 30mins.
Nice and easy and doesn't take all that long.
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HT From Germany, joined May 2005, 6512 posts, RR: 25 Reply 2, posted (1 year 10 months 1 day ago) and read 2939 times:
Intinerary depends on time of day, of course.
BVG.de gives various options:
Using bus X9 from TXL to Berlin Zoo station (19 min) , then (mainline) train RE 7 to SXF's train station (35 min) . Walk from there (6-10 min).
The ride will take 1 hour plus the walk.
Other route would be to take bus 109 from TXL to "Jakob-Kaiser-Platz" (4 min) , then subway U7 to "Rudow" (47 min) connecting to bus X7 or 171 (7-12 min) dropping you off directly at SXF´s terminal building.
Overall trip time is the same, with 1 additional transfer, but less walking.
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reifel From Germany, joined Feb 2005, 1264 posts, RR: 1 Reply 4, posted (1 year 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2713 times:
There is indeed no airport transfer from airport to airport.
The easiest it to take the Bus "TXL" to Hauptbahnhof (Main station) and from there you take the S-Bahn-train to Schönefeld Flughafen. Plan 1,5 hours just to be safe. bvg.de in english will give you schedules.
MHG From Germany, joined Dec 2004, 728 posts, RR: 1 Reply 5, posted (1 year 9 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 2624 times:
Depending on the time of day or simply for peace of mind I´d cut the road (bus) sections off my itinerary as much as possible.
As long you are not too familiar with public transportation in Berlin I suggest taking the bus no. X9 or 109 to Jakob-Kaiser-Platz then go downstairs and hop on the U7 (underground) to Rudow (final destination) go back to street level and catch bus no. X7 or 171 straight to the terminal at SXF.
This would cover 90% of the distance by underground on a single line with only TXL to Jakob-Kaiser-Platz and Rudow to SXF on a bus both taking less than 10 mins each and running frequently.
The underground part takes 45 mins and BVG calculates between 1h05 and 1h10 for the whole journey including walking distance/waiting at both bus/underground interchanges.
So, if you calculate 1h30 for the whole trip you´ll be on the safe side!
The X9/109 as well as X7/107 run in 20mins intervals each but are scheduled so to offer a 10min interval between airports and underground interchanges (example: that means if you just miss the X7 at TXL the next bus will be the 107)
Ticketwise there´s no difference between any (reasonable) route you may choose.
TXL to SXF covers all (City)-Zones ( A+B+C / so, fare will be 3,00EUR for a single ticket)
It´s a possibility as this one has one less change but involves a walking distance from Schönefeld rail station to the SXF terminal of approximately 7-8 mins - not very convenient if you need to "schlepp" your luggage from a long haul flight. Even though there´s a shuttle bus from the rail station to the terminal I don´t see any real (travel time) advantage to that routing ...
I guess there would just not be any demand for a connection between those airports. While TXL is a hub for airberlin (and on a very smaller scale for LH), no one would connect from TXL to SXF, unless booked on two seperate tickets.