Berlin is known for a well established public transport infrastructure. You can travel to Berlin either by airplane or by train as well as by coach. The two international airports as well as the major train and coach stations provide good service to central locations in and around Berlin.
TRAVELING BY PLANE
Berlin's two airports Tegel (TXL) and Schönefeld (SXF) are connected to many major cities in Europe and to world-wide destinations via Germany's air traffic hubs Frankfurt and Munich.
13405 Berlin, Germany
12521 Berlin, Germany
Taxi, estimated fares to the venue:
- Airport Tegel: ca. 30 € (about 30 min)
- Airport Schönefeld: ca. 40 € (about 45 min)
Calculate your individual taxi fare estimation here.
Public Transport to the venue:
- Airport Tegel: 2,80 € (about 30 min)
- Airport Schönefeld: 3,40 € (about 50 min)
Don't forget to stamp your ticket! For further information, please visit the official BVG website.
TRAVELING BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT
National and international coaches arrive every day at the two major bus stations in Berlin: the central bus station at Funkturm, called ZOB Berlin, and the bus station at Berlin Ostbahnhof.
Arrival at Central Bus Station ZOB
The majority of national and international bus services to and from Berlin are handled at the Central Bus Station ZOB, the larger of the two international bus stations in Berlin. The ZOB is located in the district of Charlottenburg, opposite the International Congress Center ICC and the exhibition grounds under the Funkturm.
Arrival at Ostbahnhof Bus Station
The second major bus station is located at Ostbahnhof in the district of Friedrichshain, east of Alexanderplatz. From Ostbahnhof, Berlin's central station (Hauptbahnhof) can be reached within ten minutes by S-Bahn.
Traveling in Berlin
Berlin has an excellent public transport network. You can get almost anywhere by using the U-Bahn (subway), S-Bahn (suburban railway), bus or tram. The innercity zone is classified as Berlin A/B.
All tickets can be purchased at ticket machines located on platforms and stops. Make sure to validate your ticket before boarding an U- or S-Bahn (little yellow/red validating machines located alongside ticket machines). Tram and bus tickets can be validated inside the vehicle.
Plan your route:
Routes and stations at a glance:
LETTER OF INVITATION
All visitors to Germany require a valid passport to enter the country. If you are a citizen of the European Union, the United States, or your country is a party to the Schengen Agreement, you should not need a visa in addition to a passport to enter the country if you plan to stay in Europe for less than 90 days. Be sure to check with your country's embassy to determine if you require a visa to travel.
- Overview of visa regulations for entry into the Federal Republic of Germany
- Information on how to apply for a Schengen visa
ApacheCon Europe is happy to issue an official letter of invitation to attendees who require a letter to obtain a visa for travel. If you do need a letter to apply for a visa, we encourage you to request one as early as possible. You must be registered prior to requesting a letter.
If you require an invitation letter from us to apply for a visa, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
- subject line: invitation letter ApacheCon Europe 2019
- your complete name
- date of birth
- home address and telephone number
- place of residence/name of the hotel in Berlin
- contact details of the embassy/consulate/visa center the letter should be addressed to