Getting There & Getting Around
From Berlin Airport to the City
Airport Express Trains
For 9 Euros, you can travel throughout Germany on local/regional trains for a whole month in June, July and August.
It is open to travellers from all countries, so that makes it ideal for all Congress participants on a tight budget!
- Flat rate: it gives you unlimited travel on local/regional transport services during the selected month
- Travel throughout Germany: on all means of local/regional public transport (such as RB, RE, U-Bahn, S-Bahn, bus and tram)
- Visit the 9-Euro ticket FAQ page from Deutsche Bahn for all details
- The 9-Euro ticket can be purchased off- and online, most conveniently within Deutsche Bahn’s DB Navigator app or the dedicated 9-Euro Ticket app: Android | iOS.
Driving to the Congress
From the North – Hamburg/Rostock (A24 Autobahn)
At the motorway junction Oranienburg take the A111 to Berlin- Zentrum, and turn onto the A100 at the motorway junction Charlottenburg. Leave at the Kaiserdamm exit, and turn left at the end of the slip road to turn onto Kaiserdamm (leading to Bismarckstraße). Continue via the roundabout into Straße des 17. Juni, and the main building of TU Berlin is on your right after approximately 100 metres.
From Hanover (Autobahn A2) and Leipzig, Nuremberg
Take the motorway A10 (Berliner Ring) to the Drewitz motorway junction, then the AVUS (A115) to Berlin-Zentrum. At the Funkturm follow the signs indicating Wedding, then take the first exit to Kaiserdamm. Turn left at the end of the slip road to turn onto the Kaiserdamm (leading to Bismarckstraße). Continue via the round- about into Straße des 17. Juni, and the main building of TU Berlin is on your right after approximately 100 metres.
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Getting Around Berlin
Convenient, comfortable, safe, affordable and very well organized – that is Berlin Public transportation system.
The city’s S-Bahn or Stadtbahn (city train) is the local rail which runs primarily above ground. Distance between stations is greater than the U-Bahn and it is the quickest way to travel the city and to the outskirts like Potsdam and Wannsee.The S-Bahn will take you from Berlin Zoologischer Garten railway station to the East passing by Tiergarten, Schloss Bellevue, Hauptbahnhof, Reichstag, Friedrichstraße, Hackescher Markt all the way to Alexanderplatz. To get back you can tak the bus number 100, the first bus route connecting East and West Berlin (created after the reunification of Germany) and linking many of the sightseeing attractions Berlin has to offer.
The U-Bahn (underground) operates mostly below ground within Berlin city limits (AB zone). Berlin is divided into three different fare zones: Fare zone A is limited to within the S-Bahn ring (Berlin Ringbahn) and includes the city centre. Zone B ends at Berlin’s city limits. Zone C includes the surrounding area (e.g. Berlin Brandenburg Airport BER, Potsdam, Oranienburg).
The regular fare applies to adults and the concession fare is for children from 6 up to and including 14 years of age. Children under 6 years of age don’t require a ticket.The best place to buy your ticket is at one of the many BVG and S-Bahn Berlin retail outlets or at the ticket machines right in the station. You can also get your ticket directly on trams or from the bus drivers but often only using cash and you need to have exact amount.
We recommend you pre-purchase the Berlin Welcome Card as it gives you unlimited travel in the zones you choose for the whole duration of your stay. It offers travel on public transport transport services across the entire city or Berlin and Potsdam and up to 50% off admission prices to many TOP sightseeing highlights and city tours.
Riding a bike is a favourite means of transportation for young Berliners. It is cheap, environmentally friendly and often faster than many traditional transportation methods. You can easily rent a bike at hostels, hotels or rental shops. However, bike or e-bike sharing is probably the best when it comes to cost and flexibility. Berlin’s most popular bike-sharing apps are NextBike, Lime, Jump and Donkey Republic.
Find out more about bike sharing in Berlin here.
Parking around TU
Please be aware of the fact that there is a low emission zone in Berlin. Only vehicles which comply with emission standards are allowed in this area. When you enter the zone you need a vehicle sticker. Information about the environmental zone and how to order a vehicle sticker can be found here.
Parking spaces can be found in limited numbers around the institutes of TU Berlin. Parking in the street is partly subject to charge. Please note that not paying the charge may lead to a fine. Generally parking is difficult in Berlin and we recommend P+R – leave your car at your accommodation and use alternative means of transportation as described above.