Travelling to Berlin

Getting to Berlin used to be a nightmare. Before the Wall came down car journeys were characterised by long waits at the border and the punishment of the East German autobahn surfaces, train passengers were subject to searches, and even flights were infrequent - the city was the end of the line.

Berlin S-BahnSince unification access is a dream. The city is served by three airports, linked to the centre by the public transportation system, including S-Bahn, U-Bahn and shuttle busses - and the city is once more a hub with connections to the States, Asia, Africa and of course the rest of Europe.

Trains from the surrounding capitals - The Hague, Paris, Warsaw, Prague, Copenhagen, Vienna - as well as neighbouring German cities - Hannover, Dresden, Hamburg, Leipzig - whisk you into the very centre. The long distance express service - the ICE - is complemented by an extensive network of regional and local trains serving the surrounding region of Brandenburg.

Autobahns - the German motorways - run into the city from all points of the compass. Those to the north and west are excellent, those to the south and east improving rapidly, if sometimes subject to delays as the surfaces are relaid. A ringroad circles the city and signposting to the centre is clear.

The city is also provided with coach connections to almost everywhere in Germany as well as the capitals of adjoining countries. These are swift, comfortable and extremely cheap.

If you'd like some advice as to the best way to get here, or if you'd like us to make the arrangements for you, get in touch by filling in a request form with your details.

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