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From/To Tegel airport

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From/To Tegel airport

Hi,

Im thinking to travel to berlin for a weekend in december to see christmas market.

friday 13 - sunday15 dec.

Probably staying at hotel near Kurfürstendamm, want to stay city centre.

1. Tegel airport - arrives at 8 in the morning, have the transports to the city started ??

2. Depart from Tegel airport on a sunday at 8 in the morning, how do we get there earlier ??

3. How should we get to/from the airport to city ??

Thanks in advance

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1. Re: From/To Tegel airport

Buses 109 and TXL connect Tegel with destinations in central Berlin; Berlin has no single centre and the central district is several kilometres across. TXL runs 24 hours a day, and there are loads of taxis available. The first 109 departs Zoologischer Garten around 05:00 for the airport. Check your timetable on www.bvg.de

Kurfürstendamm would not be my personal first choice for accommodation simply because it's far from the main sights. It is the main shopping district, and there will be a market on Breitsheidplatz, but the sites and better markets are in the eastern half of the centre, towards Alexanderplatz.

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2. Re: From/To Tegel airport

There's no problem staying in the Kurfürstendamm area - the U2 (U-bahn) will take you anywhere you need to go in Mitte in 10 minutes / 18 minutes to Alexanderplaz.

Great market at Gendarmenmarkt - Mohrenstraße station on the U2 line.

I think the Kurfürstendamm area gives you a broader range of hotel options, dining options, bars, and shopping.

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3. Re: From/To Tegel airport

Tegel Airport is only connected by buses. Besides the 109 there is also the X9 bus going to Zoologischer Garten train station. Somewhat faster as it stops less often en route. Both lines run every 10 minutes apart from in the odd hours.

The schedules are so that passengers can get from/to any flight and that also most employees at the airport can use public transport.

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4. Re: From/To Tegel airport

Ku-damm WAS the main drag of West Berlin up to 1990, but now the axis has moved back east where it originally was, to Mitte. Alexanderplatz, Hackesche Markt, Gendarmenmarkt, Friedrichstrasse are far more central in terms of tourist sights, museums and Christmas markets. Ku-damm has become a big shopping mile with a lot of luxury designer boutiques, but there's also plenty of shopping at Alexanderplatz and Friedrichstrasse including luxury goods.

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5. Re: From/To Tegel airport

Personal taste enters into everyone's decision about where to stay in Berlin, and many like the Kurfurstendamm area. But if you want to make the most of your time during a short visit, it's best to stay centrally, near most of the main sights and sites, thereby minimising the time spent getting around on Berlin's (efficient, excellent) public transport system.

That means Mitte.

Edited: 18 July 2013, 04:37
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6. Re: From/To Tegel airport

Thanks for the help.

Im thinking to stay at Hotel Park Inn by Radisson Berlin Alexanderplatz, hope thats a good place to stay,

even though the hotel doesnt have free wifi.

How much does the taxi/cab cost from/to the Tegel airport ??

Thanks in advance

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7. Re: From/To Tegel airport

Being a lazy traveler, I would probably opt for a taxis instead of lugging my suitcase through busses and underground trains.

Public transport starts around 5 am and taxis are available 24/7. They start queing up at the airport as soon as the first flights come in.

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8. Re: From/To Tegel airport

The taxi will cost about 25 euros.

Alexanderplatz isn't the most salubrious location, but the transport connections couldn't be better, and the Park Inn is a very convenient place to stay. The view from a high-up floor, for which you have to pay a bit more, must be awesome. It's on my list for a special treat one of these days.

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