When To Visit
Before Your Travel
Time Zone ( GMT )
Berlin Time Zone – GMT +1 hour
Visa is not required for residents of Australia, Malaysia & Singapore for stays up to 90 days.
Electricity in Germany is 220-240 Volts. Most hotels provide adapters.
Tap water in Berlin is safe to drink however locals do not drink it.
German is the official language however most young people can speak decent English.
Planning to go Berlin?
Getting around Berlin is easy with its efficient public transport system such as Metro, Trams & Busses.
Just print a Metro Map and you are all set to go!
Download : Berlin Metro Map (PDF)
Tommy Ooi’s Traveling Tips
If you are planning to travel more than 2 places per day, buy Tageskarte € 6.30 which is a Day Pass for unlimited subway & tram travel or buy a Group Day Pass costing € 15.00 for up to 5 people which comes to only €5.00 per day.
From Tegel International Airport
Tegel International Airport does not have any railway station. Buses from Tegel International Airport operate to S & U Bahn Alexanderplatz, Hauptbahnhof (bus TXL ), and S& U Bahn Zoologischer Garten (buses X9 and 109) for the standard ticket fare . It takes around 45 minutes to Alexanderplatz subject to traffic.
From Schönefeld Airport
The airport is served by the S-Bahn and regional trains. Buses operate between the railway station and the terminal buildings. Normally The S-bahn trains will take you to the center of Berlin but renovations to Ostkreuz station have stopped this service and you need to go by S-bahn to Ostkreuz and change there.
There are also less regular but faster regional trains that cost the same and stop at these major train stations too. In S-Bahn and regional trains between the airport (zone C) and the city (zone A,B), the public transport ticket (zones A,B,C for €2.80) can be used. Stamp the ticket to validate it before boarding.
From Train Station
Berlin is served by ICE, InterCity and EuroCity trains by the national German train corporation Deutsche Bahn (DB) which offers connections between Berlin and other German and major European cities.
From Berlin’s main station Hauptbahnhof, you can easily connect to other parts of Berlin with subway.
From Intercity Bus
Berlin is serviced from over 350 destinations in Europe. Long distance buses arrive at Zentraler Omnibusbahnhof (Central Bus Terminal) in Charlottenburg. From there take the S-Bahn ( Messe Nord Station) or bus into town.
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