Before travelling to Berlin make sure to take a look at our special conditions with Lufthansa and the Deutsche Bahn to receive the best price. You can receive tickets from the Deutsche Bahn for a single or round trip in the first and second class, especially interesting for participants travelling from within Germany. Otherwise the Lufthansa deals might be more suitable for you. For more detailed information, take a look at the dropdown list.

Once you have arrived in Berlin, there are many public transport options that will take you to the ESTREL (Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin).

Arriving by plane

Take advantage of the special conditions offered by our cooperation partner Lufthansa.

 

Special offer: Discounted travel with Lufthansa Group Partner Airlines

 

Lufthansa Group Partner Airlines offer a comprehensive global route network linking major cities around the world. We offer special prices and conditions to participants, visitors, exhibitors, invited guests as well as employees of the Contracting partner and their travel companions.
To make a reservation, please click on www.lh.com/event-flight-booking and enter the access code DEZJXKE in the „Access to Your Special Lufthansa Offer“ area. This will open an online booking platform that will automatically calculate the discount offered or provide you with an even better offer if another promotional fare is available.
NOTE: Pop-ups must be enabled otherwise the booking platform window will not open.
These promotional fares are also available through your IATA / ARC travel agent. Travel agents can obtain ticketing instructions by sending an email to lufthansa.mobility@dlh.de and providing the access code as a reference.

NOTE: Due to Japanese government regulations Lufthansa is not able to offer any Mobility Partner discounts ex point of origin Japan.

 

If you have arrived  by plane, the easiest ways to get from the airport to the ESTREL is by public transport or taxi, depending on how much  luggage you have with you.

 

If you arrive at Berlin Schönefeld Airport (SXF), the ESTREL can easily be reached by taking the bus number  171 until “Sonnenallee”, which will cost € 3.40 (Buy a ticket for zones ABC). This journey  takes around 40 minutes but is a low-price option. The same journey by taxi will take around 15 minutes but costs approximately €35. In this case, sharing is a good option to keep the cost down.

 

If you arrive at Berlin Tegel Airport (TXL), it is probably easier to take the taxi from there, which costs around €40 and takes about 30 minutes. If you want to use public transport, first take the X9 bus from the airport to “Jungfernheide”, change to the S42 S-Bahn commuter train line (Ringbahn) until you reach “Sonnenallee”. This will take around 40 minutes and will cost around €2.80 (buy a ticket for zones AB).

Arriving by train

If you are arriving from within Germany, take advantage of the special conditions offered by our cooperation partner Deutsche Bahn:


Ticket tied to one specific train; Single:
2nd class: €49.50
1st class: €79.50

Ticket tied to one specific train; Return:
2nd class:  €99.00
1st class:  €159.00

Flexible ticket (any train) ; Single:
2nd class:  €69.50
1st class:  €99.50

Flexible ticket (any train) ; Return:
2nd class:  €139.00
1st class:  €199.00

Train stations in Berlin

The three train stations in Berlin; Berlin Central Train Station (HBF), Südkreuz Station or Ostbahnhof Station allow travelers to reach the ESTREL easily.

 

From Berlin Central Train Station (HBF), bus number M41 will take you to “Ziegrastraße”, from where the Estrel is only a  3-minute walk (buy a ticket for zones AB).

 

From Südkreuz Station, the S42 S-Bahn stops  “Sonnenallee” almost in front of the Estrel complex (buy a ticket for zones AB). This takes around 10 minutes. If you prefer to go by taxi, the fare  will be around € 18 and will take 14 minutes.

 

If you arrive at Ostbahhof Station you have more options. You can either take the S3, S5, S75 or the S9 S-Bahn commuter train lines until you reach “Ostkreuz” station. There you transfer to the S41 S-Bahn line (Ringbahn) and continue until “Sonnenallee” (buy a ticket for zones AB). This journey takes around 15 minutes.  If you prefer to go by taxi, the journey time will be the same but the taxi fare  will be around €16.

Public transport tickets for Berlin

You can purchase tickets at BVG service counters, from the BVG ticket vending machines located in the S-Bahn and U-Bahn stations or on buses directly from the driver. Please note that the ticket machines on trams do not accept banknotes, while bus drivers only carry a small amount of change.

The public transport network in Berlin (BVG) offers various tickets that also allow you to travel for up to 6 days. You can purchase these tickets at BVG customer centers and from the vending machines, but not on buses and trams. It is also possible to buy them online by visiting the website Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe. For more information concerning the fare zones & maps you can also visit this Website.

 

Do not forget to validate your ticket by stamping it in the yellow or red boxes on the platforms, in the buses or trams. An unstamped ticket is invalid. Travelers without a valid ticket must pay a fine of €60. Please note that ticket inspectors in plain clothes patrol the public transport and will not make any exceptions for tourists.

Arriving by car

From the West / South

When approaching Berlin from the A2 or A9 autobahns, switch on to the A10 / Berliner Ring, then onto the A115 and afterwards onto the A100 in the direction Wilmersdorf / Kurfürstendamm / Flughafen Schönefeld.Take exit 26 “Grenzallee“ and follow the construction detour signs that will take you via Bergiusstraße, Haberstraße and Neuköllnische Allee and bring you onto Grenzallee. At the traffic light intersection that follows, turn left on Sonnenallee. After approximately 500 meters, the Estrel is on the right hand side.

 

From the North

Take the A24 Dreieck Havelland interchange onto A10 / Berliner Ring toward Berlin, then change onto the A111 autobahn in the direction Flughafen Tegel / Berlin-Zentrum / Berlin-Reinickendorf. Shortly afterwards take the A100 autobahn. Take exit 26 “Grenzallee“ and follow the construction detour signs that will take you via Bergiusstraße, Haberstraße and Neuköllnische Allee and bring you onto Grenzallee. At the traffic light intersection that follows, turn left on Sonnenallee. After approximately 500 meters, the Estrel is on the right hand side.

 

From the East

When approaching Berlin from the A13 or A12 / A10 autobahns, take the „Schönefelder Kreuz“ interchange onto the A113 toward Berlin-Zentrum. Take exit 26 “Grenzallee“ and follow the construction detour signs that will take you via Bergiusstraße, Haberstraße and Neuköllnische Allee and bring you onto Grenzallee. At the traffic light intersection that follows, turn left on Sonnenallee. After approximately 500 meters, the Estrel is on the right hand side.

 

From Berlin Tegel Airport TXL

Take the „Saatwinkler Damm“ slip road onto the A111 autobahn toward Dresden / Magdeburg / Leipzig / Zentrum, which becomes the A100. Take exit 26 “Grenzallee“ and follow the construction detour signs that will take you via Bergiusstraße, Haberstraße and Neuköllnische Allee and bring you onto Grenzallee. At the traffic light intersection that follows, turn left on Sonnenallee. After approximately 500 meters, the Estrel is on the right hand side.

 

From Berlin Schönefeld Airport SXF

When leaving the airport go right onto Am Seegraben / B96a, then left onto the A113 autobahn in the direction Berlin-Zentrum. Take exit 26 “Grenzallee“ and follow the construction detour signs that will take you via Bergiusstraße, Haberstraße and Neuköllnische Allee and bring you onto Grenzallee. At the traffic light intersection that follows, turn left on Sonnenallee. After approximately 500 meters, the Estrel is on the right hand side.

 

Parking

The hotel has its own underground parking garage offering 450 parking spaces (18 euros per day).
On the ESTREL website you can also find detailled conditions for using the parking facilities and a PDF file „how to find us“ for download.