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1. Posted by vendetta (First Time Poster 1 posts) 9y

Hello people,

I have to catch a flight in berlin Berlin Schoenefeld airport flying at 7.30am, do you know some night bus or night train can bring me to berlin arround 5am?
thank you guys

2. Posted by Herr Bert (Moderator 1384 posts) 9y

It would help if you would explain, where the starting point of the trip is.

If it is somewhere outside of Berlin, I would rather arrive a day earlier in Berlin, and see if there is a place near to the airport, you can sleep.

3. Posted by t_maia (Travel Guru 3289 posts) 9y

If your flight leaves from Schoenefeld at 7:30 am, you need to be at the airport at 5:30 am. The hostel closest to the airport is near S+U Warschauer Stra├če. In order to get to the airport on time, you need to leave the hostel at 4:30 am at the very latest. (I personally liked the Odyssee hostel out of the 3 around Warschauer Str.)

If you go by bus or train to Berlin, calculate with 2 hours to get to the airport. From the ZOB bus station at Funkturm it is at least 1 hour and 40 minutes to Schoenefeld and from Zoo train station 1 hour - if you go during the day and catch the Airport Express (a regional train) at Zoo right after arrival. Before 6 am the S-Bahn connection to the airport runs only once an hour, then every 20 minutes. The airport express starts running around 5 am.

Be warned that there are currently railway strikes in Germany and the connections to Schoenefeld are heavily affected. You can rely on neither the S-Bahn nor the Airport Express. You best bet is to take a bus into Berlin to ZOB the day before departure and then go by Bus and Underground. can help you plan your journey. Alternatively book a stay at one of the airport hotels in one of the villages around the airport and then take a taxi to the airport.

Source: Have flown out of Schoenefeld many times.