The public transport system in Berlin is easy and safe. The trains and buses run until late at night, fares and special offers can be found on www.bvg.de. For all rides within the city zone (airport Schönefeld = zone C) tickets for zone AB are required. The tickets are valid for all busses, railway, underground and tram trains – you can even use the regional express from the airport Schönefeld. It is permitted to change means of transport during your ride. A single ride within zone AB costs 2.30 Euros, a day pass is available for 6.30 Euros. If you take three or more rides per day, a day pass is the easier and cheaper option. Make sure to stamp your ticket before you get on!
Walk from Alexanderplatz
Take the Fernsehturm exit and turn right, cross over Karl-Liebknecht-Straβe via the pedestrian tunnel. Walk down Münzstrasse and turn into Alte Schönhauserstrasse (4th street on the right). Wombats City Hostel Berlin is located at Alte Schönhauserstrasse number 2.
From Hauptbahnhof (Central Station)
In front of Hauptbahnhof, you will find the stop for bus 142. Buy a ticket directly from the driver and ride bus 142 direction Ostbahnhof for about 10 minutes until you reach the stop “Rosa Luxemburg Platz”. Exit here and walk back approximately 100 meters in the opposite direction the bus was driving. You are now standing in front of wombat’s City Hostel Berlin!
From Tegel Airport
Take the Express bus “TXL” to Hauptbahnhof and follow directions above.
From Schönefeld Airport
Leave the airport terminal and follow the signs to walk to the train station (3-5minutes). There are trains labeled “Airport Express” which leave there approximately every 30 minutes for Alexanderplatz (make sure you get on a train going in that direction!). Board the Airport Express and exit the train at Alexanderplatz. You can either walk to the hostel from there (approximately 10 min.) or take the underground (U-Bahn) line U2 one stop direction Pankow to the stop “Rosa Luxemburg Platz”. Leave through the “Torstrasse” exit and follow Torstrasse to the left. Just a few steps and you are standing in front of wombat’s City Hostel Berlin.
Take the S-Bahn line, marked by a white “S” in a green circle. Get on the Westbound Train to Alexanderplatz. At Alexanderplatz change to the U2 line direction Pankow (or walk). Get off at Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz (first stop). Leave the station through the exit “Torstrasse” and follow Torstrasse to the left. After a few steps you stand in front of Wombats City Hostel Berlin.
From ZOB (Central Bus Station)
Walk one block down Kaiserdamm to the subway staion “Kaiserdamm”. Take the U2 Line direction Pankow. Get off at Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz. Leave the station through the exit “Torstrasse” and walk Torstrasse to the left. After a few steps you stand in front of Wombats City Hostel Berlin.