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Tegel to Westin Grand

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Saint Louis
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Tegel to Westin Grand

I am still confused after reading all the posts on transportation from Tegel to the Westin Grand which is on Friedrichstrasse and Unter der Linden. We were going to take a taxi which everyone says is about 25 Euros, but I just read about the scam. If I want to take public transportation, exactly how to I do it? Any help is really appreciated.

Germany
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1. Re: Tegel to Westin Grand

Just take the JetExpress Bus TXL to the stop "Unter den Linden/Friedrichstr.". 31 minutes. There is a bus every 5-10 minutes. This bus stop is just 150 m from your hotel. Single ticket is EUR 2,40.

Tegel airport map

bvg.de/index.php/…1-1

London, United...
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2. Re: Tegel to Westin Grand

The JetExpress bus is your best and cheapest option. But if you want to take a taxi, don't worry about being scammed.

It has never happened to me, and I've never heard of it happening to anyone else until those two rogue posts appeared. As you've probably read, most experienced people here weren't convinced by those posts. Berlin taxis are metered, and drivers are overwhelmingly honest.

Saint Louis
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3. Re: Tegel to Westin Grand

Thanks for putting my mind at ease.

Barcelona, Spain
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4. Re: Tegel to Westin Grand

i agree with Alabastron, take a taxi, it's a lot more comfortable. I've also taken taxis lots of times to and from Tegel and always paid around 20€ to "my " bit of Mitte. The route used varies because of roadworks etc

The TXL "jet express" isn't a real express bus, it's a bus that starts at the airport and stops at practically all stops and people get on and off all along the route so it can take quite a bit longer than half an hour depending on time of day (schooll's out etc) . The bus isn't specially equipped for large pieces of luggage either so using it to get to the airport is even worse.

For Schönefeld I normally use public transport option because taxi is 40€-ish and train/S-Bahn is more comfortable than the bus.

Saint Louis
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5. Re: Tegel to Westin Grand

We will have 2 big pieces of luggage so the bus doesn't sound like a easy choice. Once again, thanks for everyone's help.

Calgary, Canada
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6. Re: Tegel to Westin Grand

Take a taxi and be alert. Most of them are honest. When you travel you cannot be cheapskate if you have tons of luggage. Just feel sorry for the guys if they are trying to scam you. What goes around come around. The scammer will pay either way.

7. Re: Tegel to Westin Grand

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