ITB Berlin is undertaking a number of measures to assist visitors arriving at the world’s leading travel trade show today, with staff on the S-Bahn and regional trains walking out on strike.
U-Bahn, bus and tram services are not affected, with Deutsche Bahn employees due to strike between 04:00 – 10:00 today.
In order to minimize the impact of the strike on visitors bus shuttles have been set up which will operate from Tegel and Schönefeld airports.
Visitors arriving at Schönefeld Airport should take the bus marked SXF to Bahnhof Südkreuz (with a journey time of 20 minutes), where a free shuttle will be available to take them to the exhibition grounds.
Capacities on the free ITB Berlin City Shuttle serving the exhibition grounds have also been increased. These include Line A via Unter den Linden 26 / Friedrichstr. – Leipziger Platz and Line B via Wittenbergplatz – Kurfürstendamm.
Bus services transferring visitors to the hotels participating in the shuttle service are also guaranteed.
A free bus shuttle has also been set up by ITB Berlin to and from the car park at the Olympic Stadium.
Visitors to ITB Berlin can park here and get to the exhibition grounds without delay.
ITB Berlin also advises visitors arriving by train from Germany or abroad to use other forms of transport such as flights or rental cars.
In Berlin, regularly updated information giving alternative travel options can be found on the ITB Berlin website.