20th ESFC
Berlin, 14–19 August 2022
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20th European Symposium on Fluorine Chemistry
Travel Information
Getting there


Berlin Brandenburg Airport BER Willy Brandt is the major airport for the Berlin and Brandenburg conurbation. BER is located in the state of Brandenburg, on the southern border with Berlin.

The city center can be reached quickly and easily by regional trains. The airport’s train station is located directly below Terminal 1, and the Airport Express (FEX) runs every half hour between the airport and Berlin’s main train station. In addition, the regional trains RE7 and RB14 connect the central station and the airport BER four times an hour; the journey takes around 30 minutes. Alternatively you can take the S-Bahn line 9 or 45 to Berlin Central Station from Terminal 1/2 oder Terminal 5.
Taxi Fare: The journey to Airport BER by taxi takes about 30 minutes and costs approximately 45 Euros.


Berlin Central Station is located close to the government district in the heart of Berlin and is the closest train station to the conference venue. The Central Station is also a regional train station and has a direct link to Berlin’s S-Bahn network. From there it takes about 10 minutes to get to the Humboldt Universität by S-Bahn.


Some participants may require a visa to enter Germany.
Upon request, the secretariat of the 20th ESFC will send an invitation letter. This letter is meant only to verify the name, dates, location and purpose of the symposium to obtain a visa or travel funds. This letter is in no way a commitment to the participant on the part of the organizing committee.
Getting around

Berlin is covered by a dense network of various public tranportation: S-Bahn, underground (U-Bahn), buses, and tram lines. Tickets can be purchased at multilingual ticket machines on the platforms of S-and U-Bahn stations. In trams, fares are paid at machines inside the trains. In larger stations the S-Bahn and BVG provide ticket counters. Before the journey starts tickets must be validated by stamping them at the yellow or red boxes on the platforms, in buses or trams.
Tickets can also be purchased via the HandyTicket app, region Berlin-Brandenburg (VBB), or the BVG Fahrinfo app (available in both German and English).

A single fare ticket (Einzelfahrschein) is valid for one person and a two hour journey through the city. It costs 3.00 Euros for tariff zone AB, and 3.80 Euros for tariff zone ABC.
More information including four-way tickets and day tickets can be found here.

The conference venue can be reached by bus (bus stop: Staatsoper), underground (Unter den Linden) or the train- and S-Bahn station Friedrichstraße.
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