Guide to Berlin Central Bus Station: Flixbus, Location, Access and Hotels

Berlin Bus Station: Central Bus Station Information

The Berlin Central Bus Station (ZOB) is located in the western district of Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf.

It is directly opposite the International Congress Centrum ICC and the exhibition grounds at the radio tower.

The bus station has 33 covered stops and a waiting hall with over 80 seats.

The bus station was built in 1955 and renovation work began in the summer of 2016 to make the bus station more modern and efficient. The renovation is expected to last until September 2022.

Arrival and Departure Timetable

Arrival and Departure Times

The current arrival and departure times with delay information can be found here:

Bus Connections

Coach lines and long-distance buses depart from Berlin Central Bus Station to destinations in Germany and Europe. 50 bus companies connect to the bus station in Berlin with 500 destinations or departure points. Each day about 800 buses connect to the station.

Bus connections exist to all major cities in Germany, including Berlin, Bremen, Dortmund, Dresden, Nuremberg, Stuttgart, Munich, and many more. There are also connections to destinations in Europe including Amsterdam, Rostock, Prague, Copenhagen.

The Central Bus Station is served by Flixbus, BEX (Berlin Linien Bus), and others.

Long-Distance Bus Stops

The bus station is used exclusively for long-distance bus services. The Berlin Central Bus Station is an important point for domestic and international long-distance bus traffic in Berlin and is connected with many parts of Europe.

Due to its geographical location, the Central Bus Station plays a special role as a gateway to Eastern Europe.

Especially when large trade fairs, such as the Consumer Electronics Fair (IFA) or the Tourism Exchange (ITB) take place, the ZOB gains in importance due to its proximity to the exhibition grounds and is increasingly used.

In 2019, 5.6 million passengers passed through the Berlin Central Bus Station.

Flixbus at the Bus Station

Flixbus is the largest long-distance bus company serving Berlin's Central Bus Station. The company was founded in 2012 with headquarters in Munich and served about 2,500 destinations in 30 countries with 62 million customers in 2019. This gives Flixbus a market share of over 90% in the German long-distance bus market.

The green double-decker buses are modern, comfortable vehicles with on-board WC and free Wi-Fi and snacks and drinks are sold during the journey.

Primarily, Flixbus tickets are sold through its own online platform as well as through travel agencies. In some cities, there are also dedicated Flixbus stores, usually at bus stations.

The Flixbus long-distance bus company operates its own ticket counter on the grounds of Berlin's Central Bus Station.

Public Transport

The Central Bus Station can be easily reached by public transport. The following S-Bahn and U-Bahn stops are each 400 meters away.

  • U-Bahn: Kaiserdamm Stop -> U2
  • S-Bahn: Bahnhof Messe-Nord/ICC Stop -> S41, S42, S46

In addition, the following bus lines go directly to the Berlin bus station.

  • Buses M49, 139, and 128

You can find more information about public transport in Berlin here. 


The taxi stop is located in front of the main entrance to the bus station. Taxis are available around the clock.

The basic fee is €3.90, the price per kilometer is €2.30 for the first seven kilometers and €1.65 for each additional kilometer. For standing and waiting time, €33.00 per hour is charged.

Check out our complete guide to using taxis in Berlin

Lockers and Luggage Storage

At the Central Bus Station Berlin there are video-monitored lockers in various sizes, including jumbo sizes. The price is €2.00 to €5.00 per day.

Parking at the Bus Station

The parking lot for visitors and people picking up passengers is located directly at the Central Bus Station. It can be reached via Masurenallee/Soorstrasse.

The parking lot has space for 105 vehicles and is open around the clock. There is a charge: 30 minutes costs €0.50, each additional half hour costs €1. For 24 hours €22 is charged, for a week €70.

Here is more information about parking in Berlin.

Bus Rental

We will be happy to help you rent buses for all occasions, whether for group travel, company outings, class trips, events, and more. You can send a request through our contact form and we will get back to you with a quote.

Hints for Cars

Low Emission Zone in Berlin

The environmental zone in Berlin is located in the city center within the inner S-Bahn ring. Only low-emission vehicles are allowed to drive in this environmental zone in order to reduce air pollution caused by diesel soot / particulate matter and nitrogen oxides. These must be marked with a green sticker.

Vehicles with high pollutant emissions are subject to a traffic ban.

More information can be found at:

Current Road Work and Closures

In a large city like Berlin, traffic jams are unfortunately unavoidable, be it due to accidents, construction sites, and other reasons. The latest traffic reports from the Berlin Traffic Information Center (VIZ) provide information on road closures and construction sites throughout the Berlin metropolitan area.

You can find more information at:


Berlin Tourist Info

In the main hall in Berlin's Central Bus Station there is a Berlin Tourist Info in the form of a bboxx. The round metal kiosk is easily recognizable from a distance by its red colors.

You can book hotels and tickets, buy the BerlinWelcomeCard and city maps, and find out everything you need to know about the German capital as soon as you arrive in Berlin.

Shopping and Stores

Kiosk: The "U-Store" kiosk is located directly in the waiting hall of the Central Bus Station. Here, passengers can purchase small snacks such as sweets, drinks, and baked goods. Additionally, magazines, tobacco products and small souvenirs are sold.

Snack Vending Machines

There are a total of 7 snack vending machines in the Berlin bus station, which are scattered throughout the station. They offer a variety of nibbles such as chocolate bars or gummy bears, chips, as well as drinks.

Restaurants at the Central Bus Station

Pizzeria Terminale

The Pizzeria Terminale restaurant is located right next to the taxi stand in the station. It is a classic Italian restaurant with a family atmosphere.

Andy's Diner

Directly opposite the station at Messedamm, next to Ibis Hotel, is ANDY'S DINER & BAR. The cuisine is American, burgers, steaks, pasta dishes, pizzas, sandwiches, and salads.


Directly at the Berlin bus station you will find the IBIS Hotel and at the Avus Nordschleife the Hotel Avus. Other hotels and guesthouses are located in the immediate vicinity of the station.

Seminar Rooms and Conference Hotels

We will be happy to help you rent seminar rooms for your events or select a conference hotel that meets your exact expectations and requirements.

Here is a list of conference hotels in Berlin.


In the waiting hall there are two Internet terminals with printers in addition to public telephones.


Berlin Central Bus Station - ZOB Berlin

Masurenallee 4-6, 14057 Berlin

Operator: Internationale Omnibusbahnhof Betreibergesellschaft mbH

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