How long do I need to get from my accommodation to the university and to the city center?

Each accommodation can be reached by bus and metro (“U-Bahn”). With public transportation you need approximately 30 to 50 minutes to get from your accommodation to Freie Universität Berlin. You should plan about the same amount of time for getting to the city center. Berlin is a very big, spread-out city, and commutes of 60 minutes by bus or metro are quite normal.