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Berlin Brandenburg Airport. Connections, public transport

Berlin Brandenburg Airport

Berlin Brandenburg Airport is, since 2020, the only airport serving the German capital. It replaced the old Tegel airport, incorporating the Schonefeld airport in Brandenburg into Terminal 5.
It officially became operational in October 2020, serving an area of ​​about 6 million inhabitants.

It is located just under 20 km from Berlin and with over 30 million passengers, it is one of the busiest in the country and in all of Europe.


Currently, Berlin Brandenburg Airport consists of 3 Terminals. T1 is the main one, served by the main world airlines. The main flights (Lufthansa, Air France, BA, Qatar Airways…) are directed to this Terminal.
T2 is mainly used by low cost airlines such as Wizz Air and Norwegian Air Line. Currently, with the COVID-19 pandemic, traffic is very limited.
The T5 has incorporated the old Schonefeld airport. It is currently closed due to the pandemic, pending further developments.

Berlin Brandenburg Airport


In the immense area where Berlin Brandenburg Airport is located, there are truly many services offered. Here are some of the most important:
– FREE WIFI network available in all areas and in all Terminals. Just connect to the _Free Airport WiFi network.
– Support and assistance service for people with reduced mobility, with or without a wheelchair. Available in the Departures area, level E1.
– LOST OBJECTS Service. LUGGAGE DEPOSIT service, available at level U1 (T1 / T2 trains) from 09:00 to 17:00 to leave your luggage.
– POSTAL SERVICE (level U1), smoking areas (departures side), bars, restaurants, shops, pharmacies, duty-free … In the departure hall, Galleria, you will find an area of ​​silence for praying.


Inside the Terminals, various areas are set up for children and families. There are specially dedicated areas, and interesting places for the curious to explore. Among these, the OBSERVATION DECK, where you can admire the Control Tower and all the preparatory moments for air flights very closely. Open only on Saturdays and Sundays, upon reservation on the official website, and payment of the ticket of €3.00 per person.

At Berlin Airport, families with small children will have separate security checks at T1, level E1.

If you are traveling with animals, always remember to follow the rules for entering the country, always showing up at least two hours before boarding. Prices and methods of access with your little friends vary according to the flight and the airline used.


Here is the list of direct connections to/from Berlin. The list is subject to change due to restrictions due to the recent pandemic.


ALBANIA: Tirana.
AUSTRIA: Innsbruck, Salzburg, Vienna
BELGIUM: Brussels.
BULGARIA: Burgas, Sofia, Varna.
CROATIA: Brač, Dubrovnik, Pula, Rijeka, Split, Zadar, Zagreb.
CYPRUS: Larnaca.
DENMARK: Arlanda, Bornholm, Copenhagen.
ENGLAND: Birmingham, East Midlands, Leeds/Bradford, London–City, London-Gatwick, London–Heathrow, London-Luton, London–Stansted, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne, Southampton.
ESTONIA: Tallin.
FRANCE: Bastia, Biarritz, Bordeaux, Lyon, Marseille, Montpellier, Mulhouse, Nantes, Nice, Paris-CDG, Paris-Orly.
GEORGIA: Kutaisi, Tbilisi.
GERMANY: Cologne/Bonn, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Munich, Saarbrücken, Stuttgart.
GREECE: Athens, Chania, Corfu, Heraklion, Kos, Mykonos, Paphos, Preveza/Lefkada, Rhodes, Santorini, Thessaloniki, Zakynthos.
HUNGARY: Budapest.
ICELAND: Reykjavík–Keflavík.
IRELAND: Bristol, Dublin.
ITALY: Bari, Bergamo, Bologna, Bolzano, Cagliari, Catania, Lamezia Terme, Milan–Malpensa, Naples, Olbia, Palermo, Pisa, Rome–Fiumicino, Treviso, Venecia, Verona.
KOSOVO: Pristina.
LUXEMBOURG: Luxembourg.
MALTA: Malta.
MOLDAVIA: Chișinău.
MONTENEGRO: Podgorica.
POLAND: Warsaw–Chopin.
PORTUGAL: Faro, Funchal, Lisbon, Porto.
ROMANIA: Bucharest, Cluj-Napoca.
RUSSIA: Moscow–Domodedovo, Moscow–Sheremetyevo, Moscow–Vnukovo, Saint Petersburg, Ulaanbaatar.
SCOTLAND: Edinburgh, Glasgow.
SERBIA: Banja Luka, Belgrade.
SPAIN: Alicante, Barcelona, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Ibiza, La Palma, Lanzarote, Madrid, Málaga, Menorca, Palma de Mallorca, Tenerife–South, Valencia.
SWEDEN: Gothenburg, Helsinki, Lappeenranta, Stockholm–Arlanda.
SWITZERLAND: Basel, Geneva, Zürich.
TURKEY: Adana, Ankara, Antalya, Dalaman, Gaziantep, Istanbul–Sabiha Gökçen, Izmir, Samsun, Tuzla.
UKRAINE: Kharkiv, Kyiv–Boryspil, Lviv, Odessa.


ALGERIE: Algiers.
CHINA: Beijing–Capital.
EGYPT: Cairo, Hurghada, Marsa Alam, Sharm-El-Sheikh.
IRAQ: Baghdad, Erbil.
ISRAEL: Tel Aviv.
LEBANON: Beirut.
MOROCCO: Marrakesh.
QATAR: Doha.
SINGAPORE: Singapore.
TUNISIA: Djerba, Monastir, Tunis.
UAE: Dubai–Al Maktoum.
USA: Newark.


Berlin Airport is well connected to the capital, and to the rest of the country. You will be able to use the appropriate means, and more suited to your needs.


If you need to reach the airport by car (yours or a rental car), you can do so through the two main arteries: the A113 and the B96a.
Berlin Brandenburg Airport has numerous parking areas. Special stalls are dedicated to people with reduced mobility.
You can also book your parking on the official website, indicating the date and time of arrival and departure.
KISS & FLY is an excellent service dedicated to short-term parking, no longer than 10 minutes. It can be used, for example, to accompany friends and relatives to the airport. IT’S FREE.

At the airport, you can rent your car at the many kiosks in the areas. Alternatively, you can take advantage of the most advantageous offers with the price comparator, through this link.



Photo ©, CellarDoor85

Fast and convenient. This is the slogan used to better understand the reliability of the public service.
Every hour there are many connections with Berlin and the main German destinations.
The FLUGHAFEN BER train station is located at T1, and can be easily reached by following the appropriate indications.
The trains all stop at, or terminate, at Berlin HBF, the city’s main train station. From here, you can easily travel to Berlin and the rest of the country.

FEX is the EXPRESS service that connects Berlin Brandenburg Airport and Berlin HBF every 10 minutes, passing through Nordkreuz and Ostkreuz.
If you need to get to specific points in the city, you can opt for the RE7, RB14 or RB22 trains. They are rapid regional trains that make several connections to the city: you can thus arrive, for example, at Alexanderplatz, Zoologischer Garten, Potsdam, Charlottenburg, Friedrichstrasse

Tickets can easily be purchased in cash, or by credit card, at the numerous automatic machines in the station. We remind you that Berlin Brandenburg Airport is located in fare area C. To reach the center, you will need to purchase an ABC single-journey ticket at a cost of €3.60 at a standard rate, and €2.60 at a reduced rate. Alternatively, unlimited travel for the whole day with the ABC DAILY TICKET, at a cost of €9.60 for adults, and €6.00 reduced.


By bus, you can easily move from the airport. However, the highly efficient and fast train service is preferable.
If you’re traveling at night, however, buses may be your only hope (other than taxis). During the night the N7, N7X, N36 and N70 lines are active.
The fast line N7X runs every 15 minutes Zoologischer Garten – Berliner Straße – Alt-Tempelhof – BER T5 – BER T1-2
The N7 line connects the airport and Rathaus Spandau – Hermannplatz – Rudow every 30 minutes.
Every hour, connections with Königs Wusterhausen – Wildau – BER T1-2 with the N36. Finally, the N60 line connects Alexanderplatz, Treptower Park, BER T5, BER T1-T2 every half hour.

By train, however, you can reach Dresden and Rostock with the excellent Intercity IC line.


Outside the T1 and T2 terminals, on the departures and arrivals side, you will find numerous taxis with which you can move around in complete tranquility. The service is quite expensive and includes additional surpluses for the transport of luggage. It is advisable to check in advance the rate applied.

IN REFERENCE TO THE RECENT PERIOD OF CRISIS FOR COVID-19, there may be restrictions on flights and means of transport. Admissions may be limited and contingent.
We remind you that it is absolutely forbidden to get on board with a body temperature above 37.5 °.

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