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Frequently Asked Questions about Flying to and from Berlin
How many Airports does Berlin have?Berlin currently has one main airport, Berlin Brandenburg Airport, also known as Berlin Brandenburg International Airport - Willy Brandt . It officially opened on October 31, 2020, replacing the previously closed Tegel, Tempelhof, and Schoenefeld airports. BER is now the main international airport serving the city of Berlin.
Where is the Berlin Brandenburg Airport?Berlin Brandenburg Airport is located southeast of Berlin, Germany. It is located near the former Schoenefeld Airport, which is now integrated into the BER complex.
How far is Berlin Airport from the city center?The airport is located approximately 27 kilometers (about 17 miles) from the center of Berlin (Berlin Brandenburg Gate, Alexanderplatz).
How to get from the airport to the city center?There are several ways to get from Berlin Brandenburg Airport (BER) to the city center. The Airport Express (FEX) trains provide fast connections to central stations such as Hauptbahnhof and Alexanderplatz in 30 to 35 minutes. In addition, S-Bahn lines provide connections to Friedrichstrasse and Alexanderplatz. Airport shuttles and buses cover the main city centers and neighboring areas. For greater convenience, taxis, Uber, and rental cars are available. Berlin's efficient public transportation system makes it easy to get from the airport to the city center.
Can I buy a Berlin Welcome Card at the airport?Yes! The Berlin Welcome Card is available at various ticket counters, kiosks, and vending machines at the airport. It's a convenient option for visitors, as it provides unlimited travel on public transportation within Berlin, including buses, trams, and trains, as well as discounts at various attractions and museums in the city. The card is available for different durations, such as 48 hours, 72 hours, 4 days, 5 days, or 6 days, allowing you to choose the one that best suits your travel plans. Tip: Choose the ABC are for exploring Berlin's surroundings or if you arrive at BER Airport.
How big is Berlin Airport ?BER is designed to handle 27 million passengers per year and consists of 2 terminals. Conveniently located within walking distance of each other, all departures and arrivals take place in Terminals 1 and 2.
What is the IATA code for Berlin Brandenburg Airport?The IATA code for Berlin Brandenburg Airport is BER.
Can I park my car at Berlin Brandenburg Airport?Yes! The airport has more than 10,000 parking spaces in five parking garages and three surface parking lots.
What should I be aware of for flights from Berlin airport to the USA?For departures to Non-Schengen destinations, extra waiting time is required for passport control. Travelers heading to Israel and the USA are advised to arrive at the gate early. Enhanced security measures require passengers flying to these countries to undergo a second security check. This check opens two hours before departure time and closes 30 minutes before takeoff, so it's essential to allow sufficient time for this process.
Does Berlin Airport have fast track?Passengers at BER can now enjoy added convenience with the new "BER Runway" service, which provides additional access to security control. The airport company offers all passengers the opportunity to reserve a time slot online for exclusive access to the Terminal 1 security controls. This feature helps reduce potential waiting times and enhances the overall travel experience.
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