Berlin Brandenburg Airport
Berlin Brandenburg Airport is a large and new airport in the state of Brandenburg, close to the German capital. Hence the name Berlin Brandenburg Airport, sometimes with the addition of Willy Brandt, a former politician who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1971. The construction of Berlin Brandenburg Airport began in 2006, the airport was due to open in 2011. However, Berlin Brandenburg Airport encountered a series of delays, due to various circumstances. The airport opened on October 31, 2020, nine years later than planned.
The airport consists of two terminals (T1 and T2) and two runways. The northernmost of the two was used as the sole runway of Berlin Schönefeld Airport. One week after the airport’s opening, Berlin Tegel Airport closed its doors (November 8, 2020). The capacity of Berlin’s new airport is 40 million passengers per year, slightly more than the number of passengers at Berlin Tegel (24.2 million passengers in 2019) and Berlin Schönefeld (11.4 million passengers in 2019) together. In the future, capacity can be expanded by the construction of Terminal 3, Terminal 4 and a satellite terminal. Terminal 5 (former Berlin Schönefeld Airport) is closed forever.
Where is Berlin Brandenburg Airport situated?
Berlin Brandenburg Airport is located in the state of Brandenburg southeast of Berlin. The airport can be reached by car via the A113 motorway and the Schönefelder Allee.
How many terminals does Berlin Brandenburg Airport have?
The airport consists of two terminals, namely Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. Terminals T1 and T2 are modern and located between the two runways. T1 is the largest terminal consisting of a central hall, Haupt-Pier (16 jet bridges), Süd-Pier (9 jet bridges) and Nord-Pier. There are 10 check-in zones (0 to 9) and 5 security checkpoints (1 to 5) in the Departures hall of Berlin Brandenburg Airport. In the Arrivals hall you will find Arrival/Ankunft 1 on the right and Arrival/Ankunft 2 on the left (just like Hamburg Airport).
Terminal 2 is smaller and connected to Nord-Pier by two walking bridges. If you depart from Terminal 2, you must always check in online. If you have large luggage, you will need to use the ‘self-service baggage drop-off points’. It is a 5-minute walk between Terminal 1 and Terminal 2, the distance is 400 metres. The main carriers at the airport are low cost airlines easyJet (T1), Eurowings (T1) and Ryanair (T2).
Terminal 1 floors (Ebenen / Levels)
E2 second floor: offices and observation deck
E1 first floor: Departures, check-in desks and security checks
E0 ground floor: Arrivals, taxi ranks and local/regional bus station
U1 -1: DB Deutsche Bahn Reisezentrum and long-distance bus station
U2 -2: underground train station Berlin Brandenburg Airport (six tracks, platform 5 and platform 6 reserved for S-Bahn)
A good alternative for flying to or from Berlin Brandenburg Airport are the following airports, sorted by distance from the airport. You can also take a look at the complete list of airports in Germany.
|Berlin Schönefeld Airport||3km|
|Berlin Tegel Airport||26km|
|Leipzig Halle Airport||137km|
|Szczecin-Goleniów Airport (Poland)||165km|
The distance from Berlin Brandenburg Airport to the centre of Berlin is 27 kilometres. By car, it takes 45 minutes to get to the centre of Berlin.
From BER Airport to Berlin City centre by Car
It is possible to travel to and from Berlin Brandenburg Airport by public transport. If you opt for public transport to and from Berlin Brandenburg Airport you can travel by bus. Visit the Berlin Brandenburg Airport transportation page for the possibilities.
A taxi is the quickest and most comfortable way to get to and from Berlin Brandenburg Airport. The price for a taxi ride from the airport to the centre of Berlin is about € 53.-. Book your taxi at Berlin Brandenburg Airport and discover the comfort of pre-booked taxis.
From BER Airport to Berlin City centre by Taxi
At Berlin Brandenburg Airport you can rent a car from car rental companies Sixt, Alamo (Enterprise Holdings), Enterprise, National (Enterprise Holdings), Hertz, Avis, Budget, Europcar and local providers. It is most convenient to find and book a car well in advance. By doing so, you can save money and time at the airport.
Berlin Brandenburg Airport offers various official parking options, from premium to low cost. In addition, alternative parking options are available near the airport. If you want to park as cheaply as possible, it's wise to book online!
At the airport
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Departures and arrivals
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Which airlines fly from and to Berlin Brandenburg Airport?
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Things to do
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Latest airport reviews
The worst airport ever. The checkin closes 40 mins before the flight, not 30 mins like anywhere else.
The staff is rude. To the extent they demand (not ask) to range the trays , in German, to a non-German speaker.
The security line is for 1 hour and the stuff doesn’t care if you are late for the plane.
Everything is highly inefficient.
Waiting waiting waiting for ourz RyanAir luggage in Terminal 2. Our plane is sitting just beyond this wall, but there are no BER/Swissport employees to unload it No airport personnel in sight except one worker sitting there staring at us.
BER sucks. Loooooonnnggg walks to terminals, lots of stairs! Worst airport in Europe.
Announcement just came on: “baggage is delayed due to operational issues”
Thanks for affirming the quality of your service.
One of the most stressful experiences at an airport I have ever had. From horrendous waits to get through security to feeling lost a lot of the time. The staff are very very rude and highly unprofessional. I never want to visit Berlin again because of this !