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Berlin Brandenburg Airport

General information

PLEASE NOTE: Terminal 5 of Berlin Brandenburg Airport is closed until further notice.

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.

Berlin Brandenburg Airport is located just south of Berlin Schönefeld Airport. The airport consists of three terminals 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). Berlin Schönefeld Airport will remain open until 2025 and continue under the name BER Airport Terminal 5. 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.


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 three terminals, namely terminals T1, T2 and T5. Terminals T1 and T2 are new and located between the two runways, 6 kilometres south of Terminal 5. T1 is the largest terminal consisting of a central hall, Haupt-Pier (16 jet bridges), Süd-Pier (9 jet bridges) and Nord-Pier. T2 is smaller and connected to Nord-Pier by two walking bridges. T5 (KLMQ boarding gates) is the new name of Berlin Schönefeld Airport. The main airlines at the airport are Lufthansa (T1), easyJet (T1), Eurowings (T2) and Ryanair (T5). You can travel by public transport, S-Bahn and bus, between terminals T1/T2 and T5 of Berlin Brandenburg Airport. Take into account a travel time of 30 minutes.

Airport Map

Nearby airports

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.

Airport Distance
Berlin Schönefeld Airport 3km
Berlin Tegel Airport 26km
Leipzig Halle Airport 137km
Dresden Airport 138km
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
27 km
45 min

Travel by car

Public transport

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.

Public transport

Taxi transfer

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
27 km
45 min
€ 53.-

Book a taxi

Car rental

At Berlin Brandenburg Airport you can rent a car from car rental companies Europcar, Hertz, Sixt, Avis, Budget, Enterprise 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.

Airport parking

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!

Book your parking space

At the airport

Do you want more information about facilities, currency exchange, services, free Wi-Fi, lounges, etc. at Berlin Brandenburg Airport? Check our at the airport page for a complete overview of all facilities and services at Berlin Brandenburg Airport.



Departures and arrivals

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Flight tickets

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Which airlines fly from and to Berlin Brandenburg Airport?

We offer you a list of airlines at Berlin Brandenburg Airport. The main airlines at the airport are:

  • Lufthansa
  • Eurowings
  • Condor
  • easyJet
  • Ryanair


Hotels near the airport

Looking for the best hotels near Berlin Brandenburg Airport? We have selected the best hotels near the airport in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


IntercityHotel Berlin Brandenburg Airport, Schönefeld

Just 400 metres from BER Airport Terminal 5 and 6,6 km from Terminal 1 and 2, this hotel offers soundproofed rooms with flat-screen TV. The spa and gym can be used for a daily charge.


ibis budget Berlin Airport Schönefeld, Schönefeld

Offering free WiFi and free parking, this hotel is located just 6 km from Schoenefeld Airport. The centre of Berlin can be reached in 30 minutes by car or train.


B&B Hotel Berlin-Airport, Schönefeld

This new hotel is located just 4.6 km from Berlin’s Schönefeld Airport. B&B Hotel Berlin-Airport offers free WiFi, free Sky satellite channels, and free parking spaces on site.

Hotels in Berlin

Looking for the best hotels in Berlin? We have selected the best hotels in the city in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Hampton by Hilton Berlin City West, Berlin

Just a 5-minute walk from the Kurfürstendamm shopping street, this Hampton by Hilton hotel in Berlin's Charlottenburg district offers air-conditioned rooms, free Wi-Fi and free use of the modern gym.


H2 Hotel Berlin-Alexanderplatz, Berlin

This modern hotel is perfectly situated in the heart of Berlin, just a 3-minute walk from Alexanderplatz and the iconic TV tower. It offers soundproofed rooms with free WiFi and an innovative design.


Park Inn by Radisson Berlin Alexanderplatz, Berlin

This 4-star-superior hotel offers 3 restaurants, a spa and air-conditioned rooms with flat-screen TVs. It is Berlin's tallest hotel and is located directly on Alexanderplatz Square.

Things to do

It is possible to book tickets, activities and tours in the city and near Berlin Brandenburg Airport. You can avoid queues and save money by buying your tickets online. Planning a trip and wondering what to do, we give you some inspiration!


Berlin: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour Ticket

Discover Berlin’s many points of interest on an open-top double-decker bus. Discover the German capital. See the Brandenburg Gate, Potsdamer Platz, Alexanderplatz, and much more.


Berlin: Sights and Highlights Bike Tour

Enjoy an exciting journey through the history of Berlin by bike and discover the most famous sights in the city. On this 3.5-hour bike tour you ride through Prenzlauer Berg, past Museum Island, along the Berlin Wall, and to the Government District.

Tour & transport

Alternative Berlin Experience

Take a journey into Berlin's alternative and urban scenes with the creators of Berlin's alternative tours concept. Experience the city's amazing street art, city markets, café districts, artist quarters, multi-cultural neighborhoods, and much more.


  25 reviews

Have you visited Berlin Brandenburg Airport lately? So far, 25 airport passengers have written an airport review about Berlin Brandenburg Airport. This airport has an average score of 1 out of 5. Provide other airport travellers with essential airport information and tell us about your airport experience.

Latest airport reviews

Joe S
8 days ago

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.

Alessandro Oprandi
1 month ago

“Hey guys, unfortunately the departure is delayed and since we are almost ending our shift you’ll stay in an empty terminal with no water, service, hotel and assistance. Maybe tomorrow you’ll come back home, but we can’t tell you when and how you’ll be informed. Please don’t make a big deal and don’t search for food or drinks for the next 6 hours, even if in our airport everything is closed since 8 PM and you have nothing, othewise we will call the Police. Oh, by the way we also turned of the heat. And that’s all folks!”

2 months ago

Arrival at the new airport, terminal 2 is an awful experience. No ground staff slightly interested in providing steps for the aeroplane, a 25 minute wait. The border control staff, (police), very aloof, unfriendly, intimidating, (possibly because of Brexit), not one welcoming smile, not a friendly word….the list is much longer. Maybe they should have kept Schoenefeld airport and not this monolithic waste of space. One star is one star too many.

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