Berlin Brandenburg Airport
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.
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 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.
At the airport
Departures and arrivals
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Which airlines fly from and to Berlin Brandenburg Airport?
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