Transportation to and from Berlin Brandenburg Airport
What is the distance from Berlin Brandenburg Airport to the centre of Berlin?
The distance from Berlin Brandenburg Airport to the city centre (Alexanderplatz) is 27 kilometres / 16.8 miles, the journey time by car is 45 minutes. The distance from Terminal 5 is 22 kilometres / 13.7 miles, travel time is 35 minutes.
From BER Airport to Berlin City centre by Taxi
PLEASE NOTE: Terminal 5 of Berlin Brandenburg Airport is closed until further notice.
Public transportation from/to Terminal 1-2, Train and S-Bahn to Berlin
Berlin Brandenburg Airport has two train stations and is therefore easily accessible by public transport. Flughafen BER Terminal 1-2 Bahnhof is located under Terminal 1 at a maximum 10-minute walk from Terminal 1 Arrivals and Terminal 2 Arrivals. From here, trains run to the capital of Germany. The regional trains FEX Flughafenexpresszug, RE7 and RB14 offer the most frequent connection, you have a travel option to and from the airport every 5 to 10 minutes. It is also possible to travel to the city centre by Intercity train and S-Bahn S9, however the Intercity runs not as often and S-Bahn S9 (via Terminal 5) takes 15 to 20 minutes more to Alexanderplatz and Berlin Hauptbahnhof. The journey time from Berlin Brandenburg Airport to Berlin Hauptbahnhof is 28 to 41 minutes, depending on which train you take. From 2025, the FEX Airport-Express will run to Berlin Hbf via Südkreuz and Potsdamer Platz, reducing travel time to just 20 minutes. The price for a ticket (Einzelfahrausweis Berlin ABC, valid for 120 minutes) is € 3.80 for adults and € 2.70 for children from 6 up to 14 years. Please consult website BVG for more information.
Public transportation from/to Terminal 5, S-Bahn to Berlin
Between Terminal 5 at Berlin Brandenburg Airport and the city you can use the S-Bahn, there are no (regional) trains available to and from Terminal 5. The railway station can be reached via a covered walkway, it is about a 10-minute walk. At Flughafen BER Terminal 5 Bahnhof you can choose between S-Bahn S9 and S-Bahn S45. S-Bahn S9 provides a connection to the centre and main railway station of Berlin, travel time to Alexanderplatz is 35 minutes. S-Bahn S45 provides a connection to Berlin Südkreuz in the south of Berlin, via Neukölln, Hermannstraße and Tempelhof, among others. The price for a ticket (Einzelfahrausweis Berlin ABC, valid for 120 minutes) is € 3.80 for adults and € 2.70 for children from 6 up to 14 years. Please consult website BVG for more information.
FEX Flughafenexpresszug: Flughafen BER Terminal 1-2 – Ostkreuz – Gesundbrunnen – Hauptbahnhof
RE7: Flughafen BER Terminal 1-2 – Ostkreuz – Ostbahnhof – Alexanderplatz – Friedrichstraße – Hauptbahnhof … Dessau
RB14: Flughafen BER Terminal 1-2 – Ostkreuz – Ostbahnhof – Alexanderplatz – Friedrichstraße – Hauptbahnhof … Nauen
S-Bahn S9: Flughafen BER Terminal 1-2 – Flughafen BER Terminal 5 – Alexanderplatz – Friedrichstraße – Hauptbahnhof – Spandau
S-Bahn S45: Flughafen BER Terminal 1-2 – Flughafen BER Terminal 5 – Berlin Südkreuz (42 minutes from T1-2)
Top 5 sights in Berlin
1. Berlin Wall – free to visit!
2. Reichstag, including plenary hall and glass dome
3. Museuminsel: skip-the-line tickets Pergamon Museum and Neues Museum
4. Berliner Fernsehturm Fast View Ticket
5. Trabi Safari: Drive through Berlin in a Trabant DDR car
Bus and metro / U-Bahn to Berlin
Next to the train and S-Bahn, you can travel by bus between Berlin Brandenburg Airport and the city of Berlin. Both terminals have their own bus station from where city buses depart. One of the bus services is bus line X7 that connects Terminal 1-2 and Terminal 5 with metro station Rudow, the journey time is 16 minutes from Terminal 1-2 and 8 minutes from Terminal 5. Metro line 7 (U-Bahn) runs between Rudow in the southeast of Berlin and Rathaus Spandau in the northwest of the city. The metro connects Rudow with the south of Berlin, including Neukölln and Kreuzberg. The journey time from metro station Rudow to U-Bahnhof Möckernbrücke (U1, U3, U7) 1.5 kilometres southeast of Checkpoint Charlie and Jüdisches Museum is only 25 minutes. Both the bus and metro run every 5 minutes. In the future, metro line 7 will be extended to Berlin Brandenburg Airport, so that transferring is no longer necessary. The price for a ticket (Einzelfahrausweis Berlin ABC, valid for 120 minutes) is € 3.80 for adults and € 2.70 for children aged 6 to 14. You can also use bus line X71 towards Alt-Mariendorf via Rudow, this bus runs every 20 minutes.
Train to Potsdam
The state capital of Brandenburg is directly accessible from the airport, the regional train RB22 runs between Flughafen BER Terminal 1-2 railway station and Potsdam Hauptbahnhof central station. Travel time between the airport and Potsdam is 56 minutes, trains run every hour in both directions. Keep in mind, you have to take the train to Potsdam Griebnitzsee at Berlin Brandenburg Airport, not RB22 in the direction of Königs Wusterhausen. A train ticket costs € 3.50 for adults and € 2.40 for children aged 6 to 14 (Einzelfahrschein, Berlin BC), which can be purchased from the ticket machines at the stations. Please consult website Deutsche Bahn for more information.
Train to Dresden and Rostock
Berlin Brandenburg Airport offers a direct connection to two major cities in eastern Germany: Dresden and Rostock. Both cities have their own airport, but with far fewer connections. A direct Intercity train runs every two hours to Rostock in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and Dresden in Saxony. Trains run only from Flughafen BER Terminal 1-2 railway station, not from Terminal 5. A train journey between the airport and Rostock Hbf takes 2 hours and 50 minutes, travel time from Berlin Brandenburg Airport to Dresden Hbf is 1 hour 40 minutes. You can buy tickets online and at the stations from the ticket machines. Please consult website Deutsche Bahn for more information.
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