The new Berlin Brandenburg Airport (BER) is not only optimally integrated into the airline route network, but also has its own railway station. This is located directly below Terminal 1, allowing you to disembark the plane and board the train and S-Bahn (suburban railway) directly.
By train to BER Airport
- You can reach BER Terminal 1 by rail using the regional trains FEX, RE 8, RB 22, RB23, RB24 and RB32.
- The Airport Express (FEX) runs several times an hour via the main station to BER Terminal 1 via Gesundbrunnen and Berlin Ostkreuz.
- In addition, an Intercity train connects BER with Rostock and Dresden/Chemnitz several times a day,
- Getting to the airport by public transport
Here you will find all connections to BER by public transport.
Journey times from the city centre to BER Terminals 1 & 2
- from Ostkreuz around 15 minutes
- from Alexanderplatz around 25 minutes
- from Gesundbrunnen around 25 minutes
- from Berlin Central Station you can reach BER in 30 minutes
- from Zoologischer Garten around 40 minutes
- from Potsdam Central Station you should estimate around 50 minutes
Take the S-Bahn to the airport terminals 1, 2
You can reach both Terminals 1 and 2 conveniently from the city centre by S-Bahn. Both the S9 and S45 trains run every 20 minutes, the new airport is therefore connected to the S-Bahn every 10 minutes.
With the S9 you can reach the airport from Zoologischer Garten in 50 minutes, from Friedrichstraße it takes around 40 minutes. The S9 line also passes other large stations in the city centre, so you can get to the airport without having to change trains.
The S45 takes you to Treptower Park, where you can change to the Ringbahn, with which you are also well connected.
Tip: With the Berlin WelcomeCard you can use all public transport free of charge and also receive discounts at numerous attractions and sights in Berlin. To get from BER to Berlin's city centre, you need a single ticket for the ABC fare zone, costing € 3.60. The regular VBB fare applies without a surcharge.
If you decide to use public transport to or from the airport, please remember that BER is located in zone C. You will therefore need to purchase an ABC ticket for your journey to the city centre. A reduced ticket is valid for children up to and including 14 years of age.
By bus to Berlin Brandenburg Airport
Several airport bus lines offer a direct transfer between Berlin city centre and BER Airport. The express buses stop on the arrivals level (E0) of Terminal 1.
- The express bus X7 takes you from Rudow underground station (terminus of line U7) to Terminal 1 in 16 minutes at 5-minute intervals.
- The X71 runs from U Alt-Mariendorf via U Rudow to BER every 20 minutes.
- The airport shuttle BER2 operated by BEX Charter runs between Potsdam Hauptbahnhof and BER Airport 16 times a day in 55 minutes.
From the surrounding area to Terminal 1, 2
- Line 734 runs hourly from S Zeuthen to BER Terminal 1-2
- Line 735 will run from Königs Wusterhausen via the A10 Center and Wildau to BER Terminal 1-2 from 31 October.
- Line 736 also starts in Königs Wusterhausen, stops first at the Wildau S-Bahn station and then also travels via Miersdorf and Schulzendorf to Berlin Brandenburg Airport.
- The two city-surrounding lines, 743 and 744, also bring you comfortably to the new airport from the surrounding area and at the same time provide better connections to Berlin for the neighbouring communities. Line 743 takes you from the Lichtenrade S-Bahn station via Waßmannsdorf to Berlin Brandenburg Airport once an hour. Line 744 runs every 20 minutes and travels from the health centre, Großziethen and Rudow underground station to BER Airport.
Arriving by taxi
The easiest way to get to the city centre is by taxi. Driving a taxi in Berlin is safe, but a little more expensive than in other cities.
After your arrival you will certainly see many taxis at the airport. You can usually assume that they are serious, but it is not wrong to ask how much the journey to your desired destination will cost. You can calculate the approximate price for your route in advance at Taxirechner.de, so make sure that the driver will give you a reasonable price.
Here you will find taxi numbers and further information about taxis in Berlin.
Do you want to treat yourself to something very special? How about a chauffeur service? This should always be booked in advance.
Normally you can choose the standard of your car when booking. At the airport, your driver will be waiting for you with a name tag, which will carry your luggage and take you comfortably to your desired destination. Some vehicles even have free WLAN and a selection of soft drinks. This, however, as well as the method of payment, depends on the transport company.
Other chauffeur service providers: