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Flugzeug auf Landebahn
Flugzeug auf Landebahn © Frank Peters

Arriving by plane

Welcome to the new airport Berlin Brandenburg BER

The Berlin Brandenburg Airport (BER) "Willy Brandt" (IATA code BER) has been opened and has replaced the airports Tegel and Schönefeld as central airport. In addition, BER has its own railway station directly below the terminal. So you can change from the airplane directly and comfortably to the rail.

Fly safely from and to Berlin

Notes on flying under corona conditions

On the BER webpage you will find all the important information on the subject of Corona, as well as information on entry requirements and the Corona test points at the airport.

How to get trough security fast

To ensure that you get through the security check well and quickly, you can reserve a time slot with BER Runway free of charge.

Which airlines fly from BER?

Around 20 million passengers flew to and from Berlin in 2022 alone. Terminals 1 and 2 are currently open, Terminal 5 is permanently closed. On the airport's website you can find a list of all airlines that will be departing from BER when the airport opens. Up to 45 million passengers are expected to be handled by 2040.

How do I get from BER to the city centre?

In addition to several regional and suburban trains, a fast connection to the city centre is also ensured by various express buses and airport shuttles. We have compiled an overview of airport transfers for you here.

  • The X71 will start and take its passengers from the underground station Alt-Mariendorf to Terminal 1 of the BER with only 10 stops.
  • With the N7X, BVG offers its first night express line. During the interruption in service of the S-Bahn and U-Bahn, the line will run six times between approx. 2:30 and 3:45 a.m. from the S-Bahn and U-Bahn station Zoologischer Garten to both BER terminals, thus benefiting mainly airport employees and early birds.
  • There will also be some changes in bus services beyond BER, especially in the night traffic in the south of Berlin. Here, for example, the new N64 line will provide a night-time connection from Wuhletal S-Bahn and U-Bahn station to Adlershof S-Bahn station.

What will happen to Tegel Airport?

Flugzeug in Tegel

In 1948 the first planes took off from Berlin-Tegel Airport "Otto Lilienthal". For many Berliners, the closure on 8 November 2020 marks the end of an era. Nevertheless, things will continue: Numerous buildings are listed and the area will be extensively developed over the next few years.

Urban Tech Republic

Travel climate conscious to Berlin

Who doesn’t know the situation – should I take the train or the plane for a short trip to Berlin? For most people, train is not an option as it requires too much time or in some cases is not even a possibility. Offsetting has become popular in the recent years. The principle is easy: Some greenhouse gases are difficult to avoid. Through offsetting, you can pay voluntary climate fees, financing emission saving projects that save the same amount of emissions elsewhere. But there are questions concerning offsetting: do the projects really help? What percentage of the money goes to the project? And how can we make sure that offsetting has a positive impact on the environment in the long run?

atmosfair has been established as a spin off from a research project of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, in order to set high standards, making offsetting a trustworthy contribution towards climate protection.

atmosfair invests your climate contribution in renewable energy and energy efficiency projects in developing countries. Your contribution for example enables the construction of a small hydro power unit in Honduras, provides Nigerians with efficient fuel wood stoves and people in India with solar lamps. All atmosfair projects undergo the approval procedure of the Clean Development Mechanism of the United Nations, which requires competent and liable auditors. In addition the projects have to meet the Gold Standard of the international environmental NGOs, such as the WWF. The Gold Standard applies strict criteria to the project technology and requires a benefit for local people and the local environment.

Here you can find more tips for a sustainable Berlin visit.