Berlin Brandenburg Airport

Berlin Brandenburg Airport

Located 40 kilometers south of Berlin, Berlin Brandenburg Willy Brandt Airport (BER) opened in 2020 to replace the city's old airports and become the new entry point into Berlin.

A long history

Brandenburg Airport was designed to make up for the shortcomings of Tegel and Tempelhof airports, two airfields that had become outdated and could not be expanded due to their central location.

After a nine-year delay and a huge controversy when the initial budget for its construction was doubled, Brandenburg Airport opened in October 2020 with the aim of becoming the new point of entry to Berlin.

The new airport exceeds the size of 2,000 football fields and is divided into three terminals filled with stores and restaurants to suit all tastes. Terminals 1 and 2 are linked together, while Terminal 5 occupies the site of the former Schönefeld Airport.

How to get from Brandenburg Airport to Berlin?

Shuttle service

The fastest and most convenient way to get from Brandenburg Airport to the centre of Berlin. When you hire a transfer service, the driver will wait for you at the airport holding a sign with your name on it and take you to your hotel in the shortest possible time. In this way, you'll also avoid hidden costs and any language complications.

Book your transfer from Brandenburg Airport here.

Train and S-Bahn

From Brandenburg Airport Terminal 1 you can take the RE7 and RB14 trains to Potsdamer Platz in about 40 minutes. The frequency is 5 or 10 minutes and the ticket price is 2.60 (US$ 2.80) each way.

You also have the option of taking the S-Bahn S9, although the frequency is less than that of the regional trains.

From Terminal 5, you can't take the regional trains, but you can use the S-Bahn (the station is about a 10-minute walk across a footbridge). From there you can take the S9 or S45 train for 3.60 (US$ 3.90) each way. It'll take you about 40 minutes to get to Alexanderplatz.


Taxis from Brandenburg Airport to the city centre cost about the same as the shuttle service, but don't have the same advantages, so we would only recommend it if you weren't able to book the transfer in time.


We don't consider the bus to be the best option for getting from the airport to the centre of Berlin, as it is slower than the previous options and is not cheaper.